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Alana Kiker

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Transcript of Gargoyles

Gargoyles Architectually: Origionally used as water spouts Appears in Ancient Greek, Egyptian, and Roman gothic architecture. And other strange gothic architectual decor. Became more of a decoration during 19th century Legends Associated with Gargoyles La Gargouille Famous Examples of Cathedrals with Gargoyles: Notre Dame de Pari Quito Cathedral, Ecquador Bern Cathedral, Switzeralnd What "Gargoyle" Actually Means: Comes from "Gargouille" the French word for "throat" Also derived from the Latin word "gurgulio" which means "throat" and "gurgling" based on the noise gargoyles make. Hunchback of Notre Dame
By: Disney Other places that Gargoyles Appear: Concert Hall in Valencia, Spain. 61st floor of the Chrysler building, NY. Chimeras: mythological creature body of a lion tail with snakes head Goat's head protruding from spine Thanks to: Disney for creating the TV series Gargoyles and the Hunchback of Notre Dame. to my Mom and Dad Gargoyles By: Disney Fun Facts: The first gargoyles date back to around 1220 B.C. in Paris. Gargoyle motifs include different animals and people and to Mr. Stratton. Many different cultures commonly used animals as gargoyles. Animals were made into gargoyles becuase of the majic that was attributed to them. Gargoyle Animals: Dogs were the most common animal that was made as a gargoyle. Wolves: LIONS DOGS Eagles: Snakes: Cathedral Saint-Etienne de Meaux Saint Rumbolds Cathedral in Mechelen, Belgium Krakow, Poland GOATS: Barcelona Cathedral MONKEYS: Work Cited: www.authenticiveland.com www.northstargallery.com www.picasaweb.google.com/asherah66/gargoylesgrotesques02# www.fordham.edu/halsall.medny/gargl.html www.crystalinks.com/gargoyles.html
"Hunchback of Notre Dame"- Disney
"Gargoyles" Series-Disney Grotesques: A carved creature that does not serve as a waterspout are called "grotesques" The other side to gargoyles: http://www.mythicalrealm.com/creatures/gargoyle.html In a long-ago time, when long ago peoples
were building cathedrals and raising up steeples,
they crafted stone creatures and set them on perches
to guard and protect and watch over the churches.

So gargoyles were born, and they stood night and day,
keeping evil and terrible spirits away.
And ne'er was a creature so true and so loyal
as the watchful, courageous, and fearless gargoyle.

But the years came and went, and the people did, too.
and in time, they forgot what their ancestors knew.
And whenever they passed by the gargoyles' lairs,
they trembled in fear at the gargoyles' stares.

As time went along, people's fear turned to spite,
and they sneered and they cursed at the guardians of night:
"Demons" they grumbled -- "grotesque" and "horrid"
"Those beasts don't belong on the house of the Lord"

When the gargoyles heard these words that were spoken,
their stony old hearts became crumbled and broken.
Then storms rumbled in, and their eyes filled with rain,
and in stillness they stayed, alone and in pain.

But, as it so happened, some angels were near,
and, heeding the grief of a gargoyle's tear,
they each fluttered down from the heavens on high
to sit with the gargoyles ‘neath thundering skies.

Now, angels have ways of making things right,
so they stayed with the gargoyles all through the night.
Patting their heads and wiping their tears
and whispering life into gargoyle ears.

And soon all the gargoyles did magical things:
they gurgled and coughed and shook out their wings.
Then, together, the angels and gargoyles took flight,
and they soared through the clouds on a blustery night.

And while over pastures and hills they were winging,
the voices of angels were radiantly singing
Music of healing and songs of rebirth
to all of the creatures in all of the earth:

"God bless the rain, and the stormclouds that bring it.
God bless the music, and the voices that sing it.
God bless the ones who sing everything wrong.
God bless the creatures who do not belong.

God bless the hearts and the souls who are grieving;
for those who have left, and for those who are leaving.
God bless each perishing body and mind
God bless all creatures remaining behind.

God bless the dreamers whose dreams have awoken.
God bless the lovers whose hearts have been broken.
God bless each soul that is tortured and taunted,
God bless all creatures, alone and unwanted."

And the gargoyles beheld wherever they roamed
that the souls of the lost weren't really alone.
Each one had an angel, each one was protected,
and each one was cherished and loved and respected.

And so it is true with the gargoyles this day,
for all of the angels who love them have stayed.
Together they wait until days become nights,
to embark on their dark and most glorious flights.

So if you see shapes in the night sky, don't fear --
it simply means angels and gargoyles are near
Guarding the earth with their gentle night call:
“God bless the gargoyles. God bless us all." God Bless The Gargoyles
By: Dav Pilkey
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