Friday, June 05, 2009

pic of the day - adultress

On the journey from our home to our sons' school, we have to pass through the village of Isham, in which stands St Peter's Church. I have tried to find a date for it, but the closest I have come is that sections of it date back to the 12th century.

However, this gargoyle, so local legend tells us, is a model of the stonemason's wife who, he discovered while working on the church, was cuckolding him.

I guess he had the last laugh. She's been up there, holding that undignified position for a long old time!


Linda said...

Looks a lot like a Sheela na Gig, well known Celtic earth goddess, gave birth to the universe. They liked to hedge their bets back then:) Have a look at

Karyn Romeis said...

@Linda That seems like a possibility!