Dinosaur Dream Meanings

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Dinosaur Dream Meaning: From 16 Different Sources

Exploring dreams is like uncovering different strata of human psychological history, history we all share.

The di­nosaur represents our very basic urges of life such as fear, reproduction and survival; this does not make these brutal’— they are fundamental and necessary in today’s life. Because these aspects of ourself are so old, and have survived so long, there is often great wisdom in them to be made conscious.

Dream Source: A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Author: Tony Crisp
Our personality is a young new thing. It grows throughout our life, but its roots reach into the processes of life and consciousness active in our own being which are as ancient as life on this planet. Life on the planet is also only an extension of processes active in the cosmos. So in dreams we often sense this pnmordial past out of which our present self has grown, and frequently depict this meeting as a prehistoric animal.
Dream Source: A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Author: Tony Crisp
Dinosaurs take you into prehistoric experiences and reflect the imprint of your history on the psyche.

The dinosaurs’ power lingers even after they have become extinct. In other words, a dinosaur may come to represent an old idea, belief, or pattern that still hugely influences you. Even though it may be outmoded or archaic, you may still be clinging to that which thwarts your evolution and growth.

Dream Source: Ariadne's Book of Dream
Author: Ariadne Green
Dinosaur bones symbolize things in your life that have been planted and forgotten that will be valuable when uncovered at a later time
Dream Source: Christian Dream Symbols
Author: Tyler Wolfe
In a dream, any creature can symbolize the animal self.

As a long-extinct creature, a dinosaur can represent the sense that, at some level, we are the products of a very ancient process.

Dream Source: Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Author: James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver
Frequently the “great” parent or parents, ancestors, etc. Memories from childhood situations, because, from the perspective of small children, their parents seem very large.

The image points to inherited or early childhood experiences. In the end it is also a fascination with all that is huge and monumental; you either desire to be in command, or you’re in love with your own status.

Dream Source: Little Giant Encyclopedia
Author: Klaus Vollmar
In dreams, dinosaurs represent something from your past or a personal characteristic that changed and you no longer use.

If you dream of being attacked by a dinosaur, you are struggling to change and become a different kind of person.

If you escape the dinosaur, you will be successful in being seen differently by peers.

Dream Source: My Dream Interpretation
Author: myjellybean
Dreams of a dinosaur symbolize outdated systems and prehistoric ways of thinking. This dream is a symbol that it is time to change your obsolete and clumsy ways of doing things and take the risk of trying something new.
Dream Source: Strangest Dream Explanations
Author: Dream Explanations - Anonymous
also see Prehistoric

1- When we dream of monsters or prehistoric animals we arc touching into very basic images which have the power to frighten and amaze us. Because thev are considered to be so large, we need to be aware of whether it is their size or their power which is frightening. Urges as basic as this can threaten our existence, by either their size or power.

2- We are in touch with an archaic or outmoded part of ourselves. Remembering that the dinosaur is extinct, and that for most people they are perceived as fossils, such a dream can recognise the part of ourselves that has become set in stone.

3- We all have within us a chaotic past which has been a huge part of our lives. Spiritual progress dictates that we understand that this part can be changed and our present selves can grow from that ability to change. Old standards have to break down.

Dream Source: Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Author: Pamela Ball
It is a symbol of archaic things, stagnation, and immobility. Maybe it’s time to change attitudes, to renew yourself and to better adapt to the circumstances around you in real.
Dream Source: The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Author: Martha Clarke
A large or overwhelming presence.

Basic or primitive, or the idea of “back to basics.” Something or someone from the past (perhaps gone now).

Something that’s outdated.

Finding value in the past or learning from your past.

Something that seems mythical or unattainable.

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; Lizard; Bird; Depleted

Dream Source: The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
Author: Nancy Wagaman
Ancient part of self; can be used creatively or destructively.
Dream Source: The Dream Books Symbols
Author: Betty Bethards
The dinosaur indicates the most primitive, unsocialized, basic urges of human nature such as fear, reproduction, and survival. Such instincts are still alive within us and need to be integrated otherwise they remain in a primitive form, perhaps in conflict with our personality. To dream of dinosaurs could also indicate some aspect of our personality or approach to life that is outdated and no longer needed for survival.
Dream Source: The Element Encyclopedia
Author: Theresa Cheung
lucky numbers: 10-16-21-29-41-43

being chased by a: are driven by a compulsion to accomplish something.

several: col ectively imposed discipline on an ancient part of yourself.

who catches you: are limitations to your acceptance of society’s rules.

wounds: punishment for a destruction not accomplished.

1 dream interpretation about dinosaur related.


Dinosaurs are always fascinating, sometimes lovable, mostly dangerous, and they are alive only in our imaginations. Consider all of the details of the dream and try to tie these ideas to some aspect of your life.

The dinosaur, whether you have given it a positive or negative connotation, represents something from your past or an aspect of your personality that you have altered over time. Dinosaurs may represent old issues that have not been properly addressed and that continue to have the power to effect your life in the present.... dinosaurs dream meaning