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Were gargoyles based on anything?

were the gargoyles desighned on some kind of myth from the gothic period or were they just desighned to be frightening

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KiryuCross

Gargoyles came into gothic architecture in the early 13th century and are defined as a waterspout, projecting from an upper part of a building or a roof gutter to throw water clear of walls or foundations. The origins of the word "gargoyle" are derived from the old French word "gargouille" meaning throat. In Architectural terms only the creature serving as actual water spout is called a Gargoyle. So, Gargoyles were not really based on anything. They are just decorations that serve as a water spout to protect the stones and the mortar of churches, cathedrals and castles from erosion.

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myth to show demons that the building was impervious to them

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