Geometric symbolism in the cemetery includes balls or orbs, knots, arches, stars and more.
The arch is symbolic of triumph or victory. Arches symbolize a passageway or door into the unknown–journey to heaven.
Two Circles entwined represent marriage. Anything circular is endless and may represent eternity. Since the circle has no beginning or end it may symbolize resurrection.
The Celtic Knot, woven from a single thread, symbolizes resurrection and eternity and is frequently found on a Celtic Cross in the cemetery. They are believed to have represented faith to the Irish, declare unity between people to protect against evil spirits.
A meander is a decorative border constructed from a continuous line, shaped into a repeated motif. The symbolism is primarily decorative and is also called the Greek fret or Greek key design.
Orb or Ball
The Orb or stone ball is primarily decorative. Three balls together may symbolize money like a pawn shop. Anything circular is endless and may represent eternity.
The quatrefoil is composed of four equal lobes, like a four-petaled flower. Used for good luck — similar to the four-leaf clovers.
The single spiral symbolizes the concept of growth, expansion and cosmic energy depending on the culture. It represented the sun in ancient Ireland.
Stars are frequently used as religious symbols and represent divine guidance. See acronyms for the OES or Order of the Eastern Star which is a five-pointed star.
Also known as the Star of David, the six-pointed star symbolizes divine protection, and is typically used as symbol of Judaism.
The Trefoil is composed of three equal, joined circles which generally represent the Trinity to Christians. The triangle also represents the Trinity.