The Harry Potter books are often considered the greatest book series in the world. All seven books have been translated to the movie screen and have brought tremendous success. The franchise launched the three leading actors’ careers, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson. J.K Rowling has sparked and inspired the imagination of millions of people. Fans around the world have bought more than 500 million copies. Even then, there are some Harry Potter facts that the fans have missed out on. The following are some important aspects of the stories you may have missed.
The Patronus Charm is a defensive spell that releases an animal guardian to help battle dementors. J.K Rowling first introduced it in the Prisoner of Azkaban. Each wizard’s Patronus reflects their happy thought, which is often in the form of a loved one. In the case of James and Lily Potter, their Patronuses were meant to be. James’s Patronus was a stag, whereas Lily’s was a doe. This was symbolic of how much the couple loved each other and a pretty cool Harry Potter fact.
The Hogwarts Headmaster saw more than socks in the Mirror of Erised. This magical mirror shows the heart’s deepest and most desperate desires. We do not know what Dumbledore saw in the mirror since it is about his family. We are given a background into his family towards the later stages of the series. When Dumbledore looks into the mirror, he sees his family alive and well. Specifically, he sees a vision of his brother, Aberforth forgiving him. He also sees his sister, Ariana, alive. This Harry Potter fact must have had fans curious since the answer couldn’t have been just “socks”.
A bit rough on the dementors. Yeah, sure, they suck the happiness from you, but they’re only doing their jobs. One of Kingsley Shacklebolt’s acts after becoming permanent head of the Ministry of Magic was to ban dementors. This meant that Dementors could not guard Azkaban. It also meant that they were not useful anywhere else in the wizarding world. A bit harsh on the creatures. They were probably sick of Sirius escaping Azkaban anyway.