The article deals with dream interpretation as a cultural text (in a broad semiotic sense) within which different aspects of associative processing of popular cultural symbols by mundane consciousness are manifested. The nominations chosen for the study, acting as dream signs, are often interpreted based on the inherent universal cultural symbols. Paying attention to dreams has been extremely typical of the Yakut popular culture. The interest in dreams is a stable cultural element of the traditional society without which the current image of the society would have been seriously incomplete. Reflecting the meanings that are the most relevant for an individual, connected to everyday work, state of health, interpersonal relations, and wish fulfillment, the dream corpus is inherently anthropocentric. Every people's worldview is distinct and determined by the history of the ethnos, geographic location, beliefs, and numerous other factors. Dream interpretations are an essential element of the national linguistic worldview and reflect the features of activity, consciousness, and thinking of the culture bearers. In the Yakut cultural tradition, dreams are a way of communicating with the afterworld. A dream is regarded as a phenomenon akin to death but not death as non-existence but rather otherworldly; dreams are opposed to reality.Keywords: Yakut cultural tradition, semantics, anthropocentrism, people's worldview, dreamer, prophetic dreams, Yakut dream dictionary, dream interpretation.