NO7463 : Winged soul, or cherub; Nether Kirkyard, St Cyrus

taken 11 years ago, near to St Cyrus, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

Winged soul, or cherub; Nether Kirkyard, St Cyrus
Winged soul, or cherub; Nether Kirkyard, St Cyrus
Symbols of immortality are common on Scottish gravestones of the 18th and 19th centuries. The winged soul, or cherub, was intended to represent the soul leaving the body at the time of death and ascending to await the day of judgement when the body would rise to join it. Those not found wanting would then be received directly into heaven. This one is from the ancient Nether Kirkyard below the cliffs of St Cyrus.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 25 February, 2007
Category
Gravestones   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 745 639 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:45.9595N 2:25.1255W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NO 745 639
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