Welcome to the fifth and final installment of the Field Guide to Gargoyles! By the end of this post, you'll be well prepared to study any gargoyle you encounter in the wild! Gargoyle on Zagreb Cathedral. By Bizutage (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons What is their significance? No one is really sure… Continue reading Field Guide to Gargoyles, Part Five: What Is Their Significance?
Welcome back to the Field Guide to Gargoyles. Here, you'll find everything you've ever wanted to know about gargoyles and grotesques. To recap, so far we have defined gargoyles and grotesques, learned where they originated, and found out where to look for them. To be a successful gargoyle hunter, however, you need one more piece of information - what they… Continue reading Field Guide to Gargoyles, Part Four: What Do They Look Like?
Welcome back to the Field Guide to Gargoyles, your prime source for essential gargoyle information. In case you missed them, check out parts one and two. Now that we know what gargoyles are and where they came from, let's go gargoyle hunting! Where Can You Find Gargoyles? To find an authentic medieval gargoyle or grotesque,… Continue reading Field Guide to Gargoyles, Part Three: Where Can You Find Them?
Welcome back to the Field Guide to Gargoyles, your answer for common questions about gargoyles and grotesques. Last time, we identified what a gargoyle is and how it differs from a grotesque. Now, let's talk about the gargoyle origin story. Where and when do gargoyles come from? It's difficult to pinpoint when or where the very first gargoyle appeared, because… Continue reading Field Guide to Gargoyles, Part Two: Where and When Did Gargoyles Come From?
I love gargoyles, and I know a lot of other people do too. Talking to gargoyle enthusiasts, I've come to realize that the origins, terminology, and interpretation of gargoyles can be confusing, and there's not a lot of good information out there. In an effort to encourage greater appreciation of these quirky little creatures, I’ve decided to spend a few posts… Continue reading Field Guide to Gargoyles, Part One: What is a Gargoyle, Anyway?