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Letter C

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

  • Cadaver Stones are Memento Mori symbols to remind us of what will become, so live life for today
  • Candles mark our allotted time on earth. See Flames
  • Canterbury Cross is a Celtic Cross but with shorter arms that flare out towards their ends.
  • Celandine in Victorian symbology it represents ‘future joy’.
  • Celtic Cross is a cross surrounded by a circle representing eternity or, heaven, and earth connected
  • Cemetery Angels – see Angels
  • Chalice or Goblet has a variety of meanings
  • Cherubs represent innocence and are usually on children’s graves
  • Chrisma is a cross formed by the Greek letters chi and rho. see XP
  • Circles represent eternity. See also snake swallowing tail
  • Clocks or a clock dial is a mortality symbol meaning the passage of time
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  • Clover seen on a headstone can represent the trinity like the shamrock. Occasionally the lucky 4 four leaf clover is seen. In Victorian symbology it represents ‘promise’.
  • Coffin is a mortality symbol, often seen with the Sexton’s tools
  • Column represents a persons life. A broken column indicates a life cut short. A wreath over the column is victory over death. The first mention in the bible of a grave marker is a pillar in Genesis 35:20
  • Cornucopia is a horn filled with fruit. It shows thankfulness to God
  • Crook upside down may represent a shepherd, upwards a priest. Otherwise see Lamb

Explore more than the letter C in Graveyard Symbols

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

  • Cross represents Christian faith, but different crosses can also have different meanings
  • Crown on a headstone represents the Crown of Life
  • Cup contains the blood of Christ and represents the forgiveness of sin by his death on the cross
  • Cypress trees in Victorian symbology represents death and morning