Saturday, April 6, 2013
Gargoyles are Cool!
I love gargoyles. I have always been fascinated by them. Do you ever wonder about the minds that design these guys, what do you suppose they dream about?
In architecture, a gargoyle is a carved stone, grotesque (no kidding) statue, usually made of granite. People made these gargoyles as decorative water spouts to throw water off of a building to help prevent erosion. BUT...they also served as "protectors" to ward off evil spirits. I don't care about protecting a building from water damage, but evil spirits, absolutely! The gargoyles protect the occupants of a building from anything evil and creepy. I'm thinking they don't just sit there hoping to scare bad things away, I think that they must be sitting up on their perch and see the bad, evil thing come near their building and suddenly they come to life and swoop down and take care of the problem.
There was a TV series from 1994-1996 (who knew) called Gargoyles. This is how the series is described, "In the dark ages, there was a race of heroic warrior monsters known as gargoyles. These creatures existed as stone in the day but became flesh and blood by night". Didn't I tell you!
This is my gargoyle that faithfully protects my home. As you can see, he's been through a lot. He has given both wings in defense of my family. I'm pretty sure he lost his wings fighting off a couple of 4 year olds. He takes his job very seriously.