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Fire-omens (the technique being known as Pyromancy) were a concept in Divination.[1] They were presumably prophetic signs seen in flames.

History

At the start of 1993-1994 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Professor Sybill Trelawney promised her third year Divination students that they would begin to study crystal-gazing in the summer term, as long as they were done learning about fire-omens by that time.[1]

In 1996 at Hogwarts, Firenze taught his fifth year Divination class to burn various herbs and spices such as sage and mallowsweet, and to try and see symbols in the smoke.[2] It is unknown if this would be considered a form of reading fire-omens.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 6 (Talons and Tea Leaves)
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 27 (The Centaur and the Sneak)
Divination
B3C6M2 Trelawney's first Divination lesson in the trio's third year.jpg
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Textbooks: The Dream Oracle · Unfogging the Future
Methods: Astrology · Bibliomancy · Cartomancy · Catoptromancy · Crystal-gazing · Crystal ball · Dream interpretation · Fire-omens · Heptomology · Ichthyomancy · Myomancy · Ornithomancy · Ovomancy · Palmistry · Scrying mirror · Tarot cards · Tessomancy · Xylomancy
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