Fire-omens (the technique being known as Pyromancy) are a concept in Divination. They are presumably signs seen in flames. At the start of 1993-1994 school year, Professor Sybill Trelawney promised her third year 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]

Behind the scenes

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


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter 6 (Talons and Tea Leaves)

B3C6M2 Trelawney's first Divination lesson in the trio's third year
Professors: Sybill Trelawney · Firenze
Known Seers: Calchas · Cassandra Vablatsky · Cassandra Trelawney · Gellert Grindelwald · Inigo Imago · Johan Hoffman · Liz Tuttle's mother · Mopsus · Professor Mopsus · Susie Sooth · Tycho Dodonus · Unidentified Canadian Seer · Unidentified female Seer · Unidentified male Seer
Textbooks: The Dream Oracle · Unfogging the Future
Methods: Astrology · Cartomancy · Catoptromancy · Crystal-gazing · Crystal ball · Dream interpretation · Fire-omens · Heptomology · Ichthyomancy · Myomancy · Ornithomancy · Ovomancy · Palmistry · Scrying mirror · Tarot cards · Tessomancy · Xylomancy
Divination at Hogwarts: Divination (class) · Divination Classroom · Divination staircase · Sybill Trelawney's office · Classroom 11 · Xylomancy (class)
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