In The labyrinth of Solitude, Octavio Paz called her "the shield of the weak, the help of the oppressed."
Like the Minotaur in his labyrinth, you set up a maze others must work through to get to the true you.
The driver pushed on the gas pedal and proceeded west through the labyrinth of downtown streets.
As Margalit Fox says at the outset of The Riddle of the labyrinth, the story of Linear B is well known.
This is wishful thinking: a plunge into the labyrinth with no thread to lead them back out.
Strangers, however good otherwise, would be lost in that labyrinth of uncharted and unlighted islands.
"labyrinth" is one case in point, and "basilica" may be another.
It is impossible to render justice to the labyrinth in a few pages, and no book lends itself less to quotation.
Every labyrinth has its clew, but the fugitive walks safely in a crowd.
These run from a little to the north-west of Breaksea Spit to those of the labyrinth.
c.1400, laberynthe (late 14c. in Latinate form laborintus) "labyrinth, maze," figuratively "bewildering arguments," from Latin labyrinthus, from Greek labyrinthos "maze, large building with intricate passages," especially the structure built by Daedelus to hold the Minotaur near Knossos in Crete, from a pre-Greek language; perhaps related to Lydian labrys "double-edged axe," symbol of royal power, which fits with the theory that the labyrinth was originally the royal Minoan palace on Crete and meant "palace of the double-axe." Used in English for "maze" early 15c., and in figurative sense of "confusing state of affairs" (1540s).
labyrinth lab·y·rinth (lāb'ə-rĭnth')
A group of complex interconnecting anatomical cavities.
See inner ear.
In classical mythology, a vast maze on the island of Crete. The great inventor Daedalus designed it, and the king of Crete kept the Minotaur in it. Very few people ever escaped from the Labyrinth. One was Theseus, the killer of the Minotaur.
Note: A labyrinth can be literally a maze or figuratively any highly intricate construction or problem.