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Divination is the ability to obtain direct knowledge about an object, person, location or physical event through means other than the user's physical senses. It is one of the Seven Wonders featured in Coven. The Sight is a variation of Divination.

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Divination is an old and well known craft. Witches use it to see into the future, using many means. In a flashback to 1919, Millie, a witch, uses tarot cards as the Axeman walks in on her, preparing to kill her. As he raises his axe, she flips over the card, which is 'death'. It then turns out to be the Axeman's death as all the witches suddenly stab him.

Zoe Benson was also shown to have this power. She gained it whilst the girls were trying to find a spell to banish the Axeman. Zoe closed her eyes and was able to pick out the correct book from the shelf. Later, when Fiona and Marie Laveau murder Nan by drowning her in the bathtub, Zoe performs a divination ritual to find out her killers. She chanted an incantation, and Fiona and Marie's faces appeared in the reflection of the bathtub water.

Myrtle Snow was also shown to have this power. In a flashback, she mentioned that as a Guardian of Veracity in the Vernacular she could detect lies. Misty Day have displayed this power when she sensed Kyle's resurrection and located Myrtle's body. The young candidate for Supreme in the Seven Wonders skit was able to draw the exact picture hidden behind another witch's back, to test her power in divination.

The Trial of Divination was shown during the Seven Wonders test. Myrtle Snow had hidden various objects from former Supremes around the house, and the two remaining participates, Cordelia and Madison, were meant to guess them by interpreting the jewelled stones that Myrtle had scattered on the table. Cordelia used the position of the stones to guess Mimi DeLongpre's necklace, in a drawer upstairs. Madison haven't gained divination and had no idea how to interpret the stones. She guessed the locations such as the vase on the fireplace and the piano, both of which were wrong, leading Madison to be disqualified.

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References

  1. Episode: Bitchcraft
  2. 2.0 2.1 Episode: Go to Hell
  3. 3.0 3.1 Episode: The Seven Wonders
  4. Episode: Fearful Pranks Ensue

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