If what you’re looking for on a headstone, or in a graveyard, or a cemetery begins with the letter D, you will find it here within the graveyard symbols A to Z.
Graveyard symbols beginning with the letter D
- Daffodil on a headstone in Victorian symbology represents unrequited love
- Daisy in Victorian symbology represents innocence, and we often see them on children’s graves. See also Flowers
- Dandelions were used in the renaissance as a symbol of the Passion of Christ
- Danse Macabre – Are you aware of the dance of death that you partake in? Also a form of Memento Mori
- Dart is a symbol of death and is sometimes seen carried by skeletons, or piercing the deceased’s flesh
- A dart can indicate death
- Arrows and spears can also appear on headstones to represent death, and not how a person died
- They are also used in egg and dart reliefs around the edges of monuments and headstones, representing life and death.
And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earthThe book of Revelation
- Death Head also see Memento Mori
- Dial as in a clock dial, is a mortality symbol meaning the passage of time
- Disce Mori Latin for Learn that you will die
- Dove has several meanings
- Flying down represents the Holy Spirit
- Flying up represents the Soul’s journey to Heaven
- In profile or with an olive branch represents peace
- Drapery seen on headstones and urns signifies death and mourning.