Comparison of different maze types
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Labyrinth pattern types
Seed Pattern: a tool to design or evaluate the complexity of a labyrinth or maze. A classical labyrinth has usually four seeds, or a + at the center.
A seed can have multiple lines at the start and the pattern can take many forms. Using well known seed patterns makes drawing a labyrinth easier, to ensure the route is solvable.
|Cretan labyrinth||Celtic labyrinth||Celtic Trispiral||Meander Simple|
|Roman labyrinth||Repartus labyrinth||St. Omer Labyrinth||Meander Complex|
|Ambagus||Chartres labyrinth||Bayeux labyrinth|
|Reims labyrinth||Modern 3D Maze|
- Cretan labyrinth: In the Cretan pattern each course from one side of the main axis to the other before the path turns in the opposite direction.
- Meander Maze: The Meander can be a simple unicursal labyrinth or a complex maze. The defining aspect of the pattern is snaking sic-sac or flowing organic routes.
- Celtic labyrinth: A variation from the classical or Cretan labyrinth. The Celts preferred spirals and knot work designs. They also created angular designs.
- Roman labyrinth: The path fills one sector (typically a quarter) before advancing to the next. The Roman labyrinths are typically mosaics.
- Stone labyrinths of Bolshoi Zayatsky Island
Medieval and Renaissance examples
- Chartres labyrinth, circa 1200  The Chartres labyrinth differs from the Roman quarterly design by alternating quarterly stops with half circle segments.
- Ravenna Cathedral labyrinth, ca 1465
- Bayeux Cathedral labyrinth, circa 1400
- Mirepoix Cathedral labyrinth
- Reims Cathedral labyrinth, circa 1300
- Lucca Cathedral labyrinth, circa 1250
- St. Reparta labyrinth, early Christian adaptation of the Roman style, circa 324 CE; the earliest known church labyrinth.
- Watts Cemetery Chapel labyrinth, circa 1900
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