Slinneanachd

slinneanachd
Slinneanachd (or slinnanacht) is a form of divination that involves examination of the shoulderblades of an animal (usually a carcass). It may also refer to eating the flesh of the animal without touching the bone with tooth or nail.

Etymology

Derived from the Scottish Gaelic slinnean ('shoulder blade')

Origin

Slinneanachd is a kind of divination that is formerly practiced in Scotland.

See also

Osteomancy
Scapulimancy

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