image/svg+xml Discover Menu

Explore the story

Sybill Trelawney

Sybill Trelawney looking mystically mad from the Prisoner of Azkaban

Divination professor at Hogwarts who has prophesied accurately at least twice

A steam filled divination class room from the Prisoner of Azakban

Sybill Trelawney

By J.K. Rowling

Sybil Trelawney teaching a divination lesson in the Prisoner of Azkaban

At the top of North Tower

A voice came suddenly out of the shadows, a soft, misty sort of voice. ‘Welcome,’ it said. ‘How nice to see you in the physical world at...


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

No Image

Hogwarts School Subjects

By J.K. Rowling

No Image

The Grim, my dear, the Grim! The giant, spectral dog that haunts churchyards! My dear boy, it is an omen – the worst omen – of death!

Sybill Trelawney
Sybil Trelawney clutches her bag after being fired by Umbridge in the Order of the Pheonix

A cruel dismissal

No Image

I have been crystal-gazing, Headmaster, and to my astonishment, I saw myself abandoning my solitary luncheon and coming to join you.

Sybill Trelawney
The Death Eaters attack Dumbledore's Army in the Hall of Prophecy.

Naming Seers

By J.K. Rowling

Sybill Trelawney fact file

By J.K. Rowling

Full Name

Sybill Patricia Trelawney


9 March


9 ½”, hazel, unicorn hair core




Muggle mother, wizard father


A Seer, though the gift is unpredictable and unconscious


Practising making doom-laden prophecies in front of the mirror, sherry