Komodo Dragon Symbolism & Meaning
Looking to make the most of the opportunities before you? Need help working through big life changes? Komodo Dragon as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal can help! Komodo Dragon teaches how to embrace the gifts of the Universe and how to endure rites of passage with grace! Delve deeply into Komodo Dragon symbolism and meaning to find out how this Animal Spirit can enlighten, inspire, and uplift you!
Komodo Dragon Table of Contents
- Komodo Dragon Symbolism & Meaning
- Spirit Animal
- Totem Animal
- Power Animal
- Indonesian Symbolism
- Komodo Dragon Dreams
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Komodo Dragon Symbolism & Meaning
Looking at a Komodo Dragon transports you into the pages of a Fairy Tale. Where is the Knight and damsel in distress? This is certainly a most formidable Spirit Animal that speaks of ancient times and human myths. Did you know this lizard was the inspiration for King Kong?
Komodos only exist of five volcanic islands in Indonesia. For the longest time scientists believed that the Komodo Dragon’s venomous bite caused serious harm if not death to its foes. Actually, it’s the bacteria (over 20 kinds to be exact) living naturally in the Dragon’s saliva! So, while we might want to kiss a frog, the Komodo is out of the question. Nonetheless, watching what we say (keeping our words sweet?) is one possible symbolic value here. There is no question that the way we communicate may “bite” or “heal”. Despite their lumbering size, they move surprisingly fast when necessary, clocking some 12 mph.
Of the many Animal Totems and Guides, the Komodo dragon isn’t what you would call cuddly. Weighing about 150 pounds, with long powerful claws, they are a newcomer to human awareness in that Western scientists only encountered them in 1912. It’s no surprise that the Komodo’s yellow forked tongue brought up thoughts of Dragons in mythology, spitting fire.
You can definitely include the Fire Element in the meanings for the Komodo Dragon especially since their motto is: I like it hot. Their favorite temperature is around 95 degrees F. If it gets hotter than that they may create a burrow where they can also sleep at night for warmth. The Komodo is, for the most part, a rather lackadaisical, lone soldier type critter waking for brunch, lounging in the sun by themselves, then returning to sleep after dinner. Komodo also has ties with the Water Element, being quite the adept swimmer.
The Female Komodo doesn’t have to wait around for a beau before starting her own family. They are Parthenogenetic. So if our gal feels her biological clock ticking her egg cells can fertilize themselves!
Keywords and attributes associated with Komodo Dragon Spirit Animal include ancient knowledge, change, choices, dreams, fertility, fire element, folklore, history, independent, inner child, instincts, intention, longevity, myths, power, slow-moving, solitary, speed, survival,
warrior spirit, and the water element.
One of the most interesting things about the Komodo Dragon is that in balance to their deadly power they are actually quite playful. Similar to a pup, Komodos like wrestling with shoes, blankets, tossed frisbees and sometimes taking items gently from park workers pockets.
Komodo-Dragon Spirit Animal
When the Komodo Dragon comes to you as a Spirit Animal get ready for some changes and experiences of epic proportions. While Komodo walks with you, he inspires your creativity especially in areas of your life that build toward the future. While all this momentum and activity takes place around you, Komodo also instructs you to look within (maintain balance). Reevaluate your intention and goals, seeking out the most positive and long-lasting ones before acting.
Komodo Dragon Spirit Animal doesn’t always stay long. In fact, she may appear only until you make an urgent decision. You can’t wait around, and if Komodo has awakened your awareness things are even more pressing than you thought. Some opportunities are rare and require immediate action. As moms have been known to say, “be quick about it.” Fortune favors the bold.
If you have been living through confusing or confrontational situations, the Komodo Dragon brings you a message of endurance. Now is not the time to yield to a perceived enemy. While things aren’t getting sorted out as quickly as you might like, they are moving in the right direction. Keep doing what you know to be right. Hang in there with Komodo as a warrior and guard. He will abide no lies or malintent. You will not only survive this but come out better for it.
Komodo Dragon may presage a solitary period in your life; this need not imply years. Sometimes it’s just a few days or weeks where you step back. Humans don’t listen to their own inner wisdom far often enough, but it’s really hard to hear when daily life rattles with noise. Take a moment for rebuilding your strength and sorting out your feelings. Afterwards, you can return to normal programming (so to speak) with a clear head.
Komodo Dragon Totem Animal
Those with a Komodo Dragon Totem Animal are old souls. They move with purpose, have an intense presence and know good openings when they see them. Wisdom nearly seeps from every pour as does self-confidence; this person is not afraid to go it alone and has often done so more than once in their lifetime.
If Komodo Dragon is your Birth Totem, then you are fierce and passionate without apology for either. You have clearly defined goals and sound intentions, followed by fast (but suitable) actions. Komodo Medicine doesn’t wait for the ship to come in – you swim to meet it!
Some people you encounter find you overwhelming or off-putting. It’s not anything you do on purpose. Your aura blazes with fire and extends outward, larger than life. Think of a Leo but in the framework of Cosmic Animal energies. You feel your Dragon power flowing within but be careful. Don’t let this translate into barking demands or dictating.
This Totem Animal is not one easily moved. If you have made up your mind, that choice is carved in stone; that tendency comes off as arrogant or stubborn to some, but over time they will see that generally, you are RIGHT (frustratingly so). It is not in your personality to second guess because as long as you can remember making the correct decision without much thought. It’s just in your DNA.
Beyond this, having a Komodo Dragon Totem Animal means that you are protective. You have no issue with fighting the good fight. Be it helping those who cannot safeguard themselves or standing against a perceived evil, you don’t wait for the troops. If it lands on your doorstep, then it is your battle.
Finally, the energetic pattern of your Komodo Totem attracts you to what might be called “old magic” – anything arcane and mysterious captures your attention and curiosity. Follow that instinct particularly in your spiritual life.
Komodo Dragon Power Animal
Call on Komodo as a Power Animal and ally when:
- Improving your intuition (especially responding to it).
- Making your communications gentler and more effective.
- Moving on an opportunity that won’t last long.
- Studying the history or folklore of any culture, creature, object etc.
- Having to make a speedy decision.
- Entering a new phase of your life requiring courage.
- Studying arcane arts.
- Exploring ancient ideas, practices etc.
- Standing up to a situational or personal foe.
- Working with the Fire or Water Element.
Komodo Dragon Indonesian Symbolic Meanings
Since this is where Komodo Dragon lives (as the saying goes, “here be dragons”), it’s here that we find out more of the symbolism and meaning for this impressive animal. The locals agree with cultural historians in the belief that the Komodo inspired Dragon myths far beyond this region; this is very much a possibility since Chinese sailors came home from their travels with pretty tall tales.
There is a story here of the Dragon Princess. It begins with a lovely Princess living on Komodo Island who gives birth to twins. One is human and the other, the female, a Dragon. The human child grew as a normal child might. The Dragon, however, became aggressive and violent. Her hunger was voracious.
So, the human, Gerong, lived with other humans while the Dragon, Ora, took to the forest. The two did not see each other after that until one day Gerong went hunting, capturing two deer. On his way back to the village a Komodo dragon snatched the deer. Gerong tried scaring the dragon away with his bow and arrow. Just as he was about to shoot, the Princess appeared and begged him to put down his bow; this, she said, was his twin sister. Gerong heeded his mother and left the Dragon without harm; this interaction leads to humans and Komodo Dragons living in peace where neither would be harmed. Whenever a Komodo Dragon incurred injury, their human brothers would come and heal them.
Even today the people of Komodo treat the Dragon as a sibling or honored ancestor. The animal can walk through the village without being disturbed. It’s customary to leave Gebang fruits out for the Komodo’s snacking pleasure.
Komodo Dragon Dreams
Seeing a Komodo Dragon in your dream has a variety of interpretations. One is a message to be more flexible and speedier in your decision making. There are options at hand, but you need to act wisely before they slip away.
If the reptile is advancing on you, there may be danger at hand; this is manifested fear or negativity and potentially an enemy that stands in the way of your goals.
When the Komodo paces back and forth before you, stop where you are. The direction you’re heading isn’t safe or healthy. Reconsider your goals and incentives.
If the Komodo is fighting in the dream you are being called upon to stand your ground and likewise fight for things that matter; this is a vital situation that may get ugly before it resolves. Alternatively, Should the Dragon loom larger than life in your dreams there is something with which you feel incapable of coping or overcoming.
A Komodo Dragon attacking someone you recognize symbolizes your fears of that person being in harm’s way somehow; this can include health problems.
Komodo Dragon Symbolic Meanings Key
- Ancient Knowledge
- Warrior Spirit