Long-living, calm and noble animal, elephant is one of the most appreciated and respected members of the animal kingdom. This beautiful giant has always been associated with great qualities and concepts, such as wisdom, peace and harmony.
In various cultures around the world, elephants hold a special place. Even those societies that are not in touch with elephants, living far away from African savannah or Asian jungles, have great love and appreciation towards these impressive animals.
In various belief systems and religious concepts, elephants are believed to be connected to spiritual, divine realm and deities.
In different traditions, elephants are ascribed special spiritual powers and energy. This animal is commonly being associated with gods, great spiritual leaders and, in general, all important figures that has something to do with spirituality, power and wisdom.
Elephants are overall a positive symbol. Elephant motifs are commonly used in order to call for good fortune, to provide well-being in every possible sense, including, amongst other concepts, good physical health, serenity, longevity and material stability
By all means, elephant is one of the most positive symbols on earth.
In societies that have no close touch with these impressive calm giants, elephants have been considered fascinating and exotic creatures. Still, we are all fascinated by their grandiose appearance and tranquil nature.
Today, we know a lot about elephants’ behavior; amongst the most important things we know about them, is the fact that animals do express certain behaviors that are very close to us, humans.
For example, it is believed elephants grieve over their dead, they care a lot about their family members, just as people do. That makes elephant symbolism even more positive and appreciated.
An elephant represents a personification of the idea of happiness, joy, abundance, well-being and wealth.
Hindu god Ganesh is represented in the form of a man with an elephant’s head. Ganesh is a positive deity, the one believed to provide richness and prosperity in life. In addition to being associated with so much respected and loved deity, elephants are a common motif in Hindu tradition.
Elephant figurines are thought to provide richness and to bring luck and fortune into people’s homes.
In many of eastern cultures, elephants have special place and are always associated with positive energy. Elephant motifs are now present all around the world.
These beautiful animals represent qualities and values would like to have. It is good to note that most of elephant symbolic meanings are actually related to Asian elephant that is calmer by nature than its bigger African relative.
African elephant is a bigger animal, wilder, stronger, and thus associated with power, leadership and perseverance.
Dreams about elephants
What does it mean to dream about an elephant? This impressive animal is not so common dream motif, but it inspires great ideas, once it appears in your dreams.
An elephant in a dream represents longevity, good fortune, abundance, wealth, wisdom and patience.
Elephants are commonly associated with ideas of wisdom, knowledge and remembrance. It is common to say that a person ‘remembers like an elephant’, meaning that someone does not easily forget things.
In addition, an elephant in a dream represents glory, dominance, loyalty, honor, power, strength and intelligence. Overall, it is believed that it is good to have elephant-related dreams.
Of course, an interpretation of particular dream depends on other details about the dream.
In general, these dreams are positive. Try to remember, just like an elephant, all the details from your elephant-related dream. Now we will try to represent and understand some of the most common variations of such dreams.
Dreams about seeing an elephant
Dreams about seeing an elephant are positive dreams that could be interpreted as lucky signs for future to see an elephant in a dream means you will have luck in your near future, especially in material sense.
This dream also means you will be healthy, vital and full of strength. On the other hand, dreams about seeing an elephant could be reminders of patience. You have to slow down and carefully think through your future plans.
There is no need to rush, an elephant reminds you. In order to achieve your goals, you shod be calm, observant and wise.
Seeing an elephant in a dream could also be a reflection of your own character. It happens that intelligent and introvert personalities have dreams about seeing an elephant.
In dream, this peaceful giant represents your own personality; the ability to be at ease with your own self, to have great insight into your own thoughts.
An elephant in a dream represents an introvert profile, in its most positive form, meaning a dreamer knows what he or she wants in life, have a good sense about him or herself and has a very good self-esteem.
Dreams about a white elephant
Dreams about a white elephant are extremely rare and, thus, of an incredibly powerful energy. A white elephant represents something highly valuable, precious, and royal.
This dream means you will have great opportunities in life, related to high social positions. This dream indicates you would most likely deal with people of great charisma and influence and you will place yourself amongst those people.
It means your efforts and hard work will be greatly rewarded.
A white elephant represents fortune, well being and vitality. This dream means you are feeling or will feel very healthy, vital, strong and courageous.
Dreams about feeding an elephant
If you dream about feeding an elephant, it means you would most likely get some money in near future. Dreams about friendly animals are always fortunate.
If you feed an elephant in your dream, it probably means you will soon get involved with new business opportunities, new collaborations and projects that will most certainly bring you additional money supply.
In general, dreams about feeding an animal are closely related to career area of life and they are always considered good omens for matters of finances.
Dreams about riding an elephant
Dreams about riding an elephant are another variant of extremely positive animal related dreams. This dream indicates you are the one who is in control over their life. It means you are a person who is able to control his or hers emotions, actions and behaviors.
Many times we feel as if we are losing control; dream about riding an elephant remind us we are true masters of our own destiny. If you have some undergoing projects in your waking life, this dream means these will be successful.
Even if you have hard times working on them, they will most certainly pay off. Riding an elephant in your dream means you have a lot of energy and motivation in life.
This dream means you are determined not to let anyone else control or manipulate you, even if you are still unaware of your own strength and power.
Dreams about being chased by an elephant
Dreams about being chased by an elephant could appear scary, since this animal is very big and strong. If you are running away from an elephant and feel extremely scared, this dream indicates there are things from your past that haunt you.
You try to avoid facing them and try to run away from unresolved problems.
This dream should encourage you to stand your ground and finally face those things. These dreams are most likely related to something you have said or done yourself and feel guilty about it, but you find it hard to admit it to yourself and apologize.
On the other hand, dreams about being chased by such a big animal could reflect your sense of being tired and exhausted by burdens and responsibilities in life.
You have taken too much. You have probably got turned to a single area of life, most likely your job, so you forgot how to relax and enjoy spare time. You have lost all interest in things you love and you just feel tired.
Dreams about an elephant chasing you means your responsibilities and duties are haunting you all the time, because you cannot handle all of them at the same time. Relax and try to sort them out.
Dreams about an elephant in the zoo
If you dream about a captivated elephant, it means something unfair will happen to you in near future.
You will be unfairly accused of something you did not do. You constantly try to prove you are not wrong, but others simply do not listen.
This dream means you are being manipulated or that you are not allowed to speak your mind aloud.
You are feeling very frustrated and caged. This dream means you should have patience and wait for the right moment to act.
Dreams about elephant tusk
Elephant tusk in dreams represent lust and sexuality and masculine power. Dreams in which elephant tusk appear could be reflections of your own (sexual) desire for someone.
If you have such dreams, it means you are obsessed with another person, most likely the one that seems unreachable or reserved.
The dream about elephant tusk are a channel for your mind to somehow release this frustration you have about not being able to actually have that person in both physical and emotional sense.
On the other hand, this dream could simply reflect your sexual desire for your partner.
Dreams about ivory
Dreams about objects made of ivory are fortunate dreams. Just as in reality ivory is considered rare and precious, very valuable material, items made of it in dreams represent luxury, richness and abundance.
Ivory is always associated with classy life, style and elegance.
If you dream about ivory, it is a positive sign. In addition to being associated with material success, money and wealth, ivory also symbolizes perfection, sophistication and care.
This dream reflects your sense of aesthetics, your ability to see the beauty in life. However, it could also reflect your greed and obsession with money and luxury.