What are elephant dreams about?
Elephants are very large animals with big ears and a long trunk. This symbol is identified by words like elephant.
Elephants in dreams is a very uncommon dream symbol, occuring in about 0.2% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 450 dreams.
What are the major highlights of elephant dreams?
Elephants is a negatively interconnected dream symbol. Having elephants in a dream reduces the presence of other dream symbols.
What symbols more present in dreams of elephants?
Elephant dreams are notable because they have substantially more jungles, zebras, panthers, lions, general animals, verbs, hippos, chasing, tigers, creatures, kings, zoos, hugeness, giraffes, puppies, other fantastic beings, gorillas, gold, Cambodia, whales, natural things, caves, babies, faires, bodies of water, shrinking, boars, bears, yellow, wilderness, dogs, cows, Costa Rica, birds, elves, safety, goats, Thailand, people's ages, cartoons, tininess, glowing eyes, elements of water, jackals, invading, rivers, bulls, wolves, Saudi Arabia, arrows, natural places, rocks, pink, alligators, water, foreignness, camels, oceans, geese, and cages than 95% of other dream symbols.
What symbols less present in dreams of elephants?
Elephant dreams are notable because they have substantially less anxiety, best friends, boyfriends, former partners, relationship events, recurring dreams, waking life, seeing a dead relative, sadness, the future, romantic partners, imagining, general thinking, seasons of the year, actors, unconscious minds, being shot, burying, desks, epidemics, underground, grandfathers, falling in love, guilty, libraries, nurses, tanks, grief and sorrow, general senses, doctors, beds, and orange than 95% of other dream symbols.
How does the dream symbol of elephants affect the different aspects of a dream?
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Who is in elephants dreams?
Overall, dreams with elephants are more related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of elephants are much more related to animals and more related to insects than dreams in general. They are less related to different roles, less related to distant people, and less related to close people.
What are the emotions in elephants dreams?
Overall, dreams with elephants are less related to emotions in dreams. Specifically, dreams of elephants are more related to fun than dreams in general. They are less related to happiness, much less related to sadness, and much less related to grief and sorrow.
Grief and sorrow
Who is in elephants dreams?
Overall, dreams with elephants are less related to places in dreams. Specifically, dreams of elephants are more related to natural places than dreams in general. They are less related to home, much less related to work, and less related to human places.
What happens in elephants dreams?
Overall, dreams with elephants are much less related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of elephants are less related to aggressive interactions, much less related to friendly interactions, and less related to sex.
How do elephants in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?
Overall, dreams with elephants are much less related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of elephants are less related to lucid dreams, less related to nightmares, and less related to recurring dreams.
How do elephants in dreams related the senses?
Overall, dreams with elephants are less related to senses in dreams. Specifically, dreams of elephants are less related to hearing, less related to smelling, and less related to taste.
How can you make sense of elephants in dreams?
Elephant dreams are very uncommon. Among other things elephant dreams are negatively interconnected.
Do you think this is true for your dream of elephants? How might your dream of elephants be different?
All dreams have meaning
You can gain insight from thinking about any dream, no matter how strange. Only you, as the dreamer, have final say on what your dream may or may not mean. Each dream is unique.
Look for the differences
The DreamWell dictionary provides information on how each dream symbol appears in dreams in general. Finding how experience elephants in dreams can be a key to understanding its meaning.
Return to the feelings
Our emotions in dreams can help us understand its meaning. Pay attention to how you felt in the dream. Pay attention to how you feel about elephants in dreams. See how you feel about elephants now, in your waking life.
What are possible meanings for dreams of elephants?
To decode the symbolism of an elephant, first consider the obvious. They’re massive and strong, usually gentle but ferocious when angry. These associations are used in dreams to compare with people and situations. It’s exaggerated but fitting in some cases.
For example, a woman dreams about a huge, friendly elephant that likes to gently lift her high in the air with its trunk. It’s fun. She feels exhilarated. Moreover, she feels safe. She knows the elephant will protect her. The elephant symbolizes her husband, a large and powerful man who appears intimidating to everyone else, but she knows is a gentle giant. His awesome strength and protective nature make her feel safe, same as she feels in the dream, and his presence in her life is uplifting, as depicted in the elephant lifting her gently off the ground.
An elephant in a dream can mean you have the strength to do what you need to do and the endurance to get to where you want to be. Or you don’t know your own strength.
Or something is unmovable about yourself, a person, or a situation. Once dad makes up his mind, there’s no moving him.
Dreams can use physical traits to describe mental and other personal characteristics. For example, an elephant can symbolize long memory, determination, loyalty, and strength of character. And some traits of elephants, such as adaptability and parental love, are directly equatable to human traits. If you see these qualities in an animal, that animal can be used in your dreams to symbolize them in yourself and people in your life—and even in other animals, such as a pet Great Dane that, as dogs go, is huge as an elephant. In addition, elephants have an uncanny sixth sense for registering the smallest details and changes about their environment, and some people do, too.
The harmonious nature of elephant herds can be used to symbolize harmonious family or communal life.
Elephants generally lumber along. This association can be used to create symbolism related to a person who plods, to slow-moving situations and feelings and careful thinking processes. This use of the symbolism is likely show in the action of moving slowly.
Elephants are associated with masculine strength and sexuality, and their trunks and tusks can be used as phallic symbols.
The combination of massive size, sure movement, wisdom and strong instincts makes an elephant an apt symbol for the unconscious mind. The conscious mind is small in comparison, like a human to an elephant. Most of the working parts of the mind are outside conscious awareness, and you know that whether or not you’re aware of it. And like a powerful animal, once the unconscious decides to move in a particular direction, there’s not much you can do to stop it. It does not care about excuses nor respond well to rational arguments. See: Unconscious minds
To ride an elephant in a dream can indicate gaining control of the powerful forces of the unconscious mind. Or you have the strength and energy to overcome the obstacles in your life. Or you have high status or authority.
An elephant can symbolize missing the obvious—the “elephant in the room.”
A wild and destructive elephant can symbolize forces that are untamed and uncontrolled. An unruly elephant can symbolize an out-of-control problem.
An ill or dead elephant can indicate disturbance in the unconscious, or loss of strength.
A baby elephant can symbolize the potential to be elephant-like in the ways described here, once matured. But as always, the meaning is found in the context of the dream-story. For instance, a baby elephant that gets away can symbolize a problem or situation that seems small now but can quickly get out of hand.
See also: Animals, Buses, Hugeness, Qualities, Unconscious minds
This interpretation is from ""The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs, and Meanings" and is provided by J.M. DeBord aka "RadOwl". He is the author of several acclaimed books about dreaming, the host of The Dreams That Shape Us podcast, and is a moderator of r/Dreams, one of the largest dream sharing communities on the internet.
Examples of dreams of elephants
Read some real dream reports of elephant dreams.. These real life dream reports come from the moderated dream sharing communities of Reddit including r/Dreams, r/Nightmares, r/DreamInterpretation, or r/thisdreamihad. Please note that some of these may contain graphic, sexual, or violent images and text. Use the source link for each dream to view and join the discussion of each one.
Hey everyone. I had a dream two nights ago that I can’t get out of my head. In my dream I was witnessing an elephant drowning in the ocean. I couldn’t do anything - It was like I was paralyzed. Simply subject to watching this strange tortuous moment for this animal.
Does anyone have any interpretation for these symbols? I know drowning in a dream is common... but the elephant?
Hey everyone. I had a dream two nights ago that I can’t get out of my head. In my dream I was witnessing an elephant drowning in the ocean. I couldn’t do...
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The Worst Nightmare I've Ever Had
I'm sitting in bed shaking because I need to get this out of my head while it's still fresh. This was the worst nightmare I've had, at least in living memory.
It started with me having to move back into my parents house. Not sure why, but it felt like something unfortunate had happened like I lost my job or apartment. It appeared to be early winter, because it was cold the whole time. I remember setting up an air mattress in the workout/junk room downstairs that leads to the basement. I felt horrible, like completely emotionally drained and depressed, but also unsettled and worried because my parents were never home.
I remember being half-asleep on the air mattress in the middle of the night when I thought I saw what looked like my mom going into the basement wearing black robes. I remember it was so cold and dark, but still being able to make out vague shapes in the gloom of the basement beyond, more people in black robes. Then I saw it.
It looked like an elephant's head had been mounted against the back wall, but it was still alive, if barely. I could feel its dead eyes glance over at me, tongue lolling out of its mouth as the basement door swung closed, and this horrible sinking feeling came into my chest like I had witnessed something profane and evil.
I remember starting to cry in the dream out of sheer terror, and feeling like I was going to die.
The dream then shifted to the next morning where I was still terrified, but also angry towards my mom for, apparently, being part of some secret cult. This is the part of my nightmare that hurt the most, because I genuinely love my mom. I remember screaming and crying at her, but she didn't react at all, like I wasn't even there. She just handed me a diary and went back downstairs into the basement.
In the diary I learned she wasn't really my mom, but some crazy woman who had stolen me and my sisters when we were babies, and had been lying to my dad the whole time. I immediately ran out of the house and dialed my siblings and dad crying and screaming, desperately trying to tell them about the cult in the basement and the diary. They all showed up to the house at the same time and we hugged and cried together before going into the house to confront our "mom", who immediately came charging at us with a knife.
At this point the nightmare abruptly ended, and I'm still on the verge of tears. I feel like I should call my mom, but there's still some aching part of me that hasn't woken up from the nightmare and is worried about what she might say. I don't know what the hell this all means psychologically, but I'm going to do happy things today to try and counteract this horrible feeling.
I'm sitting in bed shaking because I need to get this out of my head while it's still fresh. This was the worst nightmare I've had, at least in living...
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This was the weirdest dream i ever had
I just found out about this subreddit so I figured id tell you this. So around 2-3 weeks ago i had the weirdest dream i ever had in my entire life. At the beginning of my dream, i woke up and opened my laptop, i dont know what went through my head but I decided to play [this game](https://web.roblox.com/games/23578803/Hotel-Elephant) on roblox (i havent played that game in years), right when i enter a “couple” take me as their child for some reason… I decided to roleplay with them. Less than a minute later i saw a bright light infront of me for 2 seconds, next thing i know i warped into the game.. my “parents” were walking in a corridor and were far away from me and called me, i rushed to them but suddenly two men appeared in front of me, held me, and kidnapped me. Then i woke up again (im still in the dream) strapped to a metal bed, they were holding some tools saying something along the lines of turning me into a chair. My dream then cuts from first person to third person somehow, i saw an old lady asking for room number 625s key at the cashier, the cashier gives her the keys, she goes into the bathroom, and takes off her disguise and reveals that she is actually my roleplay mom. Then my dream goes back to the two men with the tools preparing to turn me into a chair, i see a bright light which was the rooms door opening, my roleplay parents were here to take me back, they then save me… the police
came to capture the two men and then went with the men. I go back into our “family”s room and joke about me turning into a chair. My dream then cuts to me out of our room walking down a hallway, i then meet a person called parsley and his friend called MemeMaster69420. They called me and challenged me to a “Meme Wars”. It worked kinda like pokemon but instead of pokemon there were memes. I only had a dababy convertible while they had alot of legendary memes (Ugandan knuckles, dat boi, trollface, etc..) at the end i somehow won, just when i won i woke up irl and felt really confused.
This was the weirdest dream i ever had
I just found out about this subreddit so I figured id tell you this. So around 2-3 weeks ago i had the weirdest dream i...
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Had a dream that I HAD a dream of killing an elephant
I remember telling people in my dream that I had a dream of shooting an elephant in the head, and the bullet went through its skull. I also had a dream that I was looking for my puppy that I gave away (my 8 week old puppy died almost a year ago) and that I wanted him back. I remember crying a lot in the dream over the elephant tho. Like I felt traumatized that I killed the elephant. What can this mean?
I remember telling people in my dream that I had a dream of shooting an elephant in the head, and the bullet went through its skull. I also had a dream that I...
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A Babylonian king drinking from the carcass of a beheaded elephant
Hi all, so I had a dream, walking through a palace that looked Babylonian or Assyrian idk… I find a room, a throne room , there’s a beheaded carcass of an elephant on the floor, and a strong God like king, tall with a large crown and large beard, with glowing golden eyes and dressed with a white like robe? Shirtless but with gold jewelry and a large golden crown like those ancient temples in the Middle East. Anyways. He picks up the enormous carcass and lifts it above his head so as to tip the part where the head was removed of the elephant and begins drinking it’s insides as it pours out to his mouth, as he still holds the carcass above he turns to look at me almost as if showing off his great strength in defiance. I’m in awe and I wake up. Anyways lemme know if anyone has any clue to this weird dream
Hi all, so I had a dream, walking through a palace that looked Babylonian or Assyrian idk… I find a room, a throne room , there’s a beheaded carcass of an...
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