Maculomancy

Maculomancy (also Moleoscopy, Moleomancy) is the art of reading the fate or personality of somebody in the moles and birthmarks on his body.

Etymology

Derived from the Latin macula ('large') and Greek manteia ('prophecy').

History

Moleoscopy reached its height of popularity in the late seventeenth century with the publication of a treatise by Richard Saunders.

Methods

The diviner will note the shape, color, and location of moles and birthmarks. According to this method, a mole on the left shoulder indicates a person of quarrelsome nature; one on the left thigh indicates a life of sorrows, while one on the right thigh denotes a life filled with good fortune. A mole between the wrist and elbow indicates a person with a happy and peaceful disposition.

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