The esteemed Seer Cassandra Vablatsky

"True Seers are very rare, and Professor Trelawney..."
Minerva McGonagall being dubious on Sybill Trelawney's ingenuity as a Seer[src]

A Seer was a gifted wizard or witch who had the ability to see into the future with their Inner Eye.[1]


Seers predicted prophecies, which were then recorded and stored in the Hall of Prophecy in the Ministry of Magic's Department of Mysteries.[2][3]

According to Minerva McGonagall, true Seers were extremely rare, and she had doubt that Sybill Trelawney could be considered as one despite her sporadically accurate predictions.[1][4]

Albus Dumbledore once told Harry Potter that seeing into the future was incredibly difficult because of the complexity of every single action and their consequences.[5]

Centaurs were Seers with their own brand of Divination, which differs from that of humans.[6]

Naming Seers

Main article: Naming Seer

Known Seers


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 6 (Talons and Tea Leaves)
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 34 (The Department of Mysteries)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 35 (Beyond the Veil)
  4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 16 (Professor Trelawney's Prediction)
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 37 (The Lost Prophecy)
  6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 27 (The Centaur and the Sneak)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)
  8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
  9. J.K Rowling on Twitter
  10. In the 1984–1985 school year, Jacob's sibling had visions of unknown origin showing Hogwarts covered in ice and an animated suit of armour. Their friend Rowan, who was very knowledgeable about magic for someone their age, concluded it was some kind of prophecy, suggesting that the student was a Seer.
  11. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 15 (The Hogwarts High Inquisitor)
  12. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 12 (Professor Umbridge)
  13. 16 July, 2005 Edinburgh press conference on Accio Quote!
  14. Harry Potter Limited Edition
  15. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
  16. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay
  17. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film)
  18. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 1 (Year Five Begins)

B3C6M2 Trelawney's first Divination lesson in the trio's third year.jpg
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)
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