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Gargoyle

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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...

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 ...

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 ...

History of the Gargoyles - thebluedot

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While no ancient texts exist that explain the meaning of these strange creatures, we do know that artisans as far back as the Bronze Age used the grotesque - in ...

Gargoyles

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No infringement intended, they are used here to pay homage to my ... The origin of the word 'Gargoyle' really tells it all: The word comes from the French ...

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 ...

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Nov 5, 2012 ... Gargoyles and grotesques were also used as educational devices for a largely illiterate population, and were believed to ward off evil spirits ...

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,  ...

The History of Gargoyles - Gardens Ablaze

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The Catholic Church originally used Gargoyles as a visual reminder to their Pagan converts, many of whom were illiterate. They were something of a "sermon in ...

Gargoyles & Grotesques - Folklore, History & the Study of Myth

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Exploring topics from the Green Man, Gargoyles and Grotesques, Native ... the friars created lavanderias, or open air laundry areas that were used not only for ...

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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.

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  ...