Images of gargoyles carved from stone cling to medieval castles and cathedrals throughout Europe. They served two purposes. Mouths wide open, the worked like modern gutters, directing rain away from the stone and mortar buildings toward the ground. The name Gargoyle, in fact, is from the old French word for throat. Gargoyles also warned off evil spirits and reminded onlookers of what might await them in hell.
Their medieval sculptors are long gone, but Gargoyles still perch outside stone buildings, their features worn by time and rain. Still, a closer look at a Gargoyle, its mouth wide open and teeth bared, sends shivers down the spines of onlookers even today.
Weathered stone gray, this Gargoyle would look perfectly at home perched atop a centuries-old cathedral. Standing 3.5 inches tall, it can find a place in your home as well.