"It is said by men worthy of belief (though Allah's
knowledge is greater) that in the first days there was a king of the
isles of Bablylonia who called together his architects and his priests
and bade them build him a labyrinth so confused and so subtle
that the most prudent men would not venture to enter it, and those who
did would lose their way."
Borges, Jorge Luis (1998), Collected
Fictions, trans. by Andrew Hurley (New York: Penguin): 263.