The animal pictures in the pediments symbolize the times of day and thus the cardinal points: the rooster the morning, the bee colony the noon, the bat the evening and the owl the night.
Easy to remember about the nursery rhyme:
The sun is rising on the east side,
in the south it takes its course,
in the west it will go down
it can never be seen in the north.
July 7, 2020
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