Eric F. Box Funeral Directors

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Butterfly Symbolism


We have used a butterfly symbol at various points on this website, not only as a sign of comfort, but because of the deep symbolism associated with this beautiful creature.

A butterfly starts its life journey as a caterpillar before emerging, completely changed, as something quite different in look and movement.

This amazing transformation prompted many ancient cultures, to regard this ethereal creature as a symbol of the impermanence and instability of life on earth, a symbolic representation of the soul’s journey from the departed body to Heaven.

Even Greek art lent credence to these ancient thoughts, by often showing the human soul with butterfly wings intact.