Tag: Ancient Middle East


Astral Divination in the Context of Mesopotamian Divination, Medicine, Religion, Magic, Society, and Scholarship

The fundamental premise lying behind celestial and other forms of divination in Mesopotamia was that the gods would, on occasions, impart information to humans through signs, that could bode both well and ill, providing a positive or negative answer to a query, or more specific (unfalsifiable) information on what will happen in the future.