The Meaning and Interpretation of Dreams About Apocalypse

Written By Jamie Young

The apocalypse is one of the most intriguing and symbolic themes in modern culture. Dreams of the apocalypse are highly symbolic, often directly reflecting and paralleling present events. Interest in the apocalypse is increasing rapidly, and researchers are continually working to understand and define the meaning of dreams about this event.

What Does It Mean When You Dream of the Apocalypse

Dreaming of the apocalypse is a common dream theme. When it occurs, it often represents a fear of losing control — one of the basic human fears. It can also be associated with your current situation in life and how you feel about where you’re going. Ultimately, dreams of an apocalypse are a manifestation of your deepest fears and anxieties. 


Zombie Apocalypse Dream Meaning

Dreaming of a zombie apocalypse may suggest that you are battling some sort of apocalyptic event in your waking life. You may be facing a difficult situation in which you are forced to make a decision that will affect many people, including yourself. You may also feel as if you don’t have control over the situation and that it is just getting out of hand.

Surviving Apocalypse Dream Meaning

Dreaming about surviving the apocalypse can mean that you are feeling powerless in your life. You may feel as though there is not much you can do to improve certain circumstances in your life, but with focus and some effort, you will discover that it is possible to live through even the most dire of circumstances.

Dream About Post Apocalypse

Dreaming about a post apocalypse suggests that you are feeling disconnected to others. In this kind of dream, the world has ended and everyone is gone. You are often left alone and without any hope of rescue. In other cases, however, the end of the world reflects your fear of losing someone close to you, or it might serve as a metaphor for your fear of failure.

Dreaming of Being in a Zombie Apocalypse

Dreaming of being in a zombie apocalypse, it indicates that you are struggling to come to terms with some aspect of your life. Rather than confronting an issue, you are attempting to bury it. You may be experiencing some form of suppressed anger or resentment and the image of the zombie apocalypse, a complete breakdown in societal order, reflects this.


The apocalypse is a common theme in dreams. This dream often represents our deepest fears and anxieties.