Stolisomancy

Stolisomancy is divination by interpreting people's clothing and style.

Etymology

Derived from the Greek stolis ('garment') and manteia ('prophecy')

Methods

In Stolisomancy, certain articles of clothing that are put on or worn determines or produces certain events that affects the wearer. One example is accidentally wearing a shirt inside out is an omen of bad luck throughout the day. Putting on a dress the wrong way is said that you will soon get a new dress or someone will present you with a gift. Other examples are: if your right shoelace becomes untied, someone you know is speaking kindly of you. If its the left one, someone is ill is being said about you behind your back.

Stories

In ancient Rome, Imperator Augustus believed that a military revolt was predicted on the morning of its occurrence by the fact that his valet had buckled his right sandal to his left foot.

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