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A '''crystal ball''' (or, as [[Seer]]s prefer to call it, the '''Orb''') is a crystal sphere which [[Seer]]s gaze into for the purpose of [[Divination]].
 
A '''crystal ball''' (or, as [[Seer]]s prefer to call it, the '''Orb''') is a crystal sphere which [[Seer]]s gaze into for the purpose of [[Divination]].
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These objects were used by [[Sybill Trelawney|Professor Sybill Trelawney]] in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], against the [[Death Eaters]]; she threw one at [[Fenrir Greyback]] as he attempted to fiercely maul [[Lavender Brown]], knocking the [[werewolf]] out.
 
These objects were used by [[Sybill Trelawney|Professor Sybill Trelawney]] in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], against the [[Death Eaters]]; she threw one at [[Fenrir Greyback]] as he attempted to fiercely maul [[Lavender Brown]], knocking the [[werewolf]] out.
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There was a [[Healer (Diagon Alley)|Healer]] in [[Diagon Alley]] that kept what appeared to be a crystal ball on her desk.
   
 
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In the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' , as [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] stormed out of Divination, she kicked a crystal ball down the stairs, therefore making Harry have to carry it all the way back up to the classroom and this is where Trelawney made the prediction, not in the exam like it is in the book.
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', as [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] stormed out of Divination, she kicked a crystal ball down the stairs, therefore making Harry have to carry it all the way back up to the classroom and this is where Trelawney made the prediction, not in the exam like it is in the book.
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*At least two of [[Dolores Umbridge's ornamental plates]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' depict a kitten with a crystal ball.<ref name="kittenplates">See [[:File:Many Dolores Umbridge Kitten Plates.jpg|this image]]</ref>
   
 
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Crystal ball
Crystal ball
Object information
Usage
Owners
  • Seers
  • Divination students
"Crystal-gazing is a particularly refined art."
Professor Trelawney describing the art of reading crystal balls.[src]

A crystal ball (or, as Seers prefer to call it, the Orb) is a crystal sphere which Seers gaze into for the purpose of Divination.

Sybill Trelawney introduced all third year students to this device and its proper use in 1994. However, most students, Harry Potter and his friends in general, saw nothing more than the white blank swirl in it, and Ron joked about how that night would be very foggy. In their end of year exam, the third years had to look into a crystal ball and predict the future. Harry lied and said that he saw Buckbeak getting off his trial that night. Professor Trelawney then made a prediction, one of the two proper ones she had ever made.

These objects were used by Professor Sybill Trelawney in the Battle of Hogwarts, against the Death Eaters; she threw one at Fenrir Greyback as he attempted to fiercely maul Lavender Brown, knocking the werewolf out.

There was a Healer in Diagon Alley that kept what appeared to be a crystal ball on her desk.

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Divination class

The crystal balls as used by the students in Divination class.

Notes and referencesEdit


Divination
Professors: Sybill Trelawney · Firenze
Known Seers: Calchas · Cassandra Vablatsky · Cassandra Trelawney · Inigo Imago · Mopsus · Professor Mopsus · Unidentified female Seer · Unidentified male Seer
Textbooks: The Dream Oracle · Unfogging the Future
Methods: Astrology · Cartomancy · Tarot cards · Crystal-gazing · Crystal ball · Dream interpretation · Fire-omens · Heptomology · Palmistry · Ornithomancy · Tessomancy
Divination at Hogwarts: Divination (class) · Divination Classroom · Divination staircase · Sybill Trelawney's office · Classroom 11

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