CEMETERY SYMBOLISM

ANCHOR- hope, or at rest 
ARROW- mortality 
ANGELS-spirituality, rebirth  
BED-deathbed 
BROKEN COLUMN-decay, loss 
BIBLE-Christian, faith  
BUTTERFLY-resurrection, short life 
BIRD-eternal life 
BROKEN RING-family circle severed 
CIRCLE-eternity 
CROSS-faith, hope, charity  
CYPRESS TREE-deep mourning 
CHALICE-sacraments 
CRESCENT-a Muslim 
CROWN-glory, achievement 
COFFIN-mortality  
CANDLE BEING SNUFFED-loss of life 
DOVE-the soul, peace 
DOG-worthy of love 

FLAME-immortality  
FRUITS-eternal plenty 
GARLAND-saintliness, glory 
GRIM REAPER-death personified 
HANDS-farewell 
HORSE-courage, generosity  
HOURGLASS-passage of life, time run out 
HEART-love, devotion 
HORNS-resurrection 
HARP-praise to God 
I.H.S.-Jesus the savior of humanity 
IVY-friendship, immortality  
LAMB-innocence  
LABYRINTH-passage of life 
LAMP-sanctity, a child 
LAUREL-victory, peace 
LILY- chastity, purity 
LION-resurrection, courage 

MENORAH- Judaism 
MORNING GLORY-beginning of life 
OBELISK-eternal life 
OAK-power, strength 
PELICAN-charity  
PHOENIX-resurrection 
PYRAMID-eternity 
POPPY-eternal sleep 
PALM BRANCH-victory, rejoicing 
ROCKS-everlasting strength 
ROSE-silence, without a loved one  
ROOSTER- awakening 
ROSEMARY-remembrance

SCYTHE-time 
SHIP-Christianity 
SHELL-pilgrimage 
SKULL- mortality  
SNAKE- eternity 
SUNDIAL- passage of time 
SWORD- justice, fortitude 
STAR- light of the spirit 
SUN- light, warmth, renewal 
TORCH- immortality 
TREE-knowledge, shortened life  
THISTLE- of Scottish descent 
URN- mortality  
WHEAT-fruitfulness, harvest 
WILLOW- grief, mourning 
YEW- deep mourning