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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]

Lily Evans's wand 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 Potter, the wand's owner and master

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)