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Witches and wizards can identify their own wands very easily, so easily that it seems to be done by a sense other than sight: Harry knew his immediately when Amos Diggory held it up in GF9. . They can also easily match up another witch/wizard and her/his wand, or at least Lupin did in the Shrieking Shack (he threw Harry, Ron, and Hermione their wands,… Read More
• Creature Magical North American bird related to the Phoenix which creates storms with thunder and lightning as it flies (Pm).  The large albatross-like wings shimmer with a “cloud and sun-like pattern” that turns black and gold when it senses danger (WFT). Read More
• Event Young Tom Marvolo Riddle receives a wand made of yew wood with a phoenix feather core at Ollivander’s before he starts at Hogwarts (PS5). Harry Potter’s holly wand also had a phoenix core, making them “brother wands,” and leading to the Priori Incantatem effect years later in the Little… Read More
• Wandmaking A rather unusual wand core, which according to legend was used in Sir Cadogan’s blackthorn wand (Pm). Read More
• Source “The Tale of the Three Brothers” is a wizarding world fairy tale, part of the collection The Tales of Beedle the Bard. In the tale, three brothers use magic to cheat death. Death himself appears and offers them each one magical item. The choices of the older two brothers… Read More
• Wandmaking Two wands that have the same magical substance at the core are said to be twins or brother wands. Read More