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post #1 of 24
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Gargoyles were put on churches not as symbols of evil, but to guard the buildings and chase away evil.

When my husband and I got married in a otherwise fairly traditional wedding, we had two gargoyles atop our wedding cake. I made a veil with a headband of flowers for one, and a top hat and boutonniere for the other. I put little gold wedding bands on their fingers, too.

My favorite children's author, Dav Pilkey, wrote a book called God Bless the Gargoyles. Pilkey says, "...Gargoyles are misunderstood. So often we look at things and make judgments about them without taking the time to understand them. First impressions are not always correct."

http://www.pilkey.com/bookview.php?id=12

Anyone else a fan of gargoyles?
post #2 of 24
I like Gargoyles! I agree that are often misunderstood and that people may think they are "evil" because of some of the shapes they are carved into.

I was a big fan of the Gargoyles cartoon series.
post #3 of 24
I loooove Gargoyles!!! When I was younger I remember my dad had them on the barn and he had little ones through the house. Very cool stuff!!
post #4 of 24
I like gargoyles. There's an actual Darth Vader gargoyle atop the Washington National Cathedral in DC!

Tricia
post #5 of 24
I am a real fan of Gothic architecture and you can't do Gothic without gargoyles.

They are certainly works of art within themselves.
post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by Green Bunny View Post
I like gargoyles. There's an actual Darth Vader gargoyle atop the Washington National Cathedral in DC!

Tricia
That is too funny! I found a link:

http://www.cathedral.org/cathedral/pdfs/darth.pdf
post #7 of 24
I have a couple of gargoyles (well they called them that, but they look like creepy disfigured monks, not the dragon type gargoyles) and they are guarding the steps at our back door.

I love them. And i also love to point out to religious people the point of them protecting the buildings when they complain about evil creatures! lol
post #8 of 24
I have several of them sitting on a high bookshelf watching my front door.
post #9 of 24
I think they are cool...I find them very majestic looking
post #10 of 24
Oh I love them. I always wanted to get these gargoyle downspouts... and then I moved to a house without gutters. Go figure!

But I do have two that I absolutely LOVE. They've been traveling with me for 4 houses now... I just haven't found the perfect spot to put them in this house yet. Now that I've repainted my dining room, I think I might put them in there.
post #11 of 24
Nope...not for me...they give me the creeps!
Tell ya what though...if I`m ever given any I`ll offer them to some of you guys FOR FREE, how`s that?
Linda
post #12 of 24
I totally LOVE gargoyles.
post #13 of 24
I don't collect them or anything, have you ever watched that Gargoyles cartoon?
Am I weird for thinking a character in a cartoon is Hot! I don't know which one it was but something about him, the cartoon character, why am making this public??
post #14 of 24
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...Am I weird for thinking a character in a cartoon is Hot! I don't know which one it was but something about him, the cartoon character, why am making this public??
Post a pic!

Hot cartoon characters? How about hot CGIs? You are talking to the right person!
post #15 of 24
I like gargoyles. I have a neat cast one that is supposed to sit on the edge of a shelf. However, Stimpy knocked it down and it's glued back together...But wrapped in bubble wrap in the closet. My cats are not good around nice things.

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Originally Posted by JuJubee View Post
I don't collect them or anything, have you ever watched that Gargoyles cartoon?
Am I weird for thinking a character in a cartoon is Hot! I don't know which one it was but something about him, the cartoon character, why am making this public??
LOVED that show! My sister and I watched it.

I also like dragons. But that would be another thread...
post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by SwampWitch View Post
Post a pic!

Hot cartoon characters? How about hot CGIs? You are talking to the right person!
What's a CGI??
Goliath had a real sexy voice if I remember right.
post #17 of 24
we have two gargoyle statues in our driveway that our neighbors think we are "eccentric" for...LOL...i'll try to get a piccie for u :-)
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by JuJubee View Post
What's a CGI??...
Computer-Generated Image, like this one:



and this one:



and this one:



O.K. I'll stop now.
post #19 of 24
ohhhhh.
post #20 of 24
oh i LOOOOOOOVE them! i have them everywhere! I have a huge 2 ft one gaurding the front of the house, and little ones all over the house. There my best collectibles!
post #21 of 24
I love gargoyles, and one of the best things about living in Europe is seeing them on the old Gothic cathedrals. Here are some from the Cologne Cathedral/K├Âlner Dom: http://www.koelner-dom.de/mittelalter.html?&L=1

I haven't got any gargoyle figures, but am seriously thinking about getting a gargoyle pond fountain I saw for hubby for his birthday.
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by MuttigreeMom View Post
Oh I love them. I always wanted to get these gargoyle downspouts... and then I moved to a house without gutters. Go figure!

But I do have two that I absolutely LOVE. They've been traveling with me for 4 houses now... I just haven't found the perfect spot to put them in this house yet. Now that I've repainted my dining room, I think I might put them in there.
Wow!! I love that little gargole. I want one!!
post #23 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by JuJubee View Post
I don't collect them or anything, have you ever watched that Gargoyles cartoon?
Am I weird for thinking a character in a cartoon is Hot! I don't know which one it was but something about him, the cartoon character, why am making this public??
That is too funny!

MuttigreeMom - I love those downspouts! I'm getting some, just as soon as I get a house.

I loved the gargoyles in Paris. (I have forgotten the name of the famous building we went up )
I think they're wonderfully creative and fun.
post #24 of 24
I love gargoyles! I only have one statue of my own but I want more, they're just too expensive... I especially like the ones that resemble cats or dogs.

I also liked the cartoon "Gargoyles" a lot.
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