Spellman was a wizard or witch who presumably wrote the first edition of Spellman's Syllabary. The edition owned by Hermione Granger was written by Rosana Amorim.[1]


"Spellman" is English name derived of "Speller". "Speller" : 1. a person who spells words in the manner specified & 2. (Social Science / Education) a book designed to teach or improve spelling. The name has a sort of double meaning. Spell is the name of a general magical action, so it could, additionally, mean: a person who practises spells.

Behind the scenes

  • It is possible that Spellman is just a pen name of Rosana Amorin.


Notes and references

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