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 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 ...
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 have been used for hundreds of years. Ancient Egyptians usually
created gargoyles in the shape of a lion's head. Other popular animal gargoyles ...
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 ...
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.
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: 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
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 ...
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 ...