To dream of a hyena represents ridicule. Feeling that someone is laughing at your failures. Fear of someone laughing at you while you watch yourself lose. Feelings about weaker people or “twerps” that get away with laughing at you. Letting annoying people bother you with ridicule. Humiliation or embarrassment that feels intentional. Feeling about someone who enjoys never having stop embarrassing you. An annoying interfering person in your life. Feelings about being called a loser by petty, childish, or annoying people. People that enjoy talking about your failures out loud. An annoying person or annoying idiot that is obsessed with enjoying thinking they are better than you are.
Negatively, a hyena may reflect feelings about yourself using ridicule to manipulate people or scare them. A wish to humiliate someone with embarrassment for the sake of enjoyment or personal pride. Feeling mocked by someone smaller than you with more friends than you. Caring too much about what other people think. Allowing someone stupider than you to provoke you with ridicule. Concerns about losing your reputation for an embarrassing mistake that will be mocked indefinitely. Fear of allowing someone who enjoys seeing you fail get confidence from your failures.
Positively, a hyena may reflect the use of ridicule to control or diminish the power of an enemy. Ridiculing your enemies, competition, or bullies with their weaknesses to diminish their confidence.
A hyena in a dream may be a sign that need to try harder to establish yourself or be better connected to avoid embarrassment.
Example: A young man dreamed of seeing a hyena killing a snake. In waking life he had an enemy or bully at school whom he had to use ridicule to make him to stay away from him.
Example 2: A young boy in pre-school dreamed of seeing a hyena with yellow eyes hunting for him. In waking life he was having issues with a pre-school teacher embarrassing him with unusually mean comments that forced his mother to make him change schools.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of seeing a hyena in her back yard. In waking life she was having issues with unsupportive people in her life and also had anxiety about people laughing at her if she didn’t succeed in her career change choice.