Crocodiles – To dream of a crocodile or alligator symbolises the darkest depths of the unconscious mind. Rather like the snake, they inherit two different areas of symbolism. An antediluvian creature, it may signify ancestral wisdom, and in some cultures is endowed with qualities of enlightenment. However, it is also a brutally fast killer, which lurks unseen in rivers and lakes and so it may be regarded of the arbiter of life and death. Alternatively to see a crocodile may be seen as a warning to dreamers to beware of false friends who may shed ‘crocodile tears’.