Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 22 - Gargoyles

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Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 22 - Gargoyles

Welcome to the twenty-second issue of my weekly news article!  I hope you enjoy it, and please, show the featured artists some love and recognition through pageviews, :+fav:'s and :+devwatch:'s!
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This week's creature feature is: Gargoyles

Thanks to :iconblues-lesharpe: for suggesting this week's theme! ^_^


From Wikipedia  :

In architecture, a gargoyle is a carved stone grotesque with a spout designed to convey water from a roof and away from the side of a building
The term originates from the French gargouille, originally "throat" or "gullet" and similar words derived from the root gar, "to swallow", which represented the gurgling sound of water (e.g., Spanish garganta, "throat"; Spanish gárgola, "gargoyle").
A chimera, or a grotesque figure, is a sculpture that does not work as a waterspout and serves only an ornamental or artistic function. These are also usually called gargoyles in layman's terminology, although the field of architecture usually preserves the distinction between gargoyles (functional waterspouts) and non-waterspout grotesques.
Gargoyles are said to scare off and protect from any evil or harmful spirits.
Many medieval cathedrals included gargoyles and chimeras. The most famous examples are those of Notre Dame de Paris. Although most have grotesque features, the term gargoyle has come to include all types of images. Some gargoyles were depicted as monks, or combinations of real animals and people, many of which were humorous. Unusual animal mixtures, or chimeras, did not act as rainspouts and are more properly called grotesques. They serve more as ornamentation, but are now synonymous with gargoyles.
In contemporary fiction, gargoyles are typically depicted as a (generally) winged humanoid race with demonic features: generally horns, a tail, and talons. They are said to be guardians of the building on which they reside. These fictional gargoyles can generally use their wings to fly or glide, and are often depicted as having a rocky hide, or being capable of turning into stone in one way or another.



Now, for the features!  Works are featured from various categories, in no particular order:


Gargoyle by canetiskol SDCC: Tattoo Commission by Kanthara Gargoyle One by sailorangel Dar by ghostfire Gargoyle by mysticalis Weather'd Watcher by syrusbLiz
Awakening by Onanymous Dreamie-Garg by dreamie Newest Catgoyle by crokittycats :thumb105143712: Gargoyle Mask by xothique Gargoyle by postapocalypsia
The Gargoyle by Castwell Marbled by Talzhemir1 gargoyleXIII by judas-christ :thumb107190171: Gargoyle by EJP2007 GargoyleDragonThing by ArosWrath
Gothic Style Gargoyle by DesireeMorte Gargoyle by animationgorilla Baby Gargoyle Complete by Caerban Purple Gargoyle Gal by lady-cybercat Gargoyle by vakulya Wuh Oh by SuperRamen
Gargoyle. by tonyszczudlo urban gargoyle 001 by furanpyon Morgu Mirror'd by KytheraOA Furcadia - Argoyle Gargoyle by invadernez Broken fairytales by andunesilme Gargoyle by flumpo
gargouilles by Hrafenka Venquer Gargoyle variant by lucio7lopez :thumb60917868: :thumb135073800: Regne de la nuit by Tammara
Gargoyle by ObloquyCondemed gargoyle by ampflo :thumb142645256: othello by Lefiel Colored Gargoyle by Msabrehaven L.R.H. esthetics - LSG Pepe by blackpaperbag
Baby Gargoyle - Danae by nytshad Gargoyle by zzoaozz Gargoyle Pony for AeraCura by TickledPinkOpossum My favorite Gargoyle by Evolvana :thumb109937209: Gargoyle Awakening by Abi909
Gargoyle Sentinel by SMorrisonArt Goliath by St-Aidan Lava Gargoyle by 88grzes gargoyle by Slobula stone restriction by Orkimides Gargoyle Dude 3 by DragonsLover1
Gargoyles by squirrel2k6 :thumb111116718: Lady Gargoyle by MisticUnicorn . Ayumi . Hasegawa . by Gryffindorwolfeh Gargoyle 3 by AmandaKathryn Gargoyle by LordViktor

NOTICE: I NEED YOUR IDEAS!
Do you know of an artist with amazing fantasy art (or are you one)? Read on!
I've been having some health issues over the last few weeks, and I haven't had as much time as I'd like to work on these articles. So here's the deal: I'm planning on doing a "Reader's Pick" article, with a bunch of fantasy or mythical creatures combined into one feature. The only rules are these: No nudity (just no naughty bits showing), no excessive blood or gore, and they MUST COME FROM A CATEGORY I'VE ALREADY DONE. These should be the ones I've "missed", if you will. All visual media. Just leave a comment on this article with a link to your favorite deviation or deviant, and I'll pick out the ones that really stand out to me to feature next week! Of course, if I don't have enough, I'll wait until I do.
Also, do you have a favorite fantasy creature that I haven't covered yet? Leave a comment suggesting which ones you would like to see!



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Thank you so much for viewing, and come back next week for a different inhabitant of the Realms of Fantasy and Myth!

:iconladyarah:
~Arah :heart:


Previous Issues:
Week 1 - Unicorns: news.deviantart.com/article/78…
Week 2 - Merfolk: news.deviantart.com/article/79…
Week 3 - Eastern Dragons: news.deviantart.com/article/79…
Week 4 - Kitsune: news.deviantart.com/article/80…
Week 5 - Alicorn: news.deviantart.com/article/81…
Week 6 - Gnomes: news.deviantart.com/article/82…
Week 7 - Tanuki: news.deviantart.com/article/83…
Week 8 - Centaurs: news.deviantart.com/article/84…
Week 9 - Special Edition: news.deviantart.com/article/84…
Week 10 - Orcs: news.deviantart.com/article/85…
Week 11 - Dryad: news.deviantart.com/article/87…
Week 12 - Halflings: news.deviantart.com/article/87…
Week 13 - Elves: news.deviantart.com/article/88…
Week 14 - Faeries: news.deviantart.com/article/92…
Week 15 - Vampires: news.deviantart.com/article/93…
Week 16 - Sphinx: news.deviantart.com/article/94…
Week 17 - Griffin: news.deviantart.com/article/94…
Week 18 - Phoenix:  news.deviantart.com/article/95…
Week 19 - Djinn: news.deviantart.com/article/97…
Week 20 - Werewolves: news.deviantart.com/article/97…
Week 21 - Selkie: news.deviantart.com/article/98…
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Lefiel's avatar
Thanks for featuring me. sorry i didn't reply sooner.