In ancient Egypt, the vulture protected the pharaohs, and the queen's necklace depicted a vulture. Nekhbet, the guardian goddess of Upper Egypt, was frequently depicted as a vulture. According to Greek mythology, Zeus was able to transform himself into a vulture. In Roman mythology, the vulture was sacred to Mars, the god of war, and it was an offense to kill one. Early Christians associated the vulture with virginity, as they believed the eggs were fertilized by the east wind. Not surprisingly, the vulture became associated with the Virgin Mary. The Mayans considered the vulture a symbol of death. If you dream of a vulture, it's a sign that something is coming to an end, but something better will evolve as a result. The knowledge gained from the experience that is ending will prove helpful to you in the future.