A box that may have been marked with the mark of Merlin

The mark of Merlin was a "mysterious rune" that the Medieval legendary wizard Merlin used to mark his possessions, namely, a gleaming jet black box.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • This mark is only mentioned as a possible answer to a hypothetical question posed during the sorting quiz on Pottermore. Therefore, it is unclear if Merlin actually used this symbol as his mark in historical canon.
  • Oddly, the box that supposedly bears this mark appears to be completely plain other than the lock. It is possible that the mark is merely on a side of the box that is not seen, however.


Notes and references

Study of Ancient Runes
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Professor: Bathsheda Babbling
Textbooks: Advanced Rune Translation · Ancient Runes Made Easy · Magical Hieroglyphs and Logograms · Rune Dictionary · Spellman's Syllabary
Known Runes: Acromantula · Demiguise · Ehwaz · Eihwaz · Fwooper · Graphorn · Hydra · Quintaped · Runespoor · Salamander · Unicorn · Unknown · Mark of Merlin
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