Babilonia - Sacerdotes
Believing that foretelling is forestalling, Babylonian poured
large amounts of wealth into temple sacrifices, divination
by priests and the like, for the priests, the worshippers felt, could
read the future in winds, storms, drops of oil on water, sheep's
livers, and the stars. Priests also did made a large sum
in trade in the sale of charms and magical
formulae for driving off evil spirits that caused disease.