Divination Magic and magical theory

The Falcon

"The falcon... my dear, you have a deadly enemy."
-- Madam Trelawney (PA6)

Tea leaf symbol from Unfogging the Future meaning “a deadly enemy.”

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  • Hermione was quick to point out to Madam Trelawney that everyone knew Harry's "deadly enemy" was Lord Voldemort (PA6).


Notes falcon is a fast-flying bird of prey.   In ancient Egypt, the falcon hieroglyphic represented the god Horus, known as "he who flies above."  Since falcons have amazing eyesight, it's no wonder Egyptians revered the "Eye of Horus" which was all-seeing. source: Wikipedia

The ancient art of falconry trained falcons to hunt and bring the prey back to the falconer. The art was popular for centuries in Europe, China and Japan and still practiced today all over the world. source: Wikipedia

Detail of two falconers from De arte venandi cum avibus, 1240s


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