Winged Skull Gravestone Symbols
Winged skull gravestone symbols were common in 18th-century cemeteries. While they may look strange to us today – even morbid or creepy – they held important meaning for our ancestors. Death was a frequent visitor to households in the 1700s. In many areas, it was…
Headstone Symbolism, Part 2
The holidays are always a time full of symbolism, both religious and secular, so I thought it would be a great time to publish Part 2 of our Headstone Symbolism series. I love discovering and thinking about deeper meanings behind symbols in our lives, I…
Headstone Symbolism, part 1
Have you ever stopped to take a look at what you find on headstones besides names and dates? Cemeteries are filled with symbolism that you may not even realize at first glance. As I paid close attention to the symbols on the headstones around me…
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