Spiritually, the rumblings of thunder can demonstrate deep anger, or in extreme cases Divine anger. This originates from the ancient belief in the Thunder Gods. Thunder has always been a symbol of great power and energy. In conjunction with lightning, it was seen as a tool of the gods. It could bring doom and disaster, but also was cleansing and has this significance in dreams. Hearing thunder in a dream can give a warning for the potential of an emotional outburst. We may be building up energy that eventually must reverberate. Hearing thunder in the distance signifies that there is still time to gain control of a potentially difficult situation. Also consult the entries for God/Gods, Lightning, Storm and Weather for further information.