Wings generally symbolize the protecting, all-pervading power of God. An angel's wings would depict the power to transcend our difficulties, as also would the wings of a bird of prey. Wings can be protective, and this symbolism often appears in dreams. Folded wings can suggest sorrow, whereas open wings would seem to signify unconditional love. Because wings make us think of flight, to dream of, for instance, birds? wings would suggest attention is being drawn to our need for freedom. A broken wing indicates that a previous trauma is preventing us from ?taking off ? and progressing in our lives. You might also like to consult the entries for Angel, Birds and Flying/Flight.