Before science or the Sydney Morning Herald, how did you know what next year's rate of interest would be, or whether the Spartans would attack?
Well, prettywell everything that moved was scrutinised for clues. Entrails, weather, earthquakes, thunderclaps, indeed any 'perturbation of nature', was examined and opined upon by ancient priests and crones.
Ololygmancy is predicting the future from the barking and howling of dogs. From the Greek.
I would say two days of howling by a Dobermann Pinscher means war with Germany.
IS IT ALL GREEK TO YOU?
PETER THE PROOFER WILL SAVE HOI POLLOI!