Ones father; as the father the king may depict our need for approval and loving acknowledgement; what you are ruled by; feelings of inferiority / superiority. Also: In times past the King represented the group, the overall collective psyche of the people. He therefore became synonymous with God, as the Pope is today. The word God was here equivalent to ‘the collective psyche’. So the King or Queen may represent our relationship with our fellows; our sense of identity, or depict the way we feel in relationship with the society in which we live. The acclaim or lack of notice given by the monarch in our dream also deals with this theme – of how we see ourselves in connection with the public – our public image of ourselves. See: people; queen.