METAL MAGIC

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In Fin­land, peo­ple pre­dict what’s go­ing to hap­pen in the com­ing year by cast­ing molten tin into a con­tainer of wa­ter on New Year’s Eve, then in­ter­pret­ing the shape the metal takes af­ter hard­en­ing. It’s a method of div­ina­tion that works in much the same way as tea-leaf read­ing. A heart or ring means a wed­ding, while a ship pre­dicts travel, and a pig shape prom­ises that there will be plenty of food. A sim­i­lar tra­di­tion is up­held in Ger­many, ex­cept molten lead is used in­stead of tin.

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