axinomancy, axionmancy Divination with an axhead and a `jet-stoneā€ placed on a bed of hot embers; or with a marble. Practiced by the ancient Creten Greeks to discover a crime. An agate or piece of jet (stone) was placed on a red-hot axe which indicated the guilty person by its motion. Another explanation suggests that it was a system that was us...
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