Rashi on Esther 4:1 indicates that

The Master of Dreams told him that the celestial beings had concurred about it, because they had prostrated themselves to an image in the days of Nebuchadnezzar and because they had enjoyed Ahasuerus’s feast.

I would like to know "The Master of Dreams" is referring to? Is it a person, an angel, something/someone else?

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Rashi in Sanhedrin 30a says:

בעל החלום. שר המראה חלומות בלילה

The Master of Dreams is some sort of celestial messenger in charge of what you see when you dream.

On the other hand, Chazal (Brachot 55b) knew that you tend to dream about what you thought about during the day.

אין מראין לו לאדם אלא מהרהורי לבו

So possibly this Master of Dreams is only in charge of dreams that have a special meaning - a minor prophecy - and not all dreams.

The Gemara in Brachot 55b mentions that some dreams are "brought/sent" by and angel, and some by a Shed (demon?).

כאן ע''י מלאך כאן ע''י שד

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