Celtic Mazes by Adrian Meehan


This book is about Celtic maze design. Before you get excited, it is mainly about what are usually called “key patterns” in Celtic art, not mazes you can physically get lost in.

Since the writer does not know the difference between a maze and a labyrinth, I do not rate this book very highly. It does teach you how to draw key patterns, but there is a section on goddess symbols which I look at with suspicion. For example, one of the symbols is apparently a ram’s head. The author explains this by saying it’s the shape of a woman’s reproductive system. This is true, but until the last few centuries British people did not really know about surgery or reproductive systems, so I seriously doubt that a ram’s head is a goddess symbol.

I found this book to be okay, but one to be taken with a pinch of salt.

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