Münster Statuary

Volume 7, Issue 182; 08 Oct 2004; last modified 08 Oct 2010

Münster Cathedral is decorated with fantastic faces and creatures.

Münster Cathedral is decorated with fantastic faces and creatures.

Cathedral Creatures

There are creatures of various sorts around the cathedral, but it was the elephants that particularly caught my eye.

Elephant
Elephant
Elephant
Elephant

The elephants and…whatever this is.

Gargoyle (What on Earth?)
Gargoyle (What on Earth?)

Gargoyles

There are lots of gargoyles on the spires. I recognized people, bats, and bulls among them.

Gargoyle
Gargoyle
Person Gargoyle
Person Gargoyle
Gargoyle
Gargoyle
"Bull" Gargoyle
"Bull" Gargoyle
"Flying Monkey" Gargoyle
"Flying Monkey" Gargoyle
"Bat" Gargoyle
"Bat" Gargoyle
Gargoyle
Gargoyle

Spire Creatures

In addition to the gargoyles, the faces of people and things stare out of almost every corner of the spire.

Gargoyle Beast
Gargoyle Beast
Gargoyle
Gargoyle
"Prince Valiant" Gargoyle
"Prince Valiant" Gargoyle
Gargoyle
Gargoyle
"Angel" Gargoyle"
"Angel" Gargoyle"
Gargoyle
Gargoyle