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To see a lion in your dream symbolizes great strength, courage, aggression and power. Seeing the lion represents dignity, royalty, leadership, pride, and domination. Dreaming about lions represents the role of power in your daily life such as love life, job, and social life. You may have been coming into new leadership roles such as starting a family, or getting a job promotions. Being the king of the jungle, dreaming about lions in general may also me that you are proud of your possessions or the work that you have accomplished.

Lion Dream Meaning

Dream About Being a Lion
By dreaming that you are a lion yourself, it may be a sign that you are putting too much personal power and dominance in your personal and social life. You have the need to control others and be in charge constantly.

However, if you are experiencing some hard times and defining your own personal issues, dreaming about being a lion means that you will overcome your emotional difficulties.

You also need to exercise some restraint in your own personal and social life. Alternatively, a lion represents your need for control over others. You have to be in charge.

If the dream is simply about riding a lion and you are enjoying it, it signifies that you are happy and content with your freedom.

For the lion roars within your dream, it means a display of power or territory. You need to be more clear about your boundaries and your responsibilities.

Dream About Lion Attacking
To dream that you are attacked by a lion suggests that a force may be driving you to self-destruction. You need to overcome these challenges and obstacles. It could also mean that your sense of power and leadership is hurting the people around you.

When a giant lion is eating you whole in your dream, it may mean that you will have string of unlucky endeavors when you take in unnecessary risks. Refrain from risky activities such as gambling.

For the lion biting dreams, you will have to interpret the dream based on the body parts that are actually bitten. Consider look and match with the general body dream interpretation and make your assessment. For example, if the lion is biting you in the leg, it may mean that you or someone close to you’s use of power is tipping your balance of life. It could be a boss asking you to work overtime frequently which tip your general work/life balance.

If a lion is hunting you down and chasing you, or if you are surrounded by lions, while you feel helplessness. The situation may represents a single or few powerful figures in your life are exploiting you. It may be that your boss is abusing his or her power with their positions. When the lion chasing is an lioness, it signifies that your spouse or girlfriend is placing unwanted attention and dominance which is suffocating you.

For the dream with the lion either guarding you or protecting you, it may mean that you have a powerful protective force watching over you. It could be a fatherly figure watching over your life. However, if you feel fearful within the dream, it signifies that you are not happy with the dominance that the figure is exerting.

When you escape from the lion attacks or chases in your dream, means that you will avoid the danger in reality.

Dream About Captive Lions
The dreams about a domestic or caged lion, such as in a zoo or even in your own house. Or you could actually have a lion pet in your dream, means that you have a tamed sense of power in your daily life. Try to see if the lions or the pride is acting normally or “lazy” inside the dream. If they are active and about, it means that you have controlled your leadership well.

However, if the lions seem dead and boring, it may be time for you to assert more power in the daily life. Take leadership and make things happen for everyone around you.

If you are feeding the hungry lions, signifies that you need to cherish and grow your pride. Your inner lions may be hungry and needs more.

Dream About Different Lion Types
Black Lion
To see a black lion in your dream represents a negative force. You or someone else is using their position of power to do harm.

White Lion
To see a white lion in your dream highlights your majestic power. A white lion may also indicate sudden awareness of the power you hold.

Golden Lion
A golden lion represents the royalty, the king of kings, expect great power to be bestowed upon you. You may be given ultimate leadership roles in your work where you manage other managers.

Red Lion
The multiplicity of human nature and the eternal aspiration to reach enlightenment.

Green Lion
The basic starting point of life transformation.

Male Lion
You have a strong persona that can help you achieve your goals with a bit of aggressiveness.

Lioness Female Lion
To see a lioness in your dream represents your maternal instincts. You will go to great lengths to protect your interests. Alternatively, a lioness symbolizes hope, victory, tenacity and stamina.

Lion Cub or Young Baby Lion
To have a dream about lion cubs means that you may meet a new friend.

Friendly Lion
Signifies that you are in peace or good relationship with powerful people, especially if the lion is licking you.

Winged or Flying Lion
A flying lion with wings is symbolic of gold and profitable alchemy. Expect good fortunes and achieve your material or spiritual goals.

Sleeping Lion
The urge to be in control is hidden within you.

Talking Lion
Pay close attention to the message being said the lion. It is your inner pride talking to you.

Lion King
If your dream is about lion king the move, and you have not watched the movie recently. Refer to some of the stories themes that you may feel connected to. Perhaps you are going after your long lost rights as a power symbol.

Dream About Hunting or Eating Lion
Hunting for a lion in your dream means that you are chasing for leadership roles, have you been trying hard to get that promotion at your job in your company?

Eating a lion in general means that you will achieve more power or responsibility in the near future. Dreaming about eating a lioness means that one may become wealthy.

Dream about fighting a lion means that you are fighting internally with the responsibilities that you have to take. You should gather your courage and prepare for the upcoming battles.

Killing a lion yourself in a dream can be negative, take note of your emotions when you are killing a lion. Were you in a middle of a adrenaline hunt, or did you have to kill the lion because the lion was hurt. The killing of a lion signifies some types of loss.

Dream About a Dead Lion
Dreaming of a dead lion corpse refers to losing the power status either at home or work.

If the lion is dying in the dream, your loss of power is gradual.

When the dream contains a decorative lion head that you have obtained from your previous hunts, it may show that you have given up the power that you once had. Perhaps you are retiring or giving more responsibilities away which you once had. Now what you have done is only a trophy or a glorious memory.

Dream About Lion Tamer
To see or dream that you are a lion tamer suggests that you are able to keep your aggression and strength in check.


Lion Dream Interpretation — 16 Comments

  1. So I’m just going to get right to the punch. I was being chased by a gun man in a hallway, he was holding a tec 9 and he was shooting at me as I was running.
    I open a door and it was my bedroom. The first thing my eye seen was a baby male cub lion chewing on a bone similar to my puppies bone I just bought him yesterday from metro. Now this cub had aqua blue eyes! He was so cute and calm just chewing on his bone I was so amazed!
    As I was getting closer to the lion to touch him I noticed it started to get foggy… I kept trying to touch the cub multiple time the cub was still calm but he was moving back just a little.. And then I woke up.
    This dream stood out to me. What does the Aqua eyes mean and why was the atmosphere so calm till I opened the door from running away from the gun man.

  2. I had a dream that a lion tried to attacked me but someone else had actually saved me instead. I had this dream twice and the same thing actually happened. Someone else died because of protecting me. What does it mean?

  3. So I had a dream me and a friend was chatting in my bathroom, and a golden lion just appeared to be sitting next to me. So my friend jokingly hit me, and the lion went craaaazyyy! It kind of frightened me, but I was like ” Stop, sit, NO!, stop”, until it finally walked out the bathroom. I hurried to shut the door. Then 2 min later I opened it, and the lion is aware that it made a mistake, comes back and starts rubbing all over me. I said ” Are u done”? Lol, then the lion roars and we go to my room… Dream over

  4. I had a dream that a lioness was wondering in the woods when it suddenly picked our scent up… everyone started running away and I stayed behind an ant hill… the lioness came running fast but everyone else left and I remained behind with my little nephew… i was then running around the anthill then i stopped and looked at the lion in its eyes and started making weird sounds, it stopped and turned around and started running away… i started chasing it still making the same sounds and it ran faster and disappeared into the woods… no one was hurt…

  5. I had a dream last night that I had a baby golden lion as a pet. We were in my home and a few family members were there( no one was involved with the dream, they were just present, and had no interaction with us. The cub was beautiful. It played with me and slept in my lap and on my chest. When it was playing with me I could actually feel the claws and teeth on my arm. It wasn’t at all aggressive or mean, it was just being playful. There was no sense of fear, just the conscious thought on my part that this is what it would feel like if I was playing with the wild animal. I’ve never had feeling in a dream before and it didn’t wake me. Any interpretation of this?

  6. My dream was that I was walking in a home and I was looking around. when I turned to look forward there was a black lion in front of me. I froze and noticed that he was dehydrated. So I gave the black lion water in a bowl. He did not harm me but was very kind. I was petting him.I turned to call my mom and when I turned back he was gone. Then I was two lioness walking past me from a distance.iv never had a dream of a black lion.

  7. I saw a baby lion in chains as a pet
    in my dream. Someone was standing with him before i joined. He(lion) was calm for some time. But later he started to roar at me. But he didn’t make any effort to bite me.

  8. I dreamt I was on a playground and was being hunted by a lion. Very quickly I ran to my car. Before I could open the door the lion had caught me. So I pulled out this wimpy.25 cal pistol and emptied the magazine into the lions chest (only 4 shots). However the lion was still standing so I pulled out my very first case knife my dad gave me as a child and stabbed the lion in the neck until it dropped to the parking lot at my feet. Then a little boy came up to me and wanted to talk and hang out because he thought it was….well idk what the little boy thought but I decided to spend some time at the park with the kid.

    Does this dream mean anything??

  9. i dreamnt i was in a holding cell for woman amd i was guarding and protecting a large ice white male lion….i was keeping him safe in the room and he was content to just sleep on my bed and let me guard him. people kept coming in to feed me or clean the holding pits but i always managed to keep him concealed…he kept looking at me with the most loving eyes and listening ti me and often i wud sink my hands into his maneless fur and jusy rest against him hearing his heart beat…he was gorgeous and i felt so safe with him

  10. I had a dream that we had a pet lion. But today it was being aggressive. My little brother went to go play with it outside and the lion attacked my brother from the neck and killed him. Then my other brother and little sister went to help him. They also got killed, when I told my mom that my little brothers and sister died she just said “it’s a salvage animal, it was expected I told them not to play with him.” Then I told my dad and he was shocked and ran to the backyard .

    I don’t understand what this dream means. And there is no explanation under this site either .

  11. I had a dream i was in some work place and where just working,its was like a boat we was on and i walk to go get a tool or sumn from another part of the boat and there i seen the Lion,I get startled a little i dont panic i just calmly walked away telling people thats theres a Lion on the boat while trying to hide now this the part i dont understand the Lion found me without a problem,when he found me i notice that the Lion had no nails to claw me with,im still a little frighten the Lion hovers over me and didnt try to bite or eat me the lion Tamer came out and was callin the Lions name (I forgot)and gets him off of me and than i woke up . What does this mean?

  12. last night i dreamt a red lion . it suddenly appeared in a table while a person i didnt know is eating something. i woke up this morning a bad news came to me that my uncle died. creepy.

  13. My mom nd i are sleeping with the lions in bed, nd then i can feel that m not comfy with them i sneeked out nd closed the door that same morning my mom got the lights on nd i opened the door to get into bed, now the lions are very aggressive towards me they want scratch me don’t want me nextbto her.

  14. I was in an open field.
    In the far distance I saw a Lion running in my direction; at first I feared not.
    As he neared with his continued speed I realized he may be after me…
    I began to run checking over my left shoulder watching has a gap closed between us and listening to the strength of his approach.
    There was no out running him; my anxiety was extreme.
    Then he was there just feet behind me… I started to feel stronger and was running faster-
    Seemingly empowered at his presence
    The two of us were running side-by-side
    The king was at my left and I was on his right-
    Like partners in the wild

    What ever could this mean??
    Are dreams just dreams
    Do they signify something??… Have a greater meaning or message within??

    Who knows

  15. I was walking from an event we let a dog we supposebly own leave with someone and as were begin to enter the last block to our home, i turn back and see two lions walking away about a block back. And as i tell my daughter and wife to start running towards the apt. There is another lady that is coming from a jog and i advisor of the lions behind us. So we all run towards my apt. Except once we get to the corner of the block we run up the stairs, just wife and daughter, and close the door behind us and lock it. The lady had left somewhere else. And as i look outside the window one lion runs up the stairs towards our apt. And i tell my wife and daughter to run to the room. And so did i. We close the room door and then i hear a clear roar. Then i wake up… what is this

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