Hell Dream Meaning and Interpretations


Hell Dream Symbol – Hell is commonly a symbol of divine punishment or retribution for wrongs that you have committed. Dreaming about being in hell is an allusion to your feelings of guilt or refusal to admit it. Dreaming about traveling through hell indicates that you may be going through a difficult time in the future, whether near-term or more distant and you need to prepare for the difficult times ahead in whatever way possible.

Dreaming of being in hell represents retribution and punishment for your wrongs in the world. This is symbolic of turmoil coming into your life in the near future.

Hell, in a dream, is a warning to prepare for the tough times ahead. This type of dream can also warn there is someone that controls you in your waking life. This can warn it is time to get rid of toxic people from your life.

Related Dream Interpretations

Being admitted to hell is a warning you will commit a serious crime of some sort. Really? Is this what you want for your life? Beware of letting others influence you into making poor decisions.

Additional Hell Dream Interpretations

A dream featuring hell reflects the challenges you currently face in your waking life. This is a message to let you know that nothing is ever hopeless. You need to see things with a new perspective. Dreaming of hell can relate to you giving into the temptations that cross your path. Do you have bad habits you have trouble giving up? You understand that you will face punishment for the wrongs you commit. But, it may not be until you face death that you can change your ways.

Seeing hellfire close warns trouble may soon find you or you may be manipulated into doing things you have no wish to do. This will make it a difficult situation for you to get out of. Being covered in hellfire is a sign that someone may push in front of you in some way. This could cause you to take the action you may soon regret. Walking through the fire unharmed symbolizes you will face many challenges as you walk through life. Always be prepared to stand up for your personal truth.

Coming out of the hellfire with a blackened face is a sign you get enjoyment from some sort of evil or criminal pastime. Be warned. You will face a lifetime of judgment from others if you do not change your ways. Finding yourself in hell, and it is a surprise, warns that you will be poor for much of your life. But, this will be of your own doing for you may walk away from all responsibilities and commitments in your life. Are you being lazy?

Escaping hell to start a normal life is a sign you will soon put all hardships and personal mistakes behind you. This is your second chance to achieve success with integrity. Escaping from Hell can also mean you have trusted a friend and lent them money. This is a warning that it will be a long time before they can pay you back. You may need to be more careful when helping others out financially.

Feeling as though you are a prisoner in hell warns you will soon face severe challenges in your waking life. You could soon need to face some serious health problems. Or, maybe you have repressed difficult feelings for too long and they have turned into bitterness. This is a message to stop living within yourself so much. Get out and spend times socializing with friends and family. It is a time to find happiness.

Seeing a friend in hell means there are troubled times around your friends. This could even warn there is soon bad news about one of your friends. Hearing yourself scream in hell signifies your friends cannot support you through some difficulty with your enemies. You could be screaming in frustration. Being tortured in hell is a sign you are purging all evil from your soul.

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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. my dream was about me in hell. there were so many other people. i got in trouble and MY BESTFRIEND was the person who’d take you to this weird room and put you in this weird shower thing and flip a switch and it’d be acid. in that room their were other shower things but they had a gate so the people wouldn’t get out, there were people stuck in there. but i looked and they weren’t different people. they all looked the same., like a woman in a dress. and then after the torture she walked me outside and there were stands, like stadium stands and everyone was sitting in them, waiting for something to happen. and there my dream ended. my hell didn’t have any fire. does anyone know what this could mean? comment back..

  2. I tecently just had this dream. I was at the house im living at now and everytying felt very odd like I was high in some sort of way like my husbands car was in my yard moving but it actually wasnt no one would look or talk to me and the sky was going dark. I looked at the sky and the trees, the trees had writing on the leaves, “youre going to hell”. I difnt wake uo grom that dream but instead I had about 6 other dreams after that back to back. I woke up crying and scared. I dont want to be alone and dont want to go back to sleep.

  3. this night i had a dream were i was with a family member of mine in an odd house or
    apartment which i have never been to before, so from nowhere i was in the closet with collection cards which i collect sounds quiet abit weird but thats how odd dreams have their effect.
    And when i got out from the closet there and walk a few yards a big vortex of fire which everything was sucked into from nowere i even saw souls getting sucked into this thing.
    The weird thing was that i actual felt the heat which was the most scary part to me i found a place were i could endure getting sucked into but i still felt the intake of the force of that burning vortex/portal like thing i dont know if it was hell but if it was it sure made me shocked.

    ive also had another dream of hell but long time ago
    in the dream i basicly saw the lake of fire with just the tip of the head of people who got dragged in to the lava there was no emotions at the faces as i could see cause the heads just got down in the lava so fast
    when i tried to get out of that place a number of statues was nearby which a big demon like creature tried to comunicate with it was a demon like language i could not understand so i just kept going at the end
    when i just ignored it appeared as a red 7-9 foot tall demon like creature i was so scared i woke up 3 seconds after i encounter this thing, i dont know if this was a warning sign about my life or anything else,
    but as i read alot of people have simular dreams about this horrible place so atleast i dont seem to be the only one with this kind of experience.

    god bless and thank you for reading.

  4. My mother had a dream about my sisters and me since there’s four of us she had a dream about us, that she was walking in a middle of nowhere and saw something in the sky and a wind & she was screaming and praying in her dreams and that it took us , and we were in the ground of hello with my father my mom told me about it I’m scared she told me to pray every night and read the Bible I’m scared something will happen to all four of my sister and ecspially me

  5. I dreamed of hell that the lord
    Took me their for a night I met the leader of hell but he wasn’t evil he was doing his job he sat a pedofile on the bench he said if your not sorry for what you have done you won’t be forgiven by the lord he cut him up with a sword and then he was in pieces but bones he shoveld him up and put the remains into the fire and he showed me the piles of skills bones and bad people in hell .. then the lord took me up to heaven and showed me heaven and said I gave you a gift on earth to see this it was a beautiful dream I wasn’t even scared of hell their were black things in the corner with black robes on.. but they can’t leave hell because their evil but the lord was by my side in hell he can go their during this dream the lord moved the clouds aswell.. I’ve been told I’ve got a gift by mediums many times.. hell wasnt scary though in the dream it was quiet.. xx

  6. My dream of going to hell was i was walking through mounds of ash and initially was being attacked stabbed bit but that didn’t bug or affect me I had gotten used to it but the trouble was i had to face every mistake every screw up everything i ever failed on i was all alone i couldn’t run hide or fight…..then the strangest thing of all was i actually talked to the devil and being already scared but i wasn’t affected and called him out right away for i have no love for the devil only god but then he started hurting people i cared for in front of me and i was powerless to help them

  7. I NEED HELP.. I dreamed that I was goimg to hell from a weird elevator that it was going down through the ground and I was traveling for 14 days untill I arrived in Hell with my best friend. It wasn’t creepy at all there.. The elevator was pretty creepy… I saw a demon – dog but it did not heart us.. I had an addicted life in the past.. But I changed country last 3 weeks so all of those shits gone… I see better life in the near future but this dream made me worry… And I don’t remember if i returned from there on my dream..

    • Dude, I just had a dream that I was in an elevator and it took me to Hell! And when the doors opened I felt the heat rush in. I didn’t see any fire though. I could hear rain that for some reason we knew was blood raining down. It felt like I was on a serious mission to end something, but I don’t remember what. I came back to earth and then we headed back to Hell, and that’s all I remember. It felt so vivid man!

  8. Jesse Coleman on

    I don’t know how be able to know if i get respond, but im having dreams of Like you described in this article. It seems like you know a little something about the dreams im having. Basically its the dreams of being tortured & having your friend there try to help you. & sometimes they’re not able to. & there’s no getting out. Its like a non stop cycle of torture. Its been happening for months & im thinking it stems for something evil.

  9. Chester ming on

    Last night I had a dream of hell coming to earth. I was sitting down around friends and family in a glass case next to a building.(idk why) then it started to rain. It was odd to everyone cause rain wasn’t common. Everyone stood up and walked out the box. From a distance I seen a storm coming, like no other. I stared at it trying to make out what kind of storm when the ground and other things started to get sucked into the sky. Idk if others seen it but I panicked and started to run. As I ran across the street to a gas station. I kept looking back at the storm. I heard explosions and screams. I’m running and don’t get a great look but I see lines of fire shoot into the air like a fountain and a man standing on a podium rise up with the lined higher then any building around. I don’t see the man only his shadowee figure. Then I start to see scary burnt beat up and soldier like men walking from this scene looking like monsters ready to kill. One comes close to me and follows me across the gas station parking lot. Then we began to fight but I can’t exactly remember the rest. I just remember thinking.. how is this possible. Why did god put us here if this was going to be the end. How could I defend myself or escape I was hopeless. I seen it kind of go away like there’s no way I have hope. Then I woke up. Now I could have died in the instant cause the man was close and I remember a knife but idk who had it. Him or me. So who knows all I know is it was real I seen it happen. And it shocked me. I always hear about Armageddon but never seen it like that. Anyways im in bed with my wife now and I gtg.

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