In architecture, a gargoyle (/ˈɡɑːɡɔɪl/) is a carved or formed grotesque ... or
artistic function, the correct term for such a sculpture is a grotesque, chimera, ...
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.
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 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
Gargoyles are carved stone creatures known as grotesques. Often made of
granite, they serve an important purpose in architecture. Other than providing ...
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.
What is the meaning of these unclean monkeys, these savage lions and ... and
why these "unclean monkeys" - these gargoyles and grotesques - came to inhabit
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 ...