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Priori Incantatem

The Death Eaters view of the Golden thread

Otherwise known as the reverse spell effect, this reveals the last spell cast by another wizard's wand


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It so happens that the phoenix whose tail feather is in your wand, gave another feather - just one other.


Garrick Ollivander
Frank Bryce appears in front of Harry due to Priori Incantatem

Shadows of the past


... a narrow beam of light was now connecting the two wands, neither red nor green, but bright, deep gold ...


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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

By J.K. Rowling

Wands Cores

Wand Cores

By J.K. Rowling


An open Golden Snitch, revealing the Resurrection Stone inside

The meaning and mythology of gold in Harry Potter


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When the connection is broken, we will linger for only moments ... but we will give you time …


James Potter

‘The wands connected?’ he said, looking from Harry to Dumbledore. ‘Why?’


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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

By J.K. Rowling

Harry and Voldemort spells connect creating the Golden Thread

Priori Incantatem


Priori Incantatem fact file


Purpose

To reveal the last spell cast by a wand

Famous moment a wizard or witch uses it

Used by Amos Diggory to show that Harry's wand had been used to cast the Dark Mark. The spell effect also took place when Harry and Voldemort's twin wand cores were used against each other.