Alphitomancy meaning

Ancient Greek method of divination using barley meal.
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A divination practise used to reveal guilty parties my feeding a person or group barley meal. The innocent, it is said, would feel no effects, but the guilty would feel indigestion. Also known as Cursed Bread.
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Origin of alphitomancy

  • Ancient Greek alphitomantis, a diviner who used barley meal. From Ancient Greek alphiton (plural alphita), barley meal.

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