A hostage is a person held as security. Spiritually, therefore, this has the same connotation as kidnap since it would constitute a crime against the right of the individual. Hostages held for religious reasons in dreams suggest that we are unsure of our own beliefs.
A white swan denotes wealth and happiness; a black one, grief (Raphael). A sacred bird of the ancients, though a medisrral symbol of hypocrisy as the swan has white feathers and black meat. In the Norse legends, however, they were held as sacred and are thus held in Eastern Europe of to-day.
Something in one’s life needs to be held together.
One who cleans up other people’s problems but is held in a humble position
We may be feeling a degree of spiritual difficulty, a sense of being held back.
Being in prison in a dream represents your fear of being held back or being STOPPED from doing what you want to do.
To dream of adamant, denotes that you will be troubled and defeated in some desire that you held as your life.
This can show, variously, as a warning, the need for communication or a strongly held principle by which you live.
When in dreams we are conscious of retreating from a previously held position this may be because we need to reassess our resources.
Augurs abundance and success (Gypsy). Held as a precious substance by orientals.