cephalomancy

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Etymology[edit]

cephalo- +‎ -mancy, from Ancient Greek kephalos, "head".

Noun[edit]

cephalomancy (uncountable)

  1. Divination by the study of the skull or head of a donkey or goat. Sometimes mentioned as the roasting of an ass's head on hot coals.
    • 1931 Lock tr. de Givry Picture Museum of Sorcery
      Cephalomancy was divination by a donkey's head...