What Does It Mean When You Dream About Lions?

By on September 5, 2017

While some people view lions as terrifying, ferocious creatures, other people think that they represent power or strength. When you dream about lions, it can have a number of different interpretations. It may symbolize assertiveness, strength, power or courage. They may indicate that you have feelings of aggression deep within you that are unfortunately directed toward the people nearby you.

A spirit lion shows that a threatening situation has developed in your life. If the spirit lion is in the jungle, then it shows that you have dignity, loyalty or respect. It may also show that you have power or domination over the people near you. Lions are often a symbol of the type of influence you have on people near you. They can show a need for honesty and loyalty within your relationships.

 

Lions can represent a number of things depending on the situation and how they appear in your dream. Often, a lion can mean that you need to control your aggression or temper in different situations. It reflects a greater desire to take control of your circumstances. As the king of the jungle, the lion represents the authority over other people. The dream about lions may mean that someone else has power over you, or you may wish to gain control over someone else.

1. Overcome Negative Emotions

When a lion appears in your dream, it may indicate that you have a desire to overcome all of your negative emotions. It is like a reminder to stay strong and have courage. You may already influence other people, so you need to make sure that you influence them in the right way. Be cautious because what you say or do can have a great effect on others. If you become overly controlling, a lion may appear in your dreams to remind you not to be too much of a control freak.

2. Symbolic Meanings

For most people the lion is a symbol of things like power or courage. When the lion appears in your dream, it can symbolize any of the common interpretations. You have to look at your dream to see exactly which meaning suits your dream and life situation. A lion represents courage, authority, ferocity, dignity and power. Family and the pride are important, and they can symbolize a need for more focus on your family.

Since a lion represents strength, pride and honor, it may mean that you always stand up for what you believe in. When you do anything in your professional or personal life, you prefer to do it your way. Sometimes, it can show a need for tenacity to be successful. Protect the ones you love fiercely and guard your interests. It takes emotional strength and courage to consistently go after your dreams, but you can do it. A lion in your dream may also represent your motherly instincts. Like a lioness protecting her cubs, you protect your loved ones fiercely.

3. Tame Lions

What does the lion or lioness look like in your dream? If the lion is tame, it may show that you are far too comfortable in life. You have lost your ferocious edge because you have become complacent in everything that you do. This meaning may relate to your workplace or your personal relationships. You may need to switch up how you do things. Get rid of old, bad habits and try starting new activities. Sometimes, you just need a little push to begin moving into the right direction.

4. A Lion Hunting Prey

If the lion is hunting prey in your dream, it shows a desire or achievement of self-sufficiency. You have a fierce sense of independence and are confident enough to spend time alone. You are the one who is in control of your destiny, and you do not rely on others to reach success.

5. A Lion Attacking You

If the lion is attacking you or someone else in the dream, it means that someone or some outside force is pushing you toward your own destruction. Someone is pushing you out of line with your goals, and they are not helping you. You need to meet your challenges and move on without listening to what other people say. They do not always have your best interests at heart. Even when they do, their advice may be misguided or misinformed.

6. A Lion Eating

If the lion in your dreams is eating with you, it shows that you may have problems at the workplace. The best way to handle these problems is to be true to yourself. Basically, the lion is trying to tell you that you should act with integrity and listen to your heart whenever you deal with other people. If you do the right thing, then you do not have to worry about what other people think.

7. You Killed a Lion

When you kill a lion in a dream, it shows that you are feeling an immense amount of pressure in your waking life. You may be needing to make a huge decision, and you are not sure what to do. Sometimes, the best thing to do when you are under pressure is to just say no and move on. If you see a dead lion in your dream, it shows positive changes afoot. It means that you can successfully overcome challenges, even when these are legal in nature.

8. Black and White Lions

A black lion shows that there is negativity around you. Someone may be trying to harm you or other people. If you see a white lion, it shows your power and strength. He or she is trying to say that you are capable of achieving your dreams if you use your own inner strength, wisdom and courage.

9. Being Chased by a Lion

Being chased by a lion is a common dream experience. When this happens, the lion is showing aspects of your personality. You may be trying to run away from something in your waking life, but your efforts seem to be in vain. If the lion catches you or is close to catching you, it may be a sign that you have chosen a destructive path to get to what you want.

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    Andrew

    October 28, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Andrew I dreaming that going through a certain town when I was in the town I saw a lion just minding his own business then I decided to keep walking but when I was walking I saw a second lion looking at me then suddenly fear stroke me and ran into a house while I was inside the house people came in I have seen those people but it seems I knew them. While we were all inside the pride of male lions started attacking the house to get inside but I out smarted then surprisingly an elephant came and started helping the lions so I had again to stop the elephant. While I was looking for some thing in the house to stop the elephant I found petrol with sheep’s so instructed the people that I was with to spill all the petrol inside the house and use the sheep’s as bait’s to kill the lions inside the house. When we had finish everything there were people I stoped them not to go outside I told them we have to go all out at once but they derespected my instruction now later on while we wanted to go outside we found those people captured by two couger. While we where trying to outside the lions where not interested with us. while I was deciding whether to go out or not people behind were forcing me to out then it ended there

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    Uma

    September 14, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Hi,I have dreamt that a very bold lion was very friendly with me. The lion used to be play with me. The lion was search for me if I disappeared or hide somewhere. I dont know what does it means.

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      web admin

      September 14, 2019 at 9:36 pm

      Lions are often manifestations of strong emotional or familial relationships. The lion that used to play with you may be a sign of a previous friend or family member. The lion searching for you may be a sign that something about your behaviors caused this relationship to change. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Uma!

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    RG Xhel

    September 6, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    hi good day… I dreamt of attending a wedding right before the wedding start.. a lion appear it didn’t attack anyone it seems like a tame lion, but suddenly it comes to me and start chasing me..and in my dream i took off all my clothes and leaves it somewhere for me to escaped because i feel like the lion will find me because of my scent.. what does it mean

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      web admin

      September 6, 2019 at 11:18 pm

      Lions are often manifestations of your emotional and familial relationships. The behaviors of the lion may be an indication of a stress that you may have in your life. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will draw positive people and energy toward you. Have a great day, RG!

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    Kathy

    September 5, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    I dreamed of 2 lions (1male, 1 female) protecting me. The male lion was killed by a scared human – the lion was sleep & the human beat it with a hammer. I tried to stop the human but was not able to get to them in time. I remember being very hurt; upset & crying because the lion was dead. The female lion went on continuing protecting me & I woke. …I’ve read that Biblically the lions are representative of God, but if so how could the lion have died?

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      web admin

      September 6, 2019 at 9:13 pm

      Lions are often manifestations of strong emotional or familial relationships. The human who attacked the lion may be a reflection of a negative social influence in your life. Your religious beliefs have caused this dream to appear in this manner. Since the lion died, you may be interested in introspection, as this will help you better understand this dream. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Kathy!

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    Joanna

    September 1, 2019 at 2:34 am

    I just had a dream that I was walking through the woods then I had that guy feeling a lion was about to come. Then behind me a big brown lion appeared and started pouncing my right to left because it was facing me. Then it ripped my left short sleeve in half, I was wearing a black shirt. Then I walked away, then the lion ran in front of me and grabbed my right wrist with his mouth. It wasn’t a hurtful bite but I can feel the pressure on my wrist. During that time when he put my wrist in his mouth I kept saying oh God oh God oh God help me please. Then I had control over the lion and yelled at it saying I command you to stop, I command you to stop in Jesus name! Then it let go of me then stood tall and froze like it was Paralyzed and couldn’t move but I just saw his eyes look at me while I walked away. Then after I told people about what just happened and I was in line for something and I saw a lion again in my dream but in my dream I was thinking he just wants someone to play with. Then I saw the lion chase a little grey animal that look like a giant stink bug, I can’t think of the name. Then it ate it in front of me and the animals blood splattered on me. Then I went to wait in line to wash my hands and clean myself off. Then I woke up.

    • web admin

      web admin

      September 1, 2019 at 10:52 pm

      Lions are often manifestations of strong emotional or familial relationships. The lion attacked you, which may be an indication of a stressful or harmful interaction in your life. Your religious beliefs certainly influenced the outcome of this dream. The blood of the insect could be a sign that while you are no longer in danger, something or someone else may be. Ensure that this dream guides you in a positive direction. Share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Joanna!

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    Revathi

    August 30, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    I dreamed about a lion chasing me and am parenting the lion. It enters into the city and am protecting it from others. Am caring it like a baby and searching for a safe place where it can live. In that dream we are so close like mother and a son.

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      web admin

      September 1, 2019 at 9:21 pm

      Lions are often manifestations of strong emotional or familial relationships. It seems that you cared for a lion within the dream, which could be a sign of your positive behaviors. This may be a sign that you are supporting someone at this time, but there may be a fear that you are dealing with at this time. Share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Revathi!

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    Frank

    August 30, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Frank,I dreamt of three lions terrorizing the community and me they chase us every time they see us we live by hiding but at the end we killed them but some girls were already pregnant because of this lions.what does it mean.

    • web admin

      web admin

      September 1, 2019 at 9:18 pm

      Lions are often manifestations of strong emotional or familial relationships. But their appearance within this dream seems to be more of a reflection of a fear that you may have. If you have similar dreams in the future, then address whoever or whatever is chasing you within your dream regarding the purpose of these events. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Frank!

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    Kay m

    August 28, 2019 at 8:43 am

    I’ve had a dream about a lion family, a lioness and two cubs. When I tried to approach one of the cubs, she stood up and came close to me. She must have thought that I probably came to harm them but I haven’t. She just stood there staring right at me. I was pretty much scared so I did the same as her, stood still and stared. Have no idea what sort of dream was that?

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 28, 2019 at 6:24 pm

      Lions are often manifestations of strong emotional or familial relationships. Your experience with the lion and her cubs are indications of your knowledge of how a mother lion may care for her cubs. Your nervous behaviors may be signs of how you may behave in a similar situation. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone with everyone in your life. This will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Kay!

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        Marva

        August 30, 2019 at 4:45 am

        The dream I had it was a male lion. It was my Mom’s pet in her home but he was in a finced area in her home. The fince didn’t go all the way up to the ceiling. He stared becoming a bit aggressive. Pacing knocking over things in his pin. Then a loud teriffying roar came from him. Me and my boys were in the room I hurried and to told them to get out it seemed like the lion was about to jump over the finnce and attack. We yelled for my Mom. She came an took us to a safe place in her home. Then I awoke.

        • web admin

          web admin

          August 30, 2019 at 7:47 pm

          Lions are often manifestations of strong emotional or familial relationship. The fence may be an indication of a separation between you and the person who this lion may represent. It is possible that the climbing of the fence could be a sign of your knowledge of a change in this relationship. The behaviors of your mother may be indications of the strength of your shared relationship. Have a great day, Marva!

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