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|Title:||Necromancy||Contributor(s):||Dillon, Matthew P (author)||Publication Date:||2016||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/21373||Abstract:||Necromancy (Gk. nekuomanteia, "DIVINATION through the dead") was practiced by various peoples of the ancient world. The "Witch of Endor" summoned the sprit of the prophet SAMUEL at Saul's behest, despite Biblical injunctions against necromancy and Saul's own expulsion of necromancers, so that Saul could learn the future. Necromancy first appears in the Greek world in book 11 of the ODYSSEY. Odysseus, following the instructions of Kirke (who therefore acts for him as a professional necromancer), dug a pit at night into which he poured bloodless and blood LIBATIONS.||Publication Type:||Entry In Reference Work||Source of Publication:||The Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions, p. 643-643||Publisher:||Routledge||Place of Publication:||New York, United States of America||ISBN:||9780415831970
|Field of Research (FOR):||210306 Classical Greek and Roman History||HERDC Category Description:||N Entry In Reference Work||Other Links:||http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/226306875||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 78
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