My high school friend was converting to Christianity some years back, and he had recurring dreams about eating fried fish. He shared with me his dream since I was guiding him through the conversion process.
Since I did not know much about possible biblical meanings, my friend and I consulted one dream interpreter in the church who told us that it meant he was reconnected spiritually.
I was impressed by her explanation and sought further details regarding eating fried fish dreams in different scenarios. Her vast knowledge inspired me to write this post to help someone seeking answers to these kinds of dreams.
So, let’s get into the biblical meaning of eating fried fish in a dream.
Although the Bible does not mention the exact meaning of the dream about eating fried fish, some believers say that it means you are contented. They explain that it means you are at a point of being reconnected to your spirituality and worldly things do not trouble you. Also, according to other believers, the dream means that you have faith that will help you overcome challenges.
Join me as I write about the symbolism of fish in the Bible. I will also discuss the spiritual reasons you are dreaming about eating fish. Read on to find out more.
What does fish symbolize in the Bible?
Some believers posit that a fish symbolizes prayer in the Bible.
Many back this up with the book of Mathew 7:7-10 which directs Christians to always request the exact thing they want from God: “Don’t bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This isn’t a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we’re in. If your child asks for bread, do you trick him with sawdust? If he asks for fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate? As bad as you are, you wouldn’t think of such a thing. You’re at least decent to your own children. So don’t you think the God who conceived you in love will be even better?”
If it is fish you are asking for, God cannot hand you a snake because He loves you so much.
Also, it is implied that fish is a symbol of clean food that God created for humans to eat.
It is written in Deuteronomy 14:9-10 that fish is among the clean animals that the Israelites were allowed to eat: “Of all the creatures living in the water, you may eat any that has fins and scales. But anything that does not have fins and scales you may not eat; for you it is unclean.”
Also, different believers posit that a fish symbolizes God’s power over all the things He created. It is explained using the incident in Jonah 2:1-10 where Jonah was swallowed by a fish, but He did not die because God was in charge and He was powerful.
What does fish represent in your dreams?
Many people conclude that fish in a dream represents a significant change in life. It is believed that the change is due to external forces or internal forces.
Also, many people explain that the fish represents the consequences of your choices, which will cause significant change.
One famous belief is that fish in a dream represents fertility. Different cultures believe that fish talks about the fertility of a woman. Others say that if a pregnant woman dreams about fish, it tells her the gender of the baby she is carrying.
Others imply that there are certain types of fish that boost fertility. They explain that many women have dreams about such fish before they get their cycles—therefore connected to fertility.
Emotional and physical health
According to some people, fish represents your physical and emotional health in dreams. People speculate that fish represent mental problems.
Others take the fish as a sign that you are emotionally drained. Also, it is implied that the fish also represents your deteriorating health or an accident that you will be involved in.
Spiritual reasons why you are dreaming about eating fish
According to some people, you are dreaming about eating fish because you have been disappointed recently. Others suggest that the dream means that you are going to be disappointed in the future. In most cases, it is believed that the disappointment comes from a family member.
Many speculate that you are dreaming about eating fish because you will experience financial abundance. Some cultures associate fish with good fortune and auspiciousness.
Also, many people posit that this dream is a sign that you will have access to a lot of wealth that comes from inheritance and business profits. Others suggest that the dream also comes when you are going to win a lottery.
In search of knowledge
Different people conclude that you are dreaming about eating fish because it is a reflection of how much you are pursuing knowledge.
Many explain using the cultural beliefs from many African cultures—according to such cultures, fish makes a child wise. They believe that when a child eats the head of a fish, they become bright in class.
Therefore, many people explain that if you dream about eating fish, it means that you are trying to enrich yourself with knowledge.
Many suggest that you are trying to add knowledge in specific areas like hobbies or spirituality. Others also explain that you are dreaming about eating fish because you are trying to understand your inner self.
End of conflicts
Some people posit that you are dreaming about eating fish because it is a reflection of the conflicts in your life. However, they suggest that the dream indicates that there will be a resolution and you won’t need to burn bridges.
It is believed that you are dreaming about eating fish because you are about to be a parent. Others suggest that the dream comes because your partner is thinking of asking you to make babies with them.
Also, different people speculate that this dream comes when someone close to you is planning on being a parent.
One famous belief is that you’re dreaming about eating fish because you are about to make friends who will last long. It is explained using scientific documentaries that show fish swimming in groups—you will rarely find fish swimming alone.
In the same sense, many interpreters say that your dream shows that you will not be alone. Others suggest that you are getting a message from the universe that it is okay to try and find new circles because you will make good friends.
Also, different people say that you are dreaming about eating fish because you are about to travel. The idea is taken from the nature of fish to travel to the ends of the world because of weather changes.
Therefore, many people believe that the fish in your dream is a sign of change of environment or a sign that you will travel.
It is suggested that you are dreaming about eating fish because you are unable to manage your emotions. Many explain that it is connected to how the waves sweep fish back and forth. Similarly, your emotions keep destabilizing.
Biblical meaning of eating fried fish in dreams
Some believers speculate that eating fried fish in dreams means that you are getting enlightened spiritually. They explain that the deep awakening comes from your devotion, which makes you explore new things.
Others believe that the dream means that you are not afraid to share the faith you have in Christ and make other people turn to Him.
Also, different Christians imply that eating fried fish in dreams is a sign that you will overcome all the challenges with faith. Others conclude that such dreams can help you know if you are going to have a lasting marriage or not.
It is also implied that the dream is a sign that you are contented and you have found your inner peace. Many explain that it also means you have finally reconnected with your spirituality.
Therefore, it is taken as a confirmation that you are no longer obsessed with material things, and you don’t need them to make you feel good.
Other dream scenarios about eating fish and their biblical meanings
Dreaming about eating cooked fish
People believe that dreaming about eating cooked fish means that you are nervous. They explain that the fish indicates that you are over-dependent and lonely, which makes you nervous.
Dreaming about eating raw fish
Many conclude that Dreaming about eating raw fish means that you are living in an unstable environment. Others say that you are about to overcome your enemies, especially if you ate frozen raw fish in the dream.
It is explained that the frozen fish is frozen to kill bacteria, which is associated with you overcoming your enemies.
Others suggest that dreaming about eating raw fish also means there is fertile ground. However, others imply that the dream means that you have an unachievable plan. It is explained that unachievable plans are represented by specific fish like sushi, ceviche, or sashimi.
Also, some people speculate that if in the dream you got an infection after eating raw fish, it means that you need answers for something.
They say that for such scenarios, the dreamer is often in a new phase of life. Also, many believe that if you dream about eating raw salmon, you are cold emotionally or physically.
Dreaming about eating seafood
It is implied that Dreaming about eating seafood is an indication of natural love. Also, many people conclude that the dream means that you are a clean and kind person.
Others posit that dreaming about eating seafood is a warning that there is mistrust that will harm your career growth.
Therefore, it is believed that the dream is a reminder for you that you should protect your company from any bad plans because it will affect the growth of your career.
Also, other dream interpreters interpret this dream to mean that your family, friends, and colleagues are genuine people who love you.
It is also said to be a reminder that you should communicate to prevent any fights with these people.
Dreaming about eating fish with bones
Many people conclude that dreaming about eating fish with bones means that you are transforming. Many explain that this dream often comes to people who have lost themselves to help them focus and reinvent themselves.
Also, many posit that dreaming about eating fish with bones is a reflection of how much you hate stagnation. It is explained that the dream also means that you are a resourceful person, and you can use that to get out of stagnation.
Also, it is believed that the dream means you are a person who likes intelligent people who promote growth every time you socialize.
Does the type of fish matter?
Dreaming about eating a trout
Some people posit that dreaming about eating a trout means that you will have good luck soon. Others conclude that the dream means that you will have a lot of money. Also, it is implied that the dream is a sign that you will have a new beginning.
Dreaming about eating a tuna
Different people speculate dreaming about eating a tuna is a sign that you need to spend more time with your family. This interpretation is said to fit scenarios where you had tuna sandwiches in the dream.
Also, some suggest that the dream means that you need to be confident. Many take it as a reminder that you need to stop being shy about your problem-solving skills because they are effective.
Dreaming about eating a pet fish
Many people imply that dreaming about eating a pet fish means that your future is bright. They say that the dream means that you will not struggle in the future—you will have financial freedom.
Dreaming about eating a salmon
It is concluded that dreaming about eating a salmon means that there is a lot of love in your relationship. Others also suggest that the dream indicates that your relationship will move to the next level.
If the salmon is raw, many say that it means you are vulnerable. However, if it is grilled, different people imply that it means you will overcome your obstacles.
Dreaming about eating a catfish
People explain that dreaming about eating a catfish is an early sign that you are going to experience sorrow. Different interpreters explain that the meaning comes from the catfish not having scales.
They believe that fish that do not have scales come in dreams to warn about calamity and danger.
Dreaming about eating a koi fish
It is believed that dreaming about eating a koi fish means that you have a terrible attitude, and it affects your relationships. It is also seen as a sign that your arrogance will cost you important things.
Symbolism and meaning of fish in other cultures and religions
Many people posit that in ancient Egyptian culture, fish was a symbol of abundance and fertility. It is suggested that they believed that eating a fish in a dream means that you are fertile and you will experience abundance.
Others speculate that fish was a symbol of good luck.
According to different people, many cultures in the Western world believe that fish is a symbol of fortune. Other Western cultures believe that a fish indicates good luck.
It is implied that a dream about fish means that you are going to experience financial abundance and you will prosper.
Ancient Greek mythology
According to Greek mythology, the God of the sea, Poseidon, was involved in many fish dreams. They believed that the god of the sea was in charge of abundance and prosperity.
Therefore, they mostly associated the fish with abundance and prosperity because they come from the sea—home of Poseidon.
Native American culture
Many of the Native American cultures imply that a fish carries a message of well-being. They also explain that a fish is a symbol of abundance and prosperity.
Also, they conclude that fish in a dream means that people should start living in harmony with nature.
Early Christian church
Different people speculate that the early church believed that fish was a symbol of God’s provision. Also, it is concluded that they also believed that fish was a symbol that God was present in their lives.
In dreams, people posit that many early Christians believed that fish was a representation of God’s blessings.
In many Asian cultures, fish is a symbol of hope and optimism. Others believe that it is a symbol that reminds people to persevere. They also take dreams about fish as a sign of good luck and fortune.
According to Muslims, fish is a symbol that God hears prayer. Also, if the fish is big, they imply that it means wealth. However, if it is small, they consider it as a sign that there is tension.
Also, they suggest that if you eat rotten fish, you will never have a spouse. In dreams, they posit that eating fish means that you will get money through dishonest means.
Other Muslims believe that the dream indicates that you will get sick.
Should I be worried if I dream about eating fish?
Different dream interpreters advise that you should not be worried if you dream about eating fish because it is often a good sign. They explain that there are more positive meanings to the dream than negative.
Many meanings revolve around wealth, abundance, stability, and success. Even for the negative meanings, they believe that it is better to be calm about them so that you figure out what to do.
However, if you are worried, seek professional help from interpreters. If you are a Christian, there is also no need to worry, but in case you worry, it is better to pray and ask God to calm you.
As a theologian, I have always been curious to learn more about the Christian Faith. That is why I pursued a Certificate in Christian Studies, Certificate in Christian Foundations and a Masters in Theology. I also have an immersive experience in editing for numerous websites. I have worked as an editor for over a decade and am currently the editor-in-chief at Christian Faith Guide. I enjoy working as an editor and feel privileged to share my expertise and help spread God’s word. You can read more about me on the about us page.