In architecture, a gargoyle is a carved or formed grotesque with a spout designed
to convey water ...
Gargoyles are put on churches for a reason - they tell churchgoers what they face
without their faith.
A multitude of gargoyles haunt the medieval buildings of Western Europe,
peering down from churches, cathedrals, houses and town halls. Clinging to
Apr 22, 2013 ... In architecture, a gargoyle is a carved stone grotesque, usually made of granite,
with a spout ... Marble Church, Bodelwyddan – Clwyd, Wales.
The great majority of gargoyles and grotesques in Gothic architecture, they ... The
preponderance of heads in church grotesques can be traced to the Celts, who ...
Architects often designed buildings with multiple gargoyles to direct the flow of
rainwater. ... Some experts believe they were popular on churches because of
The Catholic Church originally used Gargoyles as a visual reminder to their
Pagan converts, many of whom were illiterate. They were something of a "sermon
However, gargoyles had another intended purpose: to strike fear into the hearts
of ill-educated Medieval peasants, scaring them into the church or cathedral.
Feb 11, 2014 ... Most often on cathedrals and churches, gargoyles may have represented the
chaos of the outside world (without God), to contrast with the ...
But in time, the "Gargoyle" has entered folklore as a protective spirit. Definitely a
heathen aspect to this, and one might wonder why we find them on churches ...