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Car Runs Over a Child Wearing a Wonder Woman Costume
Wonder Woman is Killed
I am driving in a large car with my ex-lover; he is driving. I am still in love with him but have not been with him for over two years. We are laughing and happy driving down a road when a small child comes down from the sky in a Wonder Woman costume and gets under the vehicle. He appears not to see it. I am screaming and alarmed; we killed a child, I see her lying in the road. I make him pull over; the only place to pull over is up a dirt hill surrounded by trees with low hanging branches. There are a number of children in the road, crying. He won’t go to them and won’t let me go, either.
We scream at each another; he says we can’t help them; we’ve exchanged seats and I am now in the driver’s seat. He says there is no hope for them but I beg and remind him of his small son, saying I could offer comfort so that the children are not alone! His teeth are brown and I have a lot of combs and barrettes in my hair. He cries, saying I am not their mother.
I get out of the car and walk up the dirt hill; it is raining and dreary. I begin removing the combs and barrettes from my hair and throw them on the ground. An elderly brown woman is nearby and tells me the children have gone on to their God, and it is now over.
Uneasy, worried, somewhat scared.
Main Life Issues:
Someone carelessly destroys something special but refuses to make amends.
Someone is told that a painful situation and that they should move on.
Child as Wonder Woman: The part of you that is a Wonder Woman.
Death: Generally a metaphor for change, a huge change.
Barrettes: What holds something in place; thoughts being held in place.
What it Means:
You say you are still in love with your ex, and that is what the dream is about. It is trying to help you let go by relating what is going on in you.
When the relationship ended, you felt as if the Wonder Woman part of you was destroyed, lowering your self esteem. That is the child / childish part you you that wants to hang on to that past feeling of as a heroine who can take anything on.
The dream shows that you still hold him responsible for the break up, because he didn't care, shown in the image of a "care-less" driver. In your head, argue the case with him, thinking he should make amends. You rationalize that if the relationship had to end, he could have been kinder and helped you make the transition (help the child die). Though you may be right, the bad news is that allowing yourself to hold onto the pain and the mind rattlings - is counter productive. It leaves you chained to the past.
Bottom Line: It doesn’t matter if he could have or should have done better when the relationship ended. The issue now is about your need to let go. The end of a dream often shows what to do. This dream shows you gaining perspective (walking up a hill) and removing what is in your head (removing the barrettes, thoughts that hold you back). Accept the old woman’s advice that the relationship is over and move on. Give Wonder Woman a chance to be reborn in a new relationship, which can only happen when you let the old one go.
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