First draw a stick figure for Conall,
wearing his horned hat. Then draw a spiral, starting over his head,
through his middle, around twice, stopping just before his legs,
and close off the spiral. This is the long serpent passing through
his waist belt. (Don't draw the coils of the snake too close
Now erase the bottom piece of the snake
that crosses the figure, and erase the legs. (Conall slips the
snake out of his belt and leaves the fortress).
But where is the fortress? That comes next. First
build the outer walls. Start a line at the bottom of the stick and
follow the curve all the way around. Turn into the fortress and
follow the inside curve around.
Just two inside walls to draw now. First,
start at the beginning of the snake. Go down then up and over the
top of the hat. Start a new line at the very top of the hat. Go
down then, up over the line you just drew. Carefully erase the
horns from the hat and the fortress is complete.
This is a traditional Camonica Valley Maze.
This and other mazes can be found in the book Celtic Design: Maze
Patterns by Aidan Meehan.