Sss! Snake Symbolism

The only snakes you should hope to meet in a cemetery is the symbolic snake, representing sin and Satan, hence the fall of Man.

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This serpent sits on the grave of a member of the Order of FreeMasons.

The ancient image of a snake eating its tail is called ouroboros, a constant re-creation of itself. Thought to cheat death and gain vigor by shedding their skins they were also recognized as a symbol of everlasting life.

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 An intertwined snake forming an infinite number 8 also represents eternity.

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A snake wrapped around a cross is a Masonic symbol, representing Christ’s crucifixion.

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A snake on the rod of Asclepius (the Greek God of Medicine) represents a person who was in the medical profession.

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