The ancient Egyptians revered the cheetah, and many tomb paintings include them. The heads of cheetahs were carved into the bed King Tutankhamun lay on in his tomb. The ancient Egyptians trained cheetahs to hunt antelope and rewarded them with butter every time they succeeded. Cheetahs are renowned for their speed, and are considered the fastest of all land animals. They developed their speed because, unlike most large cats, they hunt during the daytime. Consequently, if you dream of a cheetah it's a sign that you'll need to act speedily and decisively to resolve a particular situation that is going on in your life. This can force you out of your comfort zone if you are naturally timid and unwilling to act unless forced to do so.