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Alligator Symbolism, Meaning, & Dream Interpretation

The alligator is a prehistoric predators hold ancient mythology with many cultures. As a spirit animal they represent fierce protection and seeing clearly into emotional worlds. Alligators ask us to dive into our emotions and seek fluidity like the waters they live in. Alligators animal totem is very precise in emotion. They remain hidden show of ultimate control until they snap. They symbolize perfect camouflage and encourages us to look but not be seen.

To see an alligator in your dream holds meaning of betrayal, deception, as well as hidden instincts and desires. It may be a symbol for you to take on a new perspective on a situations meaning, and grow from the understanding of a new perspective. This spirit animal tells us that we can see clearly through our dreams, and confusing emotions. We would do well to learn from the alligators mythology to make our choices wisely and allow them to take course once we’ve made them.

**Dream symbols are not so important by themselves, their meaning lies in the emotions and situations that they are associated with.

Alligator Stories, Folklore, Mythology, & Legend

In some Native American folklore the alligator was cunning and often tricked other animals. In some tales the gator was sent as an evil spy. However not all folklore depicts the alligator in a negative light. In one tale he shares his hunting power with humans who treat him respectfully.

Acawai Flood Myth:
South American legend explaining why alligators have no tongues.

Alligator Tales: An interesting collection of Florida folklore about alligators, including four Seminole Indian legends.

The Alligator and the Hunter ( The Poor Hunter and the Alligator Power): Southeastern Indian legends about an alligator who repaid a hunter’s kindness by giving him alligator medicine.

Please note that all meanings and personal mythologies listed on MyMythos are subjective to every individual.

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