Grotesques

...The Protectors.

On churches and castles, grotesque sculptures were constructed to protect the church, castle, and those within from threat by using demons and threat.

The statues carved in stone lay fixed in their position on a ledge or flying buttress. Their distorted figures didn't draw water away from their buildings, but instead served their purpose of guarding their church or castle.

These protectors are any combination of animal, person, or spirit. They're hideous, threatening, or humourous. Since the Gothic period in Medieval Europe, grotesques stay perched at their posts ready to pounce.

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