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The gargouille was a mythological creature originating from France.
The gargouille, not to be confused with gargoyle, was allegedly a serpentlike dragon that appeared in the Seine River in France. It was said to terrorize boats and flood the land. 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. He then led it into town where it was slaugtered. 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 simalar to that of The Tarasque.