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Character Tag for Sybilll Trelawney, the Divination professor from the Harry Potter Series.

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What was the use of the subject Divination?

Why was divination taught at Hogwarts? Just for that subject, Dumbledore had to hire a fraud like Sybill Trelawney. I know it was because of her prophecy that Dumbledore and wizarding world knew ...
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How did Trelawney know Snape interrupted her interview with Dumbledore (and her prophecy)?

Sybill Trelawney does not know when she does actual prophecies. "She does not know — and I think it would be unwise to enlighten her — that she made the prophecy about you and Voldemort, you see....
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Did Professor Trelawney sense that a part of Voldemort resides in Harry?

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, during a lecture in Divination where Harry suddenly dozed off, Professor Trelawney said to him: “I was saying, my dear, that you were clearly born under the ...
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Did Dumbledore create the Divination position just to get the prophet (Sybill) under Hogwarts protection?

Did Dumbledore needed to protect Sybill Trelawney from Voldemort's clutches (we can see that when he refuses to kick her out of the castle in the fifth book, after she's sacked by Umbridge). Does ...
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Why was Trelawney's first prophecy taken so seriously by everyone?

(heavy spoilers ahead - read at own risk) As we know the events around the first prophecy of Trelawney go like this: Dumbledore interviews her She makes the prophecy They are interrupted by Snape ...
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Why didn't Trelawney vanish her empty sherry bottles?

Professor Trelawney is somewhat notorious for her drinking habit. She often uses the Room of Requirement to try and dispose of her empty bottles. Harry sprinted towards [the noise], his wand at the ...
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Why did Dumbledore let Snape tell what he heard to Voldemort?

Snape was caught eavesdropping on Trelawney's prophecy by Aberforth and Albus Dumbledore (How did Trelawney know Snape interrupted her interview with Dumbledore (and her prophecy)?). Based on Lily's ...
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How can wizards avoid Trelawney's statement when dining with 13 people? [closed]

Trelawney's statement: Never forget that when thirteen dine together, the first to rise will be the first to die! This statement was proven to be correct multiple times throughout the series. But,...
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