Friday, August 28, 2009

Gargoyles



Somewhere between the 11th and 13th centuries,
Gargoyles reigned atop the most spiritual
dwellings. Originally designed as ornamental
water spouts,the catholic religion decided it was not
a bad idea to place them on their own cathedrals,
as this might cushion the blow for many recent converts,
who up until now had based their religious
beliefs on a wide variety of natural and unnatural beings.

A more widely accepted belief is that the Gargoyle
serves as a protector and will ward off any evil spirits.



4 comments:

Melanie's Randomness said...

I have a mini gargoyle on my bureau in my room and a few random ones here or there. That picture is awesome. I would love to live in a building with gargoyles on the side.

wendy =i= said...

What a beautiful photo.

Jeanne said...

Great photo! Is that Notre Dame? I have many gargoyles which sit around my house. Love them all dearly!

Charles said...

Gargoyles are groovy.

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