Yesterday I even wanted to post about the 'Big Dipper' or the 'Little Dipper' because they look a lot like a 'kroder' or wheelbarrow and are near the pole star.
You don't get where 12 comes from? Each earth mother, Frya, Lyda and Finda, gave birth to 12 sons & daughters, 12 couples. 3x12=36 > 36 decans.
The devision of the horscope wheel into 3 parts is known in astrology as cardinal,fixed and mutable signs, like I showed you.
Lyda out of fierce heat: Aries (+ Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) / Aries is a fire sign.
Finda out of strong heat: Taurus (+ Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) / Taurus is an earth sign.
Frya out of moderate heat: Gemini (+ Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) / Gemini is an air sign.
But then: Eventually this system led to a system of 12 daytime hours and 12 nighttime hours, varying in length according to the season. Later, a system of 24 "equinoctial" hours was used.
They each bore twelve sons and twelve daughters—at every Juul-time a couple. Thence come all mankind.
I'd be inclined to think the 12 sons and 12 daughters were the hours - 24 hours were born each Juul time from each of them.
But the Zodiac signs explanation sounds fair.
I'm not sure about your choice of stars yet.