Wikia

Harry Potter Wiki

Tessomancy

Talk0
11,958pages on
this wiki
Tea leaves 1

The Grim in Harry Potter's cup.

Ronald Weasley: "Right. What can you see in mine?"
Harry Potter: "A load of soggy brown stuff."
— Harry Potter's first attempt at tessomancy.[src]

Tessomancy[1] is the art of reading tea leaves to predict events in the future. Tessomancy is taught as part of the Divination course at Hogwarts.

Known readings

"Well, Harry's got a wonky sort of cross -- that's trials and suffering. But this here could be the sun -- that's happiness. So... you're going to suffer but you're going to be happy about it."
Ron Weasley reading Harry Potter's tea leaves.[src]
  • In third year, during one of the Divination lessons, Professor Trelawney read the tea leaves in Harry Potter's cup and saw four things: the falcon, a deadly enemy; The club, an attack; The skull, danger in your path and the Grim, a spectral dog which is an omen of death.
  • In the same year, during the same Divination lesson Trelawney read the tea leaves in Neville Longbottom's cup and commented that it was not good. After she asked if his grandmother was well.

Tea leaf symbols

From Unfogging the Future, pages five and six:

  • Acorn - "windfall, unexpected gold"
  • Club - "an attack"
  • Cross - "trials and suffering"
  • Falcon - "a deadly enemy"
  • The Grim - "death"
  • Skull - "danger in your path"
  • Sun - "great happiness"

Etymology

The terms "Tessomancy", "Tasseomancy" and "tassology" derive from the French word for teacup; "tasse", and the Greek suffixes, "-graph", "-logy", and "-mancy".

Appearances

Notes and references

External links


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


This article or section is a stub. You can help by expanding it.

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki