Did you know that gargoyles are actually decorative rain diverters or water spouts fixed to the faces of mostly medieval buildings?
Many medieval cathedrals were decorated with gargoyles. The most famous examples are those of Notre Dame de Paris. The gargoyle's grotesque form was believed to scare off evil spirits so they were used for protection. In Egypt, gargoyles ejected the water used in the washing of sacred vessels on the flat roofs of the temples. In Greek temples, the water from roofs passed through the mouths of lions whose heads were carved into the marble of the building.
In contemporary fiction, gargoyles are typically winged humanoids with demonic features: generally horns, a tail, and talons. They are said to be guardians of the building on which they reside. These fictional gargoyles can generally use their wings to fly or glide, and they are often depicted as having a rocky hide, or being capable of turning into stone in one way or another.
With AARGH!!! GARGOYLES you’ll have an amazing collection of photographs of actual Gargoyles found on buildings from all around the planet Earth. Most are found in Paris and Europe, although a few are actually on buildings in the United States.
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