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We've grown up watching Harry Potter movies and reading all about HP trivia to keep us updated on the characters and probably the celebrities playing those characters. I mean, if you're anything like me, you stalk Emma Watson on social media almost daily.
But even when I've watched the movies nearly a 100 times and read repeatedly read the books, I still come across some unknown facts that definitely shock me. So I have compiled some very rarely known facts about our favorite series.
It's a French word for 'flight of death'. If you break it down, it will be Vol de mort and the 't' in the name goes silent. But that doesn't matter because he is 'He Who Must Not Be Named' anyway.
Azkaban wasn't originally a prison, it was a fortress. It was used by a wizard named Ekrizdis who practiced dark magic. He would lure in muggles into the fortress in order to torture or kill them.
Yes, he turned 11 that year and started his Hogwarts education on September 1st, 2015. He was also sorted into Gryffindor.
JKR said she had an absolute dislike for that individual but never reveals who it was. She also added by saying that Umbridge is probably even more evil than Voldemort himself.
She was initially married to Elphinstone Urquart from the Ministry of Magic. Sadly, he died by a Tentacula bite only 3 years into the marriage. She never married again.
JK Rowling thought about the shape of the scar on Harry's head a lot. She wanted the protagonist to have a 'cool' scar and not stuck with a doughnut-shaped scar.
If you recollect in the first book, the Weasley twins were throwing snowballs which bounced off the turban of Professor Quirrell. Now that we know, inside the turban lay our very own Voldy.
JK Rowling decided to add Hermione teaching Viktor Krum how to pronounce her name in the 4th book because until then not many people were sure how to pronounce her name. It's Her-My-Oh-Nee, by the way.
The Patronus charm is a relatively difficult one to produce. Hagrid didn't attend Hogwarts in the 3rd year and hence, he wasn't able to produce a Patronus. But our head cannon would be, if he was able to, it would take the shape of Fluffy, the three-headed dog.
Sometimes when the hat can't decide which house to put a witch or a wizard in, it takes longer than usual. This is known as Hatstalls. It happened in the case of McGonagall as the hat couldn't decide whether to put her in Gryffindor or Ravenclaw. Or in the case of Peter Pettigrew, the hat couldn't decide whether to sort him into Slytherin or Gryffindor.
Both of them were descendants of the Peverell family. Voldemort was supposedly descended from Cadmus Peverell, who was the 2nd brother and owner of the resurrection stone and Harry descended from Ignotus Peverell, the owner of the Invisibility Cloak.
Yes, it's the age of Hufflepuff. If you think Hufflepuff is a 'meh' house, remember the mighty Cedric Diggory and also, Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts.
It was revealed that the flying motorcycle that Hagrid used actually belonged to Sirius Black. Later on, Arthur Weasley fixed the motorcycle and it came to Harry.
Remember in the Order of the Phoenix when Hermione designs coins for all members of the DA so that they could send messages about the DA meetings? All the members kept the coins as 'badges of honor' after the war.