This booklet presents the overall reader with an account of the various and sometimes hugely advanced oracular ideas which made verbal conversation with the gods attainable. As detrimental oracles and omens have been as a rule an expression of divine anger, expert specialists try to divert the anger by way of ritual magic skill and hence to right the long run or transgressions from the prior. the subject of ""Hittite mantics"" has hitherto been mostly ignored, other than in professional literature, even though mantics was once of splendid significance for Hittite society and was once heavily sure up with politics and cult.
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