From the realm of superstitions
The folk tales, myths and superstitions of our human kind present endless possibilities for story creation and development. They are particularly useful with fantasy, scifi, and paranormal stories. I thought I'd share a new form of divination with you all.
Method of divination, in which a white Rooster is placed in a circle divided into twenty-six segments, each containing a grain of wheat. The order in which the cock eats the grains as a magic incantation is delivered will spell out the answer to any question perviously posed, be it an unknown lover's name of the indentity of the next ruler. A cock thus employed predicted the coming to power of the Roman Emperor Theodorus in ancient times, and over the centuries the practice has been resurrected for various purposes in many countries.