Throughout history, people have found ways to cope with death, grief and the cycle of life through symbolism. Traditional and contemporary art and culture are replete with images of death and passing life. It is interesting to compare these vast histories and cultures around the world to see where they intersect and diverge.
Death has been symbolized as an anthropomorphic appearance or as an unreal person in a large number of popular cultures and in some mythologies. how many death symbols and mourning can you name? Some of these are common and feature prominently in our funeral practices and funeral decorations. Others are less obvious, hiding in shadows where you least expect them. Either way, you'll be surprised by this comprehensive list of 17 popular symbols of death and mourning below. From movies to television to nature, you will begin to realize that these images are as much a part of life as death itself.
Animals are part of nature. In fact, they have become symbols of their own. Some animals have a darker hue than others, although they are all completely unaware of their fate in human interpretations.
Most of the animals below are also considered bad luck signs, so be careful.