Words and Proper Names


Burnett (Charles S. F.): Arabic divinatory texts and Celtic folklore: a comment on the theory and practice of scapulimancy in Western Europe.
In CMCS 6 (Winter, 1983), pp. 31–42.
The practice of divination from sheep’s shoulder blades (ScG slinneannachd) is traced from seventeenth century Gaelic folk-culture back to medieval Arabic treatises composed in Spain. Incl. plts.