Astragalomancy
A system of divination involving casting small bones (each
associated with particular interpretations), rather in the manner
of throwing dice. Later developments in fact utilized dice
in place of bones, the numbers being associated with letters, to
form words which had a bearing on the questions put by the diviner.
An associated preliminary ritual was sometimes used, involving
writing a question on paper and passing it through the
smoke of burning juniper wood.

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