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What does it mean when you dream about devouring something?

Being eaten in a dream can reflect our feelings of being “eaten up” by someone or by the demands of our lives. If we are the devourer, then it can indicate that we are hungering for something, or that we are possessive. Being swallowed whole by a large creature is a widespread shamanic motif for personal transformation (e.g., Jonah and the whale). (See also Eating, Hunger).

References in classic literature ?
Every year you must bring me from among your people twelve youths and twelve maidens, that I may devour them.
So saying, the king looked cruel enough to devour Theseus and all the rest of the captives himself, had there been no Minotaur to save him the trouble.
He clung to one idea -- that of his happiness, destroyed, without apparent cause, by an unheard-of fatality; he considered and reconsidered this idea, devoured it (so to speak), as the implacable Ugolino devours the skull of Archbishop Roger in the Inferno of Dante.
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They revealed that viewers in India were most likely to devour series such as Narcos and Marvel's Jessica Jones, and that Indians devour series are a much faster pace.
He also said that the shark would devour the whale carcass and then swim away.
Certain investors want to devour the prized land of Pakistan Steel Mills.
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