Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Avis
|Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic|
|Features||Creates a flock of birds|
|First Appearance||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire|
Overview[edit | edit source]
The Avis spell causes a flock of birds to appear out of the end of the caster's wand.
Extended Description[edit | edit source]
This spell is used by Mr. Ollivander as part of the process of testing Krum's wand in the Wand Weighing ceremony. Krum's wand is a very sturdy wand, made of hornbeam and dragon heartstring, thicker than most; the Avis spell causes it to give a report like a gun as it creates a flock of small, twittering birds that fly off through the open window.
In Harry's sixth year, Hermione performs this spell twice: once in Transfiguration class, where she is the only person to be able to do it, unsurprisingly; and once a week later when she is suffering jealousy from Lavender and Ron's budding romance.
Analysis[edit | edit source]
This is a sixth-year spell; creation of living creatures, unlike Transfiguration from non-living objects, is not taught to Hogwarts students until quite late in their education. As such, it is a decent test of the capabilities of a wand.
Questions[edit | edit source]