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Firmament is a term in ancient cosmologies meaning the "vault of the heavens" and inevitably associated with sky deities. A prime example is the Egyptian goddess Nuit, often represented as a starry elongated body so her fingertips and toes touched the horizons. (See Our Lady of the Stars) A.G.H
Drury, Nevil. The Watkins Dictionary of Magic. London.
Watkins Publishing. 2005. p. 103