The aim of this article is to investigate the occurrences of Lemuel Gulliver as a literary figure in Søren Kierkegaard’s oeuvre. These occurrences seem to relate not only to Gulliver as the motif presented in Gulliver’s Travels but also to Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) as a background force of personal motivations for the construction of his most famous character. Kierkegaard had access to a complete collection of works by Swift and also to some of the biographical aspects regarding the Irish author, more concretely the accounts that describe his mental degeneration in the last years of his life. These aspects seem to be crucial when one wishes to analyze the inseparability between Swift and Gulliver in the philosopher’s perspective.