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Celtic mazes are straight-line spiral key patterns that have been drawn all over the world since prehistoric times. The patterns originate in early Celtic developments in stone and metal-work, and later in medieval Insular art. Prehistoric spiral designs date back to Gavrinis (c. 3500 BCE).[1]

Celtic spiral tile pattern found in many locations including The Book of Kells

The straight-line spirals of Celtic labyrinths originated in chevrons and lozenges and are drawn by the Celts using a connect the dots method.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Meehan, Aidan (1993). Celtic Design: Maze Patterns, pp. 7–8. ISBN 0-500-27747-8.