Field Guide to Gargoyles, Part One: What is a Gargoyle, Anyway? – from A Scholarly Skater

Reblogged from A Scholarly Skater:

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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 addressing the questions of many novice gargoyle trackers.

In this first installment, let’s identify the gargoyle and its close cousin, the grotesque.


What exactly is a gargoyle, anyway?

Amiens Cathedral gargoyle

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com
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3 Responses to Field Guide to Gargoyles, Part One: What is a Gargoyle, Anyway? – from A Scholarly Skater

  1. Marcia says:

    Thanks for sharing this post, Sue. I love both gargoyles and grotesques, but never was clear on the distinction. I get it now! 🙂 Looking forward to the next edition. Shared! 🙂

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