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Gargoyle - Wikipedia

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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...

What Are Gargoyles And What Is Their Purpose - Picturing Europe

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Gargoyles are put on churches for a reason - they tell churchgoers what they face without their faith.

What is the origin and meaning of gargoyles? - Got Questions?

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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 ...

What Is a Gargoyle? | Wonderopolis

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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 ...

What do gargoyles represent? | Reference.com

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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 grotesque ...

Gargoyles - Medieval Life and Times

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The materials used for the earliest Gargoyles were made of wood or even terracotta but early Medieval Gothic gargoyles were made of stone. Later gargoyles ...

A History of Gargoyles | Authentic Ireland Travel

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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 - Mythology and Folklore - The White Goddess

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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  ...

Gargoyles and Grotesques - Crystalinks

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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 ...

Religious Topic Symbolism of Gargoyles by Marian Horvat

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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,  ...