- Telling the future by examining the boiled head of an ass
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cephaleonomancy — /ˌsɛfəliˈɒnəmænsi/ (say .sefuhlee onuhmansee) noun a form of ancient divination in which the head of a donkey was burnt on hot coals, the point at which the jaw fell from the skull being taken as prophetic. Also, cephalonomancy, cephalomancy.… … Australian English dictionary
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Methods of divination — This article is about the numerous varieties of divination. For divination as a whole, see Divination. Innumerable methods of divination can be found around the world, and many cultures practice the same methods under different names. During the… … Wikipedia
Cephalonomancy — (also known as cephaleonomancy or kephalonomancy) is an ancient form of divination which involved heating the skull of an ass or goat while reciting various phrases, often the names of criminal suspects. If the skull crackled or the jaw… … Wikipedia