Because they hibernate, bears can symbolize cycles; birth death awakening motif; power or overpowering (the big as bear); your own cyclic activity or abilities. Is it time for your to awaken into activity, or to hibernate and renew your energy? Mythologically, bears represent mothering â€“ the archetype of the Great Bear. In Greek mythology the bear is associated with Artemis(Roman, Diana,) goddess of the moon and woods(fertility and the unconscious), and was associated with the Virgin Mary in medieval writings.
Bearskins have protective and magical power, hence the fearless Nordic warriors, were originally known as â€œbearsarksâ€ because of their bearskin shirts.
What â€œbearishâ€ aspect of yourself do you need to recognize? A s pun, it can refer to something that is â€œhard to bearâ€; an overbearing person; a need to bare yourself of your soul (truth/lies)?
See also other animals, naked/ being naked.Related dream symbols