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rocky-valley-maze.jpg

 

Rocky Valley labirinth in UK.

Same Mazes:

Spain labirinth at Meis, Tomba del Labirinto,Petra Jordan Labirinth,Estonia labirinth, Norway labirinth, Labyrinth petroglyph Pansaimol, Labyrinth inscription Ondavalli, Labyrinth carved on a dolmen shrine at Padugula, Mädavala Temple maze, Sri Lanka maze.

 

How is possible that we have same maze around world?

 

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Piney
3 minutes ago, Mello_ said:

How is possible that we have same maze around world?

It's a IE motif and IE groups can be found  as far as Sri Lanka. 

The American ones differ. 

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Mello_

Any other opinion?

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Piney
10 minutes ago, Mello_ said:

Any other opinion?

What's yours? 

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Mello_
Just now, Piney said:

What's yours? 

I dont have it since I dont know what is represents. I hope you know what that did meant to IE.

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Piney
Just now, Mello_ said:

I dont have it since I dont know what is represents. I hope you know what that did meant to IE.

No, the reconstructed PIE mythology is limited. I thought at first it was borrowed from the Minoans, who traded far and wide but I'm not so sure.

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Mello_
Posted (edited)

Ok. How do you know then its Mythology?

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Piney
7 minutes ago, Mello_ said:

Ok. How do you know then its Mythology?

Comparing all the different IE groups and removing everything that's borrowed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proto-Indo-European_mythology

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Orphalesion
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1 hour ago, Piney said:

 I thought at first it was borrowed from the Minoans, who traded far and wide but I'm not so sure.

It might be, and spread then as far as India: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labyrinth#Cultural_meanings

i personally always liked the theory that it was a path for ritual dances. But the idea of it warding against evil spirits is of course also very possible.

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Piney
7 minutes ago, Orphalesion said:

It might be, and spread then as far as India: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labyrinth#Cultural_meanings

It was the Hindi who brought it to Sri Lanka.

8 minutes ago, Orphalesion said:

i personally always liked the theory that it was a path for ritual dances.

I think that was the case among Minoans. 

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jaylemurph
2 hours ago, Mello_ said:

Ok. How do you know then its Mythology?

Google Georges Dumezil.

--Jaylemurph

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Piney
32 minutes ago, jaylemurph said:

 Georges Dumezil.

I forgot about him....

He was a big of a "Three Estates Aristocrat" as my Grandfather Jowett. :lol:

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Sir Wearer of Hats

There are only so many ways you can create a labyrinth.

incidentally, they’re not mazes. A labyrinth is a mediative tool, mazes are architectural follies. 

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Windowpane

There's a distinction between unicursal and multicursal:

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As a result of the long history of unicursal representation of the mythological Labyrinth ... many contemporary scholars and enthusiasts observe a distinction between the two. In this specialized usage maze refers to a complex branching multicursal puzzle with choices of path and direction, while a unicursal labyrinth has only a single path to the center.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labyrinth 

See also Nigel Pennick, Mazes and Labyrinths.

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