The alligator and crocodiles have seen you long before you have noticed its presence. Sometimes you might get away, and other times it might be too late. So what makes crocodiles such a dangerous force in our dreams?
Whenever the dreamer spots these cold blooded creatures lurking in the waters they emerge as a warning or potential threat that you might encounter. Though sometimes this so called perceived threat actually belongs to the dreamers unconscious fears, hidden danger, anxieties that waits to attack them unexpectedly. So how do you tell the difference between an actual threat or a malicious person who is out to get you? Well your dream will provide you will enough clues to point you in the right direction.
Depending the context of how these reptiles emerge will determine if this threat is under control, or this is something you will be consumed by. Remember despite how scary this dream it becomes a warning for you to pay attention to something dangerous that lurks in your field of awareness.
Alligators And Crocodiles Dreams
Alligators and Crocodiles are interchangeable in dreams, meaning they both possess ruthless characteristics with minor differences between them.
What we do know is that these are images of dangerous behaviors, instincts or uncontrollable urges that remains outside out field of awareness to the dreamer. Its connection to a swamp or murky waters tells us that this is hinting at targeting the emotional state of the dreamer.
The main objective would be for the dreamer to find this unconscious threat to make it conscious to they can protect themselves.
Alternatively, these so called threats might in fact belong to the shadow side of the dreamer – that dark side of the personality that is hidden. Often times you might even dream of a crocodile eating someone that could reflect these traits – or – reflects a situation where someone is taken down.
Crocodile Chasing In Dream
Usually when we are being chased or running away in our dreams implies this is problem that you are avoiding. But why an alligator? The image becomes a metaphoric clue relating to a powerful and destructive force that has the ability to pull you down into the waters (emotions). What can this be exactly? Think of anything that has this control over you? Think of relationships, aggressive people, family members or even friends.
Remember when dirty stagnant waters emerge in our dreams it directs the dreamer over to unclear emotional states, or something negatively dwelling in dangerous territory. The dreamer must kill the crocodile in order to gain back control in their lives. By killing the crocodile in your dream implies that this unconscious threats has not only been identified but removed.
Invisible Danger Lurking
Alligators and crocodiles are notoriously known for lurking near the land, patiently waiting for their prey to come to them. Their stalking abilities can mirror malicious people or sociopaths that are wanting to drag you down, relating friends, work, family members, or people you are involved with emotionally.
Sociopaths to seduce and ingratiate themselves with the people around them for their own gain or for their own entertainment. Once they sink their teeth into you it would be hard to get out of there grip. They might be openly violent and aggressive with little or no regard for who they take down.
They prey on the weak and vulnerable, spotting your agreeable nature as it waits to pounce. The eyes of a reptile are as cold that show a lack of emotion just as you would notice in sociopaths. Eyes are the gateway to the soul.
The Shadow: Our Dark Side
Alternately, the cunning and vicious nature of alligators or crocodiles could just simply be you. According to Carl Jung’s analytic psychology, the shadow archetype represents “SHADOW SIDE” of your personality.
Stored in the unconscious lives your repressed ideas, idiosyncrasies, instincts and weaknesses. If your impulses are causing destruction to you and others then you would need to do ‘SHADOW WORK’ to integrate these qualities.
You will need to integrate these hidden aspects about yourself and make them conscious. Knowing that all humans possess these traits bringing them to the light can pull you out of darkness.
- Social anxiety
- Sexual deviancy
Benefits Of Alligator Dreams
Despite how scary these dreams appear they also hold much significance to them. They are messages from our unconsciousness to either warn us of danger, shows us our deep rooted fears; or aspects about ourselves we are unfamiliar with.
You can use the symbol of these reptiles to sharpen your skills, become less agreeable or learn to control your shadow qualities. They encourage us to explore the deep murky waters of the unknown aspects of our emotions. Once you are able to bring these dark aspects towards the light they are no longer a threat.
Types Of Crocodile Dreams
Bites or being bitten on the hand represents someone who you may have helped that has attacked you. Legs would suggests your progress in life to move forward.
Noticing others being attacked might point out the dangers that surround them and you are aware. If you notice an crocodile attacking an animal it relates to instincts are under threat. If a cat was being attacked it might be connected with the feminine instincts, whereas a dog relates to your natural instincts.
If you noticed someone being eaten by a crocodile can direct your attention to who might be vulnerable in life. The location of the attack and qualities that the person mimics gives you a clue on who it might be.
If you notice a child being eaten it could be connected to your inner child in danger. Metaphorically gripped by a lethal force that was connected to your past. A need for inner child work.
Baby Reptiles Egg Dreams
Dreaming of a baby crocodile or an alligator suggests that this threat could develop into something more sinister if its not controlled. These threats bring us closer to our own behaviour or the others around us.
Eggs as dream symbol can be negative or positive depending the type of eggs. Due to the serious nature of these reptiles seeing eggs might be an indication of something dangerous will be born (metaphorically). These can be people, ideas or behaviors.
Sobek an Egyptian deity who was the god of strength and power. He was also known as the protector of the Nile river. His ferocious attributes led Sobek to become a patron of the Egyptian army, a defender of the Pharaoh, and the people of Egypt. Sobek was connected with pharaonic power, fertility, and military prowess, but served additionally as a protective deity with apotropaic qualities.