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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    Anton Fernando

    August 21, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    In my dream I saw a lion is trying to attack me at least 4 times. But each time somehow I survived it. The problem is I saw that each time the lion was influenced by someone and the lion came everywhere I went. But each time I was not panicked each time the lion tried to attack me. I was so calm than usual as I was expecting the attack every time. At one point actually a tiger protected me from the lion and I was able to run away from the lion every time to avoid confrontation.

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      August 21, 2019 at 7:44 pm

      The lion within your dream seems to be a manifestation of a fear that you have in your life. The people in your dream who are influencing the lion may be reflections of social relationships that have caused you concern in your life. The tiger may be an indication of a powerful social relationship that you have in your life. You may have a friend who has supported you in regards to emotional or familial relationship. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Anton!

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    Susanna

    August 20, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    I had a dream where there was a lion in the basement of our house. I entered from outside and first felt unsure if I could safely walk past it to the staircase which leads to the house. The lion was lying down calmly with its head up looking at me. It was very dignified and strong, and pure white in colour. I walked past it knowing that I would need to be confident for it to not attack me. I felt confident enough, walked past it and it was just looking at me. The next time I came in, the lion was spread across the stairway. I felt I could not pass it as I would need to walk over the lion which would not be wise. So I went round the house and used the front entrance to enter.

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      August 21, 2019 at 2:40 pm

      Lions are often manifestations of strong emotional or familial relationships. The white color of the lion may be an indication of your thoughts in relation to those relationships. The lions behaviors within your dream may be indications about how you may be interacting with important people in your life. Make a decision about what you want for your future and take whichever action you feel is appropriate. Have a great day, Susanna!

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    Pratibha

    August 20, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Hello

    Last week in continuation I am dreaming of lion and tiger both chasing me, stalking me, eating the deer , simply sitting etc may I know why this is happening

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      August 21, 2019 at 2:20 pm

      You will find great benefit in introspection. Make a decision about what you think this dream is trying to tell you. Lions are often manifestations of strong emotional and familial relationships. Tigers are reflections of powerful social relationships. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, Pratibha!

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    Kay

    August 19, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    I had a dream where dark clouds were rolling away. Then a lion appeared outside of my house looking at me as if it was informing me that danger was coming. It looked angry but it didn’t attack.

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      August 20, 2019 at 9:16 pm

      You had two experiences within this dream, which may be indications of uncertainty about your future or desires. First, the storm clouds were rolling away, which is often an indication that a trouble is passing. Second, the lion informed you that trouble may be coming toward you. It is possible that you just overcame one concern and a new worry may be impacting you now. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will draw positive people and energy toward you. Have a great day, Kay!

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    Lisa

    August 16, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    I dreamed once of a lion chasing me..until we reached to a place where there are lots of people, but still the lion is still chasing me as if he doesn’t see any people around him. Until i found a house, whom i didnt know whose the owner and because of my fear i went inside and made an agreement that i will work for them . They ask me to make their coffee but to my surprise the lion was standing in front me. The cup of coffee fell down and broken . The lion was not talking but in his mind he told me my life would be full of problems if will keep running away from him.

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      August 18, 2019 at 9:10 pm

      Lions are often indications of strong emotional or familial relationships. Fear is often associated with lions. Being chased may be an indication of a worry or concern. The thoughts of the lion are certainly indicative of the purpose of this dream. If you have similar dreams in the future, then address whatever is chasing you regarding its purpose. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will draw positive people and energy toward you. Have a great day, Lisa!

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    Moses

    August 13, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    In my dream, myself and some people or someone else tried to kill a lion because we thought some parts of the lion was useful, and could make us rich really fast. But it seems like we needed to cross to the other side of the road to be in a particular position. Across the road was an hospital which we thought would need the lion’s parts. There were police men at one side of the hospital, but that’s exactly where we needed to be for whatever reason. But when we got there, we started shooting the police guys so they started Chasing us. At one point, we ran into a building and the our bullets got finished but the guys that were now coming at us were our know friends and they were coming in a rush. Out of fear i tried to shoot and then the gun stated shooting water at them so they went away. Suddenly their was bullet in the gun so i shot some police men that came close to us then we left the building, we were suddenly granted immunity so we walked freely for a while, then the police soon started chasing us, then i woke up.

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      August 13, 2019 at 8:59 pm

      Your knowledge of poaching and environmental destruction may have influenced your dream. You are aware of the pull of money. The presence of the police is an indication of your thoughts regarding laws. The shootings is a manifestation of your knowledge of recent shootings and other violent events. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Moses!

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        Moses

        August 14, 2019 at 3:11 am

        Thank you very much, this surely helps

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          Moses

          August 14, 2019 at 3:17 am

          Although I actually played GTA San Andres just before sleeping, I guessed that also influenced it

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            August 14, 2019 at 2:11 pm

            Thank you for sharing your experiences and insights. We always appreciate when members of our community share their supportive comments. Please share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, Moses!

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    Zaki

    August 13, 2019 at 2:20 am

    I dreamt of a lion in my room with my two friends and we were all discussing and later I left the room to get something in the kitchen, when I came back my friends told me that the lion was outside the house and they were afraid that it might bite someone so I went to hide.

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      web admin

      August 13, 2019 at 6:46 pm

      Lions are often indications of strong emotional or familial relationships. It is possible that there is a stress between your friends and a family member. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness with everyone in your life. Nourish your relationship with your friends and family by spending additional time with them in person. Have a great day, Zaki!

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    Al King

    August 11, 2019 at 2:39 am

    I dreamt a lion killed a woman and eat every part of the body except the head and the lion was holding and displaying the head as a trophy

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      August 12, 2019 at 3:45 pm

      The lion within your dream is a reflection of fears within your life. The trophy aspect of the human head may be a manifestation of your knowledge of trophy hunters killing lions. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Al!

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    Andrea

    August 9, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    It’s the third time I’ve dreamed of a lion and each time my boss has done something bad to me. I was laid off by her yesterday and tonight I dreamt of a lion, in the house. Not my house but it was? I was scared each of these times but sort of realised it wasn’t interested in hurting me. The first time it ran towards me but passed me and attacked a cat. I was horrified. The second time all I remember was being shocked but I settled down a bit. This time it seemed to be following my dog around and my dog kept ignoring me when I was trying to get her away from it. In the dream there was also an intruder I was dealing with and my husband hadn’t come home so in the back of my mind I was worried something had happened to him.. wow

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      web admin

      August 10, 2019 at 9:33 pm

      The lion within your dream may be an indication of your boss. The house in your dream may be related to your work, as they are both personal and important areas in your life. It is certain that the stress of being laid off has influenced this dream. The presence of your husband is a manifestation of the strength of your relationship. Nourish your relationship with your husband by spending additional time with him in person. Have a great day, Andrea!

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        Sfiso

        August 19, 2019 at 4:09 am

        I dreamt a lion coming after me and l just sat down. When it reached me they were now 3 of them and they just smelled me and left but I was shaking

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          web admin

          August 20, 2019 at 8:41 pm

          Lions are often manifestations of strong emotional or familial relationships. They may also be indications of fear. You made the decision to sit down, which is a positive action within a dream. This shows that you are interested in communication, rather than reacting with fear. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Sfiso!

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    Daniella

    August 9, 2019 at 9:25 am

    My dream was me in my own home, my family who lives there were also there. There was a lion in our backyard, hunting and killing everything it saw, it was a very aggressive lion.In my dream my family and I were terrified and stayed locked in our house. It tried to get into our house many times, but I was able to stop it from coming in through our backyard screen door.I’m not sure what this means, but I never have had a dream about a lion so it is really weird.

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      web admin

      August 10, 2019 at 9:21 pm

      The lion within your dream may be a reflection of a fear that you have in your life. It is possible that there is a family member who makes you feel uncertain or unsafe. Your behaviors within your dream are indications of your desire to support and defend your family. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Daniella!

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    Sonya

    August 9, 2019 at 8:58 am

    I dreamt that 3 lions were guarding me and they wouldn’t let me pass. They were calm , roaring and running free in my housing development but I couldn’t drive pass them. I woke up

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      web admin

      August 10, 2019 at 9:16 pm

      Lions are often manifestations of strong emotional or familial relationships. It is possible that there are restrictions set upon you by your family members. Ensure that this dream guides you to make a decision about what you want for your future. Take whatever actions that you feel are appropriate. You will draw positive people and energy into your life by sharing your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Sonya!

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    Gold

    August 8, 2019 at 9:15 am

    I saw a lion and it’s cub around me playing, I wasn’t scared at first but very conscious as I was trying not to get so close to it, the lion picked up its cub, put it on my sewing machine as I flinched the cub came closer without harming me and the lion was just watching

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      web admin

      August 8, 2019 at 9:20 pm

      Lions are often manifestations of strong emotional and familial relationships. The sewing machine could be an indication of your employment or home life. It is possible that the cub is a reflection of a new relationship or child that you may be interacting with. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Gold!

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    Frankie

    August 7, 2019 at 11:07 am

    I dreamt of a lion a polar bear and a tiger. The polar bear kept hugging me the lion holding my wrist in its mouth and the tiger coming and going.
    And all in my exes house. I’ve had this dream a few times. And the last time the polar bear spoke saying sorry.
    I don’t know if this is part of it but also cats again like the lion gripping my wrist with they’re teeth.

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      web admin

      August 8, 2019 at 5:40 pm

      Lions are reflections of strong emotional or familial relationships. Bears are often indications of friendly relationships. Tigers are indications of powerful figures. The dream appeared in your ex’s house, which may give you insight as to whom the animals may represent. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Frankie!

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    Vignes

    August 6, 2019 at 10:11 am

    I dreamt of a lion sitting on my bed just near my legs as I was supposedly sleeping. But it looked very calm. It was just sitting there and looking away from me. Occasionally looking at me.

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      web admin

      August 6, 2019 at 4:35 pm

      Lions are often manifestations of strong emotional or familial relationships. The calm behaviors and occasionally glances may be indication of various influences in your life. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy toward you. Have a great day, Vignes!

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    Ashley Delaney

    August 3, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    My dream was of two beautiful adult male lions. They both were tame, I remember not being afraid I was just watching them. The one on the right was just sitting upright calm not moving just watching me. The one on the left was watching me as well, but pacing back and fourth not taking its eyes off me, almost as if it wanted to tell me something in a way. Or it was afraid for me, or worried like a parent would worrie about there child riding a bike for the first time. U know, when you know to keep back and let them do it on there own. But your So nervously paces back n fourth worried and wanting to help. There wasn’t anything agressivie about eather of them.right before I woke up, The one pacing tried to growl but I couldn’t hear him. Then I woke up.

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      web admin

      August 4, 2019 at 2:04 pm

      Lions are often manifestations of strong emotional or familial relationships. The watchful eyes of the lion may be indications of the care and support that people in your life may have for you. The pacing could be a reflection of a stress that may be in your life. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Ashley!

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