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Crithomancy (also known as Critomancy) is a form of divination by the study of barley cakes[1] in hope of drawing omens from them. The paste of cakes which are offered in sacrifice is closely examined, and the sought for answers are drawn from the flour which is spread upon them.

The term crithomancy is also used for divination by cereal grains.


  1. ^ Scott O. Lilienfeld, Steven Jay Lynn, John Ruscio, and Barry Beyerstein (2010). 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. p. 332. ISBN 978-1-4051-3112-4. 

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