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

Wolf Dream Meaning: From 34 Different Sources

(1) A wolf may symbolize all that you are afraid of in yourself, particularly what you see as ‘animal’, aggressive and destructive. Probably your fear is irrational and stems from a traumatic childhood experience (e.g. a desire for the parent of the opposite sex and resultant fear of punishment). This werewolf anxiety is a fairly common ingredient in literature: Hesse’s Steppenwolf is an example.

It is nearly always a consequence of repressed instinct, usually sexual. See also Introduction, page 43.

(2) In a woman’s dream it may symbolize male sexuality seen as threatening. Perhaps the dreamer needs to come to terms with her own sexuality. (This is probably the point of the original Red Riding Hood story; see Animal(s), section (6).)

(3) It may symbolize your unconscious, seen as something frightening. See also Animal(s)) It is just possible that the Christian symbolism of wolf as a devil, lamb(s) as Christian(s.) has found its way into your dream. In that case the dream may express a fear of losing your innocence (moral or sexual) or your sense of meaning and purpose in life, your belief system or convictions.

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd

Although the wolf can depict our sense that ‘things’ are out to get us, the wolf is often just fear. Fear is one of our insiinctive reactions to situations, so is depicted by an animal. We may find ourselves a pnsoner of such feelings, as Anna in the following example: ‘I was in a caravan in the middle of a field and in this field was a large black wolf. Every time I tried to run from the caravan to the edge of the field, the wolf chased me back, so I was a prisoner in the caravan. It all sounds so simple now, but at the time I was truly ternfied.’

This next example from Oliver, a boy of six, illustrates how such fears can be met with a little courage.

It is a dream which recurred several times, so his descnption is of a series of dreams: ‘1 am in my bed in my own room and I hear what I know to be a wolf wearing the son of clogs worn in Lanca­shire. He (the wolf) gets to a certain point, there is a bang, and I wake terrified. My mother’s reassurances do not help. Each night he gets a bit nearer before my panicky awakening.

The night comes when I know he will reach me. Sure enough he arrives, and the bedroom door—in my dream—is flung wide open with a tremendous bang. There is no one there. I never dreamt it again.’ Idioms: wolf at the door, wolf in sheep’s clothing; cry wolf, throw to the wolves.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp

Wandenng the edge of the forest, the wolf protects its domain.

The appearance of a wolf in a dream may be to offer its keen senses to protect one’s individual boundari ;s.

A wolf may offer some self-defense to the dreamer whose psychic boundaries are too fuzzy.

The wolf may also speak to your untamed nature. On the other hand, it may point to someone who is like the wolf in “Little Red Riding Hood,” ready to deceive and devour a woman who trusts too much.

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green

Symbolic of a vicious person or a spiritual enemy, Ezek. 22:27, Matt. 10:16

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe

One of the most powerful totems associated with the feminine principle, the wolf is a pack animal that is most active at night. This nocturnal behavior connects the wolf symbolically with the shadow and your ability to maneuver in the darker territories of your nature.

The wolf’s strong association with the moon also cements the relationship between the wolf as a symbol and the moon’s connection to cycles, changeability, and all things that relate to the movement of the unconscious mind. When the wolf appears in a dream, you are being guided by very strong forces that know their way around the darker recesses of the psyche.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox

See Animals Metaphors.

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model | Vincent Wienand

One who appears innocent, but will devour by flattery and deceptive kindness; see “perverted”

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

Dreaming of wolves may indicate that we are feeling or being threatened. This may be by a single predatory individual or by a pack of like-minded people.

The she-wolf can be taken to represent the hussy, the unrestrained feminine, but also the carer for orphans and rejected young.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

See animals

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

To dream of a wolf is a representation of pride, self-confidence, mystery, solitude, and beauty. It indicates that you are able to control yourself in many situations and are able to conform with grace and ease.

The wolf indicates your solitary nature. It may also symbolize aggression, hostility, and a reflection of a situation or force in your waking life that you are powerless against.

A white wolf represents victory and valor and indicates your ability to see the light at the end of the tunnel no matter how dire the situation.

To see yourself killing a wolf in your dreams is an indication that you have been betrayed and your secrets have been revealed.

Dream Symbols and Analysis | DreamForth

The wolf is another symbol that may be regarded as either good or evil.

The fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood represents the onset of sexual maturity in young women, and the wolf represents the seductive “evil” male who tries to eliminate the protection of the wise old woman, Grandma.

The honorable “good” male figure of the woodcutter values the feminine principle by protecting Red with his strength.

The Native American values the wolf as a serene, majestic teacher, guide, and source of sacred wisdom. Some tribes relate the feminine lunar aspect of life to the wolf, while other tribal groups consider the wolf a strong warrior symbol for the male. Unless other dream elements point to a “big bad wolf ” interpretation, this dream symbol may well represent “good medicine.”

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

Vision: In mens dreams, the wolf indicates difficulties in controlling his sex drive; he may he out of control. Seeing a wolf: a warning of false friends.

A wolf attacking: a well-known person will make a lot of trouble.

Depth Psychology: The wolf indicates that the dreamer is fighting his sexual urges. This animal is primarily guided by instincts, cravings, and aggression (see Predator), and the human, emotional side of you should be safe from it (see .Animals). Learn to control these instinctive urges. This is an important dream. See Aggression.

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda

Mysterious and elusive, the wolf knows how to survive in the wild. If you find one in your dreams, then you too have those sharp instincts. You’re resilient and resourceful when you need to be. If the wolf stands on his own, then it’s a sign that you also need to find your feet and spend some time in quiet contemplation before acting. If he’s with his pack, then it’s time to run with your own tribe. Get together with family and friends and make an effort to be sociable.

Dreams Interpretations Hidden Meanings Symbols | Alison Davies

Symbolizes strength and independence.

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland

(Thief; Trifler; Womanizer; Year) In a dream, a wolf represents a fierce enemy, an unrelenting thief, or a liar.

If one sees a wolf entering his house in a dream, it means that a thief will burglarize his house and that he will chase and capture him.

If one sees himself raising a wolfs cub in a dream, it means that he will raise an abandoned child of a thief who upon growing up will bring that family much pain, suffering, divisiveness and loss of property. Seeing a wolf in a dream also could represent false allegations one may fabricate to assault an innocent person. Ifone sees a wolfturning into a steer in the dream, it means that a boy who is used to stealing will repent for his sin, turn to honesty, trustworthiness and grow to become a good and a generous person. Seeing a wolf in a dream also means receiving praises from one’s superior at work, or it could represent profits from one’s job.

If a wolf chases someone in a dream, it means that the person will see happiness, or it could mean his martyrdom.

A wolf in a dream also represents the days of the year, or it could mean the four seasons.

If one turns into a gentle lamblike wolf in a dream, it means that he is a thief who will repent for his sin. Ifone turns into a wolf in a dream, it means that he will earn personal joy and happiness. Wolfs milk in a dream represents fear, stress, or forfeiture of a project.

A wolf in a dream also represents a tyrant, a weak thief, or a liar.

A clash with a wolf in a dream means a clash with a rival.

If a wolf and a dog make a pact of friendship in a dream, it means that one will witness hypocrisy and deceit.

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin

It either symbolises a tyrant ruler or a thief who swear false oaths. It may even be the observer’s opponent who will swear false oaths when he will contest him or have an argument with him.

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin

The male wolf is universally accepted as an image of Man, with reckless aggression and problems in sexual restraint. Considered a cunning, malicious predator, the concept of the wolf implies greed and hunger and, in that sense, physical urges and dissatisfaction. See Greed.

The wolf often symbolizes the shadow of male sexuality. Be glad to have had such a strong dream. You are powerful; you do not need to kill the wolf, hut you can dance with him.

In Steppenwolfy by Herman Hesse, the wolf becomes a symbol for the lonely seeker (and sufferer). Here it is not so much a reference to the meanness of the wolf, but rather the lonely search for the meaning of life.

In Christianity, the wolf is compared to the false prophet and heretic.

According to Jung, the wolf is wilder than the Lion and the Dog. Between 1910 and 1914, Sigmund Freud treated a patient who later would become famous as the “Wolfman.” As a small child this patient suffered from terrifying dreams about wolves, which was the reason why Freud gave him this name.

The earliest memories this man had about his nightmares involved six or seven White wolves that were sitting in a hazelnut tree in front of his window, and he was sure they had come to devour him. Freud here makes reference to two fairy tales: “Little Red Riding Hood” and “The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats.” In addition, Freud sees the wolf as a father substitute. As a young boy, the patient had observed his parents having intercourse from behind, and according to Freud, the patient transferred his repressed desire for sexual gratification by his father to a fear of wolves.

The female wolf symbolizes the nurturing power of nature, like Romulus and Remus, who were both nursed by a wolf. This is also the essence of the fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood,” where the wolf is not only devouring Grandmother but he is Grandmother—the great mother symbol of wild nature.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar

Wolves in dreams represent teachers, guides and the male influence.

If you dream of taming a wolf, or being a wolf yourself, good physical health and new adventures are in your future.

If you are chased by a wolf, you may be uncomfortable around a male in your life, or it may be your own, highly feminine side that you are not at ease with.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

Wolves in dreams represent teachers, guides and the male influence.

If you dream of taming a wolf, or being a wolf yourself, good physical health and new adventures are in your future.

If you are chased by a wolf, you may be uncomfortable around a male in your life, or it may be your own, highly feminine side that you are not at ease with.

To dream of hearing a wolf howling, symbolizes feelings of loneliness or solitude.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean


(To kill) success; (To pursue) dangers overcome; (Pursued by) danger.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous

1. Someone beautiful but vicious.

2. The need for others, so one becomes part of a group.

3. Hated by some.

4. Someone who is devious.

5. Someone who is romantically very active.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

To dream about a wolf warns of unprincipled friends who are really enemies. See Animals.

Psycho Dream Interpretation | Ella Freeman Sharpe

Dreams of a wolf signify that you are finding your true path as you are connecting with your feelings of fidelity, loyalty, strength, psychic power, and protectiveness over your family and loved ones, while maintaining your autonomy and individuality. This auspicious dream signifies that it is time to claim your authority, step into your power and transition from student to teacher. Consider that in order to do this you may need to claim some alone time and reconnect with the cycles of the moon. See Moon and Animal.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

see Animals

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball

To dream of a wolf, shows that you have a thieving person in your employ, who will also betray secrets.

To kill one, denotes that you will defeat sly enemies who seek to overshadow you with disgrace.

To hear the howl of a wolf, discovers to you a secret alliance to defeat you in honest competition.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller

It is associated with ferocity and cruelty. The presence of a wolf in dreams is a warning that you should distrust those around you, since someone could betray you. The wolf may also symbolize those tendencies you fear in yourself, such as aggressiveness and sexual desire.

If a pack of wolves threatens or attacks you, it is an indication that your repressed instincts and emotions are trying to come to light.

In the story Little Red Riding Hood, the wolf represents the cruelest part of man and the fear of sexual contact. In olden days, this story was told by mothers to their daughters to warn them of the danger of premarital sex.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

If you dream of one or more wolves.

It is a sign that someone is trying to jeopardize your position.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

This animal is, as expected, a symbol of hard times or financial embarrassment, so pull in your belt, unless you managed, in your dream, to kill it or drive it away, in which case it predicts success in spite of all obstacles.

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



Being proactive.

Loyalty or steadfastness.

Family, connection, or mutual support.

Wildness or freedom.

Spirit, essence, or spirituality.

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: Animal; Dog; Coyote

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman

Ravenous desires, unfulfilled appetites; sly, sneaky. Attacks peace of mind and well being. Fill up from within; honor own selfhood.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards

Dreaming of a wolf suggests that the dreamer may be feeling threatened by other people, or may be vulnerable in some situation. The wolf, as suggested by fairy stories like Red Riding Hood, also represents the female fear of powerful male sexuality, and yet might also figure in female sexual fantasies. Wolves are also symbols of repressed sexuality and anger.

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung

See Lion, Fox, etc.

The Fabric of Dream | Katherine Taylor Craig

(see Animals, Lycanthropy)

Tilings that you fear about yourself, a situation, or others, and have been unwilling to face directly.

Some type of obscured threat (e.g., the “wolf in sheep’s clothing”). In Freudian analysis, this threat is construed as sexual intimacy.

The loss of innocence and naive outlooks.

In fables, the emblem of evil craftiness that threatens to devour all goodness.

AJchemically, a symbol of duality; the light and dark aspects of all things.

Howling at the moon: Discovering and announcing a secret alliance or treacherous plan. Alternatively, acknowledging the lunar / feminine aspect of self.

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco

lucky numbers: 04-08-35-44-45-48

being attacked by a: secret enemies seek your destruction.

chased by a: friends save you from scandal.

frightened by a: are so anxious that you wil be robbed by thieves, that you wil be.

catching a: abundance of money.

dead, a: are confronted with insurmountable obstacles.

head of a: honor and an obscure success are imminent.

killing a: wil have dealings with smart and treacherous enemies.

pack of, following you: your game is wel played with your sharp scheming.

running, a: the majestic guide to the source of sacred wisdom.

several: employees are abusing your trust.

trained, a: wil be kissed often; your love is badly placed.

two, playing together: have false friends who wait for you to let down your guard.

with small cubs: disappointment and an end to love.

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |

A Wolf | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Wolf

18 dream symbols found for this dream.

Drinking Wolf Milk

the one who drinks the milk will attain much goodness in that if he is in grief he will soon find relief and if he is a destitute he will become rich. ... drinking wolf milk dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Hog-like Wolf

(See Hyena)... hog-like wolf dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Lone Wolf

Symbolic of an outsider or a person who wants to do everything alone ... lone wolf dream meaning

Christian Dream Symbols

Vampire / Bat / Werewolf

The most obvious image of a vampire is of a creature that is dead and sucks the blood of the living, rising from the grave at night to do so—then sleeping all day in a most inhuman-like fashion. Your blood is your life force, it carries with it everything you need to survive; if your blood drains away, you become weak and die. Vampires are therefore the parasites of the supernatural realm; they share a world with ghouls (creatures that prey on the dead), and the succubi and incubi that take on human form to have sex with sleeping people. In the past, when the Catholic Church was a little more superstitious, they blamed a person’s apparently sudden sexual awareness on these sexual interlopers of the night. Vampires are often repelled by simple, natural things like daylight; they are also turned away by religious symbols in mythology. Dreaming of these parasitic creatures can signify a number of things: that a part of your existence is having the life sucked out of it, that you need to take a closer look at the more tiresome aspects of your life and dispel the worries connected with them or that you need to employ some kind of self-protection or preservation. It may be that your partner is holding you back, or that your mother is trying to control every aspect of your life so that your energy is being drained away. It is also possible, but rare, that you are the one behaving in a parasitic manner and are subconsciously quite disturbed by it. Alternatively, to dream of seeing a vampire may indicate that you are feeling seductive, powerful and very sensual. Werewolves and bats, like vampires, come out at night to suck people’s blood; just as vampires go through a metamorphosis to become bats, so too werewolves undergo a transformation from human beings during the full moon. It is thought that these creatures in your dream mean that there is something going on in your life that is awkward and difficult to deal with. To dream of a werewolf may also suggest that some part of your life is not what it seems. Both vampires and werewolves have been regarded as symbols of dark forces since medieval times. Both drain their victims of their vital essence. To imagine one or other of these creatures in your dream should be taken as a warning to distance yourself from someone in waking life who doesn’t have your best interests at heart. It could also refer to some activity or habit that is having a negative effect on you. Bear in mind that while werewolves are believed to have a particular preference for young women (suggesting dangerous sexual predators), vampires, their fanged fellow fiends of the night, are opportunistic killers who take their sustenance from any kind of human blood, be it a man’s, woman’s or child’s. So if you had a dream in which someone you know came too close for comfort before baring a set of needle sharp fangs, your dream may be alerting you to someone who is feeding off your energy, or else sponging off your fiancé and thriving at your expense. ... vampire / bat / werewolf dream meaning

The Element Encyclopedia


See “wolf”... werewolf dream meaning

Dream Dictionary Unlimited


1. Some part of the dreamer has extreme hostility buried within him/her. 2. One has hidden a strong sexual component. ... werewolf dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary


Symbolic of people whose actions and attitudes can turn them into a monster. A werewolf can also be a spiritual enemy ... werewolf dream meaning

Christian Dream Symbols


A werewolf is a creature that does not exist in the physical world. He is symbolic of a man that turns into a monster, a normal person that transforms into a bloodthirsty animal. The werewolf may represents something in your life or in your own personality. When interpreting this dream, consider internal and external factors that generally seem normal but have a tendency to transform into undesirable, hurtful, or dangerous concerns in your life. ... werewolf dream meaning

The Bedside Dream Dictionary


See vampire; animals. ... werewolf dream meaning

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences


see Sinister Animals in Animals... werewolf dream meaning

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary


(see Lycanthropy, Monsters, Wolf)... werewolf dream meaning

The Language of Dreams


Dreams of a werewolf signify your connection and integration with your animal instincts, and that you have been perhaps overindulging in your base needs and desires. This dream might also be showing you that you have been predatorial and/or that you have been taking without reciprocation. See Vampire and Animal. ... werewolf dream meaning

Strangest Dream Explanations


See sinister animals and transformation of animals in this section. ... werewolf dream meaning

Dream Meanings of Versatile


See sinister animals in animals... werewolf dream meaning

Dream Meanings of Versatile


To see a werewolf in your dream, indicates that something in your life is not what it seems. If you dream that you are a werewolf, it suggests that some aspects of your personality are hurtful to your own well-being. You may be headed down an undesirable path. ... werewolf dream meaning

My Dream Interpretation


Aggression, anger, fear; lower or animal urges within self. See Monster. ... werewolf dream meaning

The Dream Books Symbols


The beast lives within all human beings, but when bit by the werewolf, the beast unleashes the shadow in relationship to the cycle of the moon. The moon represents all that is unconscious, and when it is full, we are able to see more of what is usually hidden. The werewolf is one of the most powerful symbols of the dark parts of human nature that must be faced when looking at the unknown. ... werewolf dream meaning

Complete Dictionary of Dreams


A mood or personality shift (or frequent ones). A feeling or fear of losing control, aggression, or attack. Wildness or chaos.

See also: Monster; Mythological Character... werewolf dream meaning

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary