At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. Spoilers will be present within the article.
- "Don't complain, this means we've finished palmistry. I was getting sick of her flinching every time she looked at my hands."
- — Harry Potter[src]
Palmistry, also known as chiromancy, was taught to third year students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Divination class. Harry Potter and other students in his year learned from Professor Trelawney in early 1994 about Palmistry in Divination class. Palmistry was revised in the sixth year as well.
In 1996, Harry sat his Divination O.W.L., which involved palmistry as its last part. As with the rest of his Divination exam, this part went very badly; he mixed up the life and head lines in his examinator's hand, thereby informing her that she ought to have died the previous Tuesday.
Palmistry is Late Middle English from palm + -estry (of unknown origin), later altered to -istry. The older term chiromancy is from chiro- from Greek kheir 'hand' and -mancy from Old French -mancie, via late Latin -mantia from Greek manteia 'divination'.
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
Notes and references
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 12 (The Patronus)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 4 (Friends in Low Places) - Divination Lesson "Palmistry"
- Oxford Dictionary: chiromancy
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 31 (O.W.L.s)
- Oxford Dictionary: chiro-
- Oxford Dictionary: -mancy
|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 · Bibliomancy · 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)|