More Maze History, and an Exploration of the Purpose

Sharon Lathan

Sharon Lathan is the best-selling author of The Darcy Saga, a ten-volume sequel series to Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.

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Caroline C. Latham

You have created an excellent, detailed introduction to turf mazes, etc. I was, however, surprised to read the purposes you listed for mazes. In my time spent in England, which included visits to both turf and hedgerow mazes, I have been told by several local people that mazes were created to ward off evil spirits because they could not enter a maze due to evil spirits only being able to travel in a straight line. This purpose was initially introduced to me when I visited the Hilton turf maze many years ago.

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