Greek divination

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Divination of this type utilizeswritings, either by scraps of paper with writing upon them chosen from within a vessel, or by opening a book at random. The first of these two type was practiced by theSibyllineoracles.[16]

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Divination by way of the making of asacrificetook the form of examination of entrails,[26]by which is meant thebowelsandviscera.[27][28]

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Evidence of the instruction of Apollo byPanin divination is found withinmyth.[2]

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Within ancient Greece practice of divination, there were two groups who functioned differently in the aspect of the first being official divinaters, known as oracles, and the second, being independent divinaters.[1]

Woman with crown, probably a votive gift. Arms are crossed on the body as a sign of reverence and humility in front of the divinity.

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Mantik: Studies in Ancient Divination

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Apollo is next to and most closely associated with the supreme knowledge of future events which is the possession of Zeus.[12]Apollo was known as Apollo Moiragetes,[7]referring to Apollo as the god of fate.[14]The oracle atDelphigave oracles from Apollo.[9]

The godPrometheusgave the gift of divination tohumanity.[18]

This is divination by usingpebbles. TheThriaiwere personification of this type of divination.[13][17]

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Hermes is associated with divination by lottery,[12]otherwise known as cleromancy.[16]

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This is divination by throwing of lots,[16][22]stones, or dice. Cleromancy was practiced at places includingDodona, and bythe Pythiaat Delphi.[23]

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InArcadiaPan was the principal oracular deity, instead of Apollo.[2]Prophecy is associated with caves and grottoes within Greek divination, and theNymphsandPanwere associated variously with caves.[2]Panolepsy is a cause of inspirational states of mind, including abilities of amanticnature.[2]

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Pyromancy, divination by fire is a practice that has survived to the modern era (circa 2013).[21]

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Amongst others, there wereoraclesatDelphiandDodona,[3]although Greek divination had less of an institutional facet.[4]

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Apollo in an oracular function is sometimes associated with bothplagueandpurification.[15]

Enthusiastic prophecy is when agodspeaks through the mouth of a diviner.[3]

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Democritusadvocated divination.[31]Herodotusprovided a record of the prophetic productions resulting fromDelphi.[26]Dicaearchusdismissed any notion of the trueness of divination by any means other thandreamsandfrenzy.[31]Aristophanesmentions an oracle in his comedyKnights.[32]AristotlewroteOn Divination in Sleep, written 350 BCE.[33]Posidoniusattempted to elaborate a theory of divination; he envisioned the sight of the future, as a cable might unwind, so insight into the future unfolds within the mind.[23]Chrysippusclaimed empirical evidence for the truthfulness of divination.[23]Plutarchadvocated the divination at the Oracle of Delphi;[23]he considered enthusiastic prophecy to be possible when the soul of thePythiabecomes incorporated withApolloin an innervortexinternal to the Pythia.[3]Cicerowrote a bookOn Divination.[31]Xenophonrecorded his own meeting with a diviner named Eucleides,[1]in chapter 7 of his workAnabasis.[34]

Pythagoraswas said to have practiced divination.[31]Socratesboth practiced and advocated divination.[31]Xenophonwas thought to be skilled at foretelling from sacrifices, and attributed much of his knowledge to Socrates in The Cavalry Commander.[31]

This is divination whereby a divinator observesnaturalconditions and phenomenon[20]

Greek divinationisdivination, which is a type ofmagic, as performed historically inancient Greek culture.

In direct divination, a divinater might experience dreams, temporary madness, orphrensy(frenzy); athese things being states in which aninspiredrecognition of truth is attained. The divinator must take steps to produce a state of being and mind which allow for the experience of divination. Attested techniques include, sleeping in conditions wherebydreamsmight be more likely to occur, inhalingmephiticvapour, chewing leaves from thebay plant, and drinking ofblood.[20]

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Necromancy is a divinatory practice of consulting the dead.[30]

Zeuswas known as Zeus Moiragetes, which is to refer to the power of Zeus to know the fate of mortals.[7]The newly-born Zeus himself learnt his fate by the night and, accordingly, byPhanes, while within a dark cave.[2][8]

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Astragalomancyis a type of cleromancy performed by throwing the knuckle-bones of sheep or other ruminants (astragaloi[24]) to be able to tell the future.[21]As each face of the astragalos is assigned a numerical value, astragaloi can be rolled like dice and the resultant roll matched to a table of possible outcomes. A number of these tables were engraved on public monuments in southern Anatolia.[25]

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Pan was able to dwell within people, which is known as panolepsy. A degree of possession of an individual by a nymph is known asnympholepsy.[2][5]

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Oracles were individuals committed to and capable ofvaticpractice.[2]

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The triad of bee maidens are prophetic via Hermes.[17]

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Hydromancy, or divination bywater, is an Hellenic practice which still survives in the modern era (circa 2013).[21]

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AeschyluswrotePrometheus Boundduring the 5th century BCE in which Prometheus founded all the art of civilization including divination. This he did by stealing fire from the gods and gifting this fire to humankind. The 5th century BCE telling is a re-telling of a story told byHesiodwithin the 8th century BCE[19]

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The gift of Apollo is bee maidens with oracular abilities.[13]

Greek thinkers thoughtepileptic fittingand thusepilepsyhad an origin with adivinity, and the means of making this association is thought through divination. This conclusion on the consciousnesses of ancient Greek thinkers is drawn by the fact of the sheer number of divine signs observed within society of the time, and the propensity of people to know a variety things as all having divine causes.[29]

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Apollotransfers toHermesa skill in divination, which is divination by,[10]which Hermes didnt request but still was given. Speaking within the hymn,[which?]Apollo expounds on the difficulty he experiences with his own divination, and then proceeds to provide the gift of divination to his brother Hermes, though a lesser skill, because the mantic dice are not under the control and influence of the will ofZeus.[11]Hermes skill at divination, though inferior to the skill of Apollo, is still of a divine nature.[12]

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Herodotusstated[3]the earliest oracle was the oracle of Zeus located atDodona,[9]although archaeological remains at Delphi date to earlier. There was an oracle at Dodona from the 5th century BCE, although the oracle of Zeus might have still have had a practice at the same locus earlier, prior to construction of the temple, a possibility which seems probable since the temple remains show anoak treeat the location.[3]

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Of all oracles of ancient Hellenic culture and society, a man named Tiresias was thought as the most vital and important.[5][6]

Augury, or divination by omens, is a practice which still survives to the modern era (circa 2013).[21]

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Greek practice made use of various techniques for divination, which are classified as direct or indirect, spontaneous or artificial.[20]

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