Here’s the latest entry to my gargoyle collection. I unearthed this at the Santa Cruz swap meet. I think it’s the first gargoyle I’ve ever found who happens to be reading. And no cracks about our similarities either!
A friend of mine used to call them “Christian rocks”, tongue-in-cheekly, because they supposedly had some origin in the church. Too lazy to google it, but I always think of that when gargoyles are mentioned.
Looks cool, though.
Yeah, Jay. Gargoyles — or grotesques — were often designed to “scare” off evil spirits. I’m rather fascinated with them, the concept behind them, and have been toying with a gargoyle novel for a while now.
Wikipedia to the rescue:
That’s pretty awesome.
I love gargoyles as well. You might be interested in this interview that notes the connections between gargoyles and the church:
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