Dignity, strength, pride.
How much of the courage I have?
In general lion in a dream symbolizes cruelty and strength. Lion very often known as the animal with enormous amount of the energy, aggressiveness and influence in nature. There are many different dream interpretations that are related to lion, depending on the circumstances in a dream:
Will be successful if killed the lion – to hunt down the lion shows the risks you might take, however the results you will achieve if the lion will be killed are going to be very favourable;
The enemies will become friends if caught the lion – for a dreamer to catch the lion denotes to the things which will turn upside down unexpectedly, because the enemy you have is going to be by your side as a friend;
Do not trust anyone if tamed the lion – this is the suggestion from the conscious mind of yours to be careful with those around you;
Forthcoming danger if lion is roaring – prepare to defend yourself from danger.
Psychologically the lion in a dream have several meanings. One of them is known in fairy tales where the lion is a symbol of the king among of the other animals. Physically the lion is strong, beautiful, powerful and potent. In ancient times the lion was a symbol of the sun. It also symbolizes power and energy, that usually scares us in the dreams. Consider, that in ancient times the lion was always a positive symbol, therefore we should not be afraid of dreams that are related to lions. The main explanations of the dreams that are related to lions are:
- The lion express the creativity and mental strength of the dreamer. These are the fundamental characteristics of the dreamer which must be developed as much as it is possible if he wants to move forward;
- It has been noticed that people who dream of lions are easily fooled by the others.They never look around when walking through life, going straight without looking to the left or to the right, which means that they don’t see things they suppose to see;
- Some people are very dominant, therefore the personalities of these people shows the desire to be first and the leader, just like the lion is. This is not always a good characteristic, because other people can suffer from it;
- Aggression and dis-control are inherent features of those who dream of lions. They find it hard to control themselves in critical situation.
On the spiritual level, the lion in a dream symbolizes the power that must be tamed, otherwise it will get out of control.
The lion is a symbol of strong power and force.
- The gain of power and influence if see a lion – such dream shows that you will obtain the power to control anything you want;
- Will have a very powerful enemy if see the lion in the freedom – for a dreamer to see a lion that is running out in freedom, warns about evil that is hiding out for you;
- Grief and distress if the lion is imprisoned – the meaning of this dream foretells about sadness and suffering;
- Success in every aspect of the life if the lion has been tamed – if you were able to tame the animal, then it means that you will be able to control anything you want;
- Will defeat enemies if the lion is in the cage – for a dreamer to see the lion that is in the cage, means that you will deal with the barriers throughout your way very easily;
- Intellectual increase if see the trainer of the lion – the tamer of the lion represents your potential to increase smart and intelligent aspects of your personality;
- Negativity if the lion is black – for a dreamer to see a black lion, means that you or someone else is trying to do damage;
- Magnificent power if lion is white – such dream shows your creativity and ability to cope with the most difficult situations. It could also indicate your fear of facing the the capability you are holding back;
- Loss of wealth if been followed by the lion – if you saw yourself being followed by the lion, then such dream shows that you will lose your riches;
- Warning of impending danger if being attacked by a lion – the attack symbolizes the danger that is waiting for you;
- Danger which you will overcome if lion steps back – you will be able to beat risks, however this will take a lot of courage from you;
- Will engage in a risky business if hunt the lion – make sure the risks you take are worth just in case you will lose it;
- Perfect success in all things if defeated the lion – the dream shows your victory in many aspects of your life;
- Power and prestige if shoot the lion – the shooting is the proof that you won the battle between good and bad;
- Might get deceived if you are overwhelmed by lion – such dream warns you to be careful, do not trust anybody and be aware of those you are surrounded by;
- The enemy is going away from you if lion is dead – the dream shows that the hostility of an enemy is losing it’s influence;
- Wealth and happiness if see the skin of lion – happy period of the life is about to begin bringing the joy along;
- Prosperity and wealth if see the fur of the lion – the animal is known as very hairy, which makes him to appear nobly and greatly, therefore the fur promises riches and gain;
- Courage if riding the lion – the dream shows that there is no fear when things has to be done, as you manage to deal with difficulties;
- Happiness in domestic life if see a lioness – the lioness represents the femininity, where everything is clear, pure and innocent;
- New family members if see a lioness with little lions – such dream denotes to increase of the family. It is a very good omen, especially for those who want to have descendants.
- Should reject a man if lion is roaring – for the woman to see the lion that is roaring in her dream, warns about inappropriate man that is willing to take her as a wife;
- Pay attention to your reputation if you are chased by a lion – the chasing is the mirror effect of something that you are running from;
- Your behavior will be praised over the others if kill the lion – the reamer will raise his image and will gain the respect if killed the lion;
- Slight danger is waiting for you if see young lion – make sure you avoid any impedance;
- Make sure you do not destroy your happiness if shoot the lion – the dream warns to be aware of things you are doing at the moment and warns you to be aware of your surroundings, otherwise will destroy what already have;
- Will be asked for a favor if saw lion in a desert – if you saw the lion in the desert, then such dream means that somebody will ask you for help from the distance;
- Look after yourself if the lion is lame – the dream suggests you to start taking care of yourself and pay attention mostly to your health;
- You want to help to someone if following the lion – if you were following the lion, it means that you wish to give a hand to someone, but can not do it, because of the circumstances you are at the moment;
- Your opponent is ready to go against you if you were attacked by a lion – such dream prepares you to get ready for a battle;
- Will be betrayed if lion is biting you – if you were bitten by a lion in your dream, then such dream shows that someone you’ve trusted will betray you.
In islamic dream explanation the lion indicates power, strength, betrayal and ignorance.
- The end of sadness if killed the lion – to kill the lion in a dream, promises better future and the end of suffering;
- Will be tested if riding on the lion but feel terrified – for a dreamer to ride a lion, but at the same time being afraid of it, shows your ability to manage the obstacles you face;
- Plague, illness, disease if lion walks into the city – in this case lion is presented as a bad omen, which only predicts suffering and distress;
- The family will be harmed if lion walks into mosque – for the dreamer to witness the lion that dares to walk into the mosque has a bad meaning, which shows that your family, close friends and other relatives will be terrorized by the enemy;
- Will take huge responsibility if riding on the lion’s back – such dream shows the work that will have to be done even if you wish to resist it;
- Severity at home if lion enters the house – to see the lion that walks into your home, signifies difficulties you will face. It could be anything – you will get robbed, betrayed or cheated;
- Someone will die if the lion walks into the house, where someone is ill – the person in the house which the lion entered is sick will be dead very soon;
- Will fight the enemy if fighting the lion – such dream shows that you must prepare yourself for a battle, find the courage in yourself and move on;
- Will have a fever if you are overpowered by the lion – according to Ibn Siren, the lion is known as being feverish, therefore the dreamer will have a fever;
- Will avoid the danger if escaped from the lion — the danger that you had in reality will be avoidable;
- Triumph if drinking the milk of the lion – the milk represents victory over your enemies;
- Will become a king or will have massive potency if eating lion’s meat – for the dreamer to eat the meat of the lion promises irresistible energy and strength you will tame;
- Will get unbelievable respect from the others if cut the lion’s head – such dream shows that your reputation towards the others will get higher and higher;
- Will obtain money of the enemy if took the skin or the fur of the lion – such dream gives a clue of where and how to start getting richer;
- Friendship with the enemies if having an intercourse with the lion – such dream shows that your enemies will become your friends;
- Will become unconsciousness if become a lion – for a dreamer to become a lion, signifies how unfair brutal and cruel he will become. The more angry the lion was the more inhuman you will be.
According to Artemidorus the lion stands for people who are proud, live in freedom, are reckless inspiring personalities for the others.
If one sees a lion that is tame and his tail is moving without any intention to attack the man, then it is a good sign which promises adventurous life. The lion represents the slave of the Lord, because all of the power belongs to the Lord and the strength which belongs to lion is transferred to the Lord. A threatened or angry lion shows fear and predicts disease, because the disease is like a wild animal, in this case a lion. The young, little, baby lion is always a good omen, which usually announces the birth of a boy. The lioness mostly have very similar explanation as the lions, the only difference between them is that first ones relate to men and the other ones to women as for the dreamers. It is also known that lion is known as a symbol of nobility.
* Please, see meaning of desert, lioness, zodiac, animal.