GUARDIAN GARGOYLE CATHEDRAL BOX YT5696 YTC SUMMIT Constructed of Cold Cast Stone Resin, this Gargoyle Cathedral Box has the "Weight" "Look" "Feel" and "Sound" of real Sculpted Porous Stone.
This intricate box features a gothic style archetecture presented in motifs of numerous stone pillars, floral scrollwork, and detailed celtic knotwork scrolling throughout the box surface areas. A small army of no less than sixteen gargolyles are perched on the pillars and roof top and standing guard over any contents that you desire to place inside. A plush black lining throughout the interior of the box, including the lid, provides an enchanted resting place for such valued and favorite things.
• Material: Cold Cast Stone Resin
• Length: 3-1/2 inches
• Width: 3-1/2 inches
• Height: 6 inches
• Weight: 1 lbs. 7.6 oz
• Felt Lined Base and interior including lid
THE MEDIEVAL GARGOYLE
Legend has it, that a fierce dragon named La Gargouille described as having a long, reptilian neck, a slender snout and membranous wings lived in a cave near the river Seine. The dragon caused much fear and destruction with its fiery breath, spouting water and the devouring of ships and men. Each year, the residents of Rouen would placate Gargouille with an offering of a victim, usually a criminal, though it was said the dragon preferred maidens.
Around 600, the village was saved by St. Romanis, who promised to deal with the dragon if the townspeople agreed to be baptized and to build a church. Romanus subdued the dragon by making the sign of the cross and then led the now docile beast back to town on a leash made from his priest's robe. La Gargouille was then burned at the stake, it is said that his head and neck were so well tempered by the heat of his fiery breath, that they would not burn. These remnants were then mounted on the town wall and became the model for gargoyles for centuries to come.