Herbology Magic and magical theory Magical Devices and Items


"...their owners are nearly always those witches or wizards who seek a greater purpose, who have a vision beyond the ordinary and who frequently astound those who think they know them best."
-- Mr. Ollivander (Pm)

A wand wood (Pm).

  • According to Mr. Ollivander, vine wood continues the ancient tradition of the druids, who considered any plant with a woody stem to be a tree (Pm)
  • Vine wands will sometimes emit special effects when their chosen owner enters Ollivander's shop for the first time (Pm)
  • Hermione Granger's vine wand coincides with her September birthday on the  the Celtic Wand Wood Calendar (JKR)



Old French vigne "vine, vinyard"


In Christian symbolism, the vine represents Jesus Christ, known in the New Testament as "The True Vine." Grapes and wine symbolize the blood of Christ, and a vineyard, the church members. source: Christian Plant Sybolism

In terms of wands, is interesting that Viktor Krum had a crush on Hermione during the Triwizard Tournament. Her wand is vine and therefore connected to grapes and wine, and his hornbeam wand is connected to wine in the text. Mr. Ollivander poured wine from Krum's wand to test it for the Triwizard Tournament (GF18). Igor Karkaroff also offered Krum some mulled wine back on the Durmstrang ship (GF16) It seems like literary matchmaking.

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