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Using footprints as objects of divination is "ichnomantic"

Ichnomancy (from ichno- "track, footstep" + -mancy "method of divination") is the divination of a person's qualities (e.g., posture, position) or character (i.e., personality) by means of footprints or other such human-made tracks.


  • Raymond Buckland (2004). The Fortune-Telling Book: The Encyclopedia of Divination and Soothsaying. Visible Ink Press. pp. 273–. ISBN 978-1-57859-147-3.

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