Types of Labyrinths
Below is a list of types of labyrinths. By clicking on any of the links below, you will be taken to specific definitions and examples.
Definition: based on a pattern first documented on a clay tablet from Pylos, Greece (circa 1200 BCE) and also found on Cretan Coins of 400 to 500 BCE, these labyrinths are easily constructed using a seed pattern.
- Example: Roerslev (Denmark)
- Examples: Cretan coins of circa 300 to 70 BCE
- Examples: Dalby, Rocky Valley, England
- Example: Otfrid's Labyrinth
- Three Pointed Seed Patterns There are two subtypes: 1. The Chakra-Vyuha Labyrinth 2. The Baltic Labyrinth
- Examples: Oak Dragon Fire Labyrinth
- Example: Halebid Labyrinth, Mysore, India
- The majority of Roman labyrinths are developed from the simple classical labyrinths. Often square or circular and occasionally polygonal, these labyrinths are found as mosaics on the floors of Roman buildings.