The Cobra Dragon Gates (aka Stone Serpent Gate or Serpent Statues) are Mordack's first line of defense at his castle on Wizard's Island. The only way Graham could get near the castle was by passing between the two huge stone guardians without their gaze touching him.
Behind the scenesEdit
In the Other World there is the story of Atreyu. In the land of Fantastica he had to pass through a similar gate made of two stone sphinx. If they had gazed upon him, he would have been frozen forever. There is also a story of Sam and Frodo at the tower of Cirith Ungol in Mordor. Guarded by the black Watchers, Sam and Frodo were able to pass when Sam held up the elven-glass of Galadriel to them. the glass counteracted the deadly force of the glittering eyes, and the great gate, and the Watchers, were destroyed.