Like no other figure, Icarus embodies man’s vanity and his greatest wish: namely, the desire to be able to fly like a bird. According to Greek legend, Icarus and his father Daedalus were trapped on Crete.
Since escape by land was not possible, Daedalus made wings for himself and his son out of sun that would melt wax. But Icarus became cocky, climbed higher and higher – and, as predicted, the heat of the sun melted the wax on his wings. He fell into the sea and drowned.
His arrogance brought Icarus’ death; for some poets, the anger of the gods, who punished Daedalus for an earlier misdeed by stealing his son, is also to blame. Since the legend’s origins, the story has been taken up many times in art and poetry, and Icarus can also appear in our dreams.
But what does it mean when we dream about him? Does Icarus also represent divine revenge in dream interpretation?
Dream symbol “Icarus” – the general interpretation
The dream symbol “Icarus” is interpreted ambivalently in general dream interpretation.
If the dreamer observes Icarus flying or sees himself as Icarus, this dream of flying can indicate that he is breaking out of something. He’s passionate about something freithat has burdened him for a long time, or breaks rules that others have imposed on him. However, he should be careful not to become too cocky, otherwise he will fall like Icarus and fail.
Breaking out of the current circumstances of life can also be a Escape mean how Icarus and his father escape from captivity. For a more precise interpretation, the living conditions of the dreaming must be taken into account.
Another way to interpret Icarus’s dream is that the dreamer is already cocky is. In this case it is a warning dream. The dreamer may rely too much on his luck and lose his sense of reality. He feels like a “high flyer” and believes he is invincible. However, like Icarus, he will fall far if he is not careful.
Dream symbol “Icarus” – the psychological interpretation
On the psychological level of dream interpretation, this dream symbol often shows Fear of failure of the dreamer. He fears falling deeply and doesn’t trust himself to achieve anything. He may feel overwhelmed by the expectations of others.
The dreamer should remember what feelings prevailed during the dream: Did he initially enjoy the flight before realizing that there was a big risk associated with it? Then maybe he can feel good about himself motivateto tackle a matter.
On the other hand, it is possible that the dreamer is made aware by his subconscious that he is too carefree behaves.
Dream symbol “Icarus” – the spiritual interpretation
In a spiritual sense, the dream symbol warns cockiness and human vanity. The dreamer should higher world don’t get upset.