Alternatively known as Maculomancy, Moleomancy, Moleoscopy and Moleosophy.
A rare word used for the pseudoscientific method of assessing character from moles and/or birthmarks on various parts of the human body.
Developed by the Greek physician Hippocrates, known as "The Father of Medicine," Meilomancy links the relative position of body moles with the astrological signs in a complex analysis of the nature and destiny of their subject.
Moles on the surface of the body have always been a source of mystery and have been thought to bring luck — both good and bad — or to have endowed the bearer with mysterious powers.
According to this method, a mole on the left shoulder indicates a person of quarrelsome nature; one on the left thigh indicates a life of sorrows, while one on the right thigh denotes a life filled with good fortune. A mole between the wrist and elbow indicates a person with a happy and peaceful disposition
Meilomancy reached its height of popularity in the late seventeenth century with the publication of a treatise by Richard Saunders.
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