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13 Hidden Facts About Harry Potter You Probably Didn't Know 

7 books and 8 movies. We've all loved the Harry Potter series since we were young kids and even now we'd probably binge watch all the movies during our weekends. But there are always a certain points you miss out on even when you're big fans of Harry Potter

Some important details might've missed your attention while you were busy enjoying yourself in the books and movies. So here's a few things you didn't know about your favorite series. 

Via Bustle.com

13 Hidden Facts About Harry Potter You Probably Didn't Know 

13 Hidden Facts About Harry Potter You Probably Didn't Know 

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1. Harry and Voldemort are related

1. Harry and Voldemort are related

Yes, they're related by blood and not just by Harry being one of the Horcruxes. Their common connection was established by the Peverells. Wizarding families are somehow always connected to each other.

2. Wizard children were home schooled

2. Wizard children were home schooled

They attended official school only once they were 11. Initially, wizard children couldn't be schooled outside because they had trouble controlling their powers hence homeschooling was the best option.

3. Harry can't speak Parseltongue anymore

3. Harry can't speak Parseltongue anymore

Harry could only communicate with snakes because he was a horcrux. Voldemort destroyed the horcux inside Harry by himself and since then Harry has lost his ability to speak to snakes.

4. Professor McGonagall was a widow

4. Professor McGonagall was a widow

She was married to Elphinstone Urquart for 3 years and he was killed due to a tentacula bite. The marriage was cut short but she never changed her maiden name.

5. The Malfoys were never sent to prison

5. The Malfoys were never sent to prison

Although, they caused a lot of trouble, they were never sent to Azkaban after the battle was over. It was believed that in the end, they also helped Harry in their own tested way to win against Voldemort and hence they were saved.

6. Teddy Lupin was not a werewolf

6. Teddy Lupin was not a werewolf

The son of Remus and Tonks wasn't a werewolf like his father but a metamorphmagus like his mother. He was also sorted into Hufflepuff and later became head boy.

7. The Weasley twins were born on April Fool's Day

7. The Weasley twins were born on April Fool's Day

They love a good prank and that's probably why they were both born on the 1st of April. Fred was the elder of the two.

8. Arthur Weasley was supposed to die

8. Arthur Weasley was supposed to die

By the end of The order of the Phoenix, JKR planned to kill Mr Weasley but went with Sirius instead.

9. The Dementors were a representation of JK Rowling's depression

9. The Dementors were a representation of JK Rowling's depression

She struggled with depression in her 20s and decided to represent it as a form of Dementors. They were black hooded figures that would suck out all the happiness from a person's soul.

10. Ginny played Quidditch professionally

10. Ginny played Quidditch professionally

After the battle of Hogwarts, Ginny went ahead to play professional Quidditch by joining the Holyhead Harpies, an all female Quidditch team. Later, she also became a sports correspondent for The Daily Prophet.

11. Hermione was reunited with her parents

11. Hermione was reunited with her parents

Hermione has to wipe their memories before she went out for the battle. But it was revealed later that she modified their memories once again to get her parents back.

12. Nearly Headless Nick was supposed to have a theme song

12. Nearly Headless Nick was supposed to have a theme song

The Gryffindor ghost was supposed to have his own theme song, but due to the editorial team, it was cancelled. You can still read the ballad of Nearly Headless Nick online.

13. Dumbledore saw his family in The Mirror of Erised

13. Dumbledore saw his family in The Mirror of Erised

Very much like Harry, Dumbledore also saw his family, alive and happy in the Mirror of Erised.

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