Many turtles can grow to be twice the age of humans and some prehistoric turtles were thought to live even longer. To see a dead turtle is to experience a profound and deep loss because it is the conclusion of an even more immense story than a human’s life is. This type of scene can also have strong significance in dream interpretation.
Turtles are known for aging far beyond the time that humans stop. Turtles can go on to live for hundreds of years, much longer than a human can, and to see a dead turtle should remind you of your own mortality. It reminds you that things do die and nobody last forever. The turtle is old, and because of that, very wise, but a dead turtle can pass on no stories. A dream like this is a wake-up call for you to be more social. Get out there and tell people your stories and make the most out of life before it is too late.
Turtles are also thought of as being slow creatures. Their strength, wisdom, and sage attitude is sometimes not taken into account. If you have a dream of a dead turtle it means you need to speed up. Life finally caught up with the turtle because he was so slow and now it’s your turn to speed up and make sure that you do not share the same fate as the dead turtle on the ground.
The one other attribute that turtles are so strongly recognized for is for being good at hiding. If they sense danger, they will immediately duck their heads in their shells and hide away until it is gone. To see a dead turtle means that hiding will not work in your situation. You are facing something that has the power to cause great damage in your life and right now the best course of action is to face it head on. Do not be afraid no matter how powerful it is, show a stiff upper lip and be ready to take what’s being dished out.