The roof is protection from the elements and suggests the sheltering aspect of the feminine as the ?guardian of the hearth?. A roof is a basic requirement in man's need for comfort. Psychologically, it is important to be protected against the elements. The various types of roofs have different significances in dreams. A pitched roof signifies our ability to reach for the sky and attain our goals. A pagoda, with its many roofs, signifies a holy place. To concentrate on, or be aware of, the roof of a building in a dream is to acknowledge the shelter and protection it affords. If the roof leaks then we are open to emotional attacks. If we are on the roof we are not being protected and, therefore, could be vulnerable. Consult the entries for Hearth and Goddess/Goddesses for further information.