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"It seems only yesterday she was in here herself, buying her first wand. Ten and a quarter inches long, swishy, made of willow. Nice wand for charm work."
Mr Ollivander's description of this wand[src]

The wand belonging to Lily J. Potter was 10¼" long, made of willow,[1] and had an unknown core. The wand was manufactured by Garrick Ollivander, who described it as "swishy" and good for charms.[1] Lily most likely used this wand from the time she began Hogwarts and until she was murdered during the First Wizarding War.


Lily purchased her wand at Ollivanders Wand Shop before she began her education at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1971.[1] She presumably used this wand throughout her education at Hogwarts.

It can be assumed she wielded this wand throughout the First Wizarding War, while being a member of the Order of the Phoenix.[2]

It is unknown what happened to the wand after her death in 1981, but it was possibly buried with her in the Godric's Hollow cemetery.[3]

Lily's son's best friend and the brother of her daughter-in-law, Ron Weasley, also owned a wand hewn from willow.[4]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 5 (Diagon Alley)
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 9 (The Woes of Mrs Weasley)
  3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 16 (Godric's Hollow)
  4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 4 (The Leaky Cauldron)