The father in dreams represents authority and protection. For this reason, dreaming of the father means that we need help and wisdom to solve an important issue. But the father is also a symbol of power and possession, the father represents authority. Psychoanalysis therefore sees in this figure a form of authoritarianism that oppresses us and discourages us from growing to be independent. Dreaming of your dead father: announces happiness and joy Dreaming of the death of the father: sadness and despair.