Thursday, June 14, 2007

hamgoyle


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!!

6 comments:

Sophia Varcados said...

IF I could only get a hamgoyle for the eaves of my house - sigh. It's really wonderful.

Sophia Varcados said...

H - I'll see you Monday

baby bunny said...

I've missed you Sophia!

button said...

I'm dying to know if this is an old hamgoyle dating from the middle ages or a more recent model. And does it drain off the roof of a religious institution? Is it a Catholic hamster?

Sophia Varcados said...

By the look on it's face it's a Medieval heretic being tortured hamster gargoyle.

Holly said...

It was carved recentishly (yes, I made up a new word because I don't actually know the date he created it) by this guy:
http://www.stonecarver.com/animals.html

As far as its religious beliefs, I guess we can leave that up to our imaginations :)