What is signified by different kinds of crosses? For example some graves have club(cards game) leaves type edges crosses, some graves have simple crosses?

  • Could you show a picture of the cross you are wondering about? It may just be ornamentation not unlike what would see adorning the calligraphy in the Quran. – Affable Geek Feb 24 '14 at 12:09

I think you are referring to the Budded Cross.

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The article says,

A cross with three circles or discs on each arm in a Christian context represents the Holy Trinity but was probably also copied from earlier Celtic Druidry, where the circles or rings represent the three dominions of earth, sky and sea.

There are several names for this cross, depending on the interpretation. These include Budded, Apostles', or Cathedral Cross, all implying a religious theme, and Treflée or Botonée1 in a heraldic context.

And the Christian Cross, the best-known religious symbol of Christianity.

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More crosses here on Wikipedia

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    @WaqarAhmad As a Catholic, I'm not thrilled with this answer as it implies some sort of pagan influence on modern Christianity. In any event, you could be seeing the cross found on the St. Benedict Medal which is a sacramental used by Catholics for spiritual protection (a good and pious thing to have on tombstones) It's more like a club than the budded cross (which commonly has a Corpus, making it a crucifix and not just a cross). – Peter Turner Feb 25 '14 at 4:14

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