← GargouilleYou do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason: The action you have requested is limited to users in the group: Users. You can view and copy the source of this page. The '''gargouille''' was a mythological water dragon originating from France. [[Image:Gargouille.jpg|thumb|Gargouille and vouivre, two medieval monsters]] ==Description== The Gargouille is described as a colossal monster with a long neck, a slender snout and eyes greaming like moonstones. ==Story== From the waters of the river Seine, a monster with a great scaled head appears one day and starts mercilessly saturating the land until the entire region is flooded. In legend, Saint Romain, the archbishop of Rouen, lured the monster to shore using a convict, and then made a cross with his fingers to tame the monster. This gesture immediately tames the Gargouille. He then led it into town where it was slaughtered. Some accounts say it was burned. The creature was then said to have been carved onto buildings to be used as water drainage, therefore creating the modern "gargoyle". It is similarly accounted that they have no relation other than their water-spouting abilities, leading to the words' similarities. The taming and destruction of the creature is similar to that of [[Tarasque|The Tarasque]] and [[Peluda]]. ==External links== *[http://www.fairrosa.info/dragon/tarasque.html The Story of the Gargouille] ==See also== *[[Tarasque]] *[[Gargoyle]] [[category:French mythology]] [[category:Dragons]] Return to Gargouille. Retrieved from "https://www.monstropedia.org/index.php?title=Gargouille"