Dreams sometimes require careful and microscopic analysis. This list of animals appearing in dreams and what that appearance may mean is based on common interpretations.
In particular, if you have a relationship or awareness with one particular deity and that deity is associated or represented by an animal then the appearance of that animal in your dream may have a very different meaning.
Killing an adder in your dream suggests the end of an undesirable friendship however being bitten by one suggests lies and treachery will come from a false friend.
Dreaming of an alligator suggests that someone you know is a false friend and perhaps even an enemy. You will be able to recognise the alligator from their over dramatic displays of friendship.
Flying ants suggest that you will make a journey whereas worker ants busy on the ant-hill is a lucky dream suggesting business growth and wealth. Standing on an ant-hill in a dream is unlucky and suggests the failure of plans and destruction.
If you dream of a bat flying in the night then it suggests you are at risk from an enemy you cannot see coming. Dreaming of a bat flying during the day suggests you will see danger coming and escape it.
Dreaming of slaying a bear suggests you will overcome a challenge or rival. Dreaming that you are running from a bear is to dream that a challenge or enemy may soon threaten your happiness.
It is considered very lucky to dream of bees; it suggests friends, faithfulness and business success.
Dreaming of a bull charging you is a warning that false friends and rivals are speaking badly of you. Dreaming of a peaceful bull in a field or the wild is to dream of peace and prosperity.
If a single camel appears in your dream then it suggests you will need to make a short journey. Dreaming of more than one camel is lucky and suggests money is coming your way.
Dreaming of a walking cat is to suggest you too will need to make a journey. Dreaming of a mewing cat is to know that someone is bad mouthing you. If the cat in your dream scratches itself then someone is seeking to trick you and if the cat purrs there is the danger that you may become a hypocrite.
If you see a cuckoo in your dream then this suggests quarrels in your love life, a new lover or both. To hear the cuckoo but not see it is to know that a false friend will trick you with bad advice.
If deer run from you in the dream then you are at risk of upsetting a friend. If the deer approach you in the dream then you will have the chance of reconciliation with a former close friend.
To dream of your own dog is lucky – suggesting loyal friends. Dreaming of strange dogs may suggest unwelcome attention from strangers however dreaming of mad dogs which attack and bite is actually a good omen. When a dog speaks in a dream it is representive of advice from friends or strangers.
Dreaming of a donkey suggests that you have the patience to overcome your current challenges.
To dream of a dove falling from the sky is unlucky and suggests that a relative faces very serious threat and may die. Dreaming of doves in all other instances is a positive omen of peace and prosperity.
Dreaming of an eagle on the ground or an eagle landing is to dream of disappointment. Dreaming of a flying eagle is to suggest that success and the realisation of future ambitions.
An elephant in your dream suggests success and powerful new friends.
A school of fish in your dream implies that friends are coming to help you. A single fish is representative of well-being and prosperity.
A fox in a dream represents a sly and dangerous rival, enemy or false friend.
Dreaming of a frog or frogs is lucky. It represents success.
A goose represents disappointment. Killing the goose in your dream, however, is to indicate that you will succeed.
Dreaming of a hen with its chick is to suggest that you will soon lose or damage something. Dreaming of a clucking hen suggests joy and a silent hen is to suggest sadness. Plucking a hen in your dream is an omen of monetary gain.
Dreaming of more than one horse is an omen of independence, health and happiness. Riding a horse in a dream is a good omen of money and friends. Falling off a horse in a dream is to suggest a hasty marriage or friendship.
Hyenas are ill omens in dreams and suggest friends turning to enemies and attempts to harm and hurt you.
Dreaming of a flying jackdaw is to know enemies will soon try and do you harm. If you catch the jackdaw then you will defeat these enemies.
Lambs are a good omen; more than one lamb in a dream is an omen of a growing family and a single lamb an omen of peace.
Leopards are unlucky in dreams and suggest fights against enemies and false friends.
Dreaming of a lion is to dream of a friend and ally who’ll gain in power and status but still be there to help you.
A lizard in a dream is an ill-omen. Dream lizards represent dishonesty and poor fortune.
Magpies in a dream represent a hasty but ultimately happy marriage. For traders and business people magpies can also represent a broken contract.
Dreaming of a mouse is a warning that people may attempt to tell you what to do.
An ostrich in a dream is a portent of bad luck.
A dream owl is a bad omen which foretells money worries, disgrace or sadness.
Dreaming of an ox is to suggest that you will have many friends who will help you succeed.
Peacocks in a dream is a suggestion that you may loose money or face heartaches.
To dream of a pelican is to dream that a friend will soon help you.
Dreaming of flying pigeons is lucky – suggesting that good news is coming to you. Dreaming of roosting pigeons suggests that happiness is at home.
In a dream a rat represents hidden and dangerous enemies. If you kill the rat in your dream then you will defeat this enemy.
A raven is a dream is an bad omen suggesting a rival or a loss of money.
Dreaming of a shark is a warning that an enemy or false friend is threatening your home.
It is lucky to dream of a spider or spiders as it suggests you will escape an accident. Dreaming of a spider spinning its web is to dream that you will make a monetary gain.
Dreaming of a black swan is a dream of a good looking partner. White swans in dream represent happiness in relationships.
A tiger in a dream is a warning that someone will arrive in your life who may seek to harm you.
Toads are unlucky in dreams and are a prediction of evil or harm. To dream of the toad, however, suggests that you will be able to avoid this harm if you can spot it.
A dream of a turkey suggests that you will make a mistake and suffer from it – however, the consequences of this will be positive.
Dreaming of a turtle is lucky and suggests mutual friendship and love.
Dreaming of a wasp stinging you is a warning that an enemy or false friend will seek to dishonour you. Dreaming of flying wasps is an omen of bad news.
In dreams weasels represent dangerous meetings and people.
A wolf in a dream suggests a treacherous and lying false friend.
Dreaming of worms suggests that you are currently troubled by many small concerns.
To dream of a zebra is an omen which suggests a change in circumstances. If you are currently being lucky then you may soon face a spell of bad luck. If you’re currently not blessed with much luck then this may soon change.
In Pure Spirit
Have you had dreamt of any animal lately? What did the dream mean to you?