scapulimancy

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scapulimancy

Paranormal
The use of bones (in particular, the scapula) to divine the future. After feasting on a lamb or kid (immature goat), the animal’s scapula would be held up to the light: a clear view through the flat part of the shoulder blade was interpreted as a sign of success in the next day’s battle.
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between 1265-87) gives clear evidence of this: Chinggis Khan went into trances to discern the future and practiced scapulamancy (i.