• a bad omen
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  • a good omen
  • 吉兆
  • 19th century belief in The Fens held that seeing a jackdaw on the way to a wedding was a good omen for a bride.
  • Wikipedia: Western Jackdaw
  • According to Suetonius, a number of omens had foretold Domitian's death.
  • Wikipedia: Domitian
  • Black foxes and nine-tailed foxes are likewise considered good omens.
  • Wikipedia: Kitsune
  • But rather than leave the child to die, Rainilaiarivony's father reportedly followed the advice of an ombiasy (astrologer) and instead amputated a joint from two fingers on his infant son's left hand to dispel the ill omen.
  • Wikipedia: Rainilaiarivony
  • In many post-conversion Western traditions, ravens have long been considered to be birds of ill omen and death, in part because of the negative symbolism of their all-black plumage and the eating of carrion.
  • Wikipedia: Common Raven
  • Nevertheless, in some ancient and modern cultures, solar eclipses have been attributed to supernatural causes or regarded as bad omens.
  • Wikipedia: Solar eclipse
  • Nevertheless, some saw an evil omen in the fact that he had returned to Athens on the very day when the ceremony of the Plynteria (the feast where the old statue of Athena would get cleansed) was being celebrated.
  • Wikipedia: Alcibiades
  • Recent research suggests that much of his prophetic work paraphrases collections of ancient end-of-the-world prophecies (mainly Bible-based), supplemented with references to historical events and anthologies of omen reports, and then projects those into the future in part with the aid of comparative horoscopy.
  • Wikipedia: Nostradamus
  • Revenue remained scarce for the regency, the Genoese once again seized the imperial possessions of Chios and Phocaea, and on 19 May 1346, a part of the Hagia Sophia cathedral collapsed, a terrible omen in the eyes of the capital's inhabitants.
  • Wikipedia: Byzantine civil war of 1341–1347
  • The Enuma anu enlil, written during the Neo-Assyrian period in the 7th century BC, comprises a list of omens and their relationships with various celestial phenomena including the motions of the planets.
  • Wikipedia: Planet
  • The fire was seen as a bad omen for the rule of Basiliscus.
  • Wikipedia: Basiliscus
  • The game's protagonist, Ico (イコ, Iko?), is a young boy with a pair of horns on his head—considered a bad omen by his village.
  • Wikipedia: Ico
  • The haruspices, diviners of omens from sacrificed animals, were unable to read the sacrificed animals and failed to do so after repeated trials.
  • Wikipedia: Diocletianic Persecution
  • The new king, Edward VIII, saw it fall and wondered whether it was a bad omen for his new reign.
  • Wikipedia: George V
  • The toad has long been considered to be an animal of ill omen or a connection to a spirit world.
  • Wikipedia: Common toad
  • The writing bears on natural phenomena such rain, earthquakes, lightning, planets and omens.
  • Wikipedia: Hoysala literature
  • Tsai writes that Deshin Shekpa aided the legitimacy of Yongle's rule by providing him with portents and omens which demonstrated Heaven's favor of Yongle on the Ming throne.
  • Wikipedia: Tibet during the Ming Dynasty