1- Dreaming of mythical goddesses connects us with our archetypal images of femininity (see Archetypes). In a woman’s dream a goddess will clarify the connection through the unconscious that exists between all women and female creatures.
It is the sense of mystery, of a shared secret, which is such an intangible force within the woman’s psyche. In the waking state it is that which enables women to crcate a sisterhood or network among themselves in order to bring about a common aim.
To dream about goddesses therefore is to accept our right to initiation into this group. In a man’s dream the goddess figure signifies all that a man fears in the concept of female power. It usually also gives an insight into his earliest view of femininity through his experience of his mother.
2- There are many goddess figures in all cultures. There are those perceived as being destructive such as Kali, Bast and Lilith. and also beneficent ones such as Athena and Hermia.
The beneficent ones which women most closely relate to are given here: Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty, moves women to be both creative and procreativc. She governs a woman’s enjoyment of love and beauty. Artemis, who is the goddess of the moon, personifies the independent feminine spirit whose ultimate goal is achievement. She is often pictured as the hunter. Athena is goddess of wisdom and strategy. She is logical and self-assured and is ruled by her mental faculties rather than her emotions. Demeter, the maternal archetype and goddess and fertility, highlights a woman’s drive to provide physical and spiritual support for her children. Hera, the goddess of marriage, denotes the woman who has her essential goal of finding a husband and being married as paramount and anv other role as secondary.
Hestia. goddess of the hearth, manifests the patient woman who finds steadiness in seclusion. She emits a sense of wholeness. Persephone, who is ultimately queen of the underworld but only- through having rejected her status as Demeter’s daughter, gives expression to woman’s tendency towards a need to please and be needed bv others. Her submissive behaviour and passivity must change to an ability to take responsibility for who she is.
3- Spiritually; women are able to make intuitive links with the essential aspects of her own personality. She then achieves a greater understanding of her own make up, and is able to use all facets of her being within her normal everyday life.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A sheaf of papers would suggest hard work.
2- As a marker of time, the sheaf will suggest Autumn.
It is often seen as a symbol of consolidation and of binding. We perhaps need to look at what needs to be gathered in, made into a coherent whole, and given boundaries.
3- As the symbol of Demeter (see Goddess), the sheaf represents the nurturing mother. In can also suggest a dying world, in that Demeter refused to nurture ‘her’ humans when Persephone (see Goddess) was kidnapped by Pluto.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If it feels that you’ve descended into the underworld, see Goddess-Persephone or Depressed.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The following are primary dream symbols in relation to the seven primary Greek and Roman Goddesses and the gifts they offer you if you are fortunate enough to be visited by them in the dreamtime: Aphrodite/Venus: Goddess of love, sensuality, beauty, sexuality and freedom. She is the muse of creativity and inspiration. Symbols: Scallop shell, sweet fruit, nectar, dolphin, gold coins, swan, and myrrh. Artemis/Diana: Goddess of the hunt, wildlife, and independence. She is a humanitarian and caretaker of those less fortunate. Symbols: Bow and arrow, bear, hound, moon, stag Athena/Minerva: Goddess of wisdom, discernment, competition, success and leadership. Symbols: Olive tree, owl, shield, lightening bolt, loom, Parthenon Demeter/Ceres: Goddess of harvest and fertility. She is the mother and nurturer of children. Symbols: Cornucopia, poppy, sickle, wheat Hera/Juno: Goddess of marriage; primarily identified with the role of wife and partnership. She is know for being the woman behind the man. Symbols: Peacock, throne of gold and ivory, cuckoo, temple, two gold rings, wind Hesia/Vesta: Goddess of the hearth and home. She makes a house a home and her qualities include domesticity, introversion, meditation, mindfulness and nest maker. Symbols: Flaming hearth, globe, altar, vest, locked box, shelter Persephone: Goddess of death, the underworld, renewal, and transformation. Symbols: Pomegranate seeds, narcissus flower, gates, chariot, two faces, spring... Strangest Dream Explanations
A terrifying dream such as this is a golden opportunity for you to embrace your shadow, and become, as in the story of the Goddess Persephone, a fully integrated being who is a force to be reckoned with. When you take your fears and face and embrace them, they you can erase them, and replace them with energy that supports you. See Goddess Persephone, Death, Ghost, Devil and Venting Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you are the one doing the kidnapping, you may be forcing your will onto someone else, or forcing yourself to do something that you know deep down is not good for you. See Goddess Persephone.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The snake is also a phallic symbol that could represent sexual healing or it could reveal sexual trauma.
The snake, because it sheds its skin, represents your ability to release old incarnations, attachments and identities and reinvent yourself. Also, many religious teachings depict the snake to be evil, as in the Garden of Eden, revealing temptation and even the devil. However, ancient Hermetics teach that the snake represents the wisdom that is earned in facing and embracing your shadow. Consider the feeling tone. See Kundalini, Goddess Persephone, Breakdown/Breakthrough Dream.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If something takes place underground, such as an ‘underground operation’ then this signifies secretive feelings and motives that you are ashamed of, or that have yet to be embraced by the light of your being. See Goddess Persephone and Subway.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A well also represents the sacred feminine, the womb, the vagina and the depth of your wisdom, sexual longing, heart’s desires, and personal power.
If you dream that the well is dry, then this represents that you need of some alone time and introspection to empower your well-being and fill your well.
If you dream that the well is full, then this represents that you are balanced and abundant.
If you dream of being stuck at the bottom of the well, then you have gotten stuck in your depths, darkness and pessimism and you are in need of levity, joy and playfulness to bring yourself back into the light and into balance. See Goddess Persephone.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Beans were the food that the Greeks sent to the dead and offered to Demeter; but, above all, that which they dedicated to Persephone, wife of Pluto and queen of the underworld for six months. As a consequence of this Greek tradition, beans have a negative meaning of discord and familial arguments.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If a particular goddess appears in your dream, study the specific qualities of that goddess and evaluate how much of your sense of self is reflected in one of those patterns. For example, Venus / Aphrodite: love and fertility; Diana / Artemis: nature and hunting; Minerva / Athena: strength, clear thinking; Ceres / Demeter: motherhood; Juno / Hera: queenship and partnership; Proserpina / Persephone: mysticism and mediumship; Sophia: wisdom... The Element Encyclopedia
If you become a deity in your dream, the message is even more potent and perhaps you do feel god like in waking life or are aware that you are being given the opportunity to reach your fullest potential; bear in mind though that such a dream also warns against the dangers of egotism or overreaching yourself in some way.
If a woman dreams of mythical gods, it may help her to understand those aspects of her own personality that are generally considered to be more masculine.
If a man dreams of mythical gods, he is linking with his own sense of masculinity. The powerful need that exists within us all for approval and love can often be recognized in the mythical gods. For example, Adonis represents health and self-love, Apollo represents sunny optimism and Chiron healing.
Jehovah in the guise of a vengeful God alerts you to the negative side of power. Mars as the god of war suggests the drive to succeed and win, whilst Zeus is the father figure in both its positive and negative form.
If a woman dreams of mythical goddesses, this will connect her to the archetypal images of femininity and sisterhood with other women.
If a man dreams of mythical goddesses, this signifies all that a man fears about female power. There are goddess figures that are perceived as destructive such as Kali, Bast and Lilith but also beneficial ones such as Athena, the goddess of wisdom and strategy or Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. Artemis is the goddess of the moon and female intuition and independence. Demeter is the maternal archetype and Hera represents the woman whose goal in life is marriage. Hestia is a symbol of loneliness and patience, whilst Persephone, Queen of the Underworld, expresses the need of some women to please others and be needed by them; her behavior must turn from passive and submissive into an ability to take responsibility for own life.
You may dream of Hindu deities such as Brahma, who is the source of the cosmos, Vishnu its protector and Shiva, who is both the destroyer and protector of life. Together with the Devil, their appearance in a dream expresses confusion but also great creativity and liberation.
If other figures from ancient myth and legend feature in your dream, refer to the ARCHETYPES and SURREALISM AND FANTASY. You may also like to do your own research on dream images inspired by ancient myths, gods and goddesses to see if you can discover their role in your dream and how their universal archetypal energy relates to you.... The Element Encyclopedia