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Birmingham, Alabama: Ram-Headed Southern Storyteller Team Field Report

20th St. S., Birmingham, AL
5 Points. 11th Avenue, 20th St. S and Magnolia S.
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Ram-Headed Storyteller statue.

Ram-Headed Southern Storyteller

A ram-headed "storyteller" reads to an array of frogs and animals in this fountain sculpture -- interpreted by some as Satanic. Report... [11/07/2010]

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Ram-Headed Southern Storyteller

Stopped at the 5-Points intersection to see this fountain. Strange choice of characters, but it's definitely a ram reading to other animals.

[Tigger Manning, 12/12/2021]

Outdoor bronze statue of a ram's head on a human body holding a book.

Satanic "Storyteller" Fountain

Satanic Fountain in 5 Points... Birminghamians jokingly reference the Satanic Fountain in driving directions, but this infamous sculpture by Frank Fleming is a Birmingham landmark. A goat headed pagan man statue sits atop a stone tree trunk reading an undetermined book to a circle of entranced animals. This landmark is centrally located in the youthful, club oriented center of town and is a favorite hang out for goth kids. Certainly worthy of a photo, especially considering Birmingham's strict Baptist heritage.

[Denise, 09/25/2003]

Jan 2009: Photo added. December 2007: There's another animal-headed human sculpture by Frank Fleming in the Buckhead section of Atlanta. It's a fanciful version of how "Buckhead" got its name -- with an antlered storyteller in this case, enthralling a gathering of turtles, two dogs and a rabbit.

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