This is actually a “Grotesque,” I am told, as “Gargoyle” is the name reserved for such a figure that serves an architectural purpose. Well, whatever you call them, gargoyles are said to frighten off and protect those that it guards, such as a church, from any evil or harmful spirits. Now you know! This little candle measures 3″ tall and will burn for about 10 hours or so. As he is irregularly shaped, be sure to use a dish or plate underneath while burning. Available in Natural Gold or Soft White Beeswax. Please specify which you prefer at the time of ordering.