Piss Prophets

medieval-urine-wheel-sheila-terryI do enjoy researching the middle ages for ‘The Raven’s Wing’. It turns up delights like the Urine Wheel, used by medieval uromancers to analyse the look, smell & taste (yes, you heard) of a patient’s piss in order to ascertain their health and, in some cases, predict their future. You can bet that this will make an appearance in the book.

medieval_urine_wheel_earring_heart_charmAnd then I discover that we can now buy Urine Wheel earrings. What a place of wonder is this modern world.


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A Yorkshireman in the green hills of Lancashire, UK Not a real wombat, obviously, or typing would become an issue. I do have short legs and a hairy nose, however. Oh, & a distinctive smell.

Posted on July 3, 2015, in 1322, medieval, Research notes, The Raven's Wing, urine, Writings. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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