Whether you’re a die-hard fan or an avid Muggle who has only watched the films and never read the books, it’s not a secret that “Harry Potter” is a cultural phenomenon.
The fans are unanimous in their opinion that the world-building skills of Rowling are top-notch, and the imaginative names she chose for her characters do not disappoint. On Pottermore, she revealed that in the early stages of the development of her characters, she had ideas for names for the 40 Hogwarts students during Harry’s year, which included each member of The Golden Trio included.
Read on to discover 20 fascinating facts about the controversial writer J.K. Rowling’s magical series, ranging from how she created her characters to how technology helped bring the series to life.
Unknown Harry Potter Facts!!
1. Voldemort was age 71 when he passed away during Hogwarts in Battle of Hogwarts.
2. And Dumbledore was aged 115 when the murder occurred by Snape.
3. Fred Weasley and George Weasley were born on April Fools’ Day.
4. Additionally, Harry Potter shares the same birthday as J.K. Rowling, which falls on July 31st.
5. The first time the disappearing cabinet is mentioned was within the Chamber of Secrets when Peeves broke it.
6. Arthur Weasley was supposed to be dead as part of Order of the Phoenix. However, he was replaced by Lupin as well as Tonks In Deathly Hallows.
7. Lupin was not originally intended to die, But Rowling was aware that she had to tell the story of parents who died since the loss of a child’s parent is among the most horrifying aspects of the conflict.
8. From the start, J.K. knew she hoped to see the Battle of Hogwarts lead to Harry dying in the woods with his family and then having Hagrid carry him out. This is the reason why Hagrid was made Hagrid secure from death in the books.
9. Hogwarts is free of tuition, and the Ministry of Magic covers all schooling in magic.
10. Harry and Dudley were still able to meet following their participation in the Battle of Hogwarts, But they would more often visit because of a sense of duty and would sit in silence so that their children could see their siblings.
11. Fred was the most challenging person for Rowling to take down.
12. George was never able to get over Fred’s death, and he never was capable of putting together a Patronus ever again.
13. George eventually got married to Angelina Johnson and named his first child after Fred.
14. The only time that the twins suffered injuries was while they were separated. George suffered a loss of an ear on his way to the secure home, and Fred suffered a fatal blast.
15. Rowling nearly killed Ron “out of sheer spite.”
16. Following Hogwarts, Harry, Ron, and Hermione all joined the Ministry following the Battle of Hogwarts. Harry and Ron were made Aurors, and Hermione began her post-Hogwarts job in the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures.
17. In the end, Harry became Head of the Auror Office, Hermione became the Minister of Magic and Ron quit the Ministry to assist George manage the joke shop.
18. “Hermione” is the female variant of “Hermes,” a messenger famous for his brilliant sense of humor and ability to move between realms.
19. “Harry” in Norse means “war chief,” and in English, it refers to “protector.”
20. Ginny Weasley made a name for herself as an experienced Quidditch player with The Holyhead Harpies but eventually took a break to care for her family. She was then a Senior Quidditch reporter for The Daily Prophet.
21. These were the names initially used for the characters before Rowling changed the words: Hermione Puckle Neville Puff, Draco Spinks, Lily Moon (Luna Lovegood), Madhuri Patil, and Mati Patil.
22. Michael Jackson once approached Rowling to create an opera inspired by the book. However, she turned the idea down.
23. Rowling later wrote a production with John Tiffany and Jack Thorne known as Cursed Child, which tells the tale of Harry’s son Albus Severus Potter.
24. Cursed Child won Best New Play at the Olivier Awards and the Tony Awards.
25. In the beginning, Rowling thought of the word that would be the last in the book in the form of “scar” but eventually changed the ending into “All was well.”
26. Rowling wanted Hermione to get a second sister, but she felt it was “too late.”
27. Ron’s Patronus can be described as one of the Jack Russell Terrier, known for his chasing of Otters. Hermione’s Patronus is an Otter.
28. “Expecto Patronum” translates to “I await a guardian” in Latin.
29. The Dementors were based on J.K. Rowling’s time of depression during her 20s.
30. Two possible names for Harry Potter’s final novel are Harry Potter and the Elder Wand and Harry Potter and the Peverell Quest. Rowling swiftly decided to drop the former because it sounded too corny.
31. Following an exciting Battle of Hogwarts, the trio each received their very own Chocolate Frog cards.
32. The story of Deathly Hallows was based on The Pardoner’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer.
33. Percy became an official with high-ranking within Kingsley in the Ministry.
34. J.K. Rowling said Lily could even have become a fan of Snape romantically (she loved him as an acquaintance) If he hadn’t enjoyed Dark Magic so much and not been enticed by the vile people and actions.
35. After Snape died, he could not add to the portraits displayed in the headmaster’s office — however, Harry demanded that he be put alongside Dumbledore.
36. The majority of Black relatives are named for constellations or stars. Sirius is often referred to in the “Dog Star,” reflecting its significance in its night sky constellation Canis Major (Greater Dog).
37. James Sirius Potter, Harry’s youngest son, took his father’s Marauder’s Map from his dad’s desk.
38. Winky the house-elf lives at Hogwarts However, she has never gotten rid of her habit with Butterbeer.
39. It is estimated that there are 700 fouls to be found in Quidditch.
40. The first time, Dean Thomas thought that his father had abandoned him, but it is revealed that Dean’s father did not tell his family that the truth about his magic and was later killed because he was averse to joining Voldemort.
41. Platform 7 1/2 is the Orient Express.
42. Mahoutokoro is one of the Japanese wizarding schools situated on the highest point of the island of volcanic origin, Minami Iwo Jima. It has the least student number of the eleven top wizarding schools.
43. It is also the principal source of transport across South Asia.
44. A beautiful fountain within the park of Beauxbatons School is said to possess healing and beautifying properties and is named after Nicolas and Perenelle Flamel.
45. Wizards can alter or even override “mundane” nature, but they cannot override “magical” nature. So, a wizard might take anything that a Muggle could catch, and he would be able to treat every one of them. He could also withstand the sting of a scorpion that could cause death to a Muggle while he could die if bitten by the Venomous Tentacula.
46. Ilvermorney is an American wizarding school that is located on Mount Greylock in Massachusetts.
47. The Houses of Ilvermorney are Horned Serpent, Wampus, Thunderbird, and Pukwudgie.
48. Newt Scamander shared a close bond with his other student Leta Lestrange. They were both relatives of Bellatrix.
49. People who are not magical (Muggles) are also known in the United States as “No-Maj” in America.
50. Luna Lovegood became a naturalist and then got married to Rolf Scamander (Newt Scamander’s grandson), With whom she was blessed with twin sons, Lorcan and Lysander.
51. Minerva McGonagall was an excellent Quidditch player. However, she had an unfortunate fall during the final season of her time at Hogwarts, which left her with a concussion as well as several broken ribs.
52. She got married to her former boss from her Ministry, Elphinstone Urquart. He died accidentally (Venomous Tentacula bite) three years after their wedding. She always used her maiden name.
53. The boggart of Dumbledore is the corpse of his sister Ariana.
54. And when he stopped at the Mirror of Erised, he saw his family, alive and content – Ariana, Percival, and Kendra all came back with him. Then Aberforth was able to reconcile with him.
55. “Bellatrix” means “combative” in Latin.
56. First Harry Potter book was published in 1998, the same year that the final Battle of Hogwarts was fought. The book begins at the end of the series.
57. Dumbledore was able to comprehend Mermish, Gobbledegook, and Parseltongue.
58. Following The Battle of Hogwarts, Umbridge was detained, interrogated, and imprisoned for crimes committed against Muggleborns.
59. Rita Skeeter is still active. She also wrote an autobiography of Harry shortly following the conflict. “One-quarter truth to three-quarters rubbish.”
60. It was Mr. Weasley who fixed Sirius’s motorbike and then gave it to Harry. Harry.
Moreover, 500 million books in the world The “Harry Potter” books have been translated into more than 80 languages, including Scots, a language used as the first language of 90,000 people.
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