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. Frigg's Distaff is on the celestial equator, the blue arc that crosses the monthly sky map from east to west and follows the circular spin of the sky around the celestial pole.
Hesiod, in the eighth century B.C., said it is they who "give men all good and bad." 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.