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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 achieved 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, Chapter 31 (O.W.L.s)
  2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 5 (An Excess of Phlegm)


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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