"a soul bound to some Ixionian wheel"
Public Domain"Ixion thrown into the flames" by Jules-Élie Delaunay (1828-1891)

In Greek mythology, Ixion was punished for coveting Hera, the wife of the god Zeus.

Ixion was bound to a fiery, spinning wheel for eternity. The wheel stopped spinning only when Orpheus played his lute.