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Gerbold Octavius Ollivander

Gerbold Octavius Ollivander was a wandmaker and the grandfather of Garrick Ollivander (Pm).

  • He called wands made out of fir wood "the survivor's wand", as he had sold them to three wizards who later all had narrow escapes from death (Pm).
  • He often said of those who own wands made of poplar “If you seek integrity, search first among the poplars” (Pm).
  • He was falsely accused by second-rate wandmaker Arturo Cephalopos of spreading rumours of the association between wands made of silver lime and clairvoyance, in an attempt to boost business (Pm).


Gerbold Octavius Ollivander
Gender Male
Dates fl. 1800s
Species / Race Wizard
Blood Status Pure blood
Profession Wandmaker
Family Groups Ollivander family
First Introduced Pm: Pottermore


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