The meaning of Hippopotamus in dream | Dream interpretation

A dream about a hippopotamus suggests the dreamer is suffering from feelings of inferiority. He or she is not satisfied about him or herself, both physically and mentally. These feelings do not always have a basis in reality but represent how the dreamer views him or herself. The hippopotamus is considered to be clumsy, ungainly and overweight, and the dreamer may also feel this way about themselves. Whether true or not in waking life, this inner feeling of being a loser will hold the dreamer back and prevent him or her succeeding in life. The dream implies that the image the dreamer has of themselves is a figment of their imagination.

If they could only shake it off and see themselves in a less critical light, they would feel much better about themselves and be able to attract success into their life. Dreams about hippos can also represent concerns about fertility and childbirth as the female hippopotamus represents the Egyptian Great Mother, Amenti, the goddess of childbirth.

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung

Emotional and physical weight; power through heaviness; lighten up.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards

This clumsy animal in its native habitat signifies a dangerous rival or hostile competitor; in captivity (or in a zoo) it forecasts a period of frus- tration or boredom which will require real initiative and energy to overcome.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett

In the Egyptian hieroglyphic system, this animal represents strength and vigor.

It is also associated with the idea of fertility.

If you see it submerged in dirty water or mud, the dream points to your lower passions and depraved impulses. These impulses do not give you any pleasure if you are ruled by them.

Announces strength, animal vigor, and fertility.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

Dreams of a hippopotamus are showing you that you have a wonderful balance between your masculine energy that can be dominating and intimidating and your feminine energy that can flow with the stream of life.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

Physical urges and emotional energies that have not yet been developed and are in need of differentiation. It could also mean encountering the massive and devouring energies of the unconscious, particularly physical urges and emotions.

The devouring mother or woman; the devouring unconscious, animalistic but also comic.

According to Jung, the monster, the evil, that wants to swallow you up.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar

Depth Psychology: Seeing a hippopotamus: while you present to the world a picture of authority (in behavior and appearance), deep down you feel that you are standing on “wobbly” legs. See Animals, Whale.

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda

A hippopotamus is a quiet creature with hidden strengths. Similarly, human beings have untapped potential, talents, and powers.

To dream of a hippopotamus pertains to revealing your strength and power.

Dream Symbols and Analysis | DreamForth

A mammal living in water and on land signifies the mediation between the elements of water, your emotions, the earth and your body. It may comment on a big emotional issue that has affected your health. With its huge body, a hippopotamus often comes to represent the undertaking of a big project in which you may have some mud to wade through before you can complete it.

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green

Hippopotamus | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Hippopotamus


To see a hippopotamus in your dream, symbolizes your hidden strengths. You have more power than you realize. This dream can also suggest satisfaction in projects, but frustration with family affairs.... My Dream Interpretation


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