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Letter L

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

  • Ladder Jacob’s ladder that leads to heaven
  • Lambs are representations of Christ, The Lamb of God‘.

A Lamb on a Headstone

A lamb on a headstone often indicates the grave of an infant due to their innocence and this is especially true if there are no other headstone symbols to be seen. The big giveaway is the age of the deceased marked on the headstone if available.

In many religions, the lamb is also a symbol of sacrifice and therefore in some cases, it could be used for a person who was either innocent in life or that the deceased sacrificed something significant in their life time.

  • Lamb of God / Agnus Dei
    • Christianity often refers Christ to a Lamb of God.
    • John 1.29: Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world
    • The Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) is often shown with a banner/flag and a cross, but it can also be shown with a shepherds crook or the alpha and omega symbols.
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  • Lamps represent the light of truth or Christ
  • Laurel in Victorian symbology it represents glory. Laurel wreaths are usually made from Bay trees.
  • Laus Deo is a latin phrase for Praise be to God
  • Lilies are frequently associated with death and the different species, and colours have a variety of meanings
  • Lily of the Valley in Victorian symbology represents ‘return of happiness‘ as taken from Eve’s expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Her tears turned into lilies of the valley. Also see Lily on a Headstone.
  • Lion can represent power or a family crest. A winged lion represents Mark the Evangelist
  • Lyra see harp

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