Terracotta Angel, c.1896
Watts Chapel, England

 Photo : Jeff Saward/Labyrinthos

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Caerdroia is the independent journal
for the study of mazes and labyrinths

Founded in 1980 by Jeff Saward, and published annually, the journal acts as a forum for historical and theoretical research, the publication of archive material and as a monitor of current developments with the field.

Each edition contains illustrated papers, notes, news and views on the latest discoveries, theories and ideas from researchers and enthusiasts worldwide, exchanging information to help create a clearer picture of the origins and distribution of the enigmatic labyrinth symbol and its descendants, from the earliest rock carvings and artefacts through to modern puzzle mazes of ever increasing complexity and ingenuity.

Current subscribers to Caerdroia include maze and labyrinth researchers, archaeologists and historians, artists and authors, designers and owners. The scope of the journal continues to expand and depends on reader contributions of papers, articles, photographs and press clippings - indeed anything of a labyrinthine nature. Caerdroia strives to keep its readers up to date on current developments in the field of mazes and labyrinths, both ancient and modern.

As a non-profit making journal dealing with a very specialised subject, Caerdroia relies on reader contributions and subscriptions for support. If you are interested in the history, development, diversity or potential of mazes and labyrinths in any of their forms, perhaps you would care to join us on the path...

Current Edition

Published May 2016, our latest edition - Caerdroia 45 - is now available by mail order directly from Labyrinthos.


Forthcoming editions of Caerdroia are available by subscription. The annual subscription fee provides the next edition of Caerdroia and helps support the process of producing the journal, maintaining our archives and the on-going maintenance of this website.

To Purchase the Current Edition
and/or subscribe to the Forthcoming Edition

Go to our online Caerdroia ordering page

Back Issues

We always have a selection of back issues available by mail order. Currently editions 28 - 32, 34 - 36 and 38 - 44 are in stock.

Out of print editions

A photocopy service for reprints of articles from out-of-print editions is available - an index of articles in the earlier editions is available on this website and a number of frequently requested articles are now posted in the Caerdroia Archive section.

Contributions to future editions

Contributions of papers, short articles and general notes, etc., are always welcome for future editions of the journal - check our submissions page for guidelines.

Contact the Editor

Email the editor of Caerdroia with your questions.


Jeff Saward, Editor, Caerdroia.


The Journal of Mazes & Labyrinths