History and the Labyrinth
Many of us assume that the Labyrinth and the Maze are forms of sacred architecture that were not employed until the Middle Ages in
Sacred Texts website has extensive information about the Egyptian labyrinth as well as others of ancient times. It includes many quotes from Herodotus' actual Greek text translated to English, as well as a few illustrations of what may have existed. An additional site, Crystal links, has much more information on labyrinths and their historical and cultural backgrounds. It also offers a nice variety of contemporary labyrinth site phtotgraphs and is well worth your investigation w
This is the beautiful entry stone at Newgrange or Bru na Boinne, in the Boyne Valley of Ireland. Might this triple spiral formation have functioned as a different style of labyrinth as well?
While the Labyrinth shown here is a traditional Gothic labyrinth, they do take other forms including a spiral maze. The following images are courtesy of Wikipedia who also has excellent and diverse information on labyrinths.
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