Gorilla Symbolism, Gorilla Meaning, Gorilla Totem, Gorilla Dream, and Messages
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Gorilla Meaning and Messages

In general, Gorilla symbolism is a signal for us to raise our heads and recognize the nobility within us. This type of Gorilla meaning does not represent prideful or boastful behavior. Instead, this spirit animal exudes a quiet honor and a calm dignity that makes a much more profound statement than any boast. We humans (particularly this day and age) would do well to mimic such regal behavior.

Similar to the Cougar, Gorilla symbolism also gives us a message of leadership, however not of the aggressive kind. Instead, this ape manages other members within the troop with temperance, understanding, compassion, and balance. Very seldom is aggression or violence required to get the point across. The Gorilla meaning also reminds us that tyrannical leaders will never win respect. In other words, the message is that decency, honesty, and quiet charisma gain loyal followers.

Alternatively, Gorilla symbolism could be a confirmation that your endeavors are stable and steady. Therefore you must stay grounded and handle your responsibilities. This animal totem will help you find your inner strength.

Gorilla Totem, Spirit Animal

Similar to the Cardinal totem, the Gorilla totem person is a leader. They effortlessly command groups of people through the strength of will, decisiveness, and the mediation of conflict. Also, with this type of leadership, they understand responsibility. Gorilla totem people always take full protective responsibility of those within their command. Moreover, these folks fully understand that a good leader is a leader who serves the needs of the followers. They also lead by example and with integrity.

With this Great Ape as your spirit animal, you have the power to marshal the strength of community to your cause. There is nothing you cannot accomplish.

Gorilla Dream Interpretation

When you have a Gorilla dream, it suggests that you may be too “over the top” in your behavior. In other words, you are overcompensating for your rigidity and awkwardness. Alternatively, the Gorilla dream symbolizes your primitive impulses, wild nature, and repressed sexual energy. If this animal is hiding, it indicates that you are looking for a sense of security or protection.

Similar to the Antelope, it could also mean that this animal represents the need for you to take action. When we have a Gorilla dream, it is a signal that we’ve been resting on our laurels. In other words, it’s time to start earning the things we want instead of waiting for rewards to fall into our laps.

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  1. I saw myself in the dream, trying to cross over a yard fenced with goss.i threw my small bag(filled with phone,wallet,etc). When I tried jumping over a gorilla from nowhere attacked me. Not letting me jump over to where my bag is.. when I tried using a stick to get my bag through the Goss it surfaced it self again trying to chop off my hand. Next thing it did was to throw the bag far from where I can’t get it even with the long stick..

    1. I dreamt that a gorrilla was sleeping peacefully under a sand shade it created outside one of our houses, despite the fact I didn’t like it there I didn’t have the intentions of killing it buh my mum wanted to kill it cos she didn’t want it there so she threw fuel from the distance and then a lighted match stick that she threw in the same direction and the head exploded all of a sudden the gorrilla started chasing us…. (But I thought it was dead how come)
      So we all ran into the house and I was suprisingly in our main house(buh we were just in the other house right now), we locked everywhere and felt protected I even helped one male stranger I didn’t know into the house for safety at some point my mum and the rest of my siblings went out for a safety survey I was just left with the stranger and my second sister then I felt like the gorrilla was coming closer so I ran to my dad’s room the place I felt was safest and hid there with the stranger and my sister…. That was when I woke up… Thank God it was just a dream, it felt so real… What does it mean please

  2. I dreamt of Mother Gorilla with two gorilla children entering our yard. I quickly woke up to go lock the door for them not to enter the house. I went into my mother’s bedroom to inform her about the gorilla. She calmly responded that I need not worry. Few minutes later I heard sounds and heard that they have entered in the house. I prayed so hard that they shouldn’t come in the bedrooms, while praying I heard them leave the house.

  3. I had a dream a gray gorilla was standing st a window looking out. For a moment it was upset and then calm again looking out the window. I woke up wanting to know why I saw this.

  4. I had a dream I was driving down a road and this huge (king Kong like) Gorilla was causally walking away from the road off to the side. On this same road I saw 2 sasquatch (possibly mom and child) riding in the back of a tow truck. I was mostly curious (not fearful). I kept driving. Any interpretations?

    1. EspionageCookie

      It seems that the huge gorilla next to the road represents how there are forces as you “drive” through life where it is best for you to stay noble in impressing others with action, rather than through words, as gorillas do. The mother and child sasquatches in the back of a tow truck may represent that you can do the unbelievable when it comes to nurturing other people (not necessarily children), within your own life.

  5. I dream a gorilla Was chasing me and trying to get hold of me but it couldn’t then someone had to hid me and rub me a smelly odour to prevent the gorilla from smelling me and chasing me again.pls I could not find the meaning so can I get a meaning to this dream

    1. EspionageCookie

      The gorilla chasing you might represent someone who threatens you in such a way in your own life, and the smelly odor to make sure you are not caught might mean that you might need to use a distraction to discreetly leave the attention of certain people who are against you. At least for a little while, don’t drag too much attention and try not to give off a “scent” of making you the target, such as showing off the items, resources or achievements they might want to take you down for themselves.

  6. I dreamned that i become a gorilla
    that i am living a quiet life and people all the sudden started to be mean to me. i walked away but they keep provoking me and i turned into a gorilla but i wouldn’t harm anyone randomly. i stand up to injustice against the weak ones. i am surounded by bad people that have no problem harming other to get what they want, and thats when i turn into the gorilla to deffend the ones that can not stand up for them self.

    1. EspionageCookie

      It seems your leadership represents a very strong and tough way of leading yet also a very fair and equal type of leadership as well. You protect others and stand up to others, by showing who is boss.

      You see the gorilla representing compassionate masculinity (whether one is a man or a woman), has some basis in the science of animals. Scientists studied the chemicals of gorillas, and they found that the gorillas who allowed an equal share of food (ex. bananas) as well as resources throughout the community had higher testosterone (male hormone), while the gorillas who just screamed about wanting everything including all the girls who got beat up by the fair male gorillas were analyzed to have lower testosterone.

      They checked this study for human males, and the result is the same.

  7. I just saw a dream . In which I was running to save my life like I’m in danger but than I heard people saying he is dead no need to worry and all were happy I turned to see what happen and I saw that a gorilla he was dying like he just crashed into some buildings one after another than it fell in the ground. Even though I was running from him to save myself after seeing him dead I was sad. I was like why ? It was a sad dream .

    1. EspionageCookie

      Perhaps this dead gorilla you felt sad for represents a person in your life that is often seen as a villain, but he is only trying to protect those who have very little in life. It is just that most of society around him sees him as a villain because he goes against those who are considered popular, wealthy, attractive, or a combination of these, even if they’re not exactly good people, is what I gather. The death of the gorilla might mean that this person is suffering from all kinds of tragedies and injustices in his life due to his sacrifice.

  8. i saw a dream in which there were three gorillas at my house .
    They did not let me enter the house . I was crying shouting please let me in but they did not let me in, in my house . I called out my mom but she could not hear me .

    1. 3 oversized black gorillas came to my house ina Dream. They could talk. They were HUGE. You had the same dream?

    2. I just had a dream about 3 oversized gorillas stalking my house. It was awful and frightening! Eerie to see this comment!!

  9. A couple of weeks before (i dont exactly remember when) i dream about facing a gorilla on my way back home throug a jungle. The gorilla was with a baby, I heard someone say to me to walk past the gorilla without disturbing the mother and the child gorilla, i walked quietely past them and it did not attack me. Yesterday i dream about the same place and this time i am happily going home suddenly i saw the same mother and child gorilla sitting on the way, as i remembered i dont want to disturb. The mother gorilla pulled back her baby to let me go and when i passed by the gorilla warned me that there is a bear at the corner on the mid of my way back home, i saw the bear but i was scared that the bear will attack me so i ran back. What does this signify? Very strange dream ha ha .

  10. I had a dream just now where some random people I know in my life were in this house I never seen before and a herd of gorillas came. I tried to barricade the doors but it was a run down house and things didn’t function well anymore, so they came in. They were trashing the house and maybe even killing the others I tried to hide under the table but they saw and as they bent down it turned to more of a human and stabbed me with a sword, but missed right between my head and neck haha then I woke up

    1. EspionageCookie

      The house represents your own mind, and the gorillas coming in to trash everything represent all the anxiety coming up to mess your head around. The fact that they are trying to kill is a sign that you may have repressed frustrations, angers and hatred that you express by unconsciously representing them with the symbol of angry gorillas in your dream. The fact that they missed you means that these emotions don’t control you, even if you struggle with them.

  11. I dreamt that I was looking out back and there was a gorilla and a small black terrier at the back of the backyard (about 30 – 50 yards back) looking back at me, waiting for me to bring them some food. They were standing separate from each other, a couple feet between them, the dog on the left. They were sitting still, just looking at me, and waiting.

    1. EspionageCookie

      The gorilla and black terrier waiting at the backyard might represent certain issues that you put behind you (as represented by them being in your backyard). The gorilla represents the primal strength you left behind, while the terrier supports this because these animals symbolize the past you left behind. Perhaps there was a past where you were happier, freer and more successful, but somehow due to fear or hurt from others, if not both, you ended up abandoning who you were.

  12. Just woken from a dream where I was watching a couple in the jungle who were accustomed to gorillas, maybe studying them. They had their young boy child with them and did not seem worried when the gorilla picked up the child and held him at eye level.
    The gorilla then bit a huge chunk out of the boy’s stomach. The boy died. The mother was in shock as the gorilla handed her a piece of liver. The father remained calm and told her to eat it so as not to rile the gorilla. I felt only like an observer in this strange dream.

    1. EspionageCookie

      This might represent a lot of the disturbing emotions you hold within your unconscious that you repress. The gorilla represents your own self hatred. The gorilla eating the little boy represents how you feel angry at your masculine inner child, or perhaps that part of you as a little kid that felt rather tomboyish, curious and adventurous with life. The mother in shock might represent the part of you that is horrified at being unable to express this part of yourself. The father might represent the part of you that tells you to stay calm, to numb your emotions and to not react, so you would not trigger your own self hatred for yourself even further.

  13. I had a dream that there’s a white furred red faced horned gorilla that was at our backyard and I was trying to tame it by giving it a piece of a rotten banana but when i was trying to tame the gorilla it started to rage and ran away, i dont even know what it means

    1. EspionageCookie

      This might represent the part of you that is trying to unconsciously expressed your repressed anger in a dream, and by giving this angry part of you a rotten banana or in other words, a symbol in dreams associated with internal personality flaws, especially under the area of your career, you enrage yourself further. You want to put in your best, but you keep angering yourself by not falling into your own high expectations for yourself.

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