In Astragalomancy, small bones (each associated with a particular interpretation) were cast, in this system of divination, in the manner of throwing dice.

Eventually dice were utilized in the place of bones. Numbers on the dice were associated with letters to form words that had a bearing on questions asked by the diviner.

Sometimes used was an associated primarily ritual of writings questions on paper and passing it through the smoke of Jupiter wood. A.G.H.

Source: 9,100.