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Stuff About Harry Potter you probably do not know

Disclaimer: If you have not read Harry Potter series, this list is full of spoilers, shut this right now, you will not understand a thing anyway.  This list will keep on getting updated as I uncover more in those pages. Stay braced as it is going to be looooong!

— Calling +1 (781) 452-4077 will connect you to Hogwarts, now you can track what REALLY happened to that letter when you were 11! — Both Sirius and Fred, pranksters of their generation, died laughing. — After the battle of little Whinging, 13 people gathered at the Burrow to mourn the loss of Alastor Moody. Lupin was the first to rise to look for the body. Later he was killed by Antonin Dolohov, making at least one of Prof. Trelawney’s predictions come true: “When 13 dine together,  the first to rise will be the first to die.” — In Greek Mythology, a seer named Cassandra was given powers by the God Apollo, who later cursed her so that noone would believe her. Prof. Trelawny’s great grandmother’s name is Cassandra. –The first thing Snape asks Harry is “Potter, What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of Wormwood?”  According to Victorian flower language, Asphodel is a type of Lilly meaning ‘My regrets follow you to the grave’ and wormwood means ‘Absence’ and also typically symbolize bitter sorrow. If combined it means “I bitterly regret Lilly’s death” — Mirror of Erised showed people their deepest desires. Erised is desire spelled backwards. Also the inscription ““Erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi” when read backward is “I show not your face but your heart’s desire” — Both Lilly and Snape’s last words were “Always” ❤ — When “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” was released in Great Britain, the publisher asked stores not to sell the book until schools were closed for the day to prevent truancy. Which muggle would go to school on a day such as that? — People had trouble pronouncing Hermione’s name, so Rowling had her sound it out for Viktor Krum in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” — J.K. Rowling is the first person to become a billionaire (U.S. dollars) by writing books. And she deserves all this and more, I say! — Rowling’s publisher suggested she use initials rather than her real name, “Joanne Rowling,” in order to appeal to male readers. She chose J.K., borrowing the “K” from her grandmother’s name, Kathleen. However, neither “Kathleen” nor “K” is part of her legal name. Good Books cannot be written by women, eh Mr. Publisher? — The reason Snape hates Neville so much is because he could have been the Chosen One, which means Lily could have survived. — Lily and Severus have the same Patronus animal- a doe. — George would never be able to make a Patronus after Fred’s death. 😥 — Ron’s Patronus is a Jack Russel Terrier, which is known for chasing otters. Hermione’s Patronus happens to be an otter. Severus Snape is the only Death Eater who can produce a Patronus. — Vol de Mort means flight or theft of death in French. — Avada Kedavra derives from the Aramic phrase “Abhadda Kedhabhra” which means “to disappear like this world.” — When Arthur Weasley takes Harry to the Ministry of Magic they must first dial a secret code into a telephone keypad. He enters the number 62442. The letters underneath those numbers on a standard mobile phone spell out the word “magic”. –The Hogwarts school motto is “Draco domiens nunquam titillandus” , which is Latin for “Never tickle a sleeping dragon” — Harry could not see the thestrals until his fifth year because it was only then he really appreciates what deaths mean. He was in his cot, so he never saw his parents die – just flashes of green light. He didn’t see Professor Quirrell die. Only when he witnessed Cedric Diggory’s death, and it had sunk in over the summer, could he see the thestrals. — MEMBERS of the Order of the Phoenix communicate using their patronuses. They are the only wizards who know how to use their spirit guardians in this way and were taught to do so by Dumbledore, who invented this method of communication. The patronus is an efficient messenger because it is effective against the dark arts, not hindered by physical barriers, and each is unique – so there’s never any doubt as to who sent it. Dumbledore’s patronus was a phoenix. — DEAN Thomas always thought he was a muggle after being raised by his mother and his stepfather when his father walked out on the family when Dean was very young.What he doesn’t know is that his wizard father never told his wife what he was because he wanted to protect her. He was killed by Death Eaters when he refused to join them. –THE core of Hermione’s wand is dragon heartstring, so Harry, Ron and Hermione unite the three Ollivander wand cores. — A WAR took place in the wizarding world at the same time as the Muggle Second World War. The evil wizard Grindelwald was finally defeated by Dumbledore in 1945, the same year as Hitler’s downfall. –RON was amazed to hear that Tom Riddle received an award for special services to Hogwarts, saying jokingly: “Maybe he murdered Myrtle; that would’ve done everyone a favour.” He DID murder Myrtle, through the Basilisk –WEST Ham United is the only football club mentioned in the books – in honour of one of JKR’s oldest friends, Troy, who supports them. She also lends her name to one of the Irish Quidditch players along with other old mates Moran and Quigley. –Dementors were created based on JKR herself going through depression. The cure? Chocolate. — When Vernon asked about Dementors, Aunt Petunia says: They guard the wizard prison. Azkaban”  Later when Snape’s memories are written he is seen telling lilly: Dementors are for people who do really bad stuff.  They guard the wizard prison. Azkaban. ” And Petunia had listened to this conversation. She knew it was Snape all along! — Colors play an important role in the Harry Potter novels. For example, shades of red represent goodness, such as Gryffindor’s scarlet robes, Harry’s red ink, and the crimson Hogwarts Express train. The Weasleys have red hair and a red roof. Green is largely associated with negative events, such as when Harry sees a flash of green when his parents die and the green-colored curse that made Ron vomit. — Numbers are symbolic in the series, especially 2, 3, 4, and 7. For example, the trio of Harry, Ron, and Hermione suggest the power of three and the spiritual trinity. Harry fatally wounds the basilisk on its third strike, and Hagrid knocks on the front door of Hogwarts three times. Students attend Hogwarts for seven years and there are seven players on each Quidditch team. Sirius is also imprisoned on the seventh floor of Hogwarts –“Morsmorde” is the command that makes the Dark Mark (the mark of Voldemort) appear and means “take a bite out of death” in French, making it an appropriate call for Death Eaters. — In one of a number of occasions in the HBP book in which Prof. Slughorn gets Ron’s name wrong, he refers to the character as ‘Rupert’ – Chapter 22. Of course Ron Weasley is played by actor Rupert Grint 😀

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