Dreams Of Being Bitten

Dreams of being bitten whether it’s from a dog, spider, sharks or even snakes become a warning relating to aggression, hostility or an unconscious attack.

These highly symbolic, yet enigmatic dreams are riddled with clues to help the dreamer find out whether this threatening strike belongs to the dreamer or from a combative person. Depending the animal and the location of the bite becomes a metaphor to help guide the dreamer to the actual threat in their lives.

Bites in dreams are bad omens that represent behavior that is intended to harm another individual who does not wish to be harmed. These types of aggression are cleverly disguised as reactive-inexpressive type (e.g., hostility of other) or proactive-relational aggression (i.e., aggression that can break human relationships, for example, by saying malicious rumours); or a direct verbal or physical type that lashes out.

To bite someone in your dreams implies your own anger directed to harm that person.

Bite Dream Meaning

Psychologically speaking, bites from various different animals or reptiles implies you are a target of someone’s aggression. Perhaps you are not fully cognizant of of the hidden behaviours these people possess – or – unconscious parts of your personality might be provoking the attack unwillingly.

Alternatively, these unprovoked attacks might remain outside their awareness of understanding that resides hidden in the unconscious. You dream will use the image of the “bite” to indicate unconscious behaviors, traits, or instincts that are inherently attacking you.

People who are not aware of their own idiocracies remain in the dark; forever falling into the same patterns that always end up biting them. When we say that bites are enigmatic we can use the snake bite for example: relates to an actual threat, or connects to the primitive side – unconscious instincts, feminine energy, or shadow that is not understood.

Furthermore, bites in dreams become more complex depending the dreamers sex. A female who dreams of a dog biting her might relate to her animus (unconscious masculine side); or relating to her best friend or companion. Generally, males who dream of dog bites can see it as a form of both internal or external aggressive elements.

Bite Dreams: Locations Count

The location of the bite is a major clue that helps narrow down the area (emotional or physical) that will be attacked. There are many idioms referencing the hand such as “once bitten twice shy”, or “he bites the hand that feeds him” are saying that can be symbolic to your dream.

  • Hand: helping, giving and offering – right hand (friend).   
  • Legs or Feet: personal progress; advancement.
  • Face or Head: image, ego or psyche/mind.
  • Chest: heart, emotions 
  • Throat: communication 
  • Back: unseen or unprovoked attack
  • Eyes: vision or foresight

Bite dreams can be situations that have been provoked or the dream is picking up on an inevitable attack by someone. The bites can come from friends, relationships, workers, unknown, shadow or unconscious aspects that you possess.

  • Has anybody hurt you emotionally?
  • Are you interfering in matters that pose a potential threat? 
  • Following your instincts?
  • A possible feminine threat? 

Bite Dreams: Animal Bites

Being bitten by a dog connects instinctual side of the dreamer. These instincts include denial, revenge, tribal loyalty, greed and our urge to procreate, could be threatening you. This could be a symbol of your own personal behaviors that are out of control.

Bitten by a cat, lion, tiger brings you closer to the feminine. Opposite to the masculine these patterns consists of gentleness, empathy, sensitivity, caring, sweetness, compassion and intuition. These can be the feminine that in inherited in men that is unrecognized or a female that is dangerous.

Bitten by a snake seems to be very common, yet holds a very symbolic meaning. Snake bites are common dream symbols that bring your awareness towards deceitful people in your life. Considered a bad omen when a poisonous snake has attached itself to you. This is a warning to protect yourself from people, situations or things that pose imminent danger. If the snake is black brings your focus to the shadow side of the dreamer – the unknown repressed aspects.

Bitten by a spider brings your attention to the attributes of the poisonous feminine. If you are not caught in the web the toxic bite of the spider reminds you to focus on the unconscious feminine upbringing – or the devouring mother. They could also symbolize a malicious women, or the distorted feminine complex; the feminine within the masculine.

Bitten by a scorpion has two different type of meanings. Scorpions can suggest a rebirth and the bite could be a symbol of death or transformation. It also could be related to the feminine (threat), an enemy; or traits that you inherit that are unconscious.

Bitten by a rat is a bad omen. Rats and mice are negative situations, people or manifestations that have been ignored over time. They are a bad presence anywhere they go. Being bitten shows you that its effects have gotten close to you and you will be affected.

Bitten by a shark is common when we are under water. These dreams bring your focus to the unconscious or unknown emotional side of the dreamer. The cold and calculating behaviors of the shark are live and present at the moment in you life. These could be quantities you possess, or people that pose a threat. Underwater creatures like crabs, whale and dolphin bits are symbolic.

Bitten by ants Ants in a dream focuses on hard work, possible teamwork and cooperation that has been interfered with. It also might be a play on words as ‘aunt’.

Bitten by insects in your dream represents the minor things that are holding us back or minor annoyances in our lives.

Bitten by an alligator or crocodile  waits to pull you down to the swamp. They connect with water (emotions) that could be repressed or ruthless traits of other people. Fears and danger lurk as these cold blooded creatures see you before you see them. They are quick to attack that give you little time to react.

Bitten by birds connects to personal freedom that might be in provoked. Bats bites hint at the shadow, feminine or intuition – like the vampire the ability to drain  your blood and energy. Possible psychic vampires; people that effect your aura. Calls for a need for protection and grounding.

Humans Bite Dream Meaning 

Biting someone in your dream represents communication or verbal altercations that leads to hurtful words. Being bitten would be metaphoric to being hurt by what has come across by that person.

Depending on who was biting you could suggest a clue who might be the root of the problem. People bite back when they have had enough abuse.

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Sheila Jarman
Sheila Jarman
2 months ago

Bite by an old dead lady on the bus it hurt in the dream but….does it mean harm

Angel
Angel
2 months ago

I dream about visiting someone and when I sit on the floor that when I got bitten in my buttocks by unkown creature two times. I was just sure that it has 4 pangs.2 on the upper mouth and the other 2 on lower.

Bella
Bella
3 months ago

I woke up in a panic from my dream feeling the need to scream (in my dream I was screaming/crying out in pain, not in my waking state) from one of my best friends biting me in the back and not releasing the bite. Any idea what this could mean?

Megan
Megan
4 months ago

I had a dream that I was bitten on my back first but then all over my body by a swarm of crabs while I was underwater. Does anybody have any insight to what this might mean?

clarity
clarity
5 months ago

I dreamt of being bitten on my back, turns outs im holding a basket full of brown with black striped snakes and another thing that seemed to be a type of leech.. it keeps on biting and sucking my back and I kept on removing it.

Jennifer W
Jennifer W
5 months ago

What if you are the one doing the biting? When I’m attacked by people in my dreams for some reason I often try to bite them. But it usually doesn’t work – my jaw muscles are weak or I can’t reach them or something. I don’t bite people in real life obviously so why am I doing this in my dreams?!

K. Lavvie
K. Lavvie
5 months ago

Please comment if anyone has any feedback. So my dream setting was in the hospital and a nurse or staff asked to see my right hand and bit it twice, (I think)maybe once, don’t recall. I actually felt the pain in my dream. I woke up and my right hand was actually hurting, tingling and numb. You know that feeling when your hand falls asleep it felt like that. Now, when I sleep on my hand this also happens, but now I’m freaking out and feel like danger, illness or someone has ill wishes on me is imminent. From the… Read more »

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Nicole Hall
Nicole Hall
Reply to  K. Lavvie
5 months ago

What does it mean when you dream a pink bunny stuffed animal over 6 feet tall, and another super tall stuffed animal with a long tongue, bite your hand and it hurts super badly. Over and over again.

Mary
Mary
7 months ago

Just trying to find some insight on a dream I had. “We” (not sure who was with me) were house hunting and taking a tour of a home. We walked across the backyard to get to a separate guesthouse that was being used as the master suite. While in there a cat attacked and bit into my back. I somehow got it off me and while trying to get away it bit my back again and again. I finally cornered it so it couldn’t reach my back then a second cat attacked and bit my back. Then the owner of… Read more »

Josie
Josie
11 months ago

First an ostrich with no teeth was lookin all cute at a petting zoo but then it came up too close to me and swelled my hand and wouldn’t give it back. My mom was there telling me to be carful and then told me to scream at it and poke its eyes and that’s when it left. Then later we were walking at came up to a dog and I was petting it and it gently bites my right forearm. It’s owner walks over, the dog starts biting harder, I’m crying, the owner is just watching, my mom is… Read more »

jen
jen
1 year ago

I just woke myself up from a quite disturbing dream and it was not something that was conventionally frightening, but my intuition is telling me that what I had experienced in my dream is terrifying. Some famous figure pretended to be my friend and it appeared that she just invited herself into my home, got extremely friendly with me (almost borderline violating my personal space) and bit me in my face and knees. What was even more horrifying was when I looked in her eyes, I saw nothing but pure evil. It almost seemed as if there was another spirit… Read more »

Tulip980
Tulip980
1 year ago

Ok so my boyfriend has another lady who is mentally and physically abusive to him. He doesn’t leave all the way cuz he’s not sure what she will do to him. But 2 days ago he had a dream where he woke up startled laying next to her biting her face off. Trying to figure out all of the meaning to this.

Tulip980
Tulip980
Reply to  The Dreamer
1 year ago

Yes she is I have seen this for myself. She has even attacked me. He has seen her in bed with her baby daddy. So he has a hard time looking at her in the same way when he is awake.

He was laying next to her in his dream got startled and started to bite her face off. I real life he was laying next to her. It scared him so bad he woke up from it.

Tulip980
Tulip980
Reply to  The Dreamer
1 year ago

But I’m curious what does it mean??

Stephanie
Stephanie
1 year ago

What if you bite someone else in the face/jaw?

anthony cetrangelo
anthony cetrangelo
1 year ago

in the short of this you have been under emotional attack n phycial from parents or rearing step in parents n u see it coming and u prepare to be bitten and protect youeself..but you cant u r overpowered..

Kenneth
Kenneth
1 year ago

I last night.my two arms bite by two dogs.one dog is small and the other one is big. What’s doesn’t mean?