Meaning of dream: Bear

Bears are powerful animals that play an important part in the mythological beliefs and ancestor worship of cultures such as the Inuit and North American Indians.
Because they walk upright like humans, they lend themselves to being made into symbols of human attributes.
In Western cultures they are often taken as symbols of aggression and brute force.
If your dream is menacing, it is probably a sign that you are feeling threatened by some situation or individual.
However, because mother bears are known for protecting their young, the bear can also symbolise protectiveness and caring.
A bear hug can be reassuring, as well as frightening, and it may signal ambivalence towards a powerful person or figure in your life.
Alternatively, you may be frightened of the strength of your own emotions.