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Crocodiles are amphibious animals, reptiles of significant size (some, like the Cuban crocodile can reach eight meters in length), which many people fear with more or less reason.
This is a fascinating animal, which is certainly involved in the myth of the dragons, a fierce, unpredictable, primitive and wild being. It is no coincidence that the Egyptian culture saw the crocodile as a tribute to Seth, the frightening god of storms and war, when a plague or a disaster was foreshadowed.
You may dream about crocodiles, although it does not happen very often. We all know very well their appearance (which differs from caimans in having longer and pointier snouts) thanks to the Pop culture of film and television. In fact, who has not ever seen a documentary about crocodiles?
Dreaming about crocodiles is our mind’s way to tell us about the potential within ourselves, which is sometimes hidden. Also, there is strength as well as a desire for freedom.
Likewise, dreaming about crocodiles can be a sign of our ability to avoid danger almost unconsciously. For example, when we get away from a person who gives bad advice and influences us in a negative way.
As an animal eater (and even a man-eater), the crocodile can also express a certain dark attitude, our other side, which we decide to hide from the others as a precaution; that aspect of ourselves which we do not particularly like, because it is an aggressive attitude (and even a persistent one).
As it is a creature that can live in water as well as on land, the crocodile is also a symbol of complementary worlds, as the Dream Dictionary points out, of different areas, such as the conscious and unconscious mind, the emotional and the rational, or faith and science.
Perhaps, dreaming about crocodiles is our psyche’s way to tell us that something within us will come to light, that we will create a new conscience for ourselves, a new pair of sunglasses that will help us see the world from a different perspective.
Generally speaking, we have already explained what it means to dream about crocodiles. However, the Dream Dictionary has many variations about it, since Morpheus can send you different messages while you are dreaming depending on the appearance of the animal and the way you interact with it.
This is not pleasant for anyone, and least of all for those who suffer from herpetophobia, which is the irrational fear of crocodiles. If you dream about being followed by one of these reptiles, this is a sign that you refuse to accept some negative aspects of your personality.
This is even worse than the previous one! This dream warns you against an immediate threat, which you should protect yourself from.
If you do not dream about one, but many of these oviparous animals, beware of the people around you, because they might be conspiring against you.
Dreaming about being chased by a crocodile inside a house predicts that you may have serious problems which will be difficult to get rid of.
Have you lately experienced some significant changes (for worse) in your life? Then, this dream is your subconscious’s way to tell you that you will soon get back what you have lost, even the control over your own life.
In this case, there is a clear message that you are surrounded by lies and hypocrisy. This is a warning for you to act accordingly, but also so you know that your immediate future plans will not be affected by this betrayal.
This is certainly any animal-rights activist’s nightmare. However, according to the Dream Dictionary, if you dream about objects made from crocodile skin, such as a wallet or a pair of boots, it means that you are someone’s guardian angel, his or her protective spirit.
In your dreams, you can feel threatened by one of these animals, just as you can capture and kill it. If this is what you have dreamt about, then it is a sign of triumph, especially over your enemies (if you have any).
As we have analysed the presence of crocodiles in dreams, it can be said that in general the people around you are very important for its meanings. So, you should be careful when it comes to your colleagues, since some of them might be able to stab you in the back.
In this context, we must highlight the famous phrase “crocodile tears”, which means that someone is showing a false display of sorrow or grief, since they only pretend to be sorry for a certain purpose (achieving a goal, causing someone’s pity, etc.).
This is something that the Dream Dictionary suggests when it points out that the crocodile predicts the betrayal of people around you, since some of them seem to support you and your projects, but then, privately, they try to make you fail.
Finally, it must be pointed out that the betrayal and disloyalty can come from your friend, but also from your partner, or a business associate; mainly, from someone who has power over you.