Potterhead Always and Forever!
“For in dreams, we enter a world entirely our own, let them swim in the deepest ocean or glide over the highest cloud”
– Albus Dumbledore
What if all the writers of this world belonged to a parallel universe telling us the story of their lives and warning us of their existence? J.K. Rowling created horcruxes, with a part of her soul in every book she wrote. Now her books will live forever and so will she.
On behalf of all the potterheads out there, this fellow potterhead would like to enlighten you all about some of the not-so-commonly potter-world things which every potterhead holds very dear to his/her heart. Enjoy!
1. The meaning of the first thing that Severus asked Harry
“Potter! What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?”
According to the language of flowers (Victorian), the word asphodel refers to a lily and means “regrets follow to the grave” while the word wormwood means “bitter sorrow” summing up the meaning to “I regret lily’s demise”
mind = blown!
2. Trelawney’s genius!
During a class Prof. Trelawney, tries to guess when was Harry born,
“I think I am right in saying, my dear that you were born in midwinter?”
Harry replies, “No, I was born in July.”
On the contrary to the popular belief that this is another one of her failed predictions, she might have felt Voldemort’s presence in him for he was born on 31st of December or should I say midwinter?
3. Super Superstitious Trelawney
In the Prisoner of Askaban, Prof. Trelawney refuses to sit in a table where 12 already sit saying if she joins it’d be 13 and the first one to rise would be the first to die. In the order of phoenix 13 characters dine and Sirius is the first to rise and later becomes the first to die.
4.Why do they refer him as “one who must not be named”
It was not clear until the 7th book was released, for why was he called “one who must not be named”. During the first wizarding war, Voldemort invented a curse. He called it Taboo and used it on his own name. It would work as a location trigger and reveal the location of the one who took his name to the death eaters. It was used again during the second wizarding war as it was obvious that only members of the Order of the Phoenix would dare to take his name.
5. According to the prophecy made by Trelawney,
“”Either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives”
This surely means that at the end only one can survive as both want to kill the other, But, what if it meant that the only way one can die is in the hands of the other? That means with Voldemort dead there is nothing that can kill harry. Making harry be “the-boy-who-lived” forever!