When we dream, we are unlocking signs and symbols from our inner subconscious. We can interpret these signs within our dreams in order to understand our fears, desires, anxieties and inner feelings.
For many people, the things that they see or experience in their dreams can represent issues or situations in their waking lives, that need to be addressed.
By suppressing these issues, your subconscious naturally tends to bring them to light when you are sleeping, which can result in fantastical, interesting dreams that we need to decode.
In dreams, you may even come across various different animals, from horses to tigers, or even crocodiles. Crocodiles, as strange as you may think, are a common symbol that many people may see in their dreams at some point during their lives.
We are here to uncover what this creature may mean for you.
Dreaming of crocodiles?
Crocodiles are large, semi-aquatic predatory reptiles that live in areas throughout the tropics. Although they seem slow on land, crocodiles are not to be underestimated, and can attack and kill in just a short snap of the jaws.
Crocodiles tend to live in swampy, aquatic areas, or locations where there may be a lot of tall grass and greenery that they can hide within before attacking. Despite many being kept in captivity, these animals are very aggressive, and highly dangerous.
A crocodile can be a very terrifying creature, and even more so if it turns up within your dreams. However, what this means for you will depend on the context in which you are seeing the crocodile.
For some people, crocodiles are a much more common occurrence, depending on where they live, or if they see many closeby. Whereas, for others, a crocodile may be seen as a more fearful creature, lurking in the shadows waiting to attack. What dreaming of crocodiles means for you, depends on the nature of the dream itself.
Dreaming of Swimming with Crocodiles
If you dream that you are swimming with crocodiles, then what this means depends on the context in which this is taking place. If you are swimming peacefully with crocodiles, then this can symbolize your calm state of mind, or how at one you are with nature.
If you and the crocodiles are at peace, then this can convey your wisdom, intelligence, and mental strength. Being linked to nature can also stem from the idea of Mother Nature, which can link to fertility and feminine power.
On the other hand, if you are swimming with crocodiles and you are in danger, then this could be a sign of an overwhelming trouble that is lingering around you. You may be feeling anxious or unnerved by something that you deem inevitable, or out of your control in your waking life.
Dreaming of Being Chased by Crocodiles
Most people who dream of a crocodile can safely say that it is a terrifying and anxious experience. Crocodiles can often appear in a dream, out of nowhere, with large glistening teeth and snake-like eyes and fast movements.
If you dream of being chased by a crocodile, then this may be a symbol of some fear that is overpowering you at the moment. You may feel powerless, and afraid to confront the issue that is lurking in your waking life, or it may be starting to catch up with you.
If you feel scared or dream of a crocodile chasing you down, then it may be time to confront your fears and face up to the predatory force that is chasing you. You may have to think about rectifying an issue that is bothering you in your waking life, to beat the crocodile.
Dreaming of Killing a Crocodile
If, in your dream, you kill a crocodile, then this is very symbolic. This can mean that you are overcoming a fear, or you are taking matters into your own hands.
Crocodiles are usually predators, and you are the prey, so this role reversal where you are the hunter can symbolize your inner strength, power and authority over the creature.
If you dream of killing a crocodile, then this can also signify your willingness to survive, and the lengths you will go to, in order to succeed in life. Killing a crocodile within a dream is also a symbol of good luck, and good fortune, which means that good things may be coming your way.
Dreaming of Being Attacked by a Crocodile
If you dream that you are being attacked or that you may have been bitten by a crocodile, then this can signify that there is something that is seeking to attack you. You may be feeling that there is someone in your vicinity that seeks to hurt or betray you in some way.
This could be a close friend, colleague or family member that you do not completely trust. After being bitten by the crocodile in your dream, this may be a reminder that you should keep your guard up, and be wary of those who wish to harm you.
Dreaming of a Calm Crocodile
The image of the crocodile is a complex one. Crocodiles as creatures are very dangerous, unnerving and predatory.
However, they are also very intelligent creatures, and highly adaptable to their environment. This has meant that the crocodile has been able to survive and evolve since the age of then dinosaurs, and is still prevalent today.
Therefore, if you dream of a calm crocodile, sitting peacefully at the edge of a lake or swamp, then this may signify how at peace you are with your life.
You, yourself could be the crocodile, minding your own business, navigating your way through nature, able to tackle any obstacles that may come your way with ease.