Jump to navigation Jump to search Tower, St Mary's Church, Yarlington 15th century tower with crocket pinnacles and hunky punks on the corners Hunky punk is Somerset in the West Country of England dialect for grotesque carvings on the side of buildings, especially Late Gothic churches. Such features are especially numerous in Somerset.
A true gargoyle is a waterspout.
A carved creature that does not serve the purpose of a drain pipe is frequently referred to as a "Grotesque". The dragon caused much fear and destruction with its fiery breath, spouting water and the devouring of ships and men. Each year, the residents of Rouen would placate Gargouille with an offering of a victim, usually a criminal, though it was said the dragon preferred maidens.
Aroundthe village was saved by St. Romanis, who promised to deal with the dragon if the townspeople agreed to be baptized and to build a church.
Romanus subdued the dragon by making the sign of the cross and then led the now docile beast back to town on a leash made from his priest's robe.
La Gargouille was then burned at the stake, it is said that his head and neck were so well tempered by the heat of his fiery breath, that they would not burn. These remnants were then mounted on the town wall and became the model for gargoyles for centuries to come.
In medieval architecture, the gargoyles, which had to be very numerous because of the many gutters which were carried on the tops of flying buttresses, and higher and lower walls, were often very decorative, consisting, as they did, of stone images of grotesque animals, and the like, or, in smaller buildings of iron or lead.
Many cultures throughout history have created sculptures of fantastic creatures.
These figures stir our imaginations, as they stirred the imaginations of the carvers who lovingly created them. We struggle to understand and explain them, delving deep into the realms of psychology, culture, symbols, history and religion. One of the more common belief is that gargoyles served as protectors, keeping evil away from the buildings and their occupants.
However, there seems to be much at work here and we can suspect that their reason to be, operates on a multitude of levels.
Gargoyles can be traced back years to Egypt, Rome and Greece. Terra cotta water spouts depicting: Gargoyle water spouts were even found at the ruins of Pompeii. The first grotesque figures came from Egypt. The Egyptians believed in deities with the heads of animals and frequently replicated these deities in their architecture and wall paintings.
When the Greeks saw the Sphinx, they began to incorporate grotesques into their own beliefs. The Greeks believed in many grotesques such as harpies, centaurs, griffins, and chimeras.
Greek architects would often place statues of animals called acroterium, in the forms of griffins, at each corner of the roof of their treasuries and temples. In Greek mythology, griffins guarded the gold of Scythia from the Arimaspians, a race of one eyed giants or Cyclops, who would try to steal the gold.
Mayor suggests; that the myth of the griffin, a winged lion with a birdlike beak, was inspired by the nomads' discoveries of fossilized bones of protoceratops, an animal that existed more than 65 million years ago. The book has thrilled paleontologists by showing that their science dates from ancient times, much longer ago than previously thought.
Mayor shows that ancient Greek and Roman researchers collected numerous fossils of large extinct mammals and displayed them in temples and museums.Gargoyles in Gothic Architecture.
let's find out why gargoyles were so prominent in Gothic architecture. The Need for a Gargoyle.
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A new Ottawa study suggests that cutting the rate of smoking among the poor and homeless can also reduce their use of street drugs, including opioids such as heroin and fentanyl. In architecture, a gargoyle (/ ˈ ɡ ɑːr ɡ ɔɪ l /) is a carved or formed grotesque: 6–8 with a spout designed to convey water from a roof and away from the side of a building, thereby preventing rainwater from running down masonry walls and eroding the mortar between.
Architects often used multiple gargoyles on a building to divide the.