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Apse details with gargoylesWhile medieval churches often used animals as gargoyles, these creature were invented beings and usually malign. Here common animals are used, although some have been traditionally associated with the demonic: serpents, salamander, lizards, frogs, and snails. Anagrams at the tops of the windows are symbols for Mary or Jesus or Saint Joseph. The apse tower is dedicated to Mary
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