Wolf dream meaning

Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

During sleep it is not uncommon to dream of wolfs. A wolf symbolizes the guardian of our life.

To dream of wild dogs indicates that your emotions or feelings have been challenged. If you are chased by a wolf or a pack of wolves, this indicates you may suffer some depression in the future. The wolf in dreams can indicate that you feel “included” in life as the wolves are clever and know how to survive and work together in packs. This is a majestic animal that can appear in our dreams with a key message: you can rely on others. Wolves communicate through grunting and howling and the wolf is part of the canine family. To dream of a wolf can indicate you have the durability to progress in life. In order to fully understand what this dream means we need to look at the key elements of wolfs. In my research wolves collectively demonstrate the following meaning in dreams: exclusion, communication, drawing attention to aggressive people in your life, reflections on your own behavior, protection and finally teamwork to destroy. I’m Flo and I have studied wolves from a Jungian perspective. For twenty years I have been writing dream meanings so to make it easy for you I have segmented this dream into specific categories. Just scroll down to find your dream.

What does the wolf mean in your dream?

The wolf itself can be a representation of support from others in regards to a problem that you are encountering in daily life. The Wolf dream itself can either be positive or negative in nature and can often represent certain aspects of yourself - such as communication and having a “pack” of people to rely on. The dream often symbolizes your own attitudes towards others and can be a representation of your own personality. If we look at the 1930s dream psychologist such as Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung believed that dreaming of wolves was a direct result of the images presented to us in the waking world. Wolf’s are generally represented in movies and on television as negative influences. Jung believed that archetypes can appear in our dreams and that all living animals were part of these symbols. This term “archetypes” is used to describe the human psyche. Jung believed that the wolf was connected to our inner motivations of living in groups and hidden aggression. I can conclude this dream is connected to our “Anima” archetype. There are twelve archetypes divided into the soul, self, and ego and it could be seen as a connection between good and bad, male and female and wild and tame in nature. In this case, the wolf’s traits could be dominating your subconscious mind and your personality. Additionally, the wolf can be connected to your current mindset and signify your wild side of life and even your own sexuality and sexual needs. Carl Jung and Freud did not cover that much about the wolf in their writings but associated them with the animal part of our nature. As the wolf is focused on living in packs this dream indicates that we need to look at coordinating the bonds with those around us.

In the German language, the word for “wolf” can be translated to the following words warg, verag and warm - In English, these words stand for evil spirits, bandits, and dishonest people. Where does the detest for wolves come from? If we turn to caveman times the wolf hunted alongside humans catching herbivores. Fast forward 3,000 years and the wolf was seen as a dangerous animal. Why? Because he hunted our cattle, and this is where the dislike for wolves was born.

What does a wolf dream mean in different cultures?

In the oriental tradition, they consider the wolf dream to be a prophetic dream foretelling unpleasant events. I will now briefly focus on western dream traditions, seeing a young wolf implies that you must protect against evil; you may support someone who will steal from you later and will denigrate or destroy you. I know, it is rather dramatic but what I am trying to say here is be wary of others. If you see a baby wolf who is gentle, it means that things are back on track. In the Persian tradition, the wolf dream means that someone secretly hates you.

What is the detailed dream interpretation of seeing a wolf?

Dreaming of a pet wolf is a positive omen, and represents happy times ahead. The loyalty connected to wolves suggests that in dreams the wolf can help protect us. Putting this simply, you have friends around who will provide you with loyalty and love. Seeing multiple wolves in your dream suggest great damage. Killing a wolf means that you will get rid of an enemy. If you dream that you have been bitten by a wolf, denotes that real life someone will make you cross and annoyed. If you hear a wolf howling in your dream, this means you must be wary of thieves, or someone who may rob you. Generally, a wolf in your dreams could also suggest hidden enemies. If in your dream the wolf attacks you, this indicates danger in waking life. If you fight with the wolf it means you will succeed in life. If a shepherd is attacked by a wolf in a dream this foretells big sorrow in your family. A wolf with an open mouth denotes that your enemies are overwhelming you.

What is the 1930s dream meaning of a wolf?

Here I have listed many different dream meanings that I have found in some ancient books in private subscription libraries in England. So here goes! A fierce wolf suggests a cruel enemy. A pack of wolves means war. Seeing a wolf moving foretells disease, and if it bites you it means you will be oppressed. If you attack a wolf in a dream this means you will get rid of enemies. If you kill the wolf with your bare hands it means that you will try to get rid of a dangerous enemy by planning. If in your dream you are alone and a wolf attacks you, this means great danger. If the wolf is running or chasing you, it suggests that you are under pressure from all sides in life. Seeing a wolf in a wood means suffering, and that you are surrounded by enemies. Hunting a wolf signals a danger ahead.

Killing a pack of wolf means imminent success. If in your dream you see a wolf sleeping, you have a hidden enemy. To dream of wolves following you indicates that you have to borrow money. If you dream that you scare or kill the wolf it indicates you will have good luck. Generally, this dream is an omen of enmity. Seeing a wolf is a sign that you have to evaluate areas in life very carefully. Define who your enemy is - and who is your friend. To see baby wolves in a dream indicates a loss. A wolf biting you means that somebody is going to upset you and that you should get rid of a hostile character in your life. To be chased by a pack of wolves in a dream indicates hidden dangers.

What is the spiritual meaning of a wolf?

There are many accounts of wolfs appearing in spiritual texts. There was a Roman goddess known as the Great-She-Wolf, the Norse god known as “Odin” was always seen with wolves known as Freki and Geri. Spiritually, the wolf is connected to leading others on a journey and represents balance. The wolf brings with it an instant feeling of “connection with others” and that personal issues will be solved. When seen in dreams it could be a reflection of ancient wisdom and you will learn this through your family or close friends. This dream can also denote that you need to be protected and loved in life.

What does it mean to dream of white wolf’s known as artic wolfs?

The arctic wolf is found in Canada northern Greenland and also parts of Alaska, and is over 3 billion years old. To see a white wolf in a dream indicates (from a spiritual perspective) that you feel isolated or unable to approach people with your problems. Arctic wolves can survive amazingly brutal conditions and can tolerate terrible weather conditions. In dreams, the wolf can also signify that you wish to protect against enemies. If you are being chased by an arctic wolf then this can imply that others will lead you out of a difficult situation. Arctic wolves generally live in packs and they are often completely white with extremely thick fur. They represent the winter and the difficulties that we can encounter during this time - cold-hearted people and the feeling of being inferior. As arctic wolves hunt in packs. Thus, in dreams, they can represent our instinctive parts of our own personality.

What does it mean to dream of a black wolf?

A black wolf seen in dreams can be associated with the power of others. Black spiritually is connected to depression, the unknown and darkness. The black wolf is territorial it can mean that someone might step on your toes! Black wolfs have been reported to be seen in Siberia and often live in forest areas. Around 60% of wolves in Canada are black in color and are known as elite hunters. Let’s turn this on its head and ask you the question: What are you hunting? What do you want in life? The black wolf in my view indicates an objective must be reached and you need to go for it. If you do then you will be successful!

What does it mean to dream of a gray wolf?

The gray wolf's lives in forests and this is the largest member of the canine family. The gray wolf normally hunts in a pack of eight and can include the cubs. Common in North America this wolf in dreams indicate that you need to think about your bad habitats and you feel removed. Gray as a spiritual color represents being detached from others. As the general meaning of a wolf dream indicates “communication” and being in a group the gray wolf can signify that you will need to compromise with your family. If the wolf is silver this can imply that you will encounter vivid and interesting events in the future.

What does it mean to dream of wolves surrounding you?

I have already concluded that wolves represent communication and being supported in life. This dream may be a sign that others will help you. Wolves hunt in packs and if seen all around you in a dream it can show the relative strength of your family. In a rather simplistic approach, I believe that being surrounded by wolves in a dream (even if you are scared) indicates a positive outcome to a problem.

What does it mean to dream of a wolf howling?

The wolf normally communicates with other pack members through sounds. They bark and grunt and also howl. If you are afraid to move forward with your goals this dream indicates you need to face your fears. The wolf itself can represent a spiritual connection. We often see in movies a wolf howling into the moon and in dreams, this can basically signify that you are trying to protect yourself from something. It is important to pay attention to the emotions you feel in the dream. If the wolf is howling excessively - it means that you need to be more flexible in life. If we turn to the spiritual side of the wolfs we know that they are connected to a close-knit group of people who will support you. Maybe you need to communicate with your “pack” in order to reach your goals. If you hear the wolf howling in search of prey then this can indicate an impossible situation.

What does it mean to dream of a red wolf?

There has been a debate if the red wolf actually does exist but scientists believe that these types of the wolf are a crossover of the coyote and the gray wolf. Red indicates passion and as we already know the wolf represents groups and communications. So, if the red wolf was in your dream it often denotes having passion in life.

What does it signify to dream of a wolf attacking, running after you or hunting you?

To answer this we need to understand how wolves hunt. They usually stalk their prey for several days. The pack hunting is key to their survival. To dream of being attacked or hunted by a wolf in a dream can indicate that you will encounter some difficulties in a group context. Maybe you will fall out with a group of people, possible conflict in the family. When the male wolf (the alpha) gives the sign the rest of the pack attacks. As gray wolf’s run around 9 kph they can quickly hunt and catch their prey. Arctic wolf’s run around 64kph which means that if a wolf is running after you then beware of a problem that will quickly come to an end. If the wolf hunts you in the snow terrain in a dream this can mean a cold-hearted person in your life. Oh...and you have to be careful of your tracks. Why? Because article wolf’s follow footprints in the snow when they hunt their prey. To see a wolf eating reindeer, elk, fish or rabbits indicates that you will be at one with nature.

What does it mean to dream of a wolf in a pack?

When you see the wolf pack in your dream it can indicate you need to follow a leader in life. There is a psychological connection and establishing social order. You may find you wish to communicate better and display your leadership at work. Seeing a pack of wolves in your sleep indicates that you need to maintain order in family and social activities. The wolf will have an alpha leader and live in a pack-family. This dream is all about your own authority, love and the fact that you should not resort to aggression.

What does it mean to dream of a wolf in the distance?

Seeing a pack of wolves from afar indicates that you will need to hunt for an answer in waking life. This is an unemotional dream and can suggest that there is a group of people (in the distance) that will support you in life. Our experiences give us balance and this dream calls for the nourishment that you need spiritually.

What does it mean to dream of a lone wolf?

The saying “a lone wolf” is used when someone is alone. This person works alone and is normally excluded from a group of people. This term comes from wolves that are banished from the pack, that is alone until they find another pack to join. Sometimes known as a rogue wolf. If we turn to this term in our English language, additionally we refer to people who like their own company as a “lone wolf”. Often this term is used in terror attacks when someone acted alone. It can mean spiritually in life that you are safe, isolated from attack.To see a lone wolf indicates that something in life will challenge us. It is extremely rare to encounter a lone wolf but there is a historical account of a number of wolfs that go it alone. The wolf has, like dogs powerful personalities. They are capable of surviving terrible conditions. Think about how you can survive in life. What is bothering you?

What does it mean to dream of a wolf biting you?

To see the teeth of a wolf in a dream indicates that something in life will challenge you. It is extremely rare to encounter a wolf attack but there is a historical account of attacks in history - in fact, during 2015 there were 18 wolf attacks in North America and 12 in Canada. In fact, if we look at many fairy tales - the wolf generally attacks and eats its prey. If we look at the story of the three little pigs the older version heralds the wolf eats the pigs, the story has since adapted that the pig runs to each other's houses. Wolf’s have, just like dogs powerful jaws. They are capable of biting and tearing their prey. In order to define this dream, we need to look at the “wolves” temperament from a psychological perspective. They are aggressive so being bitten by a wolf in a dream can denote someone will attack you verbally in waking life.

What does it mean to dream of a wolf talking to you?

This can be a rather peculiar dream and a few of you have contacted me to understand what this means. Generally, a “talking” wolf sometimes occurs in our dreams when we are experiencing a loss. In my view, if the wolf is talking to you it can indicate that your subconscious mind has picked up the “wolf” symbolism in daily life. The wolf that speaks indicates that you need to review who you trust in life. There may be a question about if you trust someone close to you. Think about how the wolf is represented in the dream. As I have earlier defined earlier - a wolf has appeared in many different “fairytale” stories. From the little red riding hood, through to the Jungle book and these are negative characters. In essence, a wolf talking to you could indicate that you are looking for protection but it may not be where you think it is. In many dream books, the wolf itself can be a representation of our own inner desires and goals. If the wolf speaks it can imply that someone is not trustworthy.

What does it mean to see a friendly wolf in a dream?

Wolves have often been confused with dogs - which are man's best friend. The difference between dogs and wolves is that wolves are really hard to tame. Wolves generally reflect our “aggression”, as I've already explained wolves live together in packs - and it is IN their nature to be rather aggressive. If the wolf is represented as being friendly then this can indicate that you are going to encounter harmony in your domestic life. Wolves look very much like our own pet dogs and it can sometimes be difficult to define if you dreamed of a dog or wolf. The external environment in the dream - will give you some clues. If you could see a wild wood then wolf represents your personal values. In cavemen times, wolves learned to live with humans but they were still quite aggressive. The difference between dogs and wolves is the fact that wolves NEVER lose their aggressive nature even if they appear to be friendly. If a friendly wolf is presented in your dream this indicates, in my view, someone in waking life that appears content and happy but deep down they harbor an aggressive streak.

What does it mean to dream of a wolf that is dead?

A dead wolf is a positive omen in all the research I carried out looking at various old dream dictionaries the dead wolf is positive. This dream can indicate overcoming obstacles. If the wolf was alone and was dead it can suggest the end of a period of struggle. To kill the wolf and see its body on the floor can suggest a growth in knowledge and independence. If you are the dead wolf it can be connected to opportunities that will present themselves. A pack of dead wolves indicates a new, fresh start.

What does it mean to dream of a wolf’s eyes?

To see a wolfs eyes from my research can denote that you are being watched. If the eyes are red this can signify that you need for insight into a matter of passion. The animal's eyes play an important role in our dreams. They can indicate wild hurt and pain but this is needed in order to restore your faith in a situation. Likewise, to look into a wolves eyes during the dream relates to our confidence, inner peace, and self-worth. Blue wolf eyes in a dream can indicate emotions and dealings with your family. Black wolf eyes can suggest being true to yourself.

What does it mean to dream of a wolf cub?

To see a baby wolf cub in a dream indicates protecting against someone in waking life. It is a sign to think carefully about how you protect yourself. As wolf cubs are born deaf and blind, in dreams seeing them can indicate that you are unaware of someone’s true intentions. Let’s assume that you could see a pack of wolves with cubs in a dream. This indicates that you may not see the true intentions of a group of people in waking life. What do you need to protect yourself from? The wolves mother? Who is acting as a mother figure in your waking life? Think about answering these questions to better understand this dream meaning.

What does it mean to dream of an injured wolf?

If you dream of being injured by a wolf during a dream then this can suggest you're going to be attacked by somebody in waking life. the wolf itself is a symbolism of your support network. Therefore, if you are injured, bitten or hurt in any way this means you could possibly problems with others. Someone close can cause you problems but in the end, you will be happy and content. As I mentioned in the opening paragraph the wolf also represents our own animal instincts so it could be that you are injuring yourself or not giving yourself enough rest.

What does it mean to kill a wolf in a dream?

A wolf in dreams represents family, support network, communication, and hidden enemies. To shoot a wolf can indicate that there will be a cruelty against friends or family. Killing the wolf is a message in a dream that you should support those around you, especially if someone is likely to deceive others. Interestingly, there was a rumor that Roman Catholic Church declared that they believed the wolf was evil but this is simply a rumor. Wolves are throughout our history have been declared to be dangerous and kill sheep and other cattle. There is a saying “a wolf in sheep's clothing” which basically in a biblical term which means a false person. Going back to what it means to kill a wolf in a dream, it can mean that a person in the waking world is disguised as being good but shows sign of dishonesty deep down.

In your dream you may have

  • Seen a wolf attacking you.
  • Seen a wolf attacking a shepherd.
  • Had a young wolf in your house.
  • Seen a wolf with an open mouth.
  • Seen a fierce wolf.
  • Seen a pack of wolves.
  • Encountered a wolf biting you.
  • Killed a wolf.
  • Been alone while you were attacked by wolves.
  • Heard a howling wolf.
  • Seen a wolf running.
  • Been hunting a wolf.
  • Seen a wolf sleeping.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • The wolf is pleasant and friendly.
  • You quickly recognize the wolf’s deceit.
  • The wolf watches over your home.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of a wolf

Scared. Terrified. Worried. Anxious. Feel terrible. Upset. Vengeful. Crazy. Mad.

By Flo Saul
Oct 12, 2012