In architecture, a gargoyle is a carved or formed grotesque with a spout designed
to convey water from a roof and away from the side of a building, thereby
preventing rainwater from running down mas...
Gargoyles are put on churches for a reason - they tell churchgoers what they face
without their faith.
Catholic churches in the Middle Ages used gargoyles for a secondary purpose,
after diverting water from the church walls. Some believe gargoyles on a church ...
Gargoyles have been used for hundreds of years. Ancient Egyptians usually
created gargoyles in the shape of a lion's head. Other popular animal gargoyles ...
Gargoyles were originally used as water spouts on religious buildings, but
quickly came to be seen as a way to ward off evil spirits because of their
The materials used for the earliest Gargoyles were made of wood or even
terracotta but early Medieval Gothic gargoyles were made of stone. Later
Some of the more famous gargoyles from history are those used on Notre Dame
de Paris. Even in the United States, gargoyles were used on more modern ...
Gargoyles: A grotesque carved human or animal face or figure projecting from
the gutter, especially of Gothic buildings, used as a spout to carry water clear of a
Architects often used multiple gargoyles on buildings to divide the flow of
rainwater off the roof to minimize the potential damage from a rainstorm. A trough
is cut ...
The gargoyles on the medieval cathedrals were symbols of original sin and the
devil. ... This howling gargoyle is used as a gutter pipe. Saint-Etienne in Bourges,