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Symbols on …Church of Ireland… graves

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Symbols on …Church of Ireland… graves


  • Anchors and Ships--- Hope or Seafaring profession
  • Arches---Victory in Death
  • Arrows---Mortality
  • Bouquets/flowers---condolences, grief, sorrow
  • Broken Column---Loss of head of family
  • Broken Ring---Family circle severed
  • Buds/Rosebud---Morning of life or renewal of life
  • Bugles---Resurrection and the military
  • Butterfly---Short-lived; early death
  • Candle being Snuffed---Time, mortality
  • Hand of God Chopping---Sudden death
  • Cherub---Angelic
  • Corn---Ripe old age
  • Cross---Emblem of faith
  • Crossed Swords---High-ranking military person
  • Darts--Mortality
  • Doves---The Soul, purity, innocence,

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