St. Michael is featured in many cemetery sculptures. Only the Archangel Michael, one of three angels mentioned by name in the Bible, is clothed in armor. The sword he carries represents a cross but also a weapon in his war against the devil’s warriors.
Archangel Michael is a Christian soldier fighting Satan’s hordes. Archangel Michael is often represented standing on a worm or a dragon. In dramatic examples such as this one, St. Michael has plunged his sword into Satan’s mouth as he stands on the vanquished enemy. Satan is depicted as a dragon.