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Some articles on wand, wands, elder wand:

The Sorting Hat - Other Uncategorised Objects - Wand
... A wand is a wooden stick-like object used to channel magical energy and thus increase its power, and without which only limited magic is possible ... Wands are used as both tools and weapons in the wizarding world ... They are thus an important aspect of nearly all magic, and great importance is placed on wand mastery ...
List Of Supporting Harry Potter Characters - Others - The Peverell Brothers
... of the three Peverell brothers, and owner of the Elder Wand ... He was killed in his sleep after bragging about the wand's invincibility, having won a duel with it ... The murderer then stole the Elder Wand, thus initiating its bloody history ...
List Of Supporting Harry Potter Characters - Others - Gellert Grindelwald
... Grindelwald successfully became master of one of the Deathly Hallows, the Elder Wand, by stealing it from the previous owner, the wand-maker Gregorovitch ... Gaining the Elder Wand's immense power, he subsequently committed many terrible acts ... Grindelwald, who at the time possessed the supposedly unbeatable Elder Wand, lost to Dumbledore ...
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 1 - Plot
... Voldemort commandeers Lucius Malfoy's wand, as Voldemort's own wand cannot be used to kill Harry, because they are "twins" ... At the Burrow, Harry has a vision of the wand-maker Ollivander being tormented by Voldemort, who claims that Ollivander had lied to him by claiming that the only way Voldemort could kill Harry was by using ... Harry sees a vision of Voldemort interrogating Gregorovitch, a renowned wand-maker who claims that a teenage boy had once stolen the legendary Elder Wand from his shop ...

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