These 21 Harry Potter Clues Show Why J.K. Rowling Is Genius
Yes, the books are absolutely amazing, but did you realize they're also incredibly smart?
In the Victorian language of flowers, asphodel is a lily that means "my regrets follow you to the grave" and wormword not only means "absence" but symbolizes bitter sorrow. That whole passage could possibly be interpreted that Snape was saying "I bitterly regret Lily's death" right when he met Harry.
Many people believe she is named for the patron saint of orphans, but that is St. Jerome Emiliani.
Greek mythology says that Orion cared for his dog Artemis so much that a star was put up for the companion. This star is Sirius, the brightest star in the sky. And what do you know, Sirius' Animagus is a dog!
And! In second century Britain, the governor was named Clodius Albinus. Albinus attempted to take the thrown and ended up in an alliance with another contender, Septimus Severus.
It's the same cabinet used to sneak Death Eaters into Hogwarts in Half-Blood Prince.
Jack Russell terriers are known to chase all sorts of animals considered vermin, including otters.
“I dare not, Headmaster! If I join the table, we shall be 13! Nothing could be more unlucky! Never forget that when 13 dine together, the first to rise will be the first to die!”
Later in that book, he becomes the first of the group to die.
Lupin was the first person to leave and go look for Mad Eye Moody's body. During the Battle of Hogwarts, he's the first person to die.
Harry destroyed the diary, Dumbledore destroyed the ring, Ron destroyed the locket, Hermione destroyed the cup, Crabbe destroyed the diadem (inadvertently with the fiendfyre), Voldemort destroyed the Horcrux inside Harry and Neville cut of Nagini's head.
However, Aunt Petunia already knows. She says she heard about them when "that awful boy" told Lily.
After Dumbledore tells him no, Voldemort becomes angry, and accuses Dumbledore of being "omniscient as ever."
Dumbledore simply replies saying "No, no. Merely friendly with the local barmen."
However, Voldemort was born in mid-winter. Later in the series we learn that Harry was accidentally turned into a Horcrux, and had some of Voldemort's soul within him. That piece of the soul is what Trelawney was sensing.
Well Squib also means a broken firecracker, or one that should create sparks, and cannot.
They died in reverse order of which they were named on the map.
Voldemort's wand is also made of Yew.
This mark signifies those who have the ability to speak to snakes, a trait that Voldemort shares with Slytherin, which enforces his belief he's the heir to Slytherin.
They end up predicting the events of the Triwizard Tournament.
They first say he will be in danger of burns, then that he will lose a treasured possession. Next they say he will be stabbed in the back by someone he thought was a friend, and finally he will come off worse in a fight.
Somehow though, they seemed to forget that Sirius died.