scapulomancy


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scapulomancy

a form of divination in which a shoulder blade is heated in a fire and the resulting cracks in the bone are consulted for omens. — scapulomantic, adj.
See also: Bones
a form of divination in which a shoulder blade is heated in a fire and the resulting cracks in the bone are consulted for omens. Cf. armomancy, omoplatoscopy, spatulamancy. — scapulomantic, adj.
See also: Divination

scapulomancy

A form of augury which in this case is divination from the patterns or cracks and fissures on the burned shoulder blade of an animal.
References in periodicals archive ?
SCAPULOMANCY is the occult art of being able to read cracks in the roasted shoulder bones of sheep.
Bawden C.R., 1958, <<On the Practice of Scapulomancy among the Mongols>>, Central Asiatic Journal, 4, 1:1-144, consulte sur Internet (http://www.jstor.org/stable/41926634) le 27 avril 2018.