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Snake swallowing a child – Dream Meaning

Dream of snake swallowing a child reveals your fears of having to deal with a pretty unfair situation, maybe you have seen someone being abused by someone else with power, authority or influence over her.

A dream in which a snake swallows your child can express your fear that someone or something could hurt them. You may not trust the maturity or good judgment of your offspring, who can be subject to manipulations. Usually this type of dream experience occurs at times when the children are about to leave home.

What does it mean to dream of snake swallowing a child?


Seeing a snake eating a child in a dream is expressing your fear that something bad could happen to your child in real life.

For a female dreamer, the image of a daughter (being swallowed by the snake in the dream) can represent her purest, most tender and fragile side.

So, if in your dream the snake devours your daughter, it may be a metaphor that that pure side is destroyed by that which the snake embodies. Pay attention to this line of interpretation if the dreamer has no children in real life.

This dream can reveal the possibility that the dreamer has no other choice but to face and accept a very deep disappointment from a close person.

Related Dreams

Dream of snake being killed after swallowing a kid

If in your dream the snake swallowed a child and at the end the reptile is killed, it means you do not want to tolerate an unfair event, situation or relationship happening near you in real life.

You may be expecting that somehow this wrongful or oppressive gets cancelled or stopped as soon as possible

See more in dream meaning of killing snakes.

dreaming about killing snakes mean you are facing unfair situation

Dream of snake swallowing another snakes

If you dream of snakes fighting each other and, as result, one of them eats the other, it means that an extreme emotion in you (hate, for example) is having a much greater strength than another (fear); thus, the dream is showing that you are being driven by a very strong emotion when reacting to a quite important event in your life. 

Likewise, the image of a snake devouring another can embody or represent your determination and firmness to overcome, by all means necessary, the obstacles presented to you. Maybe you’re thinking of responding in a very aggressive way to a tough situation in front of you.

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Dream of snake swallowing a human

Dreaming that a snake eats someone means you are worried of an individual who can hurt you or harm people close to you.

If you are having this dream is probably because you are dealing with people with the power to impact your . . .

Dreaming that you are swallowed by a snake

Being eaten by a snake in your dream means that you are being taken by strong and toxic feelings or emotions, such as hate, jealousy, resentment, frustration.

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what is the meaning of a dream snake eating
Dream of snake eating something is a pretty common

Suggested Dreams

Dreaming of black an red snakes

Having a dream in which you see a black and red snake means that you are feeling angry and upset, and at the same time, very afraid, as a consequence of potential issues in your near future.

And it can also reveal a growing frustration with yourself due to specific personal situations that you can’t easily solve.

See the rest of the content here: dream meanings of black and red snakes.

Dreaming of multi colored snakes

A multicolored snake dream could represent some especial situations in wake life with the capacity of capturing our attention due to its attractive appearance; however, they have also the potential to complicate our routine or personal plans.

This dream may be showing people or situations that have created a pleasant first impression but do not keep up our expectations over time.

I strongly recommend you to read this post: What are the meanings of the color of the snake skin in dreams? (which includes black snake, red snake and more than a dozen of colors).

Dreaming of dead snakes

This dream means that the dreamer is overcoming her problems.

Dead snakes in dreams are revealing personal dangers or troubles that have been avoided or overcome. This dream might be suggesting that your fears, doubts or concerns are not making sense anymore.

When you see dead snakes in a dream, it indicates that you are visualizing some of your negative habits or attitudes left behind in real life. At a more symbolic level, finding killed snakes could be a way of displaying uncomfortable aspects of yourself that you would like to eliminate or overcome.

Dreaming of snakes hanging in a tree

You may have the feeling of real –or potential– conflicts lingering in your relations with family members or among people at your work. The reason for this interpretation is the similarity of the family offspring with the structure of a tree, with the grandfather as the trunk, the children being the branches, and the grandchildren the leaves; remember the expression ”family tree’.

The same meaning can be applied to the organizational structure of your company for which you work (a retail, a factory, a transnational company).

See more in dream of snakes on a tree.

Dreaming of hitting snakes on the head

Dream of biting a snake in the head means you are tackling a problem, an obstacle, a situation causing you distress. 

It reveals you really want to put and end to a relationship with someone you consider a toxic person.

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Dream meaning of hitting a snake on the head.

Dreaming of lots of snakes

Having a dream of many snake means several worries perturbing your mind.

If you see a lot of snakes in a dream it reveals that you are having personal issues with more than one individual in real life.

If you see many snakes of different skin colors in your dream, it means the dreamer is having different attitudes or moods in regards to certain problem or situation. It is possible something in her life is triggering many emotions on her.

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Javier Fuertes

Dream Researcher. I have been helping people to understand their dreams since 2018. Love reading all kind of authoritative material about dreams analysis, like Freud, Jung and their followers; however, I learned more about dreams by helping my blog readers with the interpretation of their own dreams. Got a degree in Digital Marketing by Baruch College, New York. I recently published an article in Leigh University and Brown University.