Today's A-Z Challenge is "G".
Going for a paranormal theme for Fantasy Friday, the first idea to pop into my mind is"ghost." Popular ghost hunting shows, such as GHOST HUNTERS, and GHOST ADVENTURES are fast becoming "the" reality shows to watch. CNet, ever-mindful of technological trends, has a short video on the website that lists the Top 5 Ghost Hunting Gadgets. Really? Yeah, really. Who woulda thunk?
Hmmm, maybe this ghost thing is a little over-played.
The next idea to ding-ding in my head is gargoyles. I imagine the scary, squatty, statues adorning medieval churches and castles and some modern buildings. Ooh, aah!
|A 1st century BC Hellenistic gargoyle|
The term gargoyle is usually associated with medieval gutters and architecture, but throughout all ages the word implied some means of water diversions.
Whether gargoyle or grotesque, these creatures were thought to ward off evil with their terrifying appearance.
A gargoyle on the Basilica of the Sacre Coeur. See the open gutter?
|(c) Michael Reeve|
Modern grotesque of Darth Vadar at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington.
|(c) wikimedia commons|
Wow, ancient architecture goes sci-fi. Now that's worthy of a Fantasy Friday footnote.