Thursday, March 1, 2012
The Wands of Harry Potter
Those powerful magical wands are created with a variety of very strong woods. Harry Potter's late mum used a wand of Willow, the tree we know as the source of the pain relieving salicylic acid leading to our modern day aspirin. Hagrid's wand was made of the mighty oak tree. The wand of "He who must not be named" (Voldemort) was crafted from Yew. This evergreen was a symbol of death in Renaissance literature and a cancer fighter in the medical world. Yew was the original source of the now synthesized Taxol. Hawthorne, Ebony, Beechwood, Mahogany are other woods used to create wands as well as Maple, Walnut, Oak and Linden.
No two wands are the same. And the wand chooses the wizard.
This one chose Angelica.