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.
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 ...
I have often received questions from students and teachers, asking about
gargoyles and sculpture. Here is a collection of some of these questions and my
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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,