History: Divination

Posted on Sun 26 July 2020 in history

The art and practice of attempting to foretell or obtain knowledge concerning future events, the supernatural, or divine will. Divination frequently implies the use of characteristic tools of the trade, for example, foretelling events through interpretation of animal remains, shape of smoke columns, dice rolls, predictive cards, etc. Divination was carried out by priests in ancient religions to reveal the fate of the people and the intention of the gods.