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Aleuromancy



An ancient divinatory practice which utilized flour. Sentences were written on pieces of paper, each of which was rolled up in a little ball of flour The balls of flour were thoroughly mixed up nine times and then divided amongst the curious, who anxiously waited to learn their fate. The custom lingered in remote areas into the nineteenth century.

Apollo, who supposedly presided over this divination form, was surnamed Aleuromantis. A.G.H.


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