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Anthropomancy (from Greek anthropos (ἄνθρωπος, man) and manteia (μαντεία, divination)) is a method of divination by the entrails of dead or dying men or women, often virgin female children, through sacrifice. This practice was sometimes also called splanchnomancy. In ancient Etruria and Rome, the usual variety of divination from entrails was haruspicy (performed by a haruspex), in which the sacrifice was an animal.
Practitioners in fiction
- "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose", an episode of The X-Files
- Nasus, the Curator of the Sands, League of Legends
- Darken Rahl
- Creatures of Light and Darkness
- Ninth House
- Shepard, Leslie A. (1991). Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology (3rd ed.). Detroit: Gale Research Inc. ISBN 0810349078.