The meaning of Devour in dream | Dream interpretation
1- When we dream of being eaten we are facing our fear of losing our sense of identity; of being consumed by something such as an obsession, an overwhelming emotion or drive, or of having to deal with something we cannot control.
2- If we ourselves are devouring something we may need to consider the way we nurture ourselves.
3- Clearing evil or taking in good is symbolised as devouring it. Kali, as the keeper of the graveyard, symbolises this as do the devouring Gods.
It is a way of returning to source.
Dreams of being devoured are about feeling overwhelmed or being overpowered by another’s will.
If you dream of devouring something or someone, you are taking its energy, seeking superiority and dominion over it. Your dream is giving you the message that without mutuality or equality, you will ultimately find yourself unbalanced and disempowerd. See Eat.
Being eaten in a dream can reflect our feelings of being “eaten up” by someone or by the demands of our lives.
If we are the devourer, then it can indicate that we are hungering for something, or that we are possessive. Being swallowed whole by a large creature is a widespread shamanic motif for personal transformation (e.g., Jonah and the whale). (See also Eating, Hunger).
Clearing evil or decay, or taking in good, is symbolized as devouring it – that is, eating it greedily. Kali, the hindu mother goddess, as the keeper of the graveyard, demonstrates this, as do the devouring gods such as dionysus. Such clearing is a way of returning to source and receiving spiritual upliftment. Shamanic belief puts forward the theory that we take on the power of that which we eat. We are not allowed to eat our own totem animal, however.
Psychological / emotional perspective: If we ourselves are devouring something in a dream we may need to consider the way we nurture ourselves. We perhaps are not paying attention or giving enough respect to what we are doing.
Material aspects: When we dream of being devoured we are facing our fear of losing our sense of identity; of being consumed by something such as an obsession, an overwhelming emotion or drive, or of having to deal with something we cannot control.
A warning given in order that one not become the prey
Being eaten by dogs’or creatures: losing our sense of identity, or what we think or want, in meeting other people’s will, anger or ideas; being ‘consumed’ by fear, emotion or a drive; fear of death. Swallowed by large creature or fish, opening to awareness of unconscious content. Devouring: being possessive; hungering for something. -