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Cemetery Symbols: L is for Lion

(photo by Tui Snider)
(photo by Tui Snider)

What do lions signify at a gravesite?

LION: If you’ve ever seen “The Wizard of Oz,” then it probably comes as no surprise that the king of the jungle often represents courage when seen in a graveyard. Lions also represent God’s power and the strength to combat evil.

Here in north Texas, I don’t come across lions very often, but when I do it is usually in conjunction with opulent mausoleums and/or headstones for wealthy people.

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