Danger


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What does it mean when you dream about danger?

Any kind of danger signal in a dream may be warning the dreamer to be more cautious in some aspect of life. Other components of the dream should help indicate where the dreamer should exercise more caution.

Danger

Darkness (See NIGHT.)
Geiger counter
radiation detector named for inventor. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 12]
Mayday
international radiotelephone distress signal. [Maritime Hist.: Misc.]
Perils of Pauline
cliff-hangers in which Pauline’s life is recurrently in danger. [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 559]
red alert
final alert; attack believed imminent. [Military: Misc.]
red flag
symbol of peril. [Folklore: Jobes, 413]
rhododendron
symbol of approaching pitfalls. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
rhubarb
symbol of approaching pitfalls. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
Scylla and Charybdis
rocks and whirlpool, respectively, opposite each other in the Strait of Messina. [Classical Myth.: Zimmerman, 59, 235–236]
skull and crossbones
alerts consumers to presence of poison; represents death. [Folklore: Misc.]
SOS
Morse code distress signal. [World Culture: Flexner, 359]
Symplegades
“Clashing Cliffs” at the entrance to the Black Sea, said to crush vessels. [Classical Myth.: New Century, 1043]
Syrtes
quicksands off the coast of northern Africa; any part of the sea dangerous to ships because of natural phenomena. [Rom. Myth.: Zimmerman, 251]
sword of Damocles
signifies impending peril; blade suspended over banqueter by a hair. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 297]
thin ice
universal symbol of possible danger. [Folklore: Misc.]
Yuck, Mr.
pictorial symbol denoting poison; grimacing face with tongue sticking out. [Am. Culture: Misc.]

Danger

(dreams)
A dangerous situation in your dream might reflect a dangerous or threatening situation in daily life. Take the hint and pay closer attention to your finances, business matters, health, and things in general. As compensation, danger in your dream may be a positive sign and an indication that you are capable of overcoming current obstacles.
References in classic literature ?
Never had any man a voyage so troublesome as mine, or interrupted with such variety of unhappy accidents; I was shipwrecked on the coast of Natal, I was taken by the Hollanders, and it is not easy to mention the danger which I was exposed to both by land and sea before I arrived at Portugal.
"But, for my part, not being a soldier, I am fond of danger. Now, my boy, you must mount first.
And while the Soldier was gone for the clothesline his Majesty continued, "it is well for me to be careful, for my very existence is in danger."
The airy phantoms that flit before the distempered imaginations of some of its adversaries would quickly give place to the more substantial forms of dangers, real, certain, and formidable.
The dangers to be apprehended from the Crow Indians had not been overrated by the camp gossips.
But is not the fact an alarming proof of the danger resulting from a government which does not possess regular powers commensurate to its objects?
Out of this lifeless mass has already grown an excrescent power, which tends to realize all the dangers that can be apprehended from a defective construction of the supreme government of the Union.
A trapper in the wilderness, like a sailor on the ocean, snatches morsels of enjoyment in the midst of trouble, and sleeps soundly when surrounded by danger. The little party now made their arrangements for sleep with perfect calmness; they did not venture to make a fire and cook, it is true, though generally done by hunters whenever they come to a halt, and have provisions.
They were now made sensible of the danger from which they had just escaped.
The distance was not so great but the figure of Judge Temple could be seen, standing in his own grounds, and apparently contemplating, in perfect unconsciousness of the danger of his child, the mountain in flames.
Mimi felt it more keenly than her husband, whose nerves were harder, and who was more inured to danger. Still she bore up bravely, and as usual the effort was helpful to her.
The peaceful night had a good effect on them all; danger, being unseen, seemed far off.