The Mythical Gargoyle Tattoo
In medieval times people thought that when rainwater came out of an open-mouthed creature it turned into holy water. In Egypt gargoyles spouted water that was used to wash ceremonial vessels on the temple roofs.
The gargoyles that we are familiar with these days evolved in Europe and often adorned cathedrals, although no one is really sure why the gargoyles were placed there. Not all the gargoyles spouted water, and were referred to as chimera, or mythical creature that combine the features of more than one animal.
Probably the most widely recognized chimera is the Gryphon, which has the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle.
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