To see an elephant in your dream, indicates that you need to be more patient or more understanding of others. Or perhaps there is a memory that you are holding on to for too long. You need to let go of the past. The elephant is also a symbol of power, strength, faithfulness and intellect. Alternatively, the elephant*s introverted personality may be a reflection of your own personality. To dream that you are riding an elephant, indicates that you are in control of your unconscious and aspects that you once were afraid of. To dream that you are afraid of the elephant, suggests that there is an enormous problem that you are afraid to confront.