What is Pyro Osteomancy? Pyro-osteomancy is, in general, a process where #randomized cracks appear in a bone after it is heated by fire, or a hot poker, and the pattern of cracks is interpreted by a #human expert. Typically, in ancient China, some inscription is made on the bone after the ceremony, recording what might, or did, happen.
How many bones are used in Osteomancy? Osteomancy is the use of animal bones to predict the future or explain the unexplainable. 3 Animal bones are considered efficacious for augury because of the significant roles that certain animals play in human ideological and economic systems.
What is divination with bones called? Scapulimancy (also spelled scapulomancy and scapulamancy, also termed omoplatoscopy or speal bone reading) is the practice of divination by use of scapulae or speal bones (shoulder blades). It is most widely practiced in China and the Sinosphere, but has also been independently developed in the West.
What does throwing the bones mean? : to offer (someone) something that is not very important or valuable especially to stop complaints or protests. The boss would not let his workers out early for the holiday but threw them a bone by buying lunch.