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Gargoyle of the Day: Melrose Abbey, Scotland

Bagpipe-playing pig gargoyle as Melrose Abbey, Scotland. By The Land (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons.
I’ve recently been reading a book about the history of British myths and legends concerning dragons, so it made sense to me that today’s gargoyle should be from the United Kingdom. I was looking for some sort of dragon-like gargoyle but fell in love with this bagpipe-playing pig instead. Isn’t he charming? I found him via ferrebeekeeper’s blog; look there for more pictures and a great write-up of bagpipe-playing pigs in medieval art.

As a bonus, I’ve also included this intriguing, skull-like gargoyle from the same abbey. He reminds me of some sort of troll from a fantasy movie.

Gargoyle from Melrose Abbey, Scotland. By The Land (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons.
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