It has been 14 years since the last Harry Potter book was released, and Potter fans are still making startling discoveries about the hidden meaning of certain scenes. Which once again underlines how much J.K. Rowling is a magical author. Here are a few details you might not have noticed when reading books or watching movies.
1. Snape's secret pain
In the first class, Snape asks Harry, “Potter! Tell me, what will I get if I mix the crushed asphodel root with a decoction of wormwood?"
In the Victorian language of flowers, asphodel is a type of lily, which means "I will regret you forever", and wormwood means "I miss you" and symbolizes the bitterness of loss. So the implication of Snape's question, posed by the stern tone of a man accustomed to hiding his emotions, is to admit, "I am bitterly sorry for Lily's death."
2. Holy Beech
Saint Jadwig (Hedwig) was considered the patroness of dead children, so while Harry Buckl's owl (originally also Hedwig) was alive, she saved him from death many times. When she died in the last book, it may have been Harry's clue about further events in Deathly Hallows.
3. Thirteenth - superfluous
In Prisoner of Azkaban, Professor Trelawney refuses to sit at the same table with Dumbledore, because twelve people are already seated at him. “I dare not, professor! If I sit down, there will be thirteen of us. Do not forget: when thirteen people are having dinner together, whoever gets up first will be the first to die.”
This is not only a reference to the biblical Last Supper. In Order of the Phoenix, Sirius was the first of thirteen to get up from the table. In the Deathly Hallows, only thirteen made it to Burrow after Operation Seven Potters. Lupine was the first to rise from the table to find the body of the deceased Moody. Later, he will be the first of those present to die in the battle for Hogwarts.
4. Voldemort was showered with snowballs
Let's go back to the "Philosopher's Stone" in the snowy Hogwarts. The book describes how Fred and George were punished for "enchanting a couple of snowballs to fly around Quirrell and bang his turban from behind." If you remember that - or rather, who - was under the professor's turban at the end of the book, it turns out that the twins beat the One Who Is Not Accepted to Be Named with snowballs. Oops.
5. Trelawney was right
In Prisoner of Azkaban, Professor Trelawney says to Harry, "I think I am not mistaken in saying, my dear, that you were born in the middle of winter?" Harry tells her that he was born in July, which casts doubt on her clairvoyant abilities.
But Voldemort was born on December 31, and in The Deathly Hallows it turns out that Harry is a Horcrux containing a piece of Voldemort's soul, and it turns out that Trelawney felt the presence of the Dark Lord four years before Harry and the readers of the book learned about it.
6. Dumbledore is a fabulous Death
There is a theory among fans that Dumbledore is Death itself from A Tale of Three Brothers, and even J.K. Rowling likes this idea. It was Dumbledore who owned all three Deathly Hallows, and he passed them on to Harry. The elder brother from the tale - the one who received the Elder Wand from Death - is Voldemort; the second brother, a powerful wizard with a resurrection stone, is Snape, who lost the woman he loved; and Harry is the younger brother who hides from Death under the invisibility cloak.
7. Ron and the chocolate frogs
J.K. Rowling said in an interview that Ron waited for his finest hour, when he, Harry and Hermione saw their faces on the cards from chocolate frogs, which they considered on the day of their acquaintance on the Hogwarts Express.
Harry has been described as "The first and only known wizard to survive the death spell, best known for defeating the most dangerous dark wizard of all time - Lord Voldemort."
Ron received honors for "Destruction of Horcruxes and the subsequent defeat of Voldemort and the accomplishment of a revolutionary coup in the Ministry of Magic."
Hermione has been called the "Flamboyant Witch of the Age" who "eradicated laws in support of purebreds" and championed "the rights of non-human beings such as house elves."
8. Griffin Door
The entrance to Dumbledore's office, shown in the films, is decorated with a huge bird that hides a secret staircase. If you look closely, you can see that it is a bar. In English - "griffin". And the door in English is "door". That is, it is literally Gryffindor, the "vulture door". Like this.
9. Vanishing and appearing in another book cabinet
When Harry first uses the flying powder in the Weasleys' fireplace in the Chamber of Secrets, he finds himself in Dire Lane, in the Gorbin and Burke dark magic item store. Among other things, there was a "large black wardrobe". This is the "disappearing closet" through which the Death Eaters infiltrated Hogwarts in the Half-Blood Prince.
10. Made for each other
Ron and Hermione were doomed to be together, whether they liked it or not - even their Patronuses showed it. Jack Russell Terriers were bred to hunt rats, badgers, foxes and otters. Ron's Patronus had a terrier and Hermione had an otter, so technically he was forced to follow her forever.
11. The dark secret of the marauders
The Marauders died in the reverse order of the order in which they are named on the map: "Lord Tail, Tramp, Sleepwalker and Prong" - that is, Remus, Peter, Sirius and James. First James was gone, then Sirius, then Peter, and finally Remus.
12. Basilisk Mark
It can be assumed that the sign of the Death Eaters - the Black Mark - was simply chosen in honor of the Slytherin snake. But it also resembles the basilisk tunnel that crawled out of the mouth of the statue in the Chamber of Secrets.
13.7 Horcruxes by J.K. Rowling
And finally - the correspondence of Tumblr users:
“It sounded so beautiful until it dawned on me that she had to kill someone every time to create them. How else do you explain the deaths of Dumbledore, Snape, Fred, Lupine, Tonks, Bookley and Dobby?"
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