Definition of scapulimancy in English:
noun[mass noun] Anthropology
Divination from the cracks in a burned animal shoulder blade, traditional among some North American hunting peoples.
- So, because our understanding of divination comes to us artificially narrowed by Roman practice, we might consider using the concept mantic or mancy (as in scapulimancy or geomancy and so on), which has a different history.
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