“I seem to remember telling you both that I would have to expel you if you broke any more school rules,” said Dumbledore. Ron opened his mouth in horror. “Which goes to show that the best of us must sometimes eat our words.”—Albus Dumbledore (via adlazinator) (via harrypotterismylife)
J.K. Rowling has hidden a lot of clues in Order Of The Phoenix that tell us that Sirius was going to die before we actually found out!
- On Harry’s first night at Grimmauld Place, the entire house sits down to dinner. In total, thirteen of them eat together. According to Trelawney in Prisoner Of Azkaban: when thirteen people dine together, the first one to rise is the first to die. No prizes for guessing who rises first here: “Sirius started to rise from his chair.”
- A lot of people say that Sirius in Animagus form (big, black, shaggy dog) is uncannily similar to the Grim, so his death was coming when we first met him in Prisoner Of Azkaban.
- In the American book, the first page shows the book title and an illustration. There is a picture of Sirius’ Animagus form leaving 12 Grimmauld place. It shows that Sirius would be leaving something; in this case, it was life.
- In St. Mungo’s, when they are going to visit Mr. Weasley- ‘They climbed a flight of stairs and entered the “Creature-Induced Injuries” corridor, where the second door on the right bore the words ‘DANGEROUS’ DAI LLEWELLYN WARD: SERIOUS BITES.’ If you put these words on a sign, they would read:
Creature-Induced Injuries Dangerous Dai Llewellyn Ward Serious Bites
Take the first word of each of these and what do you get get? ‘Creature Dangerous Dai Serious?’ No - “Kreacher dangerous, Die Sirius..”
Severus - Sever means “to cut off.” Snape appears to have “cut off” his ties with the Dark Lord through the first five books, and then with Dumbledore and the Order in Half-Blood Prince. “Severe” means “cruel, strict” - two characteristics that accurately describe the Potions Professor. Sounds very similiar to the Latin word “servus,” meaning “servant.” Is he still a servant of Voldemort’s? The name Severus is also mentioned in Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, a favorite book of J.K. Rowling. Additionally, a Saint Severus of Alexandria (Egypt) was martyred along with a Saint Peter and a Saint Leucius for publicly proclaiming the faith around 309 C.E. “Severus, Peter, and Lucius” - quite a coincidence!
Voldemort - There was a dark wizard in medieval times named Voldermortist. In another language, Voldermortist means “Lord of Evil” or “Dark Lord.” Legend has it that Voldermortist once tried to destroy Merlin before the time of King Arthur (Mr. Weasley?) by bewitching good people and simply bribing those who already were evil. Legend has it that Merlin destroyed Voldermortist by using a simple Paralyzing Charm (full body bind?), fed him to the many-headed-beast (Fluffy?) of the lake, the Lady of the Lake’s pet (Giant Squid?), freed the bewitched people, and destroyed the evil men. That was maybe twelve, thirteen years before Arthur (how long it was from Voldemort’s destruction until Harry started Hogwarts). In many European languages, “mort” or “mord” refer to “death or evil.” In French, “vol-de-mort” means “flight from death” (meaning escaping death). Also in French, “vol” translates as “the act of stealing,” giving Voldemort’s name the alternate meaning to “steal from death.” In Norwegian and Danish, “vold” means “violence.” In Danish, “volde” means “to cause” and could be derived from the Latin “valde,” meaning “great, exceedingly, strongly, powerfully.” Using these defintions Lord Voldemort’s name would then mean “excessive, great, or extreme death.”
“A week after Fred and George’s departure, Harry witnessed Professor McGonagall walking right past Peeves, who was determinedly loosening a crystal chandelier, and could have sworn he heard her tell the poltergeist out of the corner of her mouth, “It unscrews the other way.”—Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (via omgharrypotter)
“Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”—Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the sentence that started it all. (via omgharrypotter)