More Harry Potter Facts!

I’ve mentioned before on my blog that my whole family are Harry Potter fans. We’ve visited the Warner Bros Studio in London where they filmed the books, but have now booked for a revisit! We’re going for the “Sweets and Treats” themed event this month! And, it will be the first time we have seen the Hogwarts Express that arrived in March. I’ll post some photos soon but for now, here’s some interesting Harry Potter facts, taken from a variety of J K Rowling interviews and information in the books. See how many you already know!


 

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  1. The first Harry Potter book was published in 1998, the same year the final Battle of Hogwarts was fought. Says Rowling, “I open at the close.”
  2. An inscription on the Mirror of Erised reads “I show not your face but your heart’s desire” when reflected in a mirror.
  3. “Expecto Patronum” literally translates to “I await a guardian” in Latin.
  4. Ron’s Patronus is a Jack Russell terrier, known for chasing otters. Hermione’s is, coincidentally, an otter.
  5. After Fred’s death, George was never able to perform the Patronus again.
  6. J.K. Rowling said she found Hedwig’s name in a book of saints.
  7. Rowling said if Voldemort saw a boggart it would take the shape of his own corpse, since death was his greatest fear.
  8. Harry_Potter_English_Australian_SeriesSirius Black and Fred Weasley, two pranksters from different generations, died laughing.
  9. When he died, Dumbledore was 150 years old.
  10. Originally Rowling wanted to kill off Arthur Weasley in the fifth book, but switched him for Sirius Black.
  11. Dementors are a physical representation of Rowling’s experience with depression.
  12. Voldemort is incapable of love because he was conceived under a love potion.
  13. If Muggles came upon Hogwarts, it would look like a decrepit building with a “Keep Out: Dangerous” sign on it.

 

 

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