The crocodile is a beast you would never want to meet on your way. Even in dreams it causes fear and terror, so after such a nightmare you should be on your guard.
In ancient Egypt, the crocodile was associated with the underworld and the realm of the dead, so as its guardian it can be a picture of the real barrier, a kind of an obstacle on our way of life. Because it is an extremely dangerous and ruthless reptile, it must be also seen as a reference to your sworn enemy, someone who threatens you. This interpretation should be assigned especially to nightmares in which the alligator is attacking or even eating you.
According to the ancient beliefs the crocodile before killing its victims wept with grief, so the popular the phrase "crocodile tears" adopted as a symbol of insincerity, hypocrisy and mendacity. The dream may warn you that there are false and deceitful people around you, maybe even one of your close friends. On the other hand, it may also reflect the reptilian and wild nature of the dreamer, that is, their low instincts, craftiness or inappropriate style of life.
A dream about the crocodile should be treated as a warning against the hazards in your life. The way, in which you deal with this aggressive reptile, help you interpret the nocturnal vision. If you can kill the crocodile, or even to protect yourself, then the dream has a positive meaning. It is a reflection of the strength and courage of the dreamer or the other advantages of this reptile, for example, longevity.
Detailed meaning of the dream:
- Seeing the crocodile may be associated with a beginning or starting something from scratch. The dream is also explained that someone really counts on getting to know you.
- Being eaten by a crocodile is a sign of transformation and inner spiritual change, or indicates that the dreamer tends to avoid confrontation with the darker aspects of his subconsciousness.
- When in front of you the crocodile is eating someone, it’s the announcement of the threat from a person.
- The crocodile lives on land and in water, therefore according to some dream books it is perceived as a symbol of fertility. The crocodile was worshiped among others, by the Egyptians, who founded the city Crocodilopolis in his honor.
- Killing a crocodile is a big achievement. If someone has such a dream, may be calm about overcoming the difficulties in their lives.
- Seeing many crocodiles can be perceived as an accumulation of serious problems. However, according to some dream books, the dream in which there are several crocodiles may mean happiness.
- Swimming with crocodiles reflects the need to meet some material or spiritual needs. The dreamer can also perceive it as a signal that they are accompanied by strong people.
- Feeding the crocodile may indicate that you are able to communicate with some influential or dangerous man.
- If in the dream we see a crocodile in zoo, it is a signal that you should take advantage of the dormant potential in you.
- Chasing the reptile in a dream is a warning signal that in some situations, it’s better to let go and not to provoke the fate.
- Running away from the crocodile may mean the fear of confrontation with some major life problems, or the fear of making a decision.
- Seeing reptiles fighting each other may herald a serious conflict between two strong personalities in your environment.