It is one of the most common dreams when it comes to the Dream of Snake Bite on Foot, and then you freak out thinking that you are going to die.
A snake bite on your foot, toe, is an important dream.
Symbolically the snake is about transformation, change, and healing. Your foot is symbolic of your standpoint in life, how you see and understand life.
Your toe is related to balance. The toes function as balance. You’re gaining more balance.
This is what is transforming. In addition, a snake bite is also related to the poison that kills and brings back to life. In alchemy, the snake bite was understood as the universal medicine.
This is a transformational time in your life.
Now getting a bite on the foot is further divided into two parts-
1. Getting Bite on Left Foot
2. Getting Bite on Right Foot
Dream of Snake Bite on Foot
The first interpretation considers that a snakebite in your foot points to the existence of problems, conflicts or issues that are preventing you from advancing in your professional or personal life. Indeed, this dream may be revealing obstacles or roadblocks that arise suddenly making it harder for you to go ahead in life.
The second interpretation indicates that you believe you do not have enough emotional support or balance to stand for yourself.
Perhaps you are feeling impotent or powerless in front of a current scenario in real life; maybe you are lacking enough willpower to stand up to a challenging (or unfair) situation.
According to the third interpretation, this dream is exposing doubts about your personal core beliefs, or a growing distrust of something in life that you consider fundamental in your (family) life.
It is possible that you are losing the confidence to stand by something you value the most, such as religious, social, or ethical beliefs.
Pay attention to this meaning if in the dream you got confused, disoriented, or even stupefied due to the snakebite. Those are the same reactions experienced by people who become disenchanted with their previous beliefs or convictions in wake life.
The left foot or the right foot?
Before I interpret the meaning of being bitten on any of your Feet, you must know your Priority Foot.
To know your Priority Foot, stand up and start walking; the first foot you move is your Priority Foot, i.e., if you moved your right foot first when you started to walk, then your Right Foot is your Priority Foot.
Your Foot represents Balance and Peace in your Life, and getting Bite on it means that somebody or something is trying to destroy your peace and Balance in your life.
Dream of Snake Bite on Right Foot
If your Right Foot is your Priority Foot, then being bitten on your Right Foot Symbolizes that you are ignoring your Priorities, i.e., there is something that you have set as your priority but are ignoring for some reason.
The bite is to remind you of your priorities. It can also represent that someone or something in your life will disrupt your Peace and Balance by directly harming you either physically or emotionally.
If your Right Foot is your Priority but the snake bite on the Left one, then it says that you are ignoring something that is not your priority but carries some importance in your life.
Another interpretation for Right Foot Bite
It reveals that you are having doubts about the right path or choice in life.
You have trouble deciding which steps to take.
This dream means that you are having questions or doubts about the right direction you need to take. Also, it is possible that you are wondering if you have started a relationship or personal project properly, that is, with the “right foot”.
Other authors consider that an injury to your right foot in your dream hints at the existence of issues with your moral integrity or your core beliefs.
Dream of Snake Bite on Left Foot
If your Left Foot is your Priority Foot, then being bitten on your Left Foot means that you are ignoring your Priorities, i.e., there is something that is your priority but is ignoring it for some reason.
The bite is a reminder that you need to drive serious attention to your priorities. It can also represent that someone or something in your life will ruin your Peace and Balance by directly harming you either physically or emotionally.
But if your Left Foot is your Priority but the snake bite on the Right one, then it says that you are ignoring something which is not your priority but carries some importance in your life.
Another interpretation for Left Foot Bite
This dream reveals serious problems with your motivation or with your desire to keep going with your personal projects. This interpretation may be linked to the fact that you may be missing the emotional (or material) support needed at this point in your life.
Maybe you are having seconds thoughts or regrets about a key personal decision you have made, a missed opportunity, or a choice recently made.
Dreaming that a snake bites my toe
This dream can be interpreted as issues with your self-confidence or the sense of your own security.
Indeed, a toe is one of those dream symbols representing your sense of security and confidence in yourself. Dreaming that snakes attack your toe might be displaying some doubts about your abilities that give you a sense of stability in life.
Snake Bite Dream Meanings
Pay attention to things you were ignoring
Dreams of snake biting can be a painful reminder that you should pay attention to some situation or relationship that is difficult to deal with in your real life.
This kind of snake dream can be a symbol of your guidance system or unconscious trying to get your attention through a wakeup call.
This dream can help you to be more aware of the aspect of yourself that you have been neglecting.
This dream will cause your strong reaction like pain, surprise or fear and in the most of the cases you will wake up so this can be a sign to wake yourself up in real life from a situation where you have been compromising too much.
This can be also a reminder that you have to resolve or come to terms with a behavior that paralyzes your ability to make a decision and move forward.
Your wild side
The snake bite dream can be also reflection of your desires from real life. This dream will bring your attention through the symbol of this animal and point to the part of your personality that you consider as “wild” and even “out of control”
Transformation in your life
The snake bite can make you start numbering yourself and avoid what has to be done to get to the next step in your life.
It can also mean a shift occurring in your awareness or your transformation. That is a sign that you are becoming more aware about something in your life that was hidden or avoided before.
That transformation can be painful at first but also beneficial in the long run. That will be a part of your wake up process.
Struggle with temptation
The dream about snake bite can be also reflection of temptation in your life. This snake has the same symbol like the serpent in the Garden of Eden from Christian Bible where this animal can be related to temptation, desire or situation you feel conflicted about in real life because it doesn’t fit in your ethical values or beliefs.
Problems in real life
Dreams of snake biting can also mean problems will be in your way. They can mean you succumb to evil influences or your enemies are planning to hurt you one way or another.
You injure or criticize a friend
In case you are watching someone being bitten by the snake in your dream that can mean you will injure or criticize a friend, pretend or otherwise. In this situation you will be the predator and not the prey.
Snake Dreams and Sexuality
If I had to make a guess, I’d say that the association between snake dreams and sexuality is probably the first that people make. Generally speaking it’s a bit over-rated, not to mention cliche.
Snakes can certainly symbolize sexuality, but that’s really only a small aspect of their general symbolism – and the sexual aspect is only relevant in certain cultures.
However, with that said, given the dreamer’s conscious situation and the fact that she had suppressed her sexuality – sexuality is relevant in this snake dream.
Snake bite dreams and Denial of Our Instincts
Anything we reject or deny about ourselves – especially something as natural as our sexuality – will have a negative impact on our lives. When you deny it or suppress it for too long, then some part of you is psychologically dead or dying.
Whenever we deny something to the point of psychological death, the unconscious will often take on a dangerous image, such as that of a snake biting you. Again,the dream wants to get your attention, so do not be afraid of the image. Be thankful for it.
Sexuality is ultimately about relatedness. People who deny or suppress their sexuality can be as cold as snakes. They lack a certain kind of warmth and vitality to their personalities.
I have also noticed a general lack of intimacy in them, even in their close friendships. Relationships seem to exist only at the surface level.
Sexuality is part of our instinctive life force, meaning that it needs an outlet for its expression. To repeat, when you deny your instinctive life then in dreams, snakes may strike or chase you, crawl inside your mouth, or appear in some other aggressive form.
Shedding the past
A snake can shed its skin, and thus symbolically shed its past.
Related to our current dreamer, can she shed the past and become renewed?
Again, the presence of her cat (typically a symbol of femininity) suggests that it’s safe to let this process begin.
Another question she could ask herself is: as I emerge from this terrible phase of my life, how can I be reborn?
This kind of question is essential for anyone who wants to live a life beyond trauma. If we truly want to live, then we absolutely cannot let trauma define us. I go so far as to say that you should let go of the whole victim/survivor mindset.
Reconnecting with innate wisdom of the body
As I mentioned earlier, this dream about snakes biting could be connected to her general fear of men. She has something to learn from her terrible encounter – a tragic way to learn, no doubt. But to let it stain her entire outlook on men is not the answer.
Snakes can represent the wisdom of the body to react appropriately in dangerous situations. This is the true wisdom of the instincts.
Related to the wisdom of our instincts, this dream could indicate the possibility of a reconnection to her instincts as a woman. As women, all of us need to listen to the wisdom of our body.
Go with your gut in certain situations. I mentioned this earlier: if your body signals that something is unsafe about a situation, get out of that situation immediately and don’t let your mind talk you out of it.
Being bitten by the snake is a signal to think about what is “poisonous” in your real life and to cure that
1. A Pinch-Up Call – A Snake if appears in your dream(but don’t bite), can symbolize a wake-up call, i.e., it says you “Hey buddy, there is something important to be done, please don’t miss it,” You may say “O.K.” at that time but later forget it.
So this time, the snake bites you in the dream to give you a painful reminder that “there is something that needs to be done, but you are ignoring it.”
Because the snake pinched you this time instead of just telling, therefore, it is known as a Pinch-Up Call.
2. A Problematic Life Situation – A bite can symbolize that you are in a very problematic situation in your life, which you may not be aware of. It is a message that something worse will happen soon, and you must be prepared for the unknown.
3. Poisonous Person – In waking life, a snake or serpent injects its venom into your body, which can be fatal to your life. It can symbolize a poisonous person in your life that may cause you some harm in your dream.
Usually, this person wants you to lose at any cost; it can be your enemy, friend, business partner, etc. The harm can be physical, Financial, and Emotional.
4. Personal Transformation – After the serpent bites you, you will probably die, which means that you no longer have to worry about any problem in your life, the Financial crises, Relationship problems, etc.
All these problems will fade away after you realize that your mortal body is going to die.
It will lead to a substantial personal transformation that will free your mind from the pain, and you will suddenly become wiser.
Dream of Snake Bite on Hand
Dream of snakebite on hand can mean different things depending on which side was bitten. According to the Bible, your Right Hand symbolizes Authority, Sovereignty, and Strength.
It is because most people are right; therefore, most people will have more strength in their right hand than the left. So that means that the meaning of the bite will differentiate for the left-handed and the right-handed people.
Bite Right Hand
If you are a Right-handed person and the snake also bites on your right hand, then it is a wake-up call that you are surrounded by a poisonous or a group of toxic people trying to harm your Strength and Sovereignty.
But if you a Lefty and the Serpent bites you on your right hand, then it means that you are in a Problematic Life Situation that needs your attention. This problem may or may not be severe and can be solved if given the needed attention.
Bite Left Hand
If you are a lefty, then the snake biting on your left hand will mean that your strength and sovereignty are in harm due to a poisonous person or group of persons surrounding you.
But if you a Righty and the Serpent bites you on your Left hand, then it means that you are in a Problematic Life Situation that needs your attention. This problem may or may not be severe and can be solved if given the needed attention.
Bite on Head/Mouth
Your Head represents your thoughts, Emotion, and Will, and if a snake bites you on your Head in the dream, then it means that your thoughts, Emotions, or Will will put you in a problematic situation in your life.
If you get this dream, then give serious attention to your thoughts, Emotions and see whether they are destructive for you or others in any way or not.
Anything that you were thinking of doing due to being Emotional will also put you in severe trouble, and thus, you must stop your destructive thinking asap. It can also represent personal transformation.
Your Mouth represents a way to express your thoughts, Emotion, and will, and a bite on your Mouth can describe that you must reveal your thoughts or Emotions very carefully, i.e., you must ensure that it doesn’t harm the feelings of others.
If you were thinking of abusing someone and you get a bite on your mouth, then it means that your words (abusive ones) will put you in some problem and may also make a poisonous person in your life who may try to harm you.
The Index Finger on your Left Hand represents your confidence and, the Index finger on your right hand is associated with Leadership. If you are bitten on your Left-hand Index Finger, then it means that somebody is trying to shatter your self-confidence.
It can also say that you are underestimating yourself, which is lowering your confidence. If you are bitten on your Right-Hand Index Finger, then it is a wake-up call that you need to give your attention to Leadership as you might be ignoring it.
Snake Bite in Dream But Felt No Pain
Sometimes the snake may bite you in your dream, but you felt no pain. You either felt neutral or felt very little pain. This dream can represent a poisonous person in your life that tried to harm you physically or Emotionally but failed in doing so.
It can also symbolize that you were in a problematic life situation, which is now solved. This means that something in your life would create a problem in your coming future but was resolved at the right time.
Snake Dying / Disappearing After Bite
It may have happened in your dream that the snake bites you and then die or disappear; that snake represents the harm that somebody poisonous in your life was trying to do to you.
The death or disappearance of the snake represents that their harm backfired. It means that whatever harm they were trying to do to you has backfired and affected themselves, and you are protected from any harm that was about to come in your waking life.
Snake holding the Bite
If a snake bit you in your dream and that snake held his bite for a considerable amount of time and didn’t let it go, then it represents the seriousness of giving all your attention to something that you are ignoring; otherwise, it will cause problems.
For example – If you are a businessman who is not giving time to her wife and family, this bite is a serious wake-up call to provide them with your attention.
It can also represent your enemy who will try to harm you and be caught, i.e., you will know who he/she is.
The snake may represent your problems, threats, and tension, and getting no wound means that you are not affected by them, which is a positive sign and means Personal Growth.
Biting Someone Else
When a snake bites someone else in your dream, then it is a clear indication that the snake wants to get your attention for the person it bites. You may be ignoring that person or can’t give him/her your undivided attention, which leads to undesired problems.
Your father is probably the dominant person in your family, and a snake biting him in the dream can symbolize an influential poisonous person in your or your father’s life.
The dream can also mean that you must listen to your father’s advice as he is right and all the other people like your friends, relatives, etc., are wrong.
The snake may represent the harsh words you used during an argument, which gave her the same pain as a snake bite. This dream can also describe that she is in a problem and needs your Help.
It may also be a Pinch-Up Call to give attention to your mother as you may be trying to ignore her or you are so busy in your work that you are unintentionally neglecting her.
It may represent that your Son is in a problem and needs your help but is not asking you for help. It is a reminder to give your son some attention so that he becomes more comfortable with you and shares his problem that may or may not leads him to a severe problem.
Biting My Brother
It may represent that somebody was trying to harm you but was not successful in doing so, so this time, they may try to hurt your Brother to take revenge on you. It can also symbolize that your brother is in a problem and needs your help.
Dream of Snake Biting My Sister
A Snake Biting your Sister in the dream can symbolize that someone is threatening her, and she needs your help. It can also mean that you are ignoring her or the advice which she gave you earlier.
Venomous Snake Bite
A Venomous Snake Bite in your Dream Symbolizes that you have a Poisonous person in your life, i.e., you are surrounded by enemies you can’t see. They will try to harm you but at the same time will fake friendship with you.
Non-Venomous Snake Bite
A Non-Venomous Snake Bite in your dream Symbolizes that your enemies are can’t harm you much. It can also represent a person who wants to win against you but doesn’t want to hurt you.
It may symbolize a person who is angry with you and expect a sorry from you, but you ignore him/her, which is making them madder.
A snake bite in Hinduism is considered a good sign, and it symbolizes that you will be more healthy and whatever disease you are suffering from will be cured. It can also signify the arrival of wealth as the snakes are seen as the guardian of wealth.
You are bitten in the back
In case you are bitten in the back that can mean that you should pay attention to ill words or suspicious action of people surrounding you in real life.
That can also be a sign that you have to resolve issues from the past or concerns that are torturing you for a long time.
This dream has specific interpretation and it is very common. It means you have enemies in your life you should pay attention to. They are trying to for doing harm on you.
The snake bite on ankle is usually bad indication. It can mean some kind of warning about possible treat around you.
The color black
In snake dreams, the color of the snake is significant. In the dream of the woman, the snakes are black. Their blackness could indicate that something is coming out of the darkest depths of the unconscious.
This doesn’t necessarily mean something negative or evil. Darkness simply means really unconscious and something really unknown.
In this case, it seems to be something instinctual, perhaps related to two things: feminine instinct and sexual instinct, both of which have been thwarted by a traumatizing experience.
The Mythology of Serpents and Snakes
Serpent and their symbols are found in the myths and legends of countless cultures around the world. These animals often have a negative connotation, but not always. There are even cases of snake deities ruling over important aspects of ancient religions.
Serpents and snakes play a role in many of the world’s myths and legends. Sometimes these mythic beasts appear as ordinary snakes. At other times, they take on magical or monstrous forms. Serpents and snakes have long been associated with good as well as with evil, representing both life and death, creation and destruction.
Serpents and Snakes as Symbols. In religion, mythology, and literature, serpents and snakes often stand for fertility or a creative life force—partly because the creatures can be seen as symbols of the male sex organ. They have also been associated with water and earth because many kinds of snakes live in the water or in holes in the ground. The ancient Chinese connected serpents with life-giving rain. Traditional beliefs in Australia, India, North America, and Africa have linked snakes with rainbows, which in turn are often related to rain and fertility.
As snakes grow, many of them shed their skin at various times, revealing a shiny new skin underneath. For this reason snakes have become symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing. The ancient Greeks considered snakes sacred to Asclepius, the god of medicine. He carried a caduceus, a staff with one or two serpents wrapped around it, which has become the symbol of modern physicians.
For both the Greeks and the Egyptians, the snake represented eternity. Ouroboros, the Greek symbol of eternity, consisted of a snake curled into a circle or hoop, biting its own tail. The Ouroboros grew out of the belief that serpents eat themselves and are reborn from themselves in an endless cycle of destruction and creation.
immortality ability to live forever
underworld land of the dead
Living on and in the ground, serpents came to be seen in some religions and mythologies as guardians of the underworld. In this role they could represent hidden wisdom or sacred mysteries, but they also had other, more sinister meanings. The use of serpents as symbols of death, evil, or treachery may be related to the fact that some of them are poisonous and dangerous. Satan and other devils have frequently been portrayed as snakes, as in the biblical story of Eden where a sly serpent tempts Eve and Adam into disobeying God. Some Christian saints are said to have driven away snakes as a sign of miraculous powers given to them by God. According to legend, St. Patrick cleared Ireland of snakes.
The Nagas of Hindu and Buddhist mythology show how serpents can symbolize both good and evil, hopes and fears. Although these snake gods could take any shape, including a fully human one, they often appeared as human heads on serpent bodies. The Nagas lived in underwater or underground kingdoms. They controlled rainfall and interacted with deities and humans in a variety of ways. Some were good, such as Muchalinda, the snake king who shielded Buddha from a storm. Others could be cruel and vengeful.
Serpents and Snakes in Myths. Many mythical creatures, such as dragons, combine snakelike qualities with features of humans or animals. In Greek mythology, Echidna was a half-woman, half-serpent monster whose offspring included several dragons. Cecrops had a man’s head and chest on a snake’s body and was a culture hero to the Athenians. In Toltec and Aztec mythology, Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Serpent, held an important place. In medieval Europe, people told tales of the basilisk, a serpent with a dragon’s body that could kill merely by looking at or breathing on its victims. Melusina, another figure in European folklore, was part woman, part fish and snake and had to spend one day each week in water.
deity god or goddess
culture hero mythical figure who gives people the tools of civilization, such as language and fire
medieval relating to the Middle Ages in Europe, a period from about A.D. 500 to 1500
Myths that emphasized the frightening or evil aspects of serpents and snakes often portrayed them as the enemies of deities and humans. The Greek hero Perseus rescued Andromeda, who was chained to a rock, by slaying a sea monster that threatened to eat her. In Norse* mythology, a monster called the Midgard serpent—also known as Jormungand—was wrapped around the earth, biting its tail. Thor* battled the serpent, which lived in the sea, where its movements caused storms around the world. Another Norse monster, the Nidhogg or dread biter, was an evil serpent coiled around one of the roots of Yggdrasill, the World Tree. It was forever trying to destroy the tree by biting or squeezing it.
* See Names and Places at the end of this volume for further information.
In the mythology of ancient Egypt, Apopis was a demon of chaos who appeared in the form of a serpent. Each night he attacked Ra*, the sun god. But Mehen, another huge serpent, coiled himself around Ra’s sun boat to protect the god from Apopis—a perfect illustration of how snakes can be symbols of both good and evil in mythology.
Mythological snakes that act as forces of good have various roles, such as creating the world, protecting it, or helping humans. Stories of the Fon people of West Africa tell of Da, a serpent whose 3,500 coils support the cosmic ocean in which the earth floats. Another 3,500 of its coils support the sky. Humans occasionally catch a glimpse of many-colored Da in a rainbow or in light reflected on the surface of water.
The Aboriginal people of northern Australia tell how the Great Rainbow Snake Julunggul shaped the world. When human blood dropped into a waterhole, Julunggul grew angry. He sent a wave of water washing across the earth, and he swallowed people, plants, and animals. Julunggul reared up toward heaven, but an ant spirit bit him and made him vomit up what he had swallowed. This happened again and again until Julunggul departed from the earth, leaving people, plants, and animals in all parts of it.
According to a story of the Diegueño Indians of California, humans obtained many of the secrets of civilization from a huge serpent named Umai-hulhlya-wit. This serpent lived in the ocean until people performed a ceremony and called him onto the land. They built an enclosure for him, but it was too small to hold him. After Umai-hulhlya-wit had squeezed as much of himself as possible into the enclosure, the people set him on fire. Soon the serpent’s body exploded, showering the earth with the knowledge, secrets, songs, and other cultural treasures he had contained.
Mysterious serpents occur not just in ancient myths but in more modern legends as well. For centuries, people have reported seeing huge snakes or snakelike monsters at sea or in lakes. Although many marine scientists admit that creatures yet unknown may inhabit the depths, no one has produced reliable evidence of an entirely new kind of sea serpent. Most likely the mysterious creatures seen swimming on the water’s surface are masses of seaweed, floating logs, rows of porpoises leaping into the air, giant squid, or just common sharks or sea lions.
chaos great disorder or confusion
cosmic large or universal in scale; having to do with the universe
Hindu myths contain many tales of serpents. Kaliya was a five-headed serpent king who poisoned water and land until the god Krishna defeated him in battle. Kaliya then worshiped Krishna, who spared his life. Kadru was a snake goddess who bore 1,000 children. Legend says that they still live today as snakes in human form. One of Kadru’s children was the world snake Shesha that the gods used to turn a mountain and stir up the ocean, just as people churn milk into butter by using a rope coiled around a stick or paddle. As the gods churned the ocean with the snake, many precious things arose from it, including the moon, a magical tree, and the Amrita, or water of life.
Wisdom, cleverness, prophecies, medicine, and immortality, for a start.
Hermes (god of cleverness and tricks) bears a caduceus, a staff around which 2 snakes intertwine. It was said that the snakes whispered to him, advising him as he flew about above the heads of mortals.
The Python (basically a huge hyper-intelligent snake) was the keeper of prophecies until it was slain by Apollos (god of prophecy), and he set up the Oracle. Even then it was said that the Python possessed the Oracle in order to give up prophecies.
Moreover, snakes were considered sacred to Asclepius (Greek Asklepios, Latin Aesculapius) as he (like Hermes) carried a caduceus. In some cases, snakes were seen as symbols of immortality, partially due to the fact that Asclepius was the man who came closest to achieving immortality for all. Asclepius was also seen as the world’s first (and greatest) doctor.
Athena (goddess of wisdom) was in some instances also identified with snakes. Her shield (The Aegis) bore the head of Medusa, a snake-haired creature so ugly she could turn mortals to stone.
All in all, snakes were seen as neither good nor bad, but symbols for what the intellectual man should aspire to.
Jormugandr – the Child of Loki and a Giantess
In Norse mythology, Loki’s secret marriage with the giantess Angrboða resulted in three children: the goddess Hel, the Fenris wolf, and the Midgard serpent Jormugandr. Loki kept the existence of his children secret for as long as possible, but they grew so big and so quickly that they could no longer stay hidden in the cave where they had been born.
Eventually, Odin saw Loki’s offspring while sitting on the magic throne Hlidskialf and he feared their power. Odin wanted to get rid of the possible threats, so he gave Hel dominion over Helheim and power over all the dead (except the chosen slain) and he cast Jormugandr into the great sea. There the serpent grew larger and larger until he encircled Midgard like an Ouroboros biting its own tail. In “Valhalla”, J. C. Jones illustrates the scene in the following manner:
“Into mid-ocean’s dark depths hurled,
Grown with each day to giant size,
The serpent soon inclosed the world,
With tail in mouth, in circle-wise;
Held harmless still
By Odin’s will.”
Thor and the Midgard Serpent
One day, Thor and Tyr went to visit the giant Hymir. When the host watched Thor devour two huge oxen for dinner, he concluded that he would have to go fishing the next day. Thor decided to accompany his host and provide a helping hand, but he was asked to secure his own bait. Therefore, the thunder god slew Himinbrioter (“the heaven breaker”), his host’s largest ox. He chopped off the ox’s head, put it in the boat, and began rowing.
As they were going further and further out to sea, the giant told Thor that they had long passed the usual fishing ground, but the god paid no attention to him. Hymir pointed out that they might be in danger should they come across the great Midgard Serpent far out at sea. Thor ignored him and kept rowing until he figured they had to be right above the great snake.
Thor purposely aimed for Jormugandr when he baited his hook with the head of the ox. While the thunder god was busy with his hook, the giant fished two whales which he imagined would suffice for breakfast. Then, Thor once again ignored the suggestion of his host to return while he waited a little longer for Jormugandr to take the bait. The giant did not like the idea, but he had to comply. Soon, Thor felt a jerk and pulled as hard as he could.
A terrible storm started out of nowhere and, judging by the resistance of his prey, Thor understood that he had caught the Midgard Serpent. Trying to get Jormugandr out of the water, Thor’s braced feet went through the boat and, finally, after a lot of struggling, the head of the Midgard Serpent appeared at the surface. Thor took his hammer and got ready to hit the snake, but the terrified giant cut the fishing line in order to prevent the boat from sinking.
Jormugandr dropped back to the bottom of the sea, while the angry Thor dealt Hymir a blow with his hammer for making him lose his prey. The blow knocked the giant overboard and he had to swim ashore and wait for Thor to bring the boat with the two whales back to the beach. Once they met, they took the whales and the boat and returned home to eat.
This story is one of the most loved mythological episodes by Norsemen and there are numerous artistic depictions of it.
The Hindu Nagas
In Hindu mythology, snakes have a high status. Snake gods are known as the nagas. These deities appeared in the form of large snakes or as half human and half snake. “Naga” is usually the male term, while the female version of the word is “nagi”. In symbolism, the snake represents rebirth, death, and mortality because of the shedding of its skin and thus being symbolically reborn.
Ophion and Wadjet
Greek mythology also talks about serpent deities. One example is Ophion, whose name actually means “serpent”. Ophion was said to have ruled the world with Eurynome before the two of them were cast down by Kronos and Rhea.
In Egyptian mythology, the snake goddess is Wadjet. She was the protector deity of the city of Dep and also believed to be the protector of kings and of women in childbirth. Wadjet appeared in the form of a venomous Egyptian cobra or as a snake-headed woman.
As it can be seen, snakes have not always been associated with evil – as they are in Christianity. On the contrary, these beings were often symbols of power and, as deities, they could also offer protection to those who worshipped them.
Snake Bites in Mythology
The mysterious part of this case was the pain in the heel, which had still not been resolved. Shortly after, the man had a dream where he’d been bitten in the heel by a snake and instantly paralyzed.
In this snake bite dream, the snake bite symbolizes the meaning of his heel pain. And what about the snake?
As Jung said, “when the girl jilted him, she gave him a wound which paralyzed him and made him ill.” Further analysis revealed something more about this man.
This tough guy had been thoroughly babied by his mother, making him an object of ridicule in school. In other words, he was a proverbial Mama’s Boy. To compensate for this, he swung to the other side and became a Macho Man. So, in a sense, his mother had also lamed him.
In this man’s case, the snake symbolizes that the women in his life had caused him pain.
There is also an Egyptian myth where Isis put a snake in the path of the great god, Ra, in order to bring him down from power. This isn’t to say that women are as treacherous as snakes. The dream is simply a fragment of an old mythological motif.
The unconscious speaks in this old motifs in order to get us to reflect on our lives. Once the man realized where he need to work in his life, then his healing could begin.
Being a macho man without feeling doesn’t serve his psychological development. He needs to feel his feelings, which included not only experiencing the grief caused by his break-up, but also the grief caused by his childhood ridicule.
So, I think I have given you a lot to work with here. If you dream of snakes biting you on some other part of your body, use these dream interpretations to help you explore its meaning.
Snake Dreams Q&A
What does dream of snake bite mean?
A quick summary: to dream of a snake bite can represent the following: fear and fascination, a huge impact in life, a threat, or alternatively temptation. The most important aspect of this dream is that a snakebite represents immediate, quick emotions.
What does it mean when you dream about a red snake biting you?
A snake attacking you in the dream indicates that many people will turn to you for advice. … If you turn into a red snake, or you see others transform into a red snake in your dream then this indicates that other people are not going to be truthful in life. The red snake represents hidden danger and also a passion.
What does it mean when a black snake bites you in a dream?
The dream that a black snake bites you can represent the fear that has a significant impact on your life. The most important aspect of this dream is the bite of a black snake representing direct and immediate emotions. In ancient times, the most common and deadly danger was snake bites.
What does it mean to dream about snakes attacking you?
To dream about snakes attacking you is connected to some challenging issues and emotions that you’re currently facing in your waking life. … Generally, a snake in dreams denotes that you’re trying to cope with a difficult situation. Or you’re experiencing unsettling emotions in waking life.
Is it good to dream about snakes?
According to professional dream analyst and author Lauri Quinn Loewenberg, snakes — a common dream archetype — typically represent a person in the dreamer’s life who exhibits low, dirty, toxic, or poisonous behavior. However, they can also represent something related to health or healing.
What is the biblical meaning of snakes in a dream?
The biblical meaning of snakes in dreams is connected to a person that should not be trusted – sorry to say. The snake (as a symbol) represents one of the most present and most fascinating symbols in the Holy Bible, but all my readings show that there is someone not to be trusted.
Are snakes a sign of good luck?
– Seeing a snake is considered good luck. … – If an owl lands on a house, it is believed that the house will have bad luck.
Does dreaming about snakes mean pregnancy?
Some cultures believe that dreaming of a snake biting you signals you are pregnant, according to babyMed. … Snake Dreams also agreed with the idea that your intuition is kicking it and that it could be a warning that something (positive or negative) will affect your pregnancy.
What is the spiritual meaning of dreaming about snakes?
If snakes appear in your dreams, it can signify that you are moving forward, are healing, and have entered a phase of personal transformation. Most likely, you have moved beyond a hindrance on your path that existed till recently.
What do snakes Signify/Symbolise in dreams?
When a snake symbol appears in a dream, it indicates that something significant is happening in the unconscious. It can be either dangerous or healing; the snake symbolizes both negative (toxic thoughts, fear, worries, running away from something) and positive (transformation, regeneration, growth, or rebirth).
Snakes commonly symbolize fear or transformation. Dreaming of a snake is a sign that you are afraid of something in your waking life, or it could be a forewarning of changes to come.
What do snakes symbolize?
Historically, serpents and snakes represent fertility or a creative life force. As snakes shed their skin through sloughing, they are symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing. The ouroboros is a symbol of eternity and continual renewal of life.
Why do I dream of black snakes?
- Because you have bad feelings towards someone.
- Because you are scared of what is going to happen in life.
- Because you won’t accept or tolerate an unfair situation.
- Because you don’t like the way you are dealing with someone.
- Because you believe something bad may have an impact on your personal plans.
Why do I dream of green snakes?
Here are some frequent situations in waking life that may trigger dreams of green snakes:
- Because you feel envious and jealous of someone,
- Because you might be growing up on the emotional level,
- Because you are reacting with frustration and disappointment to a current event,
- Because you are not ready or prepared to deal with a challenging situation in real life.
Why do I dream of red snakes?
Here are common situations in current life that might cause dreams of red snakes:
- Because you feel threatened,
- Because you feel disrespected,
- Because you might be seeking personal revenge,
- Because you have harmful ideas lurking in your mind,
- Because you think something bad is going to happen to you.
Why do I dream of a white snake?
Here are common situations in current life triggering dreams of white snakes:
- Because you want things to be done your way,
- Because you are scared at the efforts needed to heal your relationships,
- Because you have realized that being a perfectionist is causing you trouble,
- Because your naivety may put you in a vulnerable position.
Why do I dream of a yellow snake?
These are some common situations in waking life that may be causing this dream:
- because your excitement put your in trouble,
- because you cannot make a choice,
- because somebody else’s ambition worries you,
- because you do not want to take responsibilities,
- because you feel that something good is going to happen soon.