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"Fairies can be extremely vain and groom themselves almost constantly: removing a fairy's wings, for example, tends to cause it extreme annoyance."
Zygmunt Budge, Book of Potions[src]

The wings of the fairy were used as an ingredient in potions, such as in the Girding Potion,[3][4] and the Beautification Potion.[2]

Removing a fairy's wings was safe, but would cause extreme annoyance to the fairy in question, due to the creatures' natural vanity. Because the fairies were very hard to approach and to capture, their wings were considered precious ingredients.[2]


The wing of a fairy could also be used as a wand core, of which it was used in one known instance for Ollivander family's heirloom wand, an heirloom wand for the Ollivander family that was stolen by Richard Jackdaw in the 1790s and later destroyed.[5]

Behind the scenes[]

  • In Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, this ingredient was featured in Beta testing for the game, but it along with other ingredients and potions were cut from the final edit and were not released in the game.


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