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General Reading - Folklore & Mytholgy

The myths and legends associated with the labyrinth are many - from the story of Theseus and the Minotaur to the lesser known exploits of Abhimanyu, I’itoi and Djonaha. The labyrinth is often held up us the plan of a fabled city or building. These books will provide an introduction to these stories from the past:

The Goddess in the Labyrinth

John Kraft
Åbo Akademis, Turku, Finland, 1985.

Excellent study of the folklore and traditions associated with labyrinths worldwide.

Ariadne's Thread - Legends of the Labyrinth

Kimberly Lowelle Saward
Labyrinthos, Thundersley, England, 2002.

Stories of labyrinth folklore and traditions from around the world.

The Quest for Theseus

Anne G. Ward (ed)
Pall Mall Press, London, 1970.

Long out of print, but worth finding for excellent coverage of the Theseus and Minotaur story and much more besides.

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