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What does it mean if you had a dream that you were being attacked by zombies?

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September 21, 2011 1:29AM

It means you've had a nightmare.

Zombies are fictional beings who are dead yet still capable of attacking living persons. In most zombie stories, the "living dead" are driven to eat the brains of the living, who in turn become more zombies.

... As a metaphor, Zombie stories work quite well in the dreams of anyone who feels forced to do or be something against their will. For example, a teenager's dream might portray all adults (teachers, parents, authorities) as zombies. "Eating brains" is a good metaphor for education, since, after all, the purpose of school is to train kids to think and behave as adults, i.e., more zombies. These dreams often place the zombie attacks in school buildings or at school events.