Drawing Lots

  • (noun): Making a chance decision by using lots (straws or pebbles etc.) that are thrown or drawn.
    Synonyms: casting lots, sortition

Some articles on drawing lots, lots, drawing:

Teutonic Alphabet - History and Use - Magical or Divinatory Use
... use of runes for divination, but Rimbert calls it "drawing lots" ... fleet to Birka, but then changes his mind and asks the Danes to "draw lots" ... According to the story, this "drawing of lots" was quite informative, telling them that attacking Birka would bring bad luck and that they should attack a Slavic town instead ...

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