Thursday, June 14, 2007
The literal, no-nonsense definition of a gargoyle is as follows: "the carved terminations to spouts which convey water away from the sides of buildings." (wikipedia) Chimeras and grotesque figures are similar to gargoyles in form, but do not act as waterspouts and are merely decorative. The figures are generally eerie and demon-like. In other words, gargoyles (/chimeras/grotesque figures) are NOT CUTE.
Or at least that is what the general population thought until your friendly editors here in the Land of Cute stumbled across this adorable rendition of a "gargoyle." I'd gladly let this little guy protect me from evil spirits (or drain the water from my roof) anytime!!