Cryptids and Legendary Creatures

Where did the legend of the gargoyle come from?



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La Gargouile was a legendary French dragon that lived on the Seine River. Supposedly the Archbishop of Rouen killed the dragon and burned the body. The head and neck were mounted on the church roof. Then architects began to make stone gargoyles to put on roofs of tall buildings as water spouts keeping rain water away from the building to prevent damage. The gargoyles were said to scare off evil spirits.