Dream of Dead Father – Meaning and Symbolism

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Parents are the ones that make sacrifices in order for their children to live a normal life and to become the right kind of people.

So it is completely natural to have dreams about your parents, even the ones about their death.

Dreams in which one of your parent is dead can be really scary and stressful, these dreams may appear so realistic that it is impossible sometimes to divide them from reality.

You can have dreams about their funeral, about the cause of their death even about killing them.

These dreams could leave some serious consequences after waking up from them.

Parents are a symbol of peace and home, so sometimes if you dream about their death then that could mean that you are losing the sense of home feeling or that you are stressed out.

Some cultures and religions believe that when you dream about the death of someone that you are prolonging their life and that they are likely to receive some good news in their near future.

Father is considered to be the head of the family, he is the one who provides for his family and he is the one that does everything he can in order to protect his family.

Dreaming about your father’s death is scary and stressful, meaning behind it depends on the one thing. So it depends on his state of being, is he alive or dead?

If your father is alive and you have dreams about his death then this could mean that you are feeling unprotected from something. Or perhaps that you are losing the ability to provide for yourself.

This dream may appear if you have a fear of the death of your father, especially if he is older or sick then your thoughts about his death are interfering with your dreams.

Expectations can hurt you more than reality ever could. If you are constantly thinking about his well-being then it is natural for his death to appear in your dream.

Perhaps this is your subconscious way of telling you that you should face your fears, in this case accept the fact that at one point he will be gone but that doesn’t mean that you’ll never see him again.

As long as you remember him, he will be alive because memories are the only thing that can bring that person to life.

Once you forget about someone, once the memory dies, then that person also dies.


So that is why people are constantly trying to find ways to leave something behind them in this world, something that will make people remember them. Or to do something unforgettable in order to be unforgettable.

No one wants to just die, everyone wants to be something and to make their life interesting.

If you father passed away recently or long time ago then dreaming about him could mean that you are still not over it.

You are still holding on to the past even though it is already gone.

There is a chance that you are somehow still blaming yourself for his death even if it wasn’t your fault, this dream is a sign that it is time to move on with your life.

There is a chance that your deceased father is trying to send you a certain message, perhaps he is warning you about something.

Or he is simply letting you know that he is there for you and watching you, maybe he is  trying to tell you that he is proud of how far you have come.

There are a lot of different scenarios of this dream, you father may appear strange or scary sometimes.

You can dream about his funeral, about him dying right in front of you, maybe even him coming back to life.

These factors are important if you want to find the meaning to your dream, your emotions and current life situation is also the main factor of finding out the meaning behind your dream.

As said earlier these dreams are scary and may even appear as nightmares, so try to calm yourself these dreams are not really a sign that your perfectly healthy father is going to die because you have seen it in your dreams.

If he is ill then it means that you are expecting the worst to happen.

But do not stress yourself about this too much, relax and find an exact meaning for your dream.

The Most Common Dreams Of Dead Father

Dreaming of seeing your dead father- If you had a dream like this in which you are seeing your dead father, then this type of a dream could be a sign that you have something that you need to figure out.

This could be work related, perhaps an unresolved argument with your love partner or a friend, maybe even a misunderstanding about a certain topic.

But this is dream could also mean that you are still thinking about the death of your father, and now it is appearing in your dreams.

Maybe you didn’t get to say goodbye to him when you had a chance, so seeing him in your dream is a way of finding a certain closure.

Or perhaps you are still looking for a closure because you are not letting go of the past the way you should.

You can live inside of your past your whole life, but at one point you will turn around and see that everything kept going on without you.

The whole world kept moving forward while you were going backwards, time waits for no man or a woman so think about it before you continue with this attitude and behaviour.

The more you hold on the more it will keep slipping out of your hands, only thing you will get in return is pain.

Healing process is hard but once you pass it you are invincible, and on the other hand you continue hurting and letting your past control you for how long?

Accept what it is and move on from it.

Dreaming of talking with your dead father- If you had a dream like this in which you are having a conversation about something with your dead father, then this type of a dream could be a bad sign for you.

Sometimes this dream represents possible health issues, perhaps yours or someone close to you.

It is also an indication on stressful life because of bad habits like poor diet, lack of sleep, toxic people and things in your life, lack of organization, etc.

This could be serious so check in with your doctor, maybe this dream doesn’t mean that you will have a certain health issue but you should check in just in case.

Also this dream is a way of your subconscious to reach to you, it is trying to tell you that you need to stop with a bad lifestyle.

You have to take care of yourself if you want to be happier and healthier.

In the end no one really cares about you if you don’t do it yourself, so start thinking about yourself seriously.

What are you going to do if you break down at one point, if you mess up your health completely?

It is time for you to take back control in your life and to do the right thing.

Dreaming about the entrance of your dead father in your life again- If you had a dream like this in which you are dreaming about your dead father coming right back into your life, then this type of a dream could be a sign that it is time for you to mature.

The next stage of your life will be the one in which you can succeed or stay in the exact same place, so it is time to step up your game.

This dream is a sign of happiness and good fortune.

It may also mean that you are planning on doing something big but that you are bot sure of it because you are lacking the support from the people you love.

But remember who you are and what you want, do not stop until you get it.

Perhaps they are not there for you now but look at the bright side, at least you will know on who to count on when things get hard and who is really your friend.

Dreaming of your father’s dead body- If you had a dream like this in which you are dreaming about your father’s dead body, then this type of a dream represents a conflict with your friend, partner or a family member.

Perhaps this conflict is getting toxic and hard for you, so you need to find a way to cut it off completely.

Find a solution and resolve this once and for all, if you continue ignoring the issue then you will just have even more problems.

If you see his body falling apart then this is not a bad sign, it is a sign of new beginning and happier times ahead of you.

And this is a representation on the improvement of your fortune, you will have a bigger income than before so this is something you should be excited about.

All of your work will pay off, and you will see that everything was worth it.

Perhaps you will find a new job with a bigger salary or maybe you will win a lottery or something you never really know for sure.

Whatever happens just know that this dream is a good sign and do not worry too much about it.

It may appear as a nightmare so it is unbelievable that this is actually not a bad sign but it is what it is.

Dreaming of being hugged by your dead father- If you had a dream like this in which you are hugged by your dead father, then this type of a dream is a positive sign.

It represents good times and good company, it is also a sign that you are smarter than you think you are.

You have a lot of complications but you know how to handle them without making a big deal out of it.

You have a lot of questions but also you have a lot of answers.

This also means that you are finally finding peace with everything around you and with yourself.

So perhaps you are finishing your tasks and you feel calmer and relieved that everything is coming to an end without some other troubles.

Dreaming of your father’s sudden death- If you had a dream like this in which your father suddenly dies, then this type of a dream is a sign of change coming soon.

This dream may appear stressful and hard for the dreamer but actually this dream doesn’t mean that your father will die unexpectedly.

It actually means that you are likely to see someone go through a certain change or that you are the one who will change.

Perhaps something is about to happen which will lead you to think about your past behaviour and your current perception of things.

This will lead to a process in which you are likely to become the better version of yourself or that you will be a complete opposite of that.

It all depends on you and your morals, maybe you have been good your whole life but now you will be bad maybe you will turn around on a different path.

Or if you have been bad in your past, now you are trying to be better than you were before.

Dreaming of your dead father coming home to you and your family- If you had a dream like this then this means that your father is still there with your family.

He is still trying to protect you and to take care of you in the way he is allowed to.

Or perhaps this dream appears because you want him to come home so bad, but you know that it is impossible.