What special powers did diviners claim to have? How did kings use diviners?

Expert Answers info

nyoung11 eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2016

write17 answers

starTop subjects are History, Literature, and Social Sciences

Diviners claimed to have insights or the answers to certain questions based on a connection with a supernatural spirit or god. The diviners would access this information by performing different rituals, which vary throughout cultures. These rituals would provide the diviner with an interpretation of signs or a way of interpreting certain events or omens. Some of the powers that diviners claim to have are the ability to predict the outcome of future events, healing of sickness, good fortune with regards to love and money, success in war and the answers to many other questions that one would ask.

Many different kings and...

(The entire section contains 326 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now

check Approved by eNotes Editorial