Labyrinths are one of the world's most ancient mystical and sacred creations.
Please enjoy this original collection of Labyrinth Digital Art.
Most designs are based on historical Labyrinth patterns, but some are Ravensdaughter Labyrinth creations.
|NATIVE AMERICAN||ST. LAMBERTUS||ABINGDON ABBEY|
|ELY CATHEDRAL||7-CIRCUIT SEED||KNIDOS|
|POITIERS CATHEDRAL||COMMELYN||ST. RAPARATA|
|CHARTRES CATHEDRAL||AMIENS CATHEDRAL||REIMS CATHEDRAL|
|HOUSE OF THESEUS||SAN MARTINO||BOECKLER|
LABYRINTHS: A Brief History
|One of the earliest labyrinths comes from the ancient Greek myth of legendary artificer, Daedalus, who built a for King Minos of Crete at Knossos. Its function was to hold the Minotaur, the monster eventually killed by the hero Theseus. Daedalus had so cunningly made the Labyrinth that he could barely escape it after he built it.|
|Many people confuse a Labyrinth with a Puzzle Maze. A Labyrinth is uni-cursal, meaning it has only one path that travels from the entrance of the Labyrinth to the center. A Maze, however, is multi-cursal, meaning it has several pathways but only one pathway that travels from the entrance to the exit.|
|One of the oldest known Labyrinths is the Meis Galicia, so called because it is located in the Meis provence of Galicia in Spain. This Labyrinth likely dates to the Atlantic Bronze Age - somewhere between 1,300 and 700 BC - and is petroglyph (rock carving). It features a pattern called a Seed Labyrinth, which is a common form of Labyrinthian art.|
|One of the most famous Labyrinths is the one in the cathedral in Chartres, France. In the medieval era, the faithful were expected to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Lands. Those who could not make this arduous journey could come to the cathedral and complete their pilgrimage with the Labyrinth. The Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth attracts visitors from around the world who come to seek mindfulness within the gentle twists and turns of this amazing artifact.|