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Cephalomancy

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

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(from κεφαλή, the head, and μαντεία, divination) was a species of divination or ordeal practiced occasionally among the ancient Greeks with an ass's head, which they broiled upon coals, and, after muttering a few prayers, and mentioning the name of the suspected person, if the jaws moved and the teeth chattered, they thought his guilt established.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Cephalomancy'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​c/cephalomancy.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
 
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