Friday, April 5, 2013

Word from Mythology: Labyrinth

The English word labyrinth is from the Greek word labyrinthos, which means a maze with winding passages. In Greek mythology, Daedalus built a labyrinth for King Minos of Crete in which to imprison the Minotaur. You can read more about labyrinths at Wikipedia.

This Roman mosaic shows the hero Theseus slaying the Minotaur inside the labyrinth:






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