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The Celtic Art Coracle Volume 1 Issue 9

Fig. 67: Archaic Greek vase decorated with primitive geometric symbols

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(after Janet Bord, Mazes and Labyrinths of the World. N.Y., 1975)

The fylfot is a very old symbol found in many primitive societies all over the world, as, for instance, in this example of a square-spiral fylfot from an early Greek vase. The interpretations given to it are as varied as its distribution is widespread.  When ithe fylfot appears along with 'meanders' such as the border strip of Greek fret pattern below the ram in this picture, it's relationship to the symbolism of the maze can be clearly seen. 

 

Art: copyright Aidan Meehan 1983
 

The Celtic Art Coracle Vol 1
Contents Coracle Press 1983
ISSN 0828-8321 
All Rights Reserved
10.02.01edition
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