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Anthropomancy (from Greek "anthropos" ("ανθροπος", man), and "manteia" ("μαντεια", divination) is a method of divination by the entrails of dead or dying men or women, often virgin female children, through sacrifice. This practice was sometimes also called splanchomancy. In ancient Etruria and Rome, the usual variety of divination from entrails was haruspicy (performed by an haruspex), in which a sacrificial animal was the victim.

The ancient Egyptians were allegedly practitioners of this type of divination.Fact|date=May 2008

Practitioners in fiction

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