Gargoyles are a type of decor that have been around for a long time. Although we associate gargoyles with the Middle Ages, various cultures have been putting sculptures of scary creatures on sacred places for thousands of years. The dragons of Babylonia may not look like the gargoyles that decorate French Gothic cathedrals but they were probably likewise used to intimidate and scare off evil spirits. In modern times, we might not expect gargoyles to protect the home from evil, but that doesn't change their status as unique, mystical decor.
Modern gargoyle statues still resemble their classic Medieval predecessors but some tend to show more detail and display more human-like characteristics. One such classic gargoyle with a modern touch is Goliath the Gargoyle. Goliath's fangs and muscles are big even by gargoyle standards but he seems to be more occupied with napping than scaring off intruders. This big, sleeping gargoyle is right at home when displayed on top of a television, book case, or garden wall.
Gargoyles aren't typically known for their intelligence but Socrates, the Gargoyle Thinker breaks that stereotype by showing that these medieval monsters are capable of deep thoughts. Whether he is thinking about the role of the gargoyle in an increasingly technological world, or just who to eat next, Socrates stuns with realistic, life-like details.
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