The Forgotten Symbolism of Cemeteries

If you’re ever in the mood to meander a cemetery, you’ll notice many of the headstones will have images carved upon them. Some of the carvings represent the deceased, others act as messages or reminders to those left behind, and still others represent a whole range of things including associations, beliefs, or fashion. 

As is the nature of symbolism, symbols can mean any number of things. What’s more, there are thousands of symbols you can choose from. Most are pretty familiar: the cross, the Star of David, doves. But what about more obscure symbols? I’ve collected five forgotten symbols to help with your cemetery wanders. 

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