The Labyrinth

The Labyrinth

Labyrinths and mazes are not the same, however both are patterns for a path from the entrance to the centre. Though the terms are often used interchangably, they mean different things. Mazes are a kind of puzzel with multiple paths and decision points, and sometimes high walls. Labyrinths, by contrast, are unicursal: a single path twisting and turning through several concentric circles or circuits to arrive at a central goal, without walls or other obstructions to visibility. There are no "wrong turns" in a labyrinth.