How to Draw / Build a Labyrinth with Meander Technique, Part 2

In the first part we connected meanders  of the same type. Now we want to combine the different types.

We will start with the types 4 and 6. As first I take type 4 and attach type 6.
I will get a 9 circuit labyrinth with 4 turning points and the path sequence 0-3-2-1-4-9-6-7-8-5-10.

A 9 circuit Knidos labyrinth

A 9 circuit Knidos labyrinth

I can call the labyrinth: A 9 circuit  classical labyrinth with a larger center or a 9 circuit Knidos labyrinth.
I could add: with 4 turning points and the path sequence 0-3-2-1-4-9-6-7-8-5-10.
It can be also developed from the well-known seed pattern in modified form.
In the catalogue of Andreas Frei this type is called “Löwenstein 9a“.


Now I take first type 6 and attach type 4.
Again I get a 9 circuit labyrinth with 4 turning points, but the path sequence changes to 0-5-2-3-4-1-6-9-8-7-10.

A 9 circuit Knidos labyrinth

A 9 circuit Knidos labyrinth

I can name the labyrinth: A 9 circuit classical labyrinth with a larger center or a 9 circuit Knidos labyrinth.
I could add: with 4 turning points and the path sequence 0-5-2-3-4-1-6-9-8-7-10.
It can be also developed from the well-known seed pattern in modified form.
In the catalogue of Andreas Frei this type is called “Löwenstein 9b“.


Now we combine type 4 and type 8 and must obtain two different 11 circuit labyrinths with 4 turning points.

First I take type 4 and attach type 8.
I will get a 11 circuit labyrinth with 4 turning points and the path sequence 0-3-2-1-4-11-6-9-8-7-10-5-12.

A 11 circuit  Knidos labyrinth

A 11 circuit Knidos labyrinth

I can name the labyrinth: A 11 circuit classical labyrinth with a larger center or a 11 circuit Knidos labyrinth.
I could add: with 4 turning points and the path sequence 0-3-2-1-4-11-6-9-8-7-10-5-12.

To my knowledge this alignment was not used in historical labyrinths, and up to now no labyrinth was built with it.


Now I take type 8 first and attach type 4.
I get a 11 circuit labyrinth with 4 turning points and the path sequence 0-7-2-5-4-3-6-1-8-11-10-9-12.

An 11 circuit Knidos labyrinth

An 11 circuit Knidos labyrinth

I can name the labyrinth: An 11 circuit classical labyrinth with a larger center or an 11 circuit  Knidos labyrinth.
I could add: with 4 turning points and the path sequence 0-7-2-5-4-3-6-1-8-11-10-9-12.

To my knowledge this alignment was not used in historical labyrinths, and up to now no labyrinth was built with it.


Now I take first type 8 and attach type 6.
I get a 13 circuit labyrinth with 4 turning points and the path sequence 0-7-2-5-4-3-6-1-8-13-10-11-12-9-14.

A 13 circuit Knidos labyrinth

A 13 circuit Knidos labyrinth

I can name the labyrinth: A 13 circuit classical labyrinth with a larger center or 11 a circuit Knidos labyrinth.
I could add: with 4 turning points and the path sequence 0-7-2-5-4-3-6-1-8-13-10-11-12-9-14.

To my knowledge this alignment was not used in historical labyrinths, and up to now no labyrinth was built with it.


Now I take first type 6 and attach type 8.
I get a 13 circuit labyrinth with 4 turning points and the path sequence 0-5-2-3-4-1-6-13-8-11-10-9-12-7-14.

A 13 circuit Knidos labyrinth

A 13 circuit Knidos labyrinth

I can name the labyrinth: A 13 circuit classical labyrinth with a larger center or a 13 circuit Knidos labyrinth.
I could add: with 4 turning points and the path sequence 0-5-2-3-4-1-6-13-8-11-10-9-12-7-14.

To my knowledge this alignment was not used in historical labyrinths, and up to now no labyrinth was built with it.

One could make up still more combinations. For example, the types 4, 6 and 8 connected together, would amount to a 17 circuit labyrinth with 6 turning points. Then one could change the order: First type 8, then type 6 and then type 4. This would amount to a 17 circuit labyrinth again, but with an other path sequence.
This labyrinths however would be too big and “unwieldy” to work with them.

One could also combine two identical types with another, e.g., first type 4, then type 6, then again type 4. This would result in a 13 circuit labyrinth with 6 turning points.

Or type 8, then twice type 4 would result in a 15 circuit labyrinth with 6 turning points.

We save the construction. At the end we will generate a 15 circuit labyrinth from the types 4 and 6.

I take type 6 at first, followed by type 4 and once again type 6. This results in a 15 circuit labyrinth with 6 turning points. The path sequence is 0-5-2-3-4-1-6-9-8-7-10-15-12-13-14-11-16.

A 15 circuit Knidos labyrinth

A 15 circuit Knidos labyrinth

I can name the labyrinth: A 15 circuit classical labyrinth with a larger center or a 15 circuit Knidos labyrinth.
I could add: with 6 turning points and the path sequence 0-5-2-3-4-1-6-9-8-7-10-15-12-13-14-11-16.

To my knowledge this alignment was not used in historical labyrinths, and up to now no labyrinth was built with it.

It would be interesting to walk this labyrinth and to experience its rhythm. Even for a gardener it would be a challenge. Who will venture the adventure?

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2 thoughts on “How to Draw / Build a Labyrinth with Meander Technique, Part 2

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