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*To keep the bird warm
 
*Used as a [[wand]] core
 
*Used as a [[wand]] core
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*As a warning sign
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*[[Phoenix]]
 
*[[Fawkes]]
 
*[[Fawkes]]
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*[[Sparky]]
 
*[[Harry Potter]] ([[Harry Potter's wand|wand]])
 
*[[Harry Potter]] ([[Harry Potter's wand|wand]])
 
*[[Tom Riddle]] ([[Tom Riddle's wand|wand]])
 
*[[Tom Riddle]] ([[Tom Riddle's wand|wand]])
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*[[Silvanus Kettleburn]] ([[Silvanus Kettleburn's wand|wand]])
 
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'''Phoenix feathers '''are feathers shed by phoenixes, primarily gathered and used in [[Wandlore|wandmaking]].
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'''Phoenix feathers '''are feathers shed by phoenixes, primarily gathered and used in [[Wandmaker|wandmaking]].
 
 
   
 
==Wandlore==
 
==Wandlore==
This is one of the rarest core types. Phoenix feathers are capable of the greatest range of magic, though they may take longer than either unicorn or dragon cores to reveal this. They show the most initiative, sometimes acting of their own accord, a quality that many witches and wizards dislike.<ref name="Pottermore">[http://lady-slytherin-forever.tumblr.com/post/8977640199/wand-cores-off-of-pottermore New wand core information from pottermore]</ref>
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This is one of the rarest core types.<ref name="Pottermore"/> Phoenix feathers are capable of the greatest range of magic, though they may take longer than either unicorn hair or dragon heartstring cores to reveal this. They show the most initiative, sometimes acting of their own accord, a quality that many witches and wizards dislike.<ref name="Pottermore">[http://lady-slytherin-forever.tumblr.com/post/8977640199/wand-cores-off-of-pottermore New wand core information from pottermore]</ref>
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[[File:Phoenix.jpg|thumb|150px|[[Fawkes]] donated two feathers.]]
   
 
Phoenix feather wands are always the pickiest when it comes to potential owners, for the creature from which they are taken is one of the most independent and detached in the world. These wands are the hardest to tame and to personalise, and their allegiance is usually hard won.<ref name="Pottermore"/>
 
Phoenix feather wands are always the pickiest when it comes to potential owners, for the creature from which they are taken is one of the most independent and detached in the world. These wands are the hardest to tame and to personalise, and their allegiance is usually hard won.<ref name="Pottermore"/>
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==Known wands==
 
==Known wands==
[[File:Priori_Incantatem.jpg|thumb|left|The two phoenix feather wands performing [[Priori Incantatem]], due to the twin cores.]]Harry Potter's and Tom Riddle's wand cores came from the same phoenix: [[Fawkes]], who belonged to [[Albus Dumbledore]]. These two wands are ''brothers''. Therefore, they have a certain connection and may produce unusual magical effects when forced to duel one another; a phenomenon known as [[Priori Incantatem]]. [[Tom Riddle|He Who Must Not Be Named]] kidnapped [[Garrick Ollivander|Ollivander]], the wand maker, for information. Ollivander told him that a different wand may work against [[Harry Potter|Harry]], but Harry destroyed the "borrowed" wand when Lord Voldemort chased him when Harry was being moved. Garrick Ollivander also showed a maple and Phoenix feather wand for trying to Harry Potter in 1991.
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{{Quote|It so happens that the phoenix whose tail feather resides in your wand gave another feather... just one other. It is curious that you should be destined for this wand when its brother... gave you [[Harry Potter's scars#The lightning-bolt scar|that scar]].|Garrick Ollivander, to Harry Potter|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)}}
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[[File:Tumblr_lq90540gqt1qedoxoo2_250.gif|frame|left|The two phoenix feather wands performing [[Priori Incantatem]], due to the twin cores.]][[Harry Potter]]'s and [[Tom Riddle]]'s wand cores came from the same phoenix: [[Fawkes]], who belonged to [[Albus Dumbledore]]; these two wands are ''brothers''. Therefore, they have a certain connection and may produce unusual magical effects when forced to duel one another, a phenomenon known as [[Priori Incantatem]]. Riddle, better known as Voldemort, kidnapped Ollivander, the wand maker, for information on this situation and how to overcome it. Ollivander told him that a different wand may work against Harry, but Harry's wand destroyed the "borrowed" wand when Lord Voldemort chased him when Harry was being moved.
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Before Harry acquiring his [[holly]] and phoenix feather wand in 1991, Ollivander had showed [[Maple and phoenix feather wand|another wand]] of phoenix feather, made of [[maple]] for trying to Harry Potter in 1991.
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Professor [[Silvanus Kettleburn]]'s [[Silvanus Kettleburn's wand|wand]] also has a [[phoenix]] feather core.
   
 
==Known donors==
 
==Known donors==
[[File:Phoenix.jpg|thumb|114px|[[Fawkes]]]]
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The only [[phoenix]] known to have donated his feathers to make a [[wand]] was [[Fawkes]], [[Albus Dumbledore]]'s magical bird. He only gave two feathers, one to Harry Potter's wand, and one to Tom Riddle's wand. <ref>[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]], Chapter 5, ''Diagon Alley''.</ref>
The only [[phoenix]] known to have donated his feathers to make a [[wand]] was [[Fawkes]], [[Albus Dumbledore]]'s magical bird. He only gave two feathers, one to [[Harry Potter's wand]], and one to [[Tom Riddle]]'s wand. <ref>[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]], Chapter 5, ''Diagon Alley''.</ref>
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There was at least one other phoenix who donated its feather to Ollivander as shown in the [[Maple and phoenix feather wand|maple wand]] Ollivander showed Harry in 1991. Who this phoenix was and how its feather was attained is unknown.
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==Other uses==
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[[File:Phoenixfteaher.png|thumb|[[Feather]] used as a writing tool by [[Albus Dumbledore]].]]
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In the [[1992-1993 school year]], one [[feather]] was standing in an ink pot on [[Albus Dumbledore|Albus Dumbledore's]] desk, indicating that he was using it for writing.
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In the [[1995-1996 school year]], Fawkes left his feathers behind in bursts of flame as messages and warnings for the members of the [[Order of the Phoenix]].
   
There was at least one other phoenix who donated it's feather to Olivander as shown in the maple wand Olivander showed Harry in 1991. Who this phoenix was and how it's feather was attained is unknown.
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==Behind the scenes==
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*[[Harry Potter (book series)|''Harry Potter'' series]] author [[J. K. Rowling]], if given the choice, would the core of her own wand to be a phoenix feather, which was the reason why she gave Harry this core.<ref name="scholasticinterview">[http://web.archive.org/web/20080623145514/www.scholastic.com/harrypotter/books/author/interview2.htm Harry Potter: Meet J. K. Rowling - October 16, 2000 interview]</ref>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]] ''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]] ''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''
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*''[[Pottermore]]''
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Latest revision as of 09:01, August 29, 2014

Phoenix feather
Object information
Manufacturer

Phoenix

Usage
  • To keep the bird warm
  • Used as a wand core
  • As a warning sign
Owners

Phoenix feathers are feathers shed by phoenixes, primarily gathered and used in wandmaking.

WandloreEdit

This is one of the rarest core types.[1] Phoenix feathers are capable of the greatest range of magic, though they may take longer than either unicorn hair or dragon heartstring cores to reveal this. They show the most initiative, sometimes acting of their own accord, a quality that many witches and wizards dislike.[1]

Phoenix

Fawkes donated two feathers.

Phoenix feather wands are always the pickiest when it comes to potential owners, for the creature from which they are taken is one of the most independent and detached in the world. These wands are the hardest to tame and to personalise, and their allegiance is usually hard won.[1]

Known usersEdit

In Ollivanders Wand Shop, the owner Garrick Ollivander, is known to use phoenix feathers as one of his three cores; the others being dragon heartstring and unicorn hair.

Known wandsEdit

"It so happens that the phoenix whose tail feather resides in your wand gave another feather... just one other. It is curious that you should be destined for this wand when its brother... gave you that scar."
—Garrick Ollivander, to Harry Potter[src]
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The two phoenix feather wands performing Priori Incantatem, due to the twin cores.

Harry Potter's and Tom Riddle's wand cores came from the same phoenix: Fawkes, who belonged to Albus Dumbledore; these two wands are brothers. Therefore, they have a certain connection and may produce unusual magical effects when forced to duel one another, a phenomenon known as Priori Incantatem. Riddle, better known as Voldemort, kidnapped Ollivander, the wand maker, for information on this situation and how to overcome it. Ollivander told him that a different wand may work against Harry, but Harry's wand destroyed the "borrowed" wand when Lord Voldemort chased him when Harry was being moved.

Before Harry acquiring his holly and phoenix feather wand in 1991, Ollivander had showed another wand of phoenix feather, made of maple for trying to Harry Potter in 1991.

Professor Silvanus Kettleburn's wand also has a phoenix feather core.

Known donorsEdit

The only phoenix known to have donated his feathers to make a wand was Fawkes, Albus Dumbledore's magical bird. He only gave two feathers, one to Harry Potter's wand, and one to Tom Riddle's wand. [2]

There was at least one other phoenix who donated its feather to Ollivander as shown in the maple wand Ollivander showed Harry in 1991. Who this phoenix was and how its feather was attained is unknown.

Other usesEdit

Phoenixfteaher

Feather used as a writing tool by Albus Dumbledore.

In the 1992-1993 school year, one feather was standing in an ink pot on Albus Dumbledore's desk, indicating that he was using it for writing.

In the 1995-1996 school year, Fawkes left his feathers behind in bursts of flame as messages and warnings for the members of the Order of the Phoenix.

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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