Gargoyles of Notre Dame de Paris

700-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral, on Ile de Cite in the heart of lovely Paris, is adorned with a family of gargoyles.

Gargoyle is a french and latin term, meaning “throat”, a name given to these mythical creatures who originally functioned as gutters to sluice rainwater away from the cathedral. 

Sometimes, gargoyles are referred to as chimeras, which, in Greek mythology,  was a fanciful beast or creation, that was groundless, harmless. 

But, in fact, the guide told us that gargoyles represented evil, and served as a warning to churchgoers who might consider skipping church.

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