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Letter B

If what you’re looking for on a headstone, or in a graveyard, or a cemetery begins with the letter B, you will find it here within the graveyard symbols of A to Z.

  • Bay leaf – in Victorian symbology represents fame
  • Bellflower in Victorian symbology represents constancy gratitude
  • Bells were traditionally rung in churches for the dead. The Death Knell was rung to signify when someone had passed, and hand bells were used in funeral processions
  • Biblical Scenes are sometimes found on old headstones
  • Birds can represent meanings associated with the species. See Dove
  • Bluebell in flower symbology means sorrowful regret
  • Boat or ships can represent the crossing to the other side, or it may represent a hobby, or a profession of the deceased
  • Book on a headstone usually symbolises the Book of Life, but can mean the Bible, learning and faith
  • Bones on a headstone reminds the viewer of what will become of them. See Memento Mori
  • Broom (flower) in Victorian symbology represents humility
  • Bull if winged represents Luke the Evangelist
  • Bulrush can represent salvation, as the baby Moses was saved after being found in the Nile rushes
  • Buttercup on a headstone represents childhood memories in Victorian symbology
  • Butterfly represents resurrection as butterflies die each autumn and reappear in the spring

Explore more than the letter B on Headstone Symbols

Finally, as we visit more churchyards and cemeteries, we will add to our graveyard symbols A to Z list.

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