A Labyrinth is a unicursal path created by a spiraling pathway that leads to a centre. While Mazes are multicursal, with many paths that create a puzzle which the walker must solve in order to reach the centre, there is only path to follow into and out of a labyrinth.
There are many labyrinth patterns but the two most common patterns are the Chartres or Medieval style, which has eleven paths leading to the centre, and the Classical or Cretan style, which has seven paths that lead to the centre. These paths are called circuits.
Labyrinths have existed throughout ancient history and have recently become popular in modern times. They can be made from many materials, including sand, stone, greenery, and even chalk.
Labyrinths are walked for meditation, prayer, mindfulness, healing, creative stimulation and just for fun.