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What does it mean to see an swan in a dream?

Swan Dream Meaning: From 25 Different Sources

1. Beautiful

2. Unclean spirit. Lev. 11:18.

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model | Vincent Wienand

Something ending with dignity, grace, and beauty

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

As the soul of man, the swan is often taken to be the divine bird. It can sometimes denote a peaceful death or ending as in ‘swansong’ – at one time swans were believed to sing only at the point of death.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

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Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

To dream of a swan foretells of good fortune, status, and prosperity. Swans are symbolic of elegance, splendor, and majesty.

Dream Symbols and Analysis | DreamForth

The swan is a traditional symbol of beauty, grace, and dignity. It can also symbolize a farewell appearance or final act, as in “swan song.”

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

Symbol: The swan is a symbol of light. There is a folk belief that a swan will sing when we die.

Vision: Seeing a swan: a happy and harmonious marriage. Hearing the cry of a swan: often announces the death of someone. Feeding swans: you will find someone who will be a faithful friend for life.

Depth Psychology: The swan often indicates that others don’t understand you or don’t reciprocate your feelings (particularly if you see a single swan).

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda

See Bird.

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland

Swans are a symbol for family. They mate for life and raise their young together. Intellectual interests, idealism.

A symbol of beauty.

According to Celtic tradition, swans and geese were considered messengers from another world and for that reason were not used as food.

The black swan is a messenger of bad luck or death.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar

The swan in dreams represents beauty and goodness and suggests the dreamer is satisfied in their personal life.

The exception is if you see someone you know walking away with a swan, or turning into a swan - meaning the dreamer is anxious in real life about being abandoned by this person.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

A good omen, but it only affects your business affairs.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous

1. Beauty.

2. Though one may be at a disadvantage now, things can change dramatically for the better.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

White swans predict new pleasures and prosperity.

A black swan warns the dreamer against any involvement pertaining to vice or immorality.

Psycho Dream Interpretation | Ella Freeman Sharpe

Dreams of a swan symbolize elegance, grace and beauty.

The soft down of the swan represents all things sensual.

The swan represents the perfect joining of masculine and feminine energy within you. See Goddess Aphrodite.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

see Birds

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball

To dream of seeing white swans floating upon placid waters, foretells prosperous outlooks and delightful experiences.

To see a black swan, denotes illicit pleasure, if near clear water.

A dead swan, foretells satiety and discontentment To see them flying, pleasant anticipations will be realized soon.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller

Messenger of beauty; comfort; satisfaction.

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar

For some anthropologists, it represents the naked woman due to its elegance, its rounded and silky body, and its immaculate whiteness. Therefore, the swan usually refers to the fulfillment of a wish.

Dreaming of swans also invites reflection on the harmony and serenity of yourself.

Because of its long neck, swans in a dream may have sexual connotations. In Greek mythology, Zeus seduced Leda, the Spartan king’s wife, by transforming into a swan.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

The omen here depends on the details of the action and color.

Black swans portend business problems in the offing; white swans predict happiness in love or domestic affairs if they were floating, and business or Ananda! success if they were flying or walking.

To see swans gliding in a small pond predicts great wealth through your own diligent efforts.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett


A connection with your own inner beauty.

Staying afloat (such as financially or emotionally).

The ability to reach or stretch yourself to get what you want in life.

Dreaming of this animal can represent too much or not enough of one of those qualities, or someone or something you associate with the quality or animal.

Consider also the animal’s actions, context, and your feelings about it.

See also: Bird; Goose

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman

Beauty, grace, purity; ability to glide over emotional waters, yet soar to new heights. Perception, freedom, peacefulness of soul. On top of emotions.

If black swan, the mystery of the unknown; appealing, yet not understood.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards

The swan is often regarded as a divine bird. In a dream it suggests grace, beauty and dignity, especially if the swan appears swimming in a pond. In mythology, it represents the soul and its connection with the side of your nature that may be hidden. It may also be linked with endings or death (’swan song’) as well as purity and innocence. On the other hand do you sometimes wish you could ‘swan around’ in your waking world?

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung

A white swan denotes wealth and happiness; a black one, grief (Raphael). A sacred bird of the ancients, though a medisrral symbol of hypocrisy as the swan has white feathers and black meat. In the Norse legends, however, they were held as sacred and are thus held in Eastern Europe of to-day.

The Fabric of Dream | Katherine Taylor Craig

(see Birds, Feathers, Wings)

A recognition of finality and ending (e.g., “singing one’s swan song”).

Among Hindus, this bird is interchangeable with the goose, representing creative origination and the breath of life.

The Celts regarded the swan as a solar bird that was beneficent and a shape-shifter. In a dream, this can relate to your ability to adapt to a new situation gracefully.

Native American: An emblem of trust and forgiveness.

Swans are also representative of love interests, being sacred to Aphrodite, Venus, and Zeus, the latter of whom changed himself into a swan to pursue the affection of Leda.

Dreaming of two swans together portends very devoted relationships. Swans mate for life.

Because of the story of the Ugly Duckling, swans also represent positive transformations in self-image. It can also reflect spending time with the wrong groups of people who engender lower self-esteem.

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco

lucky numbers: 04-13-35-40-46-47

black, a: a feared evil wil be diminished by your staunch principles.

feeding a: a friendship wil fail you, but love wil not.

hearing the noise of a: harsh criticism for an innocent gesture.

killing a: business affairs need care, beauty, grace and dignity.

many, together: good health and revelation of a mystery.

of a: there is grace above, and power beneath the surface.

song, singing your: your old position won’t miss you.

water, on: material contentment, grace, beauty.

white, a: riches and a faithful discharge of duties.

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |

Swan | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Swan

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Swan’s Meat

Eating swan’s meat in a dream means benefits drawn from pious and religious people. (Also see Dusk; Meat)... swan’s meat dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation