Sentence Examples


  • Each solstice is upon the ecliptic midway between the equinoxes, and therefore go from each.
  • According to this, the days at the summer solstice were twenty-four hours in length, and conversely at the winter solstice the nights were of equal duration.
  • Capricornus Sagit- the sign of the winter solstice, is plausibly connected tarius.
  • His sacrament, when paste idols of him were eaten by the communicants, was at the winter solstice, whence it may, perhaps, be inferred that Huitzilopochtli was not only a war-god but a nature-god - in both respects anthropomorphic, and in both bearing traces of the time when he was but a humming-bird, as Yehl was a raven (Muller, op. cit.
  • The solar character of this deity appears especially in the annual feast of his awakening shortly after the winter solstice (Joseph.