Lava embodies the raw power and transformative nature of the Earth. Emerging from the depths, it represents creation, destruction, and rebirth. As molten rock, lava symbolizes intense emotion, passion, and unstoppable change. Its flow can both forge new landscapes and obliterate existing ones, making it a symbol of the cyclical nature of life and the duality of creation and devastation.

Hurricane in Dreams

Dreaming of lava can suggest that strong, possibly suppressed emotions are coming to the surface, indicating a need for expression or release. Lava in a dream might represent a tumultuous situation or overwhelming feelings that the dreamer is experiencing. It can also signify a transformative phase in one’s life, where old habits or situations are being replaced by new, more vibrant ones.

Hurricane in Myths and Folklore

Lava, and the volcanoes from which it emerges, hold significant places in many cultures’ myths and legends. They are often seen as gateways to the underworld or as homes to powerful deities. In Hawaiian mythology, for instance, Pele is the goddess of fire, lightning, wind, and volcanoes, and her temper is said to manifest in volcanic eruptions. Such stories often highlight the respect and reverence that ancient civilizations had for the formidable power of lava and the deep-seated cultural understanding of its dual role in both creation and destruction.

Olex Lys

Reviewed by Alexander Lys, M.L., a specialist in the field of symbolism research and dream psychology. A certified participant in numerous psychological seminars and courses, the author of hundreds of articles on psychology, including studies on symbolism in dreams and myths from a scientific perspective.


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