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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 711 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BELOMANCY (from Gr. ,6fXos, a dart, and ,uavreia, prophecy or divination), a form of divination (q.v.) by means of arrows, practised by the Babylonians, Scythians and other ancient peoples. Nebuchadrezzar (Ezek. xxi. 21) resorted to this practice " when he stood in the parting of the way . . . to use divination: he made his arrows bright."
End of Article: BELOMANCY (from Gr. ,6fXos, a dart, and ,uavreia, prophecy or divination)
PIERRE BELON (1517-1564)

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