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Divination Bones of Hermēs

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: bone, knuckle, sheep

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A set of five sheep knucklebones (astragaloi) to be used in sacred divination under the auspices and blessing of the Hellenic god Hermēs, son of Zeus and Maia, messenger and guide of gods and humanity. Each set contains five similarly-sized (ranging from 1.5cm to 2.5cm) astragaloi procured from Mongolian sheep, and each astragalos can fall on one of four sides. Different combinations of five astragaloi can yield 56 different results, each with their own deity and oracular verse associated with it to provide anyone who seeks guidance with the guidance they need. These astragaloi were consecrated, blessed, and ritually prepared under the guidance of the god complete with offerings and prayers for those who use them or consult Hermēs or the other gods through Hermēs with them. Each set comes in a mock-burlap bag.

Pictures show a pen for size comparison (not included). However, the precise size, details, and coloration of each astragalos will be different due to their natural origins and how much of the materias used in the consecration process was absorbed. If a particular size of astragalos is desired (e.g. large, medium or small), please note that in the buyer's notes upon purchase. I will do my best to accommodate this, but such requests cannot be guaranteed.

Please note that these sets of bones do not include any guide to divination! For a guide on how to use astragaloi in divination, please check out the following texts on astragalomancy (none of which are included with this item):

- Kostas Dervenis, "Oracle Bones Divination: The Greek I Ching" (Destiny Books, 2013)
- Fritz Graf, "Rolling the Dice for an Answer", in "Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination" (ed. Sarah Iles Johnston and Peter T. Struck, volume 155, Brill, 2005)
- Franz Heinevetter, "Würfel- und Buchstabenorakle in Griechenland un Kleinasien" (Breslan, 1912)

In spite of not being able to offer a complete divination guide to astragalomancy, astragaloi have also been used for grammatomancy, the Greek alphabet oracle. For more information on that text, please see my other Etsy listing:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/174690653/pdf-ebook-de-grammatomanteia
A set of five sheep knucklebones (astragaloi) to be used in sacred divination under the auspices and blessing of the Hellenic god Hermēs, son of Zeus and Maia, messenger and guide of gods and humanity. Each set contains five similarly-sized (ranging from 1.5cm to 2.5cm) astragaloi procured from Mongolian sheep, and each astragalos can fall on one of four sides. Different combinations of five astragaloi can yield 56 different results, each with their own deity and oracular verse associated with it to provide anyone who seeks guidance with the guidance they need. These astragaloi were consecrated, blessed, and ritually prepared under the guidance of the god complete with offerings and prayers for those who use them or consult Hermēs or the other gods through Hermēs with them. Each set comes in a mock-burlap bag.

Pictures show a pen for size comparison (not included). However, the precise size, details, and coloration of each astragalos will be different due to their natural origins and how much of the materias used in the consecration process was absorbed. If a particular size of astragalos is desired (e.g. large, medium or small), please note that in the buyer's notes upon purchase. I will do my best to accommodate this, but such requests cannot be guaranteed.

Please note that these sets of bones do not include any guide to divination! For a guide on how to use astragaloi in divination, please check out the following texts on astragalomancy (none of which are included with this item):

- Kostas Dervenis, "Oracle Bones Divination: The Greek I Ching" (Destiny Books, 2013)
- Fritz Graf, "Rolling the Dice for an Answer", in "Mantikê: Studies in Ancient Divination" (ed. Sarah Iles Johnston and Peter T. Struck, volume 155, Brill, 2005)
- Franz Heinevetter, "Würfel- und Buchstabenorakle in Griechenland un Kleinasien" (Breslan, 1912)

In spite of not being able to offer a complete divination guide to astragalomancy, astragaloi have also been used for grammatomancy, the Greek alphabet oracle. For more information on that text, please see my other Etsy listing:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/174690653/pdf-ebook-de-grammatomanteia

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