Badgers are quietly determined and persistent. You also possess these qualities if you dream of a badger. It shows you're prepared to stand up for what you believe in, and will work steadily and persistently until you achieve whatever it is you're after. It also shows that you will quietly "badger" someone into action. If in a dream a badger attacks you, it symbolizes someone who is deliberately hurting you in some way. The Chinese word for badger is a homophone of a word meaning "to be happy." Consequently, for the Chinese, dreaming of a badger is a portent of pleasant, happy times. If the badger is accompanied by a magpie (as it frequently is in Chinese art), it is considered a sign of great happiness and contentment.