Flies for hundreds of years have been creatures associated with filth, plague, corruption and sin. In the ancient world they were such a big problem that people asked Zeus himself for help to get rid of this annoying insect. As the fly can be very intrusive creatures, the dream of a fly reflects the nagging thoughts, remorse and guilt. If something is in your heart and you cannot sleep at night, the dream about the fly is a clear signal that it’s high time to solve the nagging problem.
In Christianity flies are identified with demons and presented as a symbol of moral and physical decay. A dream about flies can be a warning against committing a sordid immoral act, such as theft, delation or the betrayal. Flies attacking you or stuck on your body may indicate such meaning of the dream.
- Flies carry dangerous bacterial infections; therefore it is believed that the nightmare signals infectious disease in your family. If the dreamer runs risky sex life, the dream should be read as a warning against venereal disease.
- A fly often simply heralds a difficult day, bad mood, or irritation.
- Nightmare, in which the fly enters your mouth, is a warning against an insolent person. It is better not to waste your time for people who annoy you.
- Flies seen in drinks or food symbolize fear, trouble, or pushy people.
- According to an old Polish dream book catching flies means that you will have trouble through your own fault.
- Killing a fly portends you will manage to avoid the unpleasant and tiring people.
- Seeing a large amount of flies is a reference to rumors about you, and unpleasant corrupt environment in which you have to be.
- According to some dream books an intrusive fly heralds the marriage; someone will persistently strive for your favor.
- Flies seen in the flypaper are the harbinger of success that will come without much effort.
- A nightmare, in which flies are stuck on your body bodes huge disappointment or slander.
- In Africa, the flyswatter is a symbol of power.