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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    Joy

    March 24, 2019 at 7:29 am

    I had a dream I was walking through an area, and I want to say it was an old theater. There were benches that were old seating. I had a dream about two lions fighting, but someone said to me, “Did you know? Lions don’t attack females.” I continued walking past. I never dream about lions. It was an unusual dream.

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      web admin

      March 26, 2019 at 1:17 am

      Lions are often manifestations of strong social or familial relationships. It is possible that these particular lions were manifestations of men in your life. It is possible that you have heard statements about not harming women, and this could have been reflected in your dream. Allow this dream to guide you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, Joy!

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    Lucy

    March 23, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    I had a dream me and my family were attacked by lions,we run in the house but one lion managed to get in,I fought with it and managed to push it out the door,then I see my neighbours outside and helped them get safely in my home before they were attacked by the lions

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      March 26, 2019 at 12:35 am

      Lions are often manifestations of strong social or familial relationships. It is possible that there is someone or a group of people in your life which are impacting your family. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, Lucy!

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    Mark

    March 20, 2019 at 5:03 am

    This morning I had a dream involving a rather large lion cub (closer to adolescences)… still can’t make sense of all the details. But it was at my parents house. I had received a message there was one somewhere in the neighborhood.

    The time of year was late winter and it was a cold night. When I had seen the (freezing) lion cub I let him into the house, he seemed happy to see me. However, my father was pretty ticked off because I wasn’t helping him with (something, can’t remember what).

    Anyway, what I came up with was given the time of year… it coincides with how my personality shifts (during the spring and summer, I become more energetic, positive, assertive, etc.)

    Any other ideas? Thanks!

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      web admin

      March 20, 2019 at 10:25 pm

      Lions are often manifestations of strong social and familial relationships. The cub could be a sign that there is an adolescence or child in your life that you are interacting with. The changes in your moods and behaviors are indications of your connections with the world. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Mark!

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    Victor

    March 16, 2019 at 2:50 am

    I saw some family of lion in my dream,they were resting and i had to Chase dem away,then the mother ran leaving her hub behind, I had to attack the hub then the mother return with to attack me and I got little bite by one of the hub,I don’t have an idea what’s the dream means pls can you help me

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      web admin

      March 16, 2019 at 11:27 pm

      Lions are often reflections of strong social or familial relationships. Within your dream, you chose to take negative actions. These actions seem to be due to fear or feelings or urgency. There may be concerns in a close relationship. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Victor!

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    Monique

    March 14, 2019 at 11:17 am

    I was with my family in my dream they were all younger and I was my present adult self the lions were pets of my uncle and aunties in the dream and had started. Running rampant through the house my sister and I got seperated from mum and dad hiding and then we all managed to get to the same room but they were coming for us and the only way out was a window and they told us to go because Mum could climb but dad couldn’t so she had to stay. We got out and down the street and we’re really upset about our parents and then they were okay but I was still worried. Parts of the dream house looked like my childhood home. I woke up with a racing heart at 3:33am and could remember my dream clearly took ages to get back to sleep.

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      web admin

      March 14, 2019 at 8:12 pm

      Lions are often manifestations of strong social or familial relationships. Given that your dream seemed to have many members of your family, it is clear that the purpose of this dream is to remind you to nourish these relationships. The number on the clock is a sign that you will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Monique!

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    Isha Swami

    March 12, 2019 at 3:41 am

    I have been periodically seeing Lion in my dream, Lion is just sitting on road on my way and i change my way or stand back while seeing him. He is calm and just sitting and just walking calmly

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      web admin

      March 12, 2019 at 8:19 pm

      Lions are often reflections of strong social or familial relationships. The lion sitting on the road would be a sign that the person that it is a reflection of has been with you in your travels. Allow this dream to influence you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, Isha!

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      anonymous

      March 15, 2019 at 12:37 am

      The lion is Jesus. He is always with you. He desires for you to rest in His peace and in His presence. You are LOVED!

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        March 16, 2019 at 11:02 pm

        Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings. It is certain that religious beliefs can be applied to dreams, as each person’s dreams are influenced by their personal spiritual beliefs. Please share more of your supportive comments in the future. Have a great day, Anon!

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    Isis Hernande

    March 10, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    In my dream the lion wasn’t attacking me or anything. He was just making circles around me. We were in a fenced area and there was puppies surrounding me and the lion. I thought he was going to eat them but he would play with them. Right now I am confused because I went through a divorce and I am still hurting. We have kids but cannot keep a civil relationship with my ex.

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      March 11, 2019 at 8:38 pm

      Lions are often reflections of strong social or familial relationships. Puppies may be manifestations of children or loyal friends. It it is certainly possible that this dream is a reflection of your relationship with your ex and your children. Ensure that this dream guides you to spend additional time with your children, as this will strengthen your relationship. Have a great day, Isis!

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    David

    March 9, 2019 at 6:36 am

    A lion was trying to attack me but never able to get me and appeared in different sections of time trying to get me but never able to get me each time I was able to be get away from him without being attacked that’s all I remember

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 10, 2019 at 4:37 pm

      Lions are often reflections of strong social or familial relationships. It is possible that there is someone in your life that you feel a connection with who has been with you for a long time. This person may bring some stress into your life, though they never may have harmed you. If you dream about being chased in the future, then address who or whatever is chasing you in your dream in the future. Have a great day, David!

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    Davon

    March 8, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    I dreamed about a lion attacking a person not harming the person but attack and killed a dog instead. What does that mean?

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      web admin

      March 9, 2019 at 7:09 pm

      Lions are often reflections of strong social or familial relationships. Dogs could be manifestations of loyal social relationships. There may be some conflicts between the people who are in your life. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life This will help nourish your relationships. Have a great day, Davon!

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    Jill

    March 6, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    I dreamed that three lions were circling me, they did not attack but I felt very scared/apprehensive. I called someone who was in the house nearby , I believe it was my now ex partner of five years, he came and shot all of them. One bullet each between the eyes; I felt relieved to no longer be in danger but also sad that they were dead. They had never attacked though I was afraid/ I expected them to do so.

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      web admin

      March 7, 2019 at 12:50 pm

      Lions are often reflections of strong social or familial relationships. The presence of your ex could be a sign that he made you feel safe or secure. It is likely that the media that you consume has influenced this dream as well. You will find great benefit in allowing the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Jill!

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    eve

    March 4, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    I was outside with a group of people both grownups and kids then all of a sudden a lion appeared a batch of us ran inside the house and locked the door some remained outside
    then lion didn’t pursue those outside but somehow it managed to enter the room and faced me I struggled with it and threw it off the window. what could this mean

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 5, 2019 at 6:37 pm

      Lions could be reflections of strong social or familial relationships in your life. The struggle between you and the lion could be a manifestation of a current relationship. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, Eve!

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    Tash

    March 4, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Every now and then I have nightmares about lions hunting me but I have always been alone and manage to wake up before they attack. But I have just had a nightmare that involved lions trying to eat myself and my youngest 2 children. We are in a caravan that in my dream l know is our home. The lion comes in through the open side door. I manage to get the children up high on cupboards and get up there myself but it can’t hold all of our weight and l know it’s going to break. The lion continually jumps up trying to bite my daughter feet (she’s 3 and screaming mummy, she’s terrified ) . I take raw sausages out of the fridge and throw them through the open door, the lion follows the meat and goes out the door. I quickly jump down and lock the door and open windows but as I look through the window there is a whole pack of lions and lionesses outside the caravan, stalking around and around the caravan. They then begin to use their body strength to push at the windows and doors to get in. I know if they do they will eat us all and I don’t know what to do. Then this voice out of nowhere says that they don’t feed the lions on new years eve, they are starving so they want to eat you. They will follow you wherever you go because they will hunt you, they are hungry. The voice then says they are leaving and I ask if we can follow them, the voice says if you want but you won’t like it. I drive the caravan following the voice but I have a gut feeling that I am leading us into more danger. Then we are at this large festival and not in the caravan anymore but on foot. I know the lion has followed and is still hunting us so I am looking for a place to hide the children. There are lots of people there but the lion doesn’t want to eat them so passes them without attacking them. I find a sofa and flip if over so it creates a small space to hide the children behind. We manage to all squeeze in before the lion finds us. It keeps lunging forwards trying to get its head in the small space to bite me. My children are behind me screaming but all I can do is desperately holds onto the sofa to stop it from overturning and exposing us to the lion. The mane of the lion is too big so it can’t get its head in the gap to bite properly but it’s only missing my legs by inches. That’s when I wake up, l get so scared that it wakes me up, thank god, because whenever I dream of lions they are always hunting and I am completely and totally terrified. I am also too scared to go back to sleep afterwards.

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 5, 2019 at 6:31 pm

      Lions are often reflections of strong social or social relationships with you. Bring chased or attacked could be a sign that there is something in your life which is causing you to feel worried or concerned. The voice could be a manifestation of the influences in your life. Ensure that you abstain from consuming violent and dramatic media. This will reduce the manifestations of similar dreams in the future. Have a great day, Tash!

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    Callie

    March 4, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    I dreamed I had a lion on a leash. I was very happy in the dream & the lion was well-behaved. In my life, I’m very stressed – taking care of my mother who is dying from cancer.

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 5, 2019 at 6:25 pm

      Lions are often reflections of strong social or familial relationships. The lion in this dream could be a reflection of your relationship with your mother, as you are caring for her at this time. Ensure that your dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will bring you many benefits. Nourish this relationship with your mother by spending additional time with her in person. Have a great day, Callie!

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    Lorena

    March 3, 2019 at 12:43 am

    I dreamed a lion last night. We were in a room and I was on the table, he was walking around the table and tried to bite me for several times, but succeded just once and then I tried to take his mouth off me because he was kinda stuck and when I did it, one tooth remained and when I pulled it off I started bleeding. Then somehow I reached a gun an shot him. It was pretty scary, that’s all I can remember. It could have a special meaning…?

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 4, 2019 at 8:20 am

      The dream may show a desire to take care of yourself completely and solve problems on your own. The lion’s behavior may also indicate that there are negative influences, emotions or events in your life that you need to overcome. Only you can really interpret the dream perfectly since you have the best idea about what is actually going on in your subconscious mind and your waking life. Good luck, Lorena!

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    Stella

    March 3, 2019 at 12:37 am

    I saw 4 lions in my dream,they were calm and we’re resting in my home,mother,father and two younger ones,probably family.One of the young ones bit me a little,softly I can say,but ok,the whole atmosphere was a surprising reality.What can be interpreted by this?

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      web admin

      March 4, 2019 at 8:19 am

      The fact that the lions are so tame may show that you feel contented and relaxed in your current life. While this may mean that you need to take some risks and step outside of the box more often, I personally do not see anything wrong with just enjoying your life and what you have accomplished for a while. Best of luck, Stella!

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    Janie

    February 22, 2019 at 7:52 am

    I had a dream about my neighbor. He is actually a teenage boy friend of my son. I was teaching him how to clean a huge container like those train pups as for him to learn how to do quality cleaning as a job. Then I met his brother and toddler sister. She was adorable. My teen daughter and I fell in love with her. Then the teen boy,his brother, and sister walked to my house and as we were walking past my front yard to the house, my pet Lion attacked him so viciously. I yelled and couldnt get my pet Lion to stop. So his brother put down their sister and went to fight the Lion. I was afraid and didnt know how to helo. My daugjter ran inside the house to get my husband and suddenly I felt brave enough to fight my pet Lion off with a long Stick. But both boys had been mauled an laying atop the Lion unresponsive. Next my Lioness pet tried to ward me off the Lion and I scared her off pretending that I was going to hurt her. I woke up from the dream feeling super uneasy.

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 22, 2019 at 9:31 pm

      Lions are often manifestations of social and familial relationships that may be in your life. Your interactions with the neighbor and his family. The lion and lioness and this dream could be a sign that you are aware of your neighbors parents. Allow this dream to influence you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, Janie!

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    Tatenda

    February 20, 2019 at 5:41 am

    i have been having dreams of lions ever since i was young. l have got to respect the lion in my dreams, i have lion pictures everywhere, phone, wallpapers everywhere. Everytime when the lion appears in my dreams i am not afraid of it, i am not being attacked by the lion but I am actually attacking the lion, depending on the dream there is mostly another person in these dreams , and the lion usually comes before a big change in my life . what might this lion mean?

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 20, 2019 at 9:03 pm

      Lions are often reflections of strong social or familial relationships. Your behavior in your dreams may be a reflection of how you relationship with people that you are familiar with. The changes that occur in your life could be related to your emotional relationships. Allow this dream to influence you in a positive direction. Share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will bring many benefits into your life. Have a great day, Tatenda!

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    Talysa

    February 18, 2019 at 7:55 am

    In my dream, there was a lion and it was trying to kill me and we kept doing circles but really fast. Then, I unknowingly tamed it and it looked like it was coming after me but then it brushed itself against me like a cat and stretch itself in front of me. I was scared but someone told me to just keep petting it, that it won’t bite me now. I have no idea what that means 😂

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 18, 2019 at 9:55 pm

      Lions are often manifestations of strong social or familial relationships. It is possible that you are experiencing uncertainty regarding one of these relationships. Your fear may be an indication of your concern regarding your future. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Talysa!

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