From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- Something which portends or is perceived to portend a good or evil event or circumstance in the future; an augury or foreboding.
- prophetic significance
- a sign of ill omen
An omen (also called portent or presage) is a phenomenon that is believed to foretell the future, often signifying the advent of change.
Interpretation of omens and prophetic signs is a form of divination.
Omens may be considered "good" or "bad", but the term is more often used in a foreboding sense, as with the word "ominous".
- Biblical Magi
- Battle of Halys
- Delusions of reference