"If the girl did not attend such parties she had almost no chances to get married just because nobody saw her making the thread. It was connected with the fact that the thread always symbolised Life. Perhaps you know about the three Goddesses of destiny in Greek mythology: the first one spins the thread of life for every person, the second one measures it and the third one cuts the thread and that means the death of a human being. The spindle is like the axis of the universe, its lower end points at the underworld - the world of the dead, and its top points at the upper world - the world of the Holiness and spirits."
"These spindle fibers are like long chains that extend through the cytoplasm, and polymerize until they extend far enough to attach to the centromeres of diad chromosomes."
"Spindle fibers are like fishing poles, catching and reeling in chromosomes."
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