Eihwaz is a magical rune meaning "defence" which came up during the 1996 Ancient Runes O.W.L.s examination. Hermione Granger confused it with ehwaz, another rune which meant "partnership", but she still achieved an Outstanding.
Behind the scenes
- Eihwaz is actually the Germanic word for yew-tree, while ehwaz means horse.
- Like Ehwaz, Eihwaz is also a rune in the Futhark alphabet, representing defence, patience, waiting and calmness.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (First mentioned)
Notes and references
|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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