When choosing a headstone we often pick headstone symbols and emblems with little knowledge about the symbolism behind it. To convey the lives of the people buried beneath them, and the expectations for what comes after death, symbolism has long been part of tombstones. Below is our guideto help you understand the meaning of the prevalent cemetery symbols.
#1. Winged skull
Popilar especially in the 17th and 18th centuries the flying skull signifies the fleetingness of life and the soul soaring into the afterlife.