Grotesques, semi-human figures like gargoyles were also very popular. Such images were requested by monks
and bishops who paid the mason to represent the many dangers of sin in a humorous way.
Aside from being an decoration, Gargoyles are also architectural features as they are 'waterspouts' protecting the walls.
Gargoyles - Used to protect mortar and stone from eroding, also said to scare evil spirits from entering
Grotesques - Like gargoyles, but protect the building and serve no other purpose
Griffins - Like gargoyles and grotesques, but look like a lions rear
and tair, with eagle from and wings.