As science discovers just how closely associated we are to the ape, it is hardly surprising that over the centuries this creature has had projected upon it aspects of our own character that we find difficult to handle.

The ape in dreams, therefore, can suggest the trickster, the mischievous side of wrongdoing, and irresponsibility. However, in hindu belief the character of hanuman the monkey god teaches us of the unlimited power that lies unused within each one of us.