As a primate that resembles humans, this animal is very territorial and frightening. The gorilla can symbolize rage or anger or an aspect of power that is not being expressed. It is typical for a woman to dream of a gorilla or King Kong creature when she is approaching menstrual changes as a symbol of the immense power that her body holds over her. Kissing this creature can symbolize connecting with these life stages in a positive way. For a man, the gorilla can capture a sense of being overly-masculine at the expense of one's sensitivity. See Animals.