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In architecture, a gargoyle is a carved or formed grotesque with a spout designed to convey water ...

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.

Gargoyle Garden Statues: The Symbolism of Gargoyles

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A multitude of gargoyles haunt the medieval buildings of Western Europe, peering down from churches, cathedrals, houses and town halls. Clinging to edges ...

40 Gargoyles and Grotesques Around the World «TwistedSifter

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Apr 22, 2013 ... In architecture, a gargoyle is a carved stone grotesque, usually made of granite, with a spout ... Marble Church, Bodelwyddan – Clwyd, Wales.

History of the Gargoyles - thebluedot

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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 ...

What Is a Gargoyle? | Wonderopolis

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Architects often designed buildings with multiple gargoyles to direct the flow of rainwater. ... Some experts believe they were popular on churches because of the ...

The History of Gargoyles - Gardens Ablaze

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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 in ...

The Seven Key Characteristics of Gothic Architecture: From the ...

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However, gargoyles had another intended purpose: to strike fear into the hearts of ill-educated Medieval peasants, scaring them into the church or cathedral.

11 Gargoyles You Won't Believe Actually Exist - ASPIRE DESIGN ...

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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 ...

Gargoyles

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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 ...

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Gargoyles - Medieval Life and Times

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Later gargoyles, especially in churches, were predominantly limestone and marble, although metals such as lead were also used in fashioning some gargoyles.

What is the origin and meaning of gargoyles?

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Many times gargoyles in Gothic churches were attached to the gutter system of the roof, with the mouth of the gargoyle acting as a spout for rainwater, helping ...

Gargoyles and Grotesques - Crystalinks

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In architecture, a gargoyle is a carved stone grotesque with a spout designed to convey ... Gargoyles were viewed two ways by the church throughout history.