Crow dream meanings

General Meanings:

In General crow mostly symbolizes strife, failure or death. Screaming crows in a dream are considered as signs of loss or major changes in the intimate relationships that might affect the dreamer. Alternatively lots of crows may indicate happiness and announce huge development.

Psychological Meanings:

A crow is a symbol of a ( perceived as aggressive ) woman. Usually the confrontation the dreamer has is related to the woman and the dreamer is always a man.

Traditional Meanings:

European (Judeo-Christian)

The crow in the dreams usually denotes to death, sad news and negative aspects of your personality. Alternatively, the symbol of the crow could be a message from your unconscious, which could be interpreted as a warning to get rid of negative and unfavorable features of yourself. Sometimes the dream notifies of new meetings and achievements.

  • Death if crow flies to you very closely – if in the dream you feel insecure, because the bird is too close to you, flying around or simply standing, then such dream indicates of someone’s death. The closer the bird is to you, the more familiar person will die;
  • Grief and sorrow if catch the crow – if you caught the bird, such dream signifies sadness and funeral you will have;
  • Profit if see several crows – more than one crow promises gain at some point;
  • Will meet the relatives if craws are in the trees – soon will get to see your family for a pleasant period of time;
  • Will get bad message if crow is screaming, crying – the sound the crow makes is the voice of unhappiness from upcoming sad news to you;
  • Will meet twisted and cunning woman if young man dreams of crow – such dream shows that the dreamer should be careful, because he can be deceived in all ways;
  • Will be betrayed by the loved one if a young woman dreams of crow – such dream shows that the man she loves will be unfaithful to her;

Hindu (Hinduism)

In Hindu culture the crows always bring bad message about the enemies and bad people who will pursue you.

  • Will know of someone’s death if crow is screaming – such dream gives a signal to prepare yourself for the worst.

Arabian (Islamic)

Very often the crow symbolizes a person who is a liar, arrogant and miserable. According to the history, crows were interpreted and seen as a symbol of curse, which meant both short and long life at the same time.

  • Will meet an old, greedy man if found a crow – for a dreamer to see himself seeking for something and then finally finding it as the crow, shows that on the journey of your life will be one person that you will meet – greedy, poor, strange and old one;
  • Dreaming of crow more than once luck or misfortune – if the dreamer was dreaming about crows more than once a night, than such dreams shows misleading fortune or misfortune, therefore should be aware both of them;
  • Sad news if hear the crow which croaks – the croaking symbolizes the warning of upcoming bad and sad messages in your life;
  • Death or obstacles if catch the crow – if you caught the crow in a dream, it means you caught the terrible faith for yourself, which leads to unhappiness, disappointments and even loss;
  • Will steal something if own the crow – such dream shows that the dreamer will rob something from somebody;
  • Will get the relief, but only after many worries if talking to crow – you will overcome the problems with many barriers in the future, but having conversation with the crow symbolize negotiations, which will lead to ease;
  • Will get back what belongs to you if eating the crow – to eat the meat of the crow reflects to receiving what belong to you, the more you ate of the meat, the more you will get back;
  • Will get into conflict if fighting with crow – you will fight the person with the personality just like the crow one has;
  • Poverty if see a baby crow – a fledgling crow in a dream shows miserable, sad, poor life you will have.

Artemidorus Meanings:

According to Artemidorus the crow is the bird that is a messenger of the upcoming storms. The cows living a very long period of time, therefore they are related to old women. Everything grows and matures slowly bringing the darkness also both happiness and unhappiness.

Medicine Wheel Meanings:


Magic, speaking, messenger, quick-change artist, teaching, connection, guarding, cleverness, deviousness.



The crow is a bird like the raven which is often associated with the ambiguity.
The crow is also considered as the bearer of the magic. These birds live in places like fields, suburbs and even in inner cities. They are quite big birds shiny black feathers and make a very loud croak. They are croaking constantly which is the way crows are communicating with each other.
In many traditions crows were seen as very important allies and guardians of the people who followed the path of the Earth. In some traditions the crow was even seen as a quick change for an artist, where even in these days the magic tricks are done including crows. Consider, that the witches are associated with these type of birds either.
It is known that crows build their nests only in very tall trees, because in this way they are able to see better what is around them, which helps to protect the nests and itself. In dreams it is said that the dreamer is able to see things from higher perspective.

General Meaning

The dream about crows brings the message about your gifts and talents. It also shows the aspects of your personality, that you hold hidden deep down in the dark. Consider, that the dream might be a signal to start get interested in ancient wisdom from which you would find out a lot not only about the dream, but yourself either.


Husky croak , crow of a happy baby.

Transcendent Meaning

An aspect of your own magic might have something to do with your ability to change your character in the way you are dealing with the world and your life. Another symbol denotes to ambivalence which you should be very careful with. The crow in your dream also can be interpreted as a gift of magic.

Contexts’ Meanings:

* Please, see meaning of Magpie, Raven, birds.

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  1. What is the meaning of this dream ?
    I saw a black crow in my dream. First, a crow barged into my room from a window because of which I got frightened and my brother saved me from that crow. (In the same dream) after sometime another crow barged into my room and attacked me on my head and my finger was in its beak somehow I managed to release my finger from its beak but strangely my finger was not bleeding and after that while I was trying to release my hair from its beak it got bloated and bursted and died….forgot to mention that it was bloated by some kind of fluid and it got bursted due to which some of the fluid splashed in my right face…. After having this dream in my sleep I got frightened because of which I woke up and it was already 6am in the morning. I don’t know but I am having this feeling that this kind of dream I already had once in my past but I can’t recall when was it. What does it actually signifies?

  2. Whats the meaning of this dream?
    A huge crow of abnormal size was killing a normal sized crow as if an anaconda must have gripped his pray. The small crow desparately tried escaping from his tight grip but he died with full of blood and eyes oozed out. The huge crow and I were staring at each other silently during this incidence and I couldn’t hear any noise.

  3. So I had a dream the other day the part I remember is i had to answer the door and when I did there was a crow perched righ on the divider inside the screen door(where a screen and glass would meet but there was no screen) all it did was stare at me then I stuck my hand out and got closer and as I did the crows face transformed to a human face. It looked like a face from an old statue and there was no expression. It looked beat up.

    I’ve been seeing crows everywhere for the past few weeks actually and that’s the first time one came to me in a dream. I know this also sounds weird but when I was having sex I zoned out for a second and saw me and my sister in a car driving then we crashed and idk if either of us died, I immediately came out of it and was back to normal.

    Can anyone give me some insight?

  4. I dreamt that I was walking around in my property and a friend catches a crow and feeds it an orange skin thereafter squashes it on me whilst I try to get away the crow makes a noise… What does that symbolize ?

  5. 9/24/16 death of a crow
    last night I dreamt of several vivid and semi vicious incidents but the last one that caught my attention was when I walked into a room (seemed to be mine) where two black crows were. There was a baby crow, very frail and a larger one, it seemed to be a protector for the small one. The smaller one kept flying at my face and biting me, pecking at me, and pulling my skin. I tried desperately to open a window to get it out. When I finally did I grabbed the crow off of my face and threw it out the window. It fell straight down to the cold icy water and immediately died from how cold it was. I felt grief for what I had done. And I remember feeling fear and in the dream I thought the incident was a bad omen. And then the big black crow flew over to me but this time I decided I needed to throw it up in the air so it wouldn’t fall towards the water. When I caught it I threw it up and out of the window watching it fly away peacefully; and as I turned back towards the room, there was a large black feather sitting there for me. I felt a sense of blessing or grace from this crow. (I also recall not ever feeling threatened by the larger crow)
    I have been going through a lot in my life recently if anyone has any insights about what this could possibly mean please do share. I am really at a loss of what this dream was trying to reveal to me

  6. I dreamt last night that I was in a building with some friends and hundreds of black birds (crows) just appeared out of nowhere they were everywhere coming for us so we started climbing stairs all the way to the roof but they were coming still, out of windows, cracks in the building, everywhere! What do think this mean’s?

  7. I dreamed of a great multitude of crows watching me from a tree as I passed by them. Then I got a text from my cousin in my dream. Could someone please help me understand this.

  8. Last night I had a dream where I was standing facing the woods when I heard wings flapping behind me. when I turned around there was a crow at my feet I bent down to pick it up and it bit me, when I went to walk away it followed and would not leave me alone it was always at my side I dont remember being scared in the dream. Does any one know what this means.

  9. I had a dream last name night that I was walking pushing a pram and a crow came behind me and was taking me in the air and I was struggling to get down
    What does this mean

  10. I had a dream that i was in a room but there was grass everywhere like a field, and there was this bird who had a cut on it hanging by its feet from the ceiling, i grabbed it because i was sad and i wanted to help the bird but a crow came and started attacking the bird. i got scared and backed up and as that was happening two butterfly’s flew around me circling each other, the sound of there wings were loud. then i woke up. (what does this mean???)

  11. I saw two crows were fighting for one crow wanted to exert that hen to his side and another doing same as one. Mantime they hurting that hen unknowingly and she starts bleeding from their head …I wish I can find out the meaning of this dream.

  12. Last night in my dream I saw hundreds of crows on the ground; dead or dying. They are falling from the sky. Sky is heavily cloudy and dark like a worst storm prepared and some strange tea types particles raining with the falling crows. Whole sky is black with clouds and whole earth is black with crows and tea type particles. I got intuitions from My dreams but not figure out with this one.

    • I had a similiar dream where I was traveling in the city. I turned a corner and there were hundreds if not thousands of crows laying on the ground dead. Some other crows were picking at them or generally checking them out. They were falling out of the sky, but not as rain. But there were a lot of them bloody and mangled. If you find any answers on your dream I would like to know what you found out.

  13. Dreamt that i was in some sort of hostel which was merged with a casino where i work. A crow landed on my neighbours bed who is a customer i know. The crow then jumped down the bed and up on to a ledge above my head and was squawking to me. I stood up and the bird was biting at my fingers as if to guide me to its nest where there were 4 or 5 baby crows. I had the intention of freeing them but suddenly found myself in a carpark going towards a boy i havent seen since primary school 25 years ago to tell him about the bird incident. I then woke up.

  14. Had the strangest dream this morning just before waking up. In the dream I was sitting in the lawn chair. Hands folded behind my head, legs stretched and ankles crossed. I had just tossed some kitty kibble down on the deck for the Crows. One came and landed by my feet and proceeded to eat some of the kibble. I could tell by looking at it that it wasn’t Stephen King nor Cheryl Crow who are regulars here on our deck. I had the feeling it was one of their brats, which we fondly call them. Suddenly the crow stood right at my feet and was looking up at me. As he watched me he kept shifting his stance from one foot to the other. I could sense it was smiling. Suddenly he hopped onto my ankles. I froze not knowing what it was going to do or why it was doing what it was doing. He then proceeded to hop up the length of my legs and suddenly spread his wings, hopped up into the air. I could feel the down draft from his wings against my face and it lifted my hair. He landed on my face and wrapped his wings around my head. I could even feel his warm belly against my nose. I could also sense he was feeling happiness and joy. Nice dream…but rather strange.

  15. My 20 year old son came to me to tell me that crows where chasing him in his dream. 2 weeks later he died in a car accident. I always knew that crows ment death but I could never fathom the thought of my child dieing before me. I brushed it off but to all take the signs as warnings. I know in my heart that I probably could not have changed a thing.

  16. I had a dream I was in a strange place most likely like the woods. The place was very ugly the plants were a faded green. There was crow’s all around me on wiries I don’t know why wires but they were thousands surrounding me and flying towards me. They were screaming at me and some were singing a scary lollibye as I started seeing blurry I woke up crying precisely. You see these birds do not only live in my dreams they follow me where ever I go. I always see these two crow’s that I named Jose & maria..they always seem to be right there my every turn. I see them at school outside church at the park outside my house. Nobody will believe me everyone says there just birds. Can anyone please help me find the meaning of this.

  17. I had a dream a few nights back and in it I was sitting outside in some urban setting next to a water spicket that had been left on. Within a few seconds a crow flew down and sat beside me and proceeded to drink the running water, much like a cat laps at running water. After a few seconds of drinking he stopped and looked at me and I was looking at him and we were both very much at ease with each other. And then I woke up. I had been fretting over my new business and taxes and bills for the last several weeks. Today I closed a deal that couldn’t have come at a better time. The crow brings change.

  18. this is the second time dreaming that my mom and i are having a picnic outside when all of a sudden she we see a skeleton sitting on the other side of the picnic table, we get up and start when we are about to run, there is a lot of wind, trees start moving and that’s when the crows start to come out, i even have to duck down because the crow flies really low over my head and you can hear the crow cry. any help?

  19. My daughter dreamt she was in a field of wheat and she could see her father hanging like a crow on a hill far from her and crows are nibbling on her father’s head. Blood was dripping and his head hung low. Please help me find the Islamic interpretation of it.

  20. Last night I dreamt that a crow was flying overhead and then would plummet to the earth and when it landed next to me it was suddenly an alligator. The alligator would sit motionless on the green grass and breath heavily with its mouth open. I wasn’t scared of the alligator and instead was concerned about its health because it seemed very stressed. Then I would walk on in the sunshine and again the crow would be flying above me and plummet to the earth and transform into an alligator again. This repeated several times. I was never scared of the alligator. In fact I was very concerned and wanted to help and comfort the stressed alligator. Any ideas on what this could mean?

  21. I had a dream today about a really annoying black crow. It was trying to be ‘cuddiling’ up to me, round my throat and it was so close to my face and eyes that I was aware of the danger of it poking my eyes out. I found that it bothered and annoyed me. I am going through a difficult time, needing to make a major relocation/immigration decision and I think this dream might be an indication of it. Many websites refer to death, bad omens, warnings, but also new beginnings.. On the other hand, I have also read that seeing a crow cuddling to somebody’s chest is a warning of breast cancer and I had already had a little issue with thyroid, so might get it checked.. I feel quite irritated, uneasy and sad as a result.

    • are you still alive? has anybody familiar to you or your family died since that dream? because I have read that if you see a crow flying near to your face or body is an indication of certain death. please do reply to my email.

  22. I had a dream last night where 2 crows came to me and I owned them in a way. But they were free to go whenever but they stayed with me. I’m trying to figure this out.

    • I may be wrong, but it sounds like…you have or had a illness or disease but you had the power to release it that it has no hold on you…. but you still have it.

  23. I saw a crow walking slumped over, walking away slowly uncomfortably, on his nails. It looked painful and made me sad to look at him like that. The dream up to that point and after was not particularly sad or upsetting. Actually the dream ended with smiles and laughs. I feel the significance of the bird in the dream.

  24. Had a anthology-type dream last night featuring Jessica Biel and she was very angry and tense. A crow kept flying close around her and tried to land on her shoulder but she pushed it away without even barely batting an eyelash. I think she wanted to get revenge against another man in my dream who had wronged her or something. It was a pretty odd and confusing dream to say the least.

  25. I dreamed that I was in a vacant home where the previous tenant left many animals behind. The crow was alive but wrapped in foil and I picked him up and threw him outside. I also saw a few cats and a bear. I wish I can find out what that means.

    • I had a dream last night where I was in my old home that I grew up in for about seven years. The house is one of the buildings that I’m always dreaming about. There hasn’t been a single dream where I haven’t dreamed about it since I’ve moved out. Well, apparently the house was being used as some sort of place where people could rent out some rooms. I would wander around the garage and then towards the bathroom. I looked down at the toilets before walking over to the sink and proceeded to wash my hands. The bathroom is next to where my old room was located so I walked in and saw someone standing in my room asking me to leave. Looking at the walls, they were painted white and had some sort of words written all over the walls. I can’t remember what they had read but I remember getting a chill when I looked over them. My walls were pink.
      Well, I went back out towards the living room where I heard a crow cawing at me. It would stand in the middle about ten feet away from me and every time I tried to walk towards it the crow would take a step back or fly away but stay relatively close. I looked up at the people who walked past me trying to tell them about the bird but no one would listen to me. Usually, I find out that there has been a killer in my dreams. Dreams where I’m dying aren’t uncommon and suddenly, I hear gunshots but I don’t try to move away. I’m hearing screams but my focus is apparently on the crow. The crow then lands near me and lays on its side. I run over and clamp my hands on it and pick it up, not feeling very much resistance. I feel like the bird as died but my dream self knew that it was still alive. I picked up the bird and quickly walked over to the door and as I timed myself, I threw the bird outside. Once it was outside the crow immediately spread it wings and cawed at me again. I couldn’t stop staring at the black bird and even let one of my co-workers inside of the house.

      After that my sister woke me up for school. I’m not quite sure what the meaning behind this is but I’ve seen a lot of websites indicating that crows are not really a good thing to be dreaming about because it brings bad luck, misfortune, loss, and death. Hmm….

      • I ha a dream of several crows I prayed for myself family and friends. I was given information by the Holy Spirit that my brother would not live long that morning or the next. I heard my brother praying saying “Cancer will not kill me” I thought I would faint!!! I still believe God to heal my brother We have the power to PRAY UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS its called PUSH!!!!!!!!!