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
Gargoyles are put on churches for a reason - they tell churchgoers what they face
without their faith.
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
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 ...
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.
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 ...
What is the meaning of these unclean monkeys, these savage lions and ... and
why these "unclean monkeys" - these gargoyles and grotesques - came to inhabit
Dec 3, 2012 ... Gargoyle comes from a Latin word, meaning gullet or drain. That's what the
strange looking creatures are, they're drainpipes. Each grotesque ...