Sources of Symbols

Tombstome Carvings

Object Meaning
Anchor Hope, seafarer
Angel Heaven
Atom Atheist
Book Teacher, minister
Butterfly Early death
Column Commemoration
Cross Christian, salvation
Death Death
Death Death
Dove Innocence, purity
Handshake Farewell
Hourglass Shortness of life
Pentagram Pagan
Rose Prime of life
Shell Earthly remains, pilgrim
Star of David Jew
Sunrise Renewed life
Torch Life, Truth
Upraised Finger Heavenward
Wreath Victory, Redemption, Mourning

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