"If the background information is accurate, there's a curse attached to the urn. Anyone who steals it ends up dead. A victim of the guardian who protects it and she feeds off their greed."
Prue to her sisters.[src]

The Guardian of the Urn is a magical being that protects a priceless Egyptian Urn, once owned by an ancient wizard. When the wizard died, a curse was placed on the urn. When the urn is stolen, the Guardian kills the thieves as punishment for their crime and feeds off their greed. The Guardian only wishes to kill those responsible for theft, though she will eliminate all those that stand in her way. The only way to break her curse is to perform a selfless act.


"You are being punished for your greed."
—The Guardian to those cursed.[src]

When the Urn was stolen from a mansion in Cairo by Wesley, Palmer Kellogg, and Clay Muniz, the Guardian awoke and killed Wesley with a poisonous spider.

Clay brought the urn to San Francisco and talked his ex-girlfriend, Phoebe, into convincing her sister to auction it off. The Guardian followed Wesley's body to San Francisco and confronted Palmer at his hotel to ask where the urn was. She then proceeded to kill him with a scorpion. Meanwhile, Prue discovered the urn was stolen and cursed and informed her sisters.


The Guardian disappearing.

The Guardian next confronted Clay and the sisters at Buckland Auction House. When the sisters defended Clay and ran, the Guardian decided that more people needed to die for her to get to the thief.

Clay went back to the Guardian to protect Phoebe. When the sisters arrived, a snake conjured by the Guardian tried to bite Phoebe, but Clay risked his life to protect her. Because of this selfless act, Clay was redeemed by the Guardian, who then returned to the urn and restored it to its rightful place in Cairo.

Powers and Abilities[]

Active Powers
  • Transmogrification: The ability to transform one's body into another matter altogether. The Guardian could turn herself into an Egyptian carving while slumbering or as a way of camouflage.
  • Smoke-Fading: The ability to teleport through a combination of Smoking and Fading.
  • Transformation: The ability to transform objects and beings into something else. The Guardian of the Urn possessed the power to transform the glyphs on the Urn into real poisonous animals.
  • Sensing: The ability to locate and find those who steal the urn.
Other Powers
  • Immortality: The ability to have an infinite lifespan and an arrested aging process.
  • High Resistance: The power to be resistant to potentially lethal powers.

Notes and Trivia[]

  • It is unknown what kind of being the Guardian is, though she is most likely a type of Spirit.
  • Much like the Furies, the Guardians only hunt those who have committed crimes.
  • The Guardian punishes the greedy. Greed is one of the Seven Deadly Sins. The curse was also broken by a selfless act, much like required to free onself from sin.
  • The Guardian was the first being that proved resistant to Prue's telekinesis.


The Guardian of the Urn appeared in a total of 1 episode throughout the course of the series.