In architecture, a gargoyle is a carved or formed grotesque with a spout designed
to convey .... To what purpose are here placed these creatures, half beast, half
man, or these spotted tigers? I see...
The origins of the word 'gargoyle' are derived from the old French word '
gargouille' meaning throat. In Architectural terms only the creature serving as
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 ...
A History of Gargoyles in Ireland. ... continued to serve as water spouts and rain
spouts, but were often more ornamental, meaning they didn't provide a function.
The word Gargoyle is derived from an old French word gargouille, meaning
throat. La Gargouille, was a legendary dragon that lived in the River Seine, which
The origin of the word 'Gargoyle' really tells it all: The word comes from the
French ... Thus, very early on, the Gargoyle served more than one purpose. From
A grotesque figure is a sculpture that does not work as a waterspout and serves
only an ornamental or artistic function. These are also usually called gargoyles ...
Gargoyles are carved stone creatures known as grotesques. Often made of
granite, they serve an important purpose in architecture. Other than providing ...
Notre-Dame's gargoyles are very famous! I'm sure you've heard of them before.
But do you know what they're used for? They were built into the ends of the ...
Gargoyles originated somewhere between the 11th and the 13th Centuries. They
served two purposes - to scare off evil, and to divert rainwater. Many have ...