Thursday, December 19, 2013

Harry Potter MotW #23

Harry Potter Moment of the Week 

Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a meme hosted over at Uncorked Thoughts. The idea is to share a favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote, object from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself! Upcoming topics & how to join here.

  Who would you most like to share a wand core with?

Well, for those of you who know my complete and utter love and devotion to Harry Potter himself; not to mention my fascination with the phoenix, this will come as no surprise:

Harry Potter's Wand
Holly with Phoenix Feather Core

I think that Harry's wand core coming from Fawkes the Phoenix is just plain awesome.  That bit probably makes me want to share a wand core with him even more; you know, for when we all head out to Olivander's...once our letters come in!  *ahem* Anyways, I thought it was so brilliant how JKR made Harry's and Tom Riddle's wands brothers - it explains why Harry's specific wand chose him, like it knew Harry would step up and challenge Voldemort.  That little detail also saved Harry's skin more than once!

It just so happens that that is the very core I got on Pottermore: Hawthorn with a Phoenix feather core (10 and 3/4 inches, surprisingly swishy haha)

-More on the Phoenix wand core:
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 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. 
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 personalize, and their allegiance is usually hard won. -Harry Potter Wikia


  1. Yes, I think I would love a wand like this! The phoenix is one of my favourite mythical creatures too :D

  2. Great pick :D Obviously.
    Yeah I loved how Harry got chosen :) It showed great potential from the start, I was curious to see where it'll go.

  3. Awww brilliant pick. I love the story behind Harry and Voldemort's wands too :) it explains so much and is so great to see how everything is interwoven. Pretty awesome about your Pottermore wand core too :P x

  4. Harry is great choice. :) And having a wand with phoenix feather is amazing! ;)
    I have unicorn hair though. :)

  5. That is so cool that you got a phoenix feather for a wand core on Pottermore! It's been so long since I've been on there, I don't remember what mine was; I just remember I was sorted into Ravenclaw, lol. The story behind Harry and Voldemort's shared wand cores could probably fill a book on its own; JKR's genius never stops amazing me!

  6. I totally love that as well such a cool idea!

  7. So awesome that you got Phoenix feather core!! I wish I did. :) I love reading these Harry Potter MOTW posts. I'm sorry I haven't stopped by in a while. I totally suck.


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