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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...

Gargoyle Garden Statues: The Symbolism of Gargoyles

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Gargoyles were commonly used in medieval times. Their two main purposes were to scare off evil, and to divert rainwater. Many had open mouths and long ...

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 ...

What is the origin and meaning of gargoyles?

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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 ...

Classroom guide to Gargoyles and Sculpture - Walter S. Arnold

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At the time the medieval gargoyles were carved, there was very little written ... air) were invented over 100 years ago and are used extensively for carving now.

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 ...

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  ...

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 ...

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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.

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 ...

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 ...