This archetype was described as Carl Jung as a person with great judgment and wisdom. The wise old man is sometimes referred to as the Sage. This archetype is characterized by being old, bearded, father-figure type who uses his great personal knowledge of the world and offer guidance through stories and may impress upon his [...]
Rats in Dreams
Rats are vermin that can infest our homes and sometimes infiltrate our dreams. Rats in the real world are hated and despised because they destroy crops and bring diseases. They have started plagues and brought death. Aside from maybe Mickey Mouse the site of a rat will make your squirm with disgust.
Like most other animals in dreams, how an animal is thought of is generally a representation of the people that are in our lives. For example, do you have a friend who acts like a rat? Are they persistent, annoying and destructives like the rats in the real world? Then this may be our subconscious telling us to be wary of this friend.
Some dream interpreters also see rats as a sign of poverty, strife, danger and illness. Dreaming about rats may be an omen that these hardships may be forthcoming in your life. Rats are also lab animals which are used for testing so dream interpreters will usually ask if the dreamer feels as though he is under a microscope. These animals are repulsed so maybe the dreamer is also experiencing people who shun him away or maybe even he himself is repulsed by something he did