Wednesday, May 30, 2012

#78: My love for Gargoyles explained

I have always loved and been fascinated by Gargoyles.

I blame going to St Francis Xavier's Cathedral school when I was young, as the Cathedral was covered in Gargoyles.

The gargoyles on St Francis Xavier's Cathedral in Wollongong [image by Kaptain Kobold via flickr]
 Gargoyles are said to scare off and protect the building from any evil or harmful spirits.

When we bought our house, the first thing we did was buy a Gargoyle. His name is Hazem, and he has been living in our garden and protecting our house ever since.

We bought Hazem from 'Stone, Fire and Water', a store in Newtown that specialises in Gargoyles and mythical creatures.

Hazem the Gargoyle
 We recently bought 'Mullow' and he lives in our bedroom.

Mullow in our bedroom
 We also have a dragon that also lives in our garden.

#78 on my Life List is 'Live in a house with Gargoyles'. What I mean by this is actually have a Gargoyle on the eave of my house, like they are on churches...and maybe some more like Hazem in the garden.

I live in a townhouse at the moment, so unfortunately I can't add a Gargoyle to the roof. But when we buy the terrace of our dreams (#11 on my Life List), the first thing I will do is add a roof gargoyle, similar to the one below.

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I will keep you posted.


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