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An augur is an individual charged with observing and interpreting omens in order to provide guidance for future events.

Description

In Ancient Rome, the augur was a priest who interpreted the will of the gods by studying the flights of birds, one of their forms of divination, so they are most likely the Oracle of Delphi's counterpart.

Octavian full body

Octavian, an augur

In The Son of Neptune, Octavian performs haruspication, not augury, which is divination through examining entrails of sacrificed animals performed by a haruspex. Octavian performs this through reading the entrails of stuffed animals instead of real ones.

The Heroes of Olympus

The Son of Neptune

They are mentioned when Reyna Avila Ramírez-Arellano states that after she interrogates Percy Jackson, they must consult them to decide what to do with him.

Known Augur

Trivia

  • At the glossary in The Son of Neptune, it is said that the word augury means "A sign of something coming, an omen; the practice of divining the future".
  • The omens seen in the auguries is the Roman form of prophecies.
  • They are the Roman equivalent to Greek oracles.
  • They appear to give campers their tattoos by saying their name, divine parent or ancestor, and years of service to the legion.
  • The augur is the de facto secondary leader of the twelfth legion. When both praetors are gone, the augur is in charge of the legion.