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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).

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Officials have been saying that starving animals have started devouring the cadavers of dead people littering the war zone here.
Justice Ejaz Ahmad Chaudhry has remarked " forgiving the government officers involved in devouring funds meant for martyrs can not be allowed.
Government officials have been trying meanwhile to allay fears by confirming that the charade will dissipate in no time and that the actual invading swarms were not of the devouring type.
The Devouring explores depths rarely reached by YA fantasy, and the nightmares in Henry's head--including berserker clowns, children rotting from the inside out, and graphic medical experimentation--far surpass the Goose-bumps series standard of chills.
The Mexican-born filmmaker has been devouring fairy tales and fables his whole life, and he showcases variations of some of his favorites in ``Pan's Labyrinth.
Romero's zombie films comment upon man's cruelty and inhumanity to man, as well as the degeneration of the social contract into the strong devouring the weak into ruthless individual anarchy.
Centuria consists of one hundred short "novels" (each originally composed on one sheet of paper), which are united by an "ouroboric," or circular, notion of time--in terms of both immortal existence and the narrower scope of individual human life--as represented by Ouroboros, the mythical serpent devouring his own tail.
Awaiting them are media swarms voraciously devouring any tidbit of news they can exploit and euphoric crowds of religious zealots.
That fire at the Archie Crippen Excavation site burned for four weeks, devouring a 40-foot-tall pile of wood, concrete, green waste and construction material.
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He observed vulture bees devouring young wasps that had been abandoned in their nest
She also includes a healthy dis to Mick Jagger, reveals Jack Nicholson's nickname for her ("Big Dick"), and confesses to devouring an entire chocolate cake--washed down with Diet Coke then vomiting it all back up.