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Title: Necromancy
Contributor(s): Dillon, Matthew P (author)orcid 
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
9780203506240
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
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