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...
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 ...
Gargoyles are put on churches for a reason - they tell churchgoers what they face
without their faith.
The origins of the word 'gargoyle' are derived from the old French word '
gargouille' meaning throat. In Architectural terms only the creature serving as
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
They occasionally continued to serve as water spouts and rain spouts, but were
often more ornamental, meaning they didn't provide a function. As these spouts ...
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
Gargoyles are carved stone creatures known as grotesques. Often made of
granite, they serve an important purpose in architecture. Other than providing ...
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
The gargoyles on the medieval cathedrals were symbols of original sin and ...
The first purpose of these creatures for the medieval man was didactic – to teach.