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Ehwaz is a magical rune meaning "partnership" that comes up in the Study of Ancient Runes O.W.L.. During the 1995–1996 school year, Hermione Granger confused it with "eihwaz," another rune which meant "defence."[1] Regardless, she still passed with an Outstanding.[2]

Behind the scenes

  • In reality, ehwaz is the proto-Germanic word for horse, while eihwaz is yew-tree.
  • In the Futhark alphabet, Ehwaz is a rune appearing as an M, representing process, advancement and movement.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


Study of Ancient Runes
Ancient Runes Made Easy
Professor: Bathsheda Babbling
Textbooks: Advanced Rune Translation · Ancient Runes Made Easy · Magical Hieroglyphs and Logograms · Rune Dictionary · Spellman's Syllabary
Known Runes: Acromantula · Demiguise · Ehwaz · Eihwaz · Fwooper · Graphorn · Hydra · Quintaped · Runespoor · Salamander · Unicorn · Unknown · Mark of Merlin

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