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Ovomancy is a type of divination that involves cracking open eggs and observing which way the yolks fall. Robert Hilliard, a Ravenclaw Prefect in the 1990s, informed first years who had just been Sorted into Ravenclaw that this was not considered an unusual pastime within the House. In fact, according to him, not only would other Ravenclaws have no trouble with someone "spend[ing] [their] days and nights" practising ovomancy in a corner of the common room, but one would "probably find a few people to help."[1]

Etymology

Ovomancy comes from the Latin word 'ovo', meaning 'egg'.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Pottermore introduction for Ravenclaws (transcription available here)

Divination
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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