Harry Potter Wandlore: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Veela Hair Cores
Veela are first introduced to the Harry Potterseries in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. They are used as the mascots for the Bulgarian Quidditch team. While they are recognized as separate from wizards, they often marry wizards and have families. Fleur Delacour's grandmother was a veela, making Fleur one quarter Veela herself, along with her younger sister Gabrielle.
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While Ollivander only makes wands using phoenix tail feather, unicorn hair, and dragon heartstring, those are far from the only cores to be found in wands across the wizarding world. Veela hair is also used on occasion for particular witches and wizards, and there is some interesting wandlore to accompany this unique core.
Veela hair is used very rarely as a wand core in the Harry Potter universe. In fact, only one wand in the epic seven novel series is ever confirmed to have veela hair at its core. Ollivander never uses veela hair as the core of any of his wands, and no wand maker is ever named who does use veela hair.
The one wand in the series never has its creator named or confirmed. Most wizards will never come in contact with a veela hair wand, much less own one.
9 Fleur Delacour
Fleur Delacour is the one witch in the Harry Potter series who is confirmed to have a wand made with a veela hair core. The hair for her wand was donated by her maternal grandmother. It's not clear whether anyone who is not part veela would have a hair at the core of their own wand.
Fleur's wand is 9½ inches long, and made of rosewood. Rosewood is also a rare wood for a wand, known for its incompatibility with dark magic. It is better known for its use with love spells and healing magic.
8 Veela Magic
Veela have their own type of magic which does not require the use of a wand, as seen at the Quidditch World Cup, Bulgaria vs. Ireland. This may play into the power provided by a veela hair core in a wand.
It's also possible that anyone who possesses a veela hair wand may be particularly talented at wand-less or wordless magic.
7 Veela Characteristics
Veela are defined as female humanoid magical beings. They have the ability to drive men wild, especially when they use their "charm" or perform a particular dance for which they’re recognized. They are thus able to hypnotize and mesmerize most men with the dance.
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Men under their influence will then try to impress them. If a veela is angered she is also capable of morphing into a bird-like creature with scaly wings protruding from her shoulder blades. In their bird form, veela are able to throw handfuls of fire at whoever has angered them.
6 Only Women
There is no such thing as a male veela. As far as is known from the Harry Potter series, there are no male veela hair wand owners either.
Only Fleur is confirmed as the owner of a veela hair wand, though it is quite possible her younger sister, Gabrielle, also has a wand with a strand of her grandmother's hair at its core.
5 Personal Connection
The rarity of veela hair wands highlights the personal connection that most who possess veela hair cores have to their wands. Wands cored with veela hair are usually found paired with witches and wizards who have veela ancestry in their family lines.
Again, Fleur's wand has hair donated by a full-Veela relative, her grandmother. It is possible that only someone who is able to provide their own veela hair can have a wandmaker transform the item into a wand core.
4 No Veela Hair For Ollivander
The great wand maker, Garrick Ollivander, when he arrives to perform the weighing of the wands in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, says that he will not use Veela hair for cores. He explains that this is because he believes veela hairs make for "temperamental" wands.
Like veela themselves, with their strong tempers and magical transformations, Ollivander does not want to imbue any wand with this same personality or trait. Wands should be at least slightly predictable to their owners. It's also likely he doesn't waste his time because he knows there isn't much of a market for veela hair cores.
A witch or wizards who possesses a veela hair wand often tend to be beautiful and charismatic, as Fleur herself certainly is.
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While a witch or wizard with a veela wand often appear calm, they can also have quick tempers, just like their veela ancestors and the wands they use. This is probably in part why Ollivander does not work with veela hair at all when making wands for British wizards.
2 Slavic Mythology
Veelas originally appear in Slavic mythology. Some Slavic legends claim that if a single Veela hair is plucked, she will either die or change into her bird like form.
These possible complications and dangers may also be one of the reasons why very few wandmakers work with veela hair to begin with.
1 Supreme Cores
Ollivander himself may have had a bit of influence on the lack of use of veela hair across the wand making industry. Ollivander popularized the practice of using the "supreme cores" only in wand making across the globe. His use of only phoenix tail feather, unicorn hair, and dragon heartstring certainly made an impression.
Before this trend, it was much more common for wandmakers to experiment and use a larger number of magical substances as wand cores. Veela hair may be easily available, but modern wandlore trends have moved wandmakers away from using the less common cores in their work overall.
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- "And that, boys, is why you should never go for looks alone."
- —Arthur Weasley about Veela[src]
The Veela are a race of semi-human, semi-magical hominids reminiscent of the Sirens of Greek mythology. Little is known about their biology; they appear to be young, beautiful humans. Their looks and especially their dance are magically seductive to almost all male beings, which causes them to perform strange actions in order to get nearer to them. Veela are thought to have their own type of magic which does not require a wand. When Veela are angry, however, they transform into something more like Harpies — their faces turn into cruel-beaked bird heads while long scaly wings burst from their shoulders, and they can launch balls of fire from their hands. Veela seem to be quite an irascible race. For example, in the 1994 Quidditch World Cup, they were easily wound up by the Leprechauns, resulting in a fight between both teams' mascots on the pitch. The Veela then got sent away. Veela were the mascots for the Bulgarian National Quidditch team during the 1994Quidditch World Cup, which indicates an Eastern European origin, although the Delacours, who are from France, are proof that they can be found all over Europe.
Veela hair is a magical substance, suitable as a core for wand manufacture. Renowned wandmakerGarrick Ollivander, noted that he personally never uses it, as the product tends to be temperamental.Fleur Delacour's wand contains a single hair from her Veela grandmother. Which is rather ironic as ancient stories state that if a single hair is plucked from a veela's head they will die or disfigure.
Cross-breeding with humans
Veela have been known to marry wizards, although it is unknown whether any have married Muggles. Children of these unions are half-Veela, and they will inherit magical ability from their fathers and beauty and charm from their mothers. Veela traits seem to persist for at least a few generations.
Apolline Delacour is a half-Veela, thus her children Fleur and Gabrielle are quarter-Veela, and Fleur's children Victoire, Dominique and Louis are eighth-Veela; it is unknown if they have inherited any specific Veela characteristics from their great-grandmother.
It is unknown whether half-blooded Veela can throw fire or transform into harpy-like creatures as their full-blooded relatives can.
Behind the scenes
- Veela are nymph-like creatures in Slavic mythology, who live in bodies of water and have power and ability over storms. They may be the ghosts of women who drowned, especially those who were betrayed by their lovers. They often appear as beautiful women, but are known to morph into swans, snakes, horses, or wolves. Their mystical, seductive speaking and singing voices hypnotise those who hear them, and they are fierce warriors. Interestingly, given that Fleur Delacour's wand has a hair from her Veela grandmother, it is said in some legends that if even one of their hairs is plucked, a Veela will either die or be forced to change into a non-human shape. Veela are main features of Bulgarian and Serbian folklore such as the story of Marko Kraljevic and the Veela.
- One of the questions on the 2nd Level W.O.M.B.A.T. asks the examinee to identify which of five given statements is false; one of these claims that full-blooded male Veela do not exist.
- Veela are similar to the Sirens of Greek mythology. They are featured in Homer'sThe Odyssey, as half-bird, sea-dwelling hybrids whose hypnotic singing causes sailors to run aground. In the modern day, they are depicted in the popular American fantasy series, Percy Jackson & the Olympians. In the series, they are shown as one of the several reasons people vanish in the Bermuda Triangle, or the Sea of Monsters.
Notes and references
- Veela | Harry Potter Wiki | Fandom powered by Wikia
The Veela are a race of semi-human, semi-magical humanoids reminiscent of the Sirens of Greek...http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Veela
- Veela Magic | Harry Potter Wiki | Fandom powered by Wikia
Veela magic is a special form of magic used by Veela and humans with Veela heritage. It could be...http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Veela_Magic
- Veela - Wikibooks, open books for an open worldhttps://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Muggles%27_Guide_to_Harry_Potter/Magic/Veela
- The Veelas of Harry Potter - YouTube
Veela are the Slavic versions of nymphs, who have power over storms, which they delight in sending down on lonely travelers. All the credits belong to J.K. R...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52K6ITeLOF8
- As Part Veela, Why Could Fleur Delacour Use Polyjuice Potion to Transform into Harry, and Why Could Hagrid Not? - Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange
It is established in Deathly Hallows that Polyjuice Potion is meant for human transformations only: ‘Wha’ was tha’ about?’ roared Hagrid. ‘I’m sorry, Harry, but I had to check,’ said Lupin ter...http://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/19219/as-part-veela-why-could-fleur-delacour-use-polyjuice-potion-to-transform-into-h
Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Veela
Overview[edit | edit source]
Veela, who are the team mascots of the Bulgarian National Quidditch team in the Quidditch World Cup, take the form of inhumanly beautiful and infinitely desireable women.
Extended Description[edit | edit source]
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The Veela seem to have the ability to change between two states. In their normal state, they appear to be women, with skin that "shines moon-bright" and white-gold hair that "fans out behind them without wind". They are incredibly beautiful, though inhumanly so, but when they dance, that apparent inhumanity no longer matters. Like the legendary Sirens, Veela music and dance has the power to cloud men's minds and make them want to do insane and self-destructive things in order to secure the notice of these desirable creatures.
When they get angry, though, they change into beings with heads like birds, with sharp, cruel, beaks and scaly wings, and apparently have the ability to throw fireballs. "And that is why you should never go for looks alone," as Mr. Weasley comments.
In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, it is revealed that Fleur Delacour's wand has, as its active magical core, the hair of a Veela. Fleur says that it is from her grandmother, which tells us both that Veela and humans can interbreed, and that Ron's earlier guess that there was some Veela in Fleur's background is correct.
Analysis[edit | edit source]
Veela are mentioned also in the Muggle mythos. There, they are shapeshifters, though most alluring in their human form. Predominantly women, though there are some males, they are rather mischievous creatures. They enjoy luring men away from their homes or away from their journeys, and dancing or singing so that the men are compelled to join them. Men so entranced end up being led into fairy rings and forced to dance until they die or one of their friends pulls them out. We note that this magical luring effect is referred to in archaic texts with the fine old word "glamour," and have used the same term in this text in places where it seems appropriate.
We do see quite a few males so entranced in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, though none of them are convinced to dance until they die; we do note that Ron and Harry almost jump from the Top Box at the Quidditch World Championship, that the referee at that match abandons his job, and that Ron almost volunteers to fly a broomstick to the moon shortly afterwards. It is interesting that Ron is more susceptible than Harry. Perhaps Harry's resistance to the Imperius curse is somehow related to his lack of susceptibility to the Veela glamour.
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Greater Picture[edit | edit source]
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Harry potter veela
“And that, boys, is why you should never go for looks alone!”
-- Arthur Weasley (GF8)
Veela are female humanoid magical beings that have the ability to drive men uncontrollably wild, especially when they ‘turn on’ their charm or perform the sensual dance for which they’re known (GF8, GF22).
Veela are described as looking like incredibly beautiful women, with moon-bright skin and white-gold hair that fans out behind them despite the absence of wind. They have the ability to hypnotise and mesmerise most men with their seductive dance, who will then try to impress them. However, when they are angry they morph into bird-like creatures with elongated, sharp bird faces and long scaly wings that sprout from their shoulders. In this form, they throw handfuls of fire at whoever has angered them (GF8).
Veela hair has magical properties and can be used in wand cores. Fleur Delacour's wand has a veela hair core, from the head of her own grandmother, making Fleur one quarter veela (GF22).
There are no male veela (JKR).
The veela are based on a number of sources that describe Eastern European nature spirits of legend:
"Vily" are Slovic fairies who can take the form of birds.
"Vilas," as they appear in Serbian legends, are "mountain nymphs, young and beautiful, clad in white, with long flowing hair. Their voices are said to resemble those of woodpeckers. They shoot, according to popular belief, deadly arrows at men, and sometimes carry off children..." (The Fairy Mythology by Thomas Keightley, 1878.)
The book A Field Guide to the Little People describes the Vily (singular: Vila) in detail. They are nature guardians, caring for the trees, streams, and flowers in their domains. They are extremely jealous of beautiful women. Their moods are as changeable as the weather and they can both cause and cure illnesses. A human who tarries too long in their territory may be shot dead with arrows or die suddenly from heart attack, lumbago, or by being buried under an avalanche. Vily have fair complexions and curly, reddish-brown hair which falls to their feet. They wear shimmering white clothing or coverings of green leaves. Interestingly, those born on Tuesday or Sunday can most easily see Vily.
Veela are fascinating, alluring, beautiful... But what are they? Are they beings or beats? Birds or women? Some sort of in-between?
It is possible that in creating veela, J.K. Rowling was inspired by the Sirens of Greek mythology. Sirens were believed to combine women and birds in various ways. They had the power to enchant men with their beautiful voice and music. However, once under their spell, the men would be led to their doom, typically through shipwreck or drowning (Wikipedia).
From the Web
"Veela" on the Harry Potter Wiki
“Vila" from the Wikipedia page "Supernatural Beings in Slavic Religion"
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