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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
[Saturday] If it thunders today, it portends the birth of locusts, but there will still be abundance.
[Sunday] If it thunders today it portends a major war.
… adapted from the text and translation of:
Jean MacIntosh Turfa, The Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar, in Nancy Thomson de Grummond and Erika Simon (eds.), The Religion of the Etruscans. University of Texas Press, 2006. (Kindle edition)