The oldest known dice date from 5000 years ago in the area of modern-day Iran. Dice originated from astralagi or knuckle bones (4 sides). Knucklebones in Roman times were called tali. They were numbered I, III, IV and VI. Four tali were thrown at a time. The best throw possible was Venereus or Basilicus where I, III, IV and VI were thrown. The worst possible throw was Canes or Canicula which was I, I, I, I. Six-sided dice were called tesserae. In China, dice developed into dominoes. Read more
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Divination Using Dice
Divination using dice is a long-practiced, but now little known, form of fortune telling. Serena Powers reveals how to use them.