The Gargouille—not to be confused with gargoyle—-was a water-spouting dragon that appeared in the Seine River in France. It terrorized boats and flooded the land. In the legend, Saint Romain, the archbishop of Rouen, lured the monster to shore using a convict, and then made a cross with his fingers to tame the monster. He then led it into town where it was slaughtered. Some accounts said it was burned.