Reblogged from lucvonferkel
Gargoyles are a major part of gothic architecture. Gargoyles were present on churches all around, which is why they were considered a symbol of protection that would fend off evil. People believed that these gargoyles would come to life in the dead of the night and perform their roles as protectors and when the sunlight came they would settle down on the very same spot. That is an interesting concept, but it can easily be proven wrong. Bottom-line is that gargoyles mean protection.