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Further research into the subject of mythical beasts used in Christian imagery to express Christian beliefs through symbolism led me to the various Papal Coats of Arms used over the centuries. I observed that dragons, eagles and lions featured on many of them, and then I spotted one that had to be mythical. It was a winged lion with the face of a man. ...


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In mythology gargoyles were believed to frighten away evil spirits. They are often used to guard cathedrals or castles. Sometimes they are depicted as vessels for demonic possession. Of course, they also have a very practical architectural function: In architecture, and specifically in Gothic architecture, a gargoyle is a carved or formed grotesque with ...


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