celestial axis

celestial axis

(sĕ-less -tee-ăl) The line joining the north and south celestial poles and passing through the center of the celestial sphere; the extension of the Earth's axis to the celestial sphere.
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But with or without a spinning wheel, as Mother Earth she collected the thread of time on a celestial axis.
Although Hesiod didn't spin the thread of fate on a celestial axis when he described the origin of the cosmos in Theogony, he did say the Fates were the ruthless daughters of dark and deadly Night.