May is named for the Greek goddess Maia, who was believed to influence growth and was known as a nurturer. In the theme of the month, I’ll look at four other words, with an otherworldly connotation, that derive from Greek mythology.
When I think of a labyrinth, I often think of the confusing halls of a hospital. Twists, turns, elevators that only go to certain floors. Who needs it when you’re already in an emotional state?
Labyrinth—a complicated maze—comes from the Greek legend of the Minotaur and the maze he inhabited, known as a labyrinth. So, when you describe the labyrinthine halls of an old building or school or hospital, you’re giving a nod to mythology.
Earlier this month:
Labyrinth: See also: An awesome movie.
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