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Gargoyle - Wikipedia

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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...

What is the origin and meaning of gargoyles? - GotQuestions.org

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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 ...

What Are Gargoyles And What Is Their Purpose - Picturing Europe

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Gargoyles are put on churches for a reason - they tell churchgoers what they face without their faith.

Gargoyles - Medieval Life and Times

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The origins of the word 'gargoyle' are derived from the old French word ' gargouille' meaning throat. In Architectural terms only the creature serving as actual ...

What do gargoyles represent? | Reference.com

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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 grotesque ...

A History of Gargoyles | Authentic Ireland Travel

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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 ...

Gargoyles - Mythology and Folklore - The White Goddess

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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 in ...

What Is a Gargoyle? | Wonderopolis

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Gargoyles are carved stone creatures known as grotesques. Often made of granite, they serve an important purpose in architecture. Other than providing ...

Gargoyles

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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 ...

Religious Topic Symbolism of Gargoyles by Marian Horvat

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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.