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This website is for Harry Potter fanatics only. We have investigated many mysteries of the Harry Potter books, and this website will give you the answers to all of your problems. THIS BLOGSITE IS ONLY OPEN TO THOSE WHO HAVE READ HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you have any questions we haven't given you the answers to, you can tell us that as a comment. Enjoy!!!

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Saturday, May 20, 2006

Mysterious-Mysteries Has Moved....

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Saturday, April 08, 2006

Birthdays

Here are some birthdays of characters, the cast, and a couple of other people.

January
1- Verne Troyer: Griphook (1969)
4- Jim Norton: Mr. Mason (1938)_22- John Hurt: Mr. Ollivander (1940)
24- Terence Bayler: Bloody Baron (1930)
27- Richard Bremmer: voice of Voldemort (1953)

February
_3- Warwick Davis: Professor Flitwick (1970)
_8- John Williams: Composer (1932)
_8- Roger Lloyd-Pack: Barty Crouch (1944)
_10- Lance Johnson: visual effects intern for PoA (1982)
_12- David Crossman: costume supervisor (1970)
_17- Bonnie Wright: Ginny Weasley (1991)
_18- Simon Emanuel: second assistant director; second unit (1975)
_21- Alan Rickman: Professor Snape (1946)
_22- Julie Walters: Molly Weasley (1950)
_25- James and Oliver Phelps: Fred and George Weasley (1986)
_27- Timothy Spall: Peter Pettigrew (1957)
_28- Alfred Burke: Headmaster Armando Dippet (1918)

March
_3- Miranda Richardson: Rita Skeeter (1958)
_6- Pete Hanson: studio manager: Double Negative (1968)
_13- Harry Melling: Dudley Dursley (1989)
_15- Sean Biggerstaff: Oliver Wood (1983)
_17- Ben Cooke: PoA stunts (1974)
_20- David Thewlis: Remus Lupin (1963)
_21- Gary Oldman: Sirius Black (1958)
_22- Leilah Sutherland: Alicia Spinnet (1985)
_27- Julian Glover: Voice of Aragog (1934)
_28- Mike Newell: Director of Goblet of Fire (1942)
_29- Brendan Gleeson: Mad-Eye Moody (1955)
_30- Robbie Coltrane: Rubeus Hagrid (1950)

April
_14- Julie Christie: Madam Rosmerta (1941)
_15- Emma Watson: Hermione Granger (1990)
_15- Emma Thompson: Professor Trelawney (1959)
_19- Tara Walker: digital i/o for CoS (1977)
_20- Leslie Phillips: Voice of the Sorting Hat (1924)

May
_5- Andrew Lockley: digital compositor for CoS (1971)
_13- Robert Pattinson: Cedric Diggory (1986)
_13- Zoe Wanamaker: Madame Hooch (1949)
_17- Paul Whitehouse: Sir Caddogan (1958)
_18- Alex Rodríguez: visual effects for PoA (1971)
_18- Miriam Margolyes: Professor Sprout (1941)

June
_6- Jason Isaacs: Lucius Malfoy (1963)
_22- Chris Shaw: motion control previs supervisor (1975)
_26- Tolga Safer: Karkaroff's Aide in GOF (1982)
_27- Matthew Lewis: Neville Longbottom (1989)
_30- Pedja Bjelac: Professor Igor Karkarof (1962)

July
_2- Edward Randell: Justin Finch-Fletchley (1988)
_10- Fiona Shaw: Petunia Dursley (1958)
_10- Jeff Rawle: Amos Diggory (1951)
_21- Adrian Rigby: prosthetic makeup and creatures assistant (1970)
_21- Jamie Waylett: Vincent Crabbe (1989)
_23- Daniel Radcliffe: Harry Potter (1989)
_30- Frances de la Tour: Madame Maxime (1944)
_31- J.K. Rowling (1965)
_31- Richard Griffiths: Uncle Vernon (1947)

August
_8- Katie Leung: Cho Chang (1988)
_24- Rupert Grint: Ron Weasley (1988)
_24- Stephen Fry: UK audio book narrarator (1957)
_24- Jimmy Gardner: Ernie Prang (1924)
_25- Marc Wolff: camera pilot (1947)

September
_7- Hugh Mitchell: Colin Creevey (1989)
_10- Chris Columbus: Director of first two films (1958)
_18- Elizabeth Spriggs: The Fat Lady (1929)
_22- Tom Felton: Draco Malfoy (1987)
_23- Bruce Powell: digital artist and sequence supervisor (1967)

October
_1- Richard Harris: Albus Dumbledore in first two films (1930-2002)
_3- Christian Coulson: Tom Marvolo Riddle (1978)
_4- Will Theakston: Marcus Flint in SS/PS(1984)
_4- Martin Cantwell: sound effects editor (1963)
_5- Tiana Benjamin: Angelina Johnson in GOF (1984)
_7- Mark Radcliffe: Executive Producer for all films (1952)
_8- Ian Hart: Professor Quirrel (1964)
_11- Dawn French: The Fat Lady (1957)
_19- Michael Gambon: Dumbledore in PoA (1940)
_20- Veronica Clifford: Mrs. Mason (1944)
_27- John Cleese: Nearly Headless Nick (1939)
_27- Benjamin M. Esterson: special effects technician (1978)
_27- Jamie Yeats: Marcus Flint in CoS (1983)
_28- Devon Murray: Seamus Finnigan (1988)
_29- Robert Hardy: Cornelius Fudge (1925)
November_8- Chris Rankin: Percy Weasley (1983)_28- Alfonso Cuarón: PoA director (1961)__December_2- Alfred Enoch: Dean Thomas (1988)_4- Gemma Jones: Madam Pomfrey (1942)_7- Aaron Cartwright: Stunt double (1987)_10- Richard Francis-Bruce: Editing (1948)_10- Kenneth Brannagh: Professor Gilderoy Lockhart (1960)_16- Tony Christian: stunt double for Rupert Grint, Slytherin Beater #3 (1975)_21- Martin Bayfield: Stunt Double for Robbie Coltrane, 13 year old Hagrid (1966)_22- Ralph Fiennes: Lord Voldemort (1962)_24- Nicola Berwick: PoA stunts (1978)_24- Shirley Henderson: Moaning Myrtle (1965)_28- Maggie Smith: Professor McGonagal (1934)

Birthdays

Here are some birthdays of characters, the cast, and a couple of other people.

January
1- Verne Troyer: Griphook (1969)
4- Jim Norton: Mr. Mason (1938)_22- John Hurt: Mr. Ollivander (1940)
24- Terence Bayler: Bloody Baron (1930)
27- Richard Bremmer: voice of Voldemort (1953)

February
_3- Warwick Davis: Professor Flitwick (1970)
_8- John Williams: Composer (1932)
_8- Roger Lloyd-Pack: Barty Crouch (1944)
_10- Lance Johnson: visual effects intern for PoA (1982)
_12- David Crossman: costume supervisor (1970)
_17- Bonnie Wright: Ginny Weasley (1991)
_18- Simon Emanuel: second assistant director; second unit (1975)
_21- Alan Rickman: Professor Snape (1946)
_22- Julie Walters: Molly Weasley (1950)
_25- James and Oliver Phelps: Fred and George Weasley (1986)
_27- Timothy Spall: Peter Pettigrew (1957)
_28- Alfred Burke: Headmaster Armando Dippet (1918)

March
_3- Miranda Richardson: Rita Skeeter (1958)
_6- Pete Hanson: studio manager: Double Negative (1968)
_13- Harry Melling: Dudley Dursley (1989)
_15- Sean Biggerstaff: Oliver Wood (1983)
_17- Ben Cooke: PoA stunts (1974)
_20- David Thewlis: Remus Lupin (1963)
_21- Gary Oldman: Sirius Black (1958)
_22- Leilah Sutherland: Alicia Spinnet (1985)
_27- Julian Glover: Voice of Aragog (1934)
_28- Mike Newell: Director of Goblet of Fire (1942)
_29- Brendan Gleeson: Mad-Eye Moody (1955)
_30- Robbie Coltrane: Rubeus Hagrid (1950)

April
_14- Julie Christie: Madam Rosmerta (1941)
_15- Emma Watson: Hermione Granger (1990)
_15- Emma Thompson: Professor Trelawney (1959)
_19- Tara Walker: digital i/o for CoS (1977)
_20- Leslie Phillips: Voice of the Sorting Hat (1924)

May
_5- Andrew Lockley: digital compositor for CoS (1971)
_13- Robert Pattinson: Cedric Diggory (1986)
_13- Zoe Wanamaker: Madame Hooch (1949)
_17- Paul Whitehouse: Sir Caddogan (1958)
_18- Alex Rodríguez: visual effects for PoA (1971)
_18- Miriam Margolyes: Professor Sprout (1941)

June
_6- Jason Isaacs: Lucius Malfoy (1963)
_22- Chris Shaw: motion control previs supervisor (1975)
_26- Tolga Safer: Karkaroff's Aide in GOF (1982)
_27- Matthew Lewis: Neville Longbottom (1989)
_30- Pedja Bjelac: Professor Igor Karkarof (1962)

July
_2- Edward Randell: Justin Finch-Fletchley (1988)
_10- Fiona Shaw: Petunia Dursley (1958)
_10- Jeff Rawle: Amos Diggory (1951)
_21- Adrian Rigby: prosthetic makeup and creatures assistant (1970)
_21- Jamie Waylett: Vincent Crabbe (1989)
_23- Daniel Radcliffe: Harry Potter (1989)
_30- Frances de la Tour: Madame Maxime (1944)
_31- J.K. Rowling (1965)
_31- Richard Griffiths: Uncle Vernon (1947)

August
_8- Katie Leung: Cho Chang (1988)
_24- Rupert Grint: Ron Weasley (1988)
_24- Stephen Fry: UK audio book narrarator (1957)
_24- Jimmy Gardner: Ernie Prang (1924)
_25- Marc Wolff: camera pilot (1947)

September
_7- Hugh Mitchell: Colin Creevey (1989)
_10- Chris Columbus: Director of first two films (1958)
_18- Elizabeth Spriggs: The Fat Lady (1929)
_22- Tom Felton: Draco Malfoy (1987)
_23- Bruce Powell: digital artist and sequence supervisor (1967)

October
_1- Richard Harris: Albus Dumbledore in first two films (1930-2002)
_3- Christian Coulson: Tom Marvolo Riddle (1978)
_4- Will Theakston: Marcus Flint in SS/PS(1984)
_4- Martin Cantwell: sound effects editor (1963)
_5- Tiana Benjamin: Angelina Johnson in GOF (1984)
_7- Mark Radcliffe: Executive Producer for all films (1952)
_8- Ian Hart: Professor Quirrel (1964)
_11- Dawn French: The Fat Lady (1957)
_19- Michael Gambon: Dumbledore in PoA (1940)
_20- Veronica Clifford: Mrs. Mason (1944)
_27- John Cleese: Nearly Headless Nick (1939)
_27- Benjamin M. Esterson: special effects technician (1978)
_27- Jamie Yeats: Marcus Flint in CoS (1983)
_28- Devon Murray: Seamus Finnigan (1988)
_29- Robert Hardy: Cornelius Fudge (1925)
November_8- Chris Rankin: Percy Weasley (1983)_28- Alfonso Cuarón: PoA director (1961)__December_2- Alfred Enoch: Dean Thomas (1988)_4- Gemma Jones: Madam Pomfrey (1942)_7- Aaron Cartwright: Stunt double (1987)_10- Richard Francis-Bruce: Editing (1948)_10- Kenneth Brannagh: Professor Gilderoy Lockhart (1960)_16- Tony Christian: stunt double for Rupert Grint, Slytherin Beater #3 (1975)_21- Martin Bayfield: Stunt Double for Robbie Coltrane, 13 year old Hagrid (1966)_22- Ralph Fiennes: Lord Voldemort (1962)_24- Nicola Berwick: PoA stunts (1978)_24- Shirley Henderson: Moaning Myrtle (1965)_28- Maggie Smith: Professor McGonagal (1934)

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Red eyes... blood, perhaps?

In b2, JKR describes Tom Riddle with dark hair, pale skin, and dark eyes. But as we know from Harry's own perspective in b4, Voldemort had red eyes and the rest of his image is somewhat eerie to me. But anyway, how could someone have dark and then red eyes?
As I hope you know, blood is red. There's a kind of old saying "Blood hath been Shed" which basically means that someone's really bleeding, and probably dying. I think that JKR would know that saying.
Voldemort killed people- mainly muggle-borns. DYING!!!! So here's what could have happened...

(We learn about horcruxes in b6. Tom gets a greedy look when learning about horcruxes from Slughorn after one of his potions classes.)

So Tom's eyes were dark, right? Let's say that once he leaves Hogwarts, he gathers up death eaters and starts killing people. What if every time he killed someone his eyes turned a color getting slightly closer from dark to red (if he feels he's not being threatened or anything) , like maybe...
black-brown-purple-green-yellow-orange-red since killing "rips the soul" ? (Of course, there would be more colors in between since he didn't only kill 6 people.)Then, if his eyes would stay red after all those killings- but now that Voldemort knows that he's being threatened because of the prophecy (sorta) his eyes just remain the same color.

Even though it's not exactly an important thing, it still could be useful at one point in investigation.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Invisibility Cloak

(This was written by a friend of the staff that gives you the answers;) )

Dumbledore is quite confident in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince that “the only known relic of Gryffindor remains safe”. He is referring to the sword, as the known relic. However, that does not mean that nothing else exists that belonged to Gryffindor.
Lily and James Potter lived in Godric’s Hollow, which as J.K. Rowling says on her website, is a village. James Potter is a pureblood, but other than that, we aren’t told anything about his background. He could be a descendant of Godric Gryffindor (which would make Harry a true Gryffindor, and worthy of pulling the sword out of the hat in book two). If James Potter was descended from Gryffindor, it would be likely that he owned another belonging of Gryffindor’s— possibly the invisibility cloak Dumbledore gave Harry in his first year.
If the invisibility cloak belonged to Gryffindor, Voldemort would want it for a horcrux. He usually saved horcruxes for "significant" deaths, and James Potter, a member of the Order of the Phoenix, would be a significant death. When Dumbledore gave Harry the cloak, his note read “Your father left this in my possession before he died”, but we know that sometimes Dumbledore lied to Harry when he felt that Harry was too young to understand the full truth. Maybe James Potter did not give Dumbledore the cloak before he died, but had it in his house when Voldemort killed him and Lily.
When Voldemort arrived at the Potter’s house, he might have been intending to make the cloak a horcrux, using James Potter’s death. James, when he saw Voldemort, told Lily to “take Harry and go”, but Lily, possibly realizing it was too late, could have thrown the invisibility cloak over Harry. Voldemort, after killing James, supposedly went for Harry, but if Harry was under the cloak, Voldemort could have been trying to make the cloak a horcrux, but because Harry was under it, Harry became the horcrux instead.
Dumbledore tells Harry that it is risky to make an animal a horcrux, so it’s probably even riskier to make a human one. Because Harry had a complete soul, the spell to put a piece of Voldemort’s soul in him may have not only given Harry his scar, but destroyed Voldemort’s body as well.
Voldemort however, would not understand this, and would believe that it was the cloak that became a horcrux, not Harry.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Locked Mysteries

(a lot of this info. was from The Book, "The Plot Thickens, Harry Potter Investigated, by Fans for Fans. A great book.)

Apparently every time someone asks J.K.R. what Lily Potter did for a living, she always says, "I can't tell you that, because it has to do with a later plot."
As we know, James Potter, had inherited a fortune (in which Harry ended up inheriting). But James and Lily were such talented Wizards that I don't think that they would be the kind of people who would just rely on their fortune & hang around their house all day. Here's a theory about what the charm-talented Lily Evans Potter might have done for a living:

There was supposed to be some very confidental work going on in the Department of Mysteries at one point. What is believed by many is that Lily Evans worked in the Department of Mysteries, using her talents to create charms, based on ancient charms ("...an ancient magic of which he knows, which he despises, and which he has always therefore, underestimated." B5,p736) that she had learned- not at Hogwarts, probably too ancient. Don't forget, When Mr. Ollivander was telling Harry about his parent's wands, he said that Lily's was good for charm work. Maybe Lily was also "seeking out the mysteries" of certain topics that could defend from you-know-who. Maybe one of those topics was love...

Love is also the thing that saved Harry - in all the books, and You-Know-Who can't stand it. You-Know-Who even told us that Lily didn't have to die-he gave Lily the chance to save herself [p213]. But Lily didn't move. She stayed with Harry until her very last breath.

Lily had sacrificed her life to protect Harry, and while doing so, cast a powerful charm to protect him. That's why You-Know-Who couldn't touch him. We know that we can always trust Dumbledore, and in Book 2(ch17, p233) Riddle says that the charm that Lily had casted was a powerful one.

As we know, You-Know-Who has spies all around the Ministry of Magic (take Lucius Malfoy for example). Since You-Know-Who underestimated the ancient magic that protects Harry, he may have thought that he didn't need a spy in the Locked Room, where we believe she was most likely to be working. "a force that is at once more wonderful and terrible than death, the human intelligence, than the forces of nature"[p743UK) which describes the locked room, and we know that Lily was a rather intelligent women." That would mean that You-Know-Who wouldn't need a spy in the Locked Room.

"Lily, take Harry and go! It's him! Go! Run! I'll hold him off."[B3,ch12,p240]...
"Stand aside. Stand aside, girl!" [p239]
James and Lily's murder is "imprinted in Harry's memory, thanks to the dementors in Book 3." As we know, LILY DIDN'T MOVE. We can tell that she knew what she was doing. She knew what she had to do, and she followed what she felt was right. As said in The Plot Thickens, "She made choices based on what she felt she had to do and somehow futfilled the terms of the prophecy-with her powerful and loving legacy."


And just for the info:

~If Lily had been told the prophecy made about Harry and You-Know-Who, would she still have not moved? Would she then think about other options than death- maybe apperate with Harry to Dumbledore... as we know, he was the only one You-Know-Who ever feared?

~We are aware that this is our second post about Lily, but she is a witch who we know has a very important plot, and there are many, many mysteries to her character...

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The Strong Feelings of Wizards and Witches

(This post is replying to Richard's comment on the Cbox. It does come in handy. doesn't it!)
Richard: How is it that in muggleworld harry's strong feelings create magic--like when the snake and Dudley switch places, or his ballooning step-aunt?
My reply was:
Elena: Richard: I don't think that it is always in the muggle world. Maybe it is just because in Hogwarts, Harry can control his magic. I will create a post about that.

Well, here is the promised post.

As I said when I commented in the Cbox, maybe the reason Harry performs uncontrolled magic in the muggle-world is because he can't control his magic. As we found out, Harry hasn't performed any magic based on his feelings since he found out he is a wizard. The only other wizard we have heard about that performed uncontrolled magic in the muggle-world is He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. When Dumbledore gos to the orphanage to tell He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named that he is a wizard, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named tells Dumbledore that he has made things happen without meaning to. "I can make things move without touching them. I can make animals do what I want them to do, without training them. I can make bad things happen to people who annoy me. I can make them hurt if I want them to." A flush of excitment was rising up his neck into his hollow cheeks; he looked fevered" (page 271, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince). He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named had discovered that he could make things happen with his emotions in the muggleworld.
Just like Harry.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Creating a Horcrux

(This post is answering a question that Richard Rubin wrote.)
Q: How do you make a horcrux?

A:As Professor Slughorn told Tom Riddle, "A Horcrux is the work used for an object in which a person has concealed part of their soul." "Well, you split your soul, you see," said Slughorn, "and hide part of it in an object outside the body. Then, even if one's body is attacked or destroyed, one cannot die, for part of the soul remains earthbound and undamaged. But of course, existence in such form... few would want it, Tom, very few. Death would be preferable." One would create a horcrux by commiting murder. Killing rips the soul apart. The wizard would use the damage to his advntage. He would encase- using a spell- the torn portion.
Hope this answers your question, Richard!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Lucius

We all know one of our least favorite characters- Lucius Malfoy. Malfoy is a Death Eater, and is currently in Azkaban. He pretended to be innocent- he had a job at the Ministry and many connections- but then, when Voldemort comes back, Malfoy showed where his true loyalty lies.
His name is pretty common- the Lucius part- but, as we know, JKR usually bases her names on legendary names. There was a citizen farmer in Rome. He was a dictator in 439 B.C, and in 458 B.C. The second time, in 458 B.C., he went, fought and won a war against a neighboring tribe, resigned his dictatorship, and came back to the farm, all within 16 days. He was also a consul for a while in 460 B.C. This man's name was Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus. They named the city Cincinnati after him.
We, the staff that gives you the answers, think that JKR based the character Lucius Malfoy on Cincinnatus. Perhaps there will be a few things that Malfoy does that relate to Cincinnatus. We can't wait to find out!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Horcrux Notes:

In order to figure out what the last horcrux is, these notes from ch23 of hp6 may be some use to us.
(These notes are from the entire chapter

~How long had Tom Riddle known some of the current Death EAters?
~Why did Riddle want to ask above all teachers, Slughorn, about horcruxes? What about the fact that Tom has an ability for unknown knowledge- if Slughorn did a horcrux to himself, did Tom know about it?
~When Harry and Dumbledore stepped out of the pensive, Dumbledore said that it also showed him how far he needed to go. How far about what?
~The first horcrux that was found- Riddle's diary
~Riddle wanted people to know about the diary, so a bit of his soul coud be unleashed into the body of a future Hogwarts student so that he could come back to life through one part of one horcrux, then find the others and come totally back to life.
~Gryffindor's sword is the Gryffindor horcrux.
~Dumbledore got his black hand from the ring of which Tom had had as a horcrux (his ring.)
~Riddle only mainly relied on his horcruxes,
~With each year passing, Riddle seemed to grow less and less human.
~Voldemort liked to collect trophies- maybe a trophy from Ravenclaw is the horcrux from Ravenclaw.
~It would apparently be harder to find an item of Ravenclaw's.
~Riddle was 1 horcrux short when he entered the Potter's house- Harry could be the horcrux. After all, he is special and important enough to be a horcrux, since Riddle might not have ever layed his hands on an item of Ravenclaws. If Harry's parents knew of this, then there would also be an extra reason to protect him.
~The snake, Nagini, is probably a horcrux.
~Dumbledore believed in the chapter that Riddle could not feel a horcrux being destroyed. But what if he does? We know we can't always believe Dumbledore- he trusted Snape...
~YOU-KNOW-WHO WILL PROBABLY BE DESTROYED WHEN ALL THE HORCRUXES ARE DESTROYED, BECAUSE WITHOUT THEM, HE IS LIKE ANY MORTAL MAN THAT CAN BE INSTANTLY KILLED.
~Mental note to self: the prophecy has nothing to do with the horcruxes. It all could have happened without the prophecy- Riddle created his worst enemy.
~Riddle never knew who he was dealing with- Harry James Potter.
~For all fans: don't think about the prophecy at all!
~Harry's only protection is his ability to love.
~Harry wants and needs to kill Riddle. Riddle only goes by the prophecy, so that's how one will end up killing the other.

Please keep these notes in mind when investigating the horcruxes. Ever since chapter 1 of book 1, Riddle has always been a big part of the mystery. Harry needs to destroy him. We need to know how.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

James Potter and Lily Evans

One day and quite a few years have passed since the death date of James and Lily Potter- they were murdered on a Halloween night.
So let us shed a silent tear for the memory of Lily and James, knowing that we must, by all means, go on with our lives- and our investigation of the Harry Potter books.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

How Does the Order of the Pheonix Communicate?

As it says in HP4 and J.K. Rowling's website (www.jkrowling.com) the Order communiciates with their patronuses, because it is "an anti-dark arts devise", so dark wizards cannot communicate with the Order. Because each Patronus is different and indivually unique, no Patronus can be the same- so it is easy to tell who the message came from, and because nobody can conjure another's Patronus, there would be "no danger of false messages being passed between order members; nothing conspicous needs to be carried by the Order member to create a Patronus."
But that can't be true- James and Harry share the same Patronus- the stag. That shows TRUE connection between them, unless their stags are slightly different...
Just keep this in mind when going over the books...

(All quotes from J.K.Rowling's website.)

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Anagrams

This is continuing the previous post "Words, Words, Words, J.K.R.'s Nifty Hints. " The difference is that this time, we are working on Anagrams. Here are some of the ones we (or MuggleNet.com) have found.

1. Harry James Potter = Major Threat Persy
Percy is spelled with a 'C' but JKR could have done that on purpose.
2. Ollivanders - Ronald Lives or Ronald's Evil
This could mean that Ron won't die throughout the 7 books, but it could also mean that if he does appear to die, he won't actually have died.
3. Ollivander = An Evil Lord
Ollivander may be on You Know Who's side, or it could mean that he can't be trusted, or both. In the sixth book, Olliander dissapeared. Did he dissapear because he was going to You Know Who, or being killed by him?
4. Severus Snape = Perseus Evans or Persues Evans
Perseus is a character in a myth who went on a quest to kill God Poseidon to save the Princess (Lily?). Perseus was married to Andromeda, who is Tonk's mother. This could mean that Snape was related to, or had a relationship with Lily.
According to the Persues anagram, maybe Snape went after Lily to either kill her, or have a relationship with her. Maybe it was spelled wrong on purpose (see # 1).
5. Dolores Jane Umbridge = Dumbledore goes in jar
Dumbledore = bumblebee in Old English. Rita Skeeter = beetle and ended up on jar. Connection?
6. Drooble's Best Blowing Gum = Gold bribe below St. Mungos
In book 5, Nevilles Mum ave him gum wrapper, and they were at St. Mungos. Were they sending important messages?

Keep on sluething, post a comment if you find anything!

Friday, October 14, 2005

Proved Wrong and a Little Reminder

The staff that gives you the answers is so sorry to say that we have led you wrong with the post, "Switching Spells"- because our friend saw the theory as a rumor on JKR's website and JKR says on the thoery that James never would save himself rather than his family, and we don't think there is any point of arguing with the person who created the wonderful series of Harry Potter.
And just as a little reminder---
there is only one Harry Potter book left to be made, so we all must hope and pray that all our of our estimates and pressures will be soothed.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Dudley "Death Eater" Dursley?.

O.K., so we all know Dudley Dursley as the cruel, evil, violent, FAT boy who is Harry Potter's cousin, and whom Harry has the misfortune of living with. But is there more to Dudley then that? Looking at the evidence (and with loads of help from the book 'The Plot Thickens, by Fans, for Fans', which I highly reccommend), we believe that Dudley Dursley is a Death Eater placed on Privet Drive to keep watch on Harry and return information to Voldemort. Here's why:

- In Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone [hp 1], chapter 2 [the vanishing glass], page 27, it says that, " Dudley quickly found the largest snake in the place." Why is Dudley so interested in snakes? That connects to Slytherin, and the Dark Mark.

-In HP 1, after Harry, Dudley was the first one to notice the letter from Hogwarts. Wouldn't Vernon or Petunia have noticed if Harry was still carrying some of the mail after he had given the rest to Vernon? Suspicious...

- In HP 4, Chapter 4, page 50, it says that, after the Ton Tongue Toffee Fred and George had gien him, Dudleys tongue was, "lolling around like a great slimy python." Something with Dudley and snakes...

-in HP 1, pg 31, Dudley knocks down Mrs. Figg, EVEN THOUGH HE DOESN"T LIKE EXERCISE. That must have been a way to attack her. We know that Mrs. Figg is watching over Harry. Is it just a coincidence that Dudley runs over Harry's only guardian in the town?

-In Chapter 1, book 2, Harry asks to let Hedwig out for exercise, Vernons refuses; Harry starts to argue, and Dudley DROWNS HIM OUT with a long blech. A interrupted clue! Why does Dudley want Hedwig to be caged? Later [Ch 2 pg 23], Harry dreams he is in a cage and Dudley is rattling the bars. This connects with Hedwig's cage.

-Dudley's school uniform is maroon and orange. These 2 colors connect with Ron, who wears maroon pajamas, dress robes, and sweaters, and whose bedroom is decorated orange, the Chudley Cannons color! Is it a coincedence that in Book 1, Dudley goes to a school whose colors are connected to Harry's FUTURE best friend? I think we have some foreshadowing there.

- But how can Dudley be a Death Eater, you ask? We have 2 seperate answers:
1. This theory seems less likely then the next, but it is still possible: Dudley is a wizard (or a Squib, since Dudley has NEVER shown any magical powers)and Petunia and Vernon were in on the plan that Dudley would report to Voldemort.
2. This one is more complex, but also more likely: Remember that bell jar that we met in the 5th Book? The one that a Death Eater put his head into, in the Department of Mysteries, and his head started turning into a baby's head [Ch35 Pg790]. How hard would it be to take a volunteer Death Eater (maybe a Squib), put him in the jar until he looked like Dudley, switch him with the real Dudley, and put a memory charm on Vernon and Petunia so they think the "boy" is really Dudley? Or the Dursleys could have been in on the act, but that is unlikely seeing they don't even want to say the word Magic (unless they are really great actors)!

So, our little friend Dudley may really be a Death Eater. How amazing!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Switching Spells

As I have said in the post (going as "Foreshadowed"), Lupin was talking to Harry oddly, and was yelling at Harry for purposes that had nothing to do with school, etc. This is my theory: James Potter and Remus Lupin did a switching spell before the Potters were attacked by "You-Know-Who."
Here is some evidence for my hypothesis:
(Lots from another book that I highly recommend,"The Ultimite Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter)

Book 1 evidence:

~How did Dumbledore come into possesion of James' invisibility cloak? It's not like James would give Dumbledore a very important item of his.
~How did Hagrid get the key to the Potter's vault?
Reason against: If James gave the key to Dumbledore as well, Hagrid would have given it to him to help Harry, etc. so Hagrid might not have ever gotten the key idividually from James.

Book 3 evidence:

According to ch5,
~Lupin never looked at Harry's scar ((if all true,) maybe he was too sad, like it reminded him of Lily or something), and always addressed him as Harry, like he knew him already. And also, Lupin NEVER mentioned his resemblance to James, or how Harry had Lily's eyes (except the 3rd movie DOES mention his eyes and resemblence to James).

According to ch8,
~Lupin seems like he can read Harry's mind, like a father-son type of thing, in my opinion.

According to ch10,

~When Harry tells Lupin that he hears his mother being murdered by Voldemort, Lupin made a sudden motion with his arm, like he was going to grip Harry's shoulder, but thought better.

According to ch11,

~Trewlaney said that Lupin had "positivley fled when I offered to crystal gaze for him..."
The whole staff already knows that Lupin is a werewolf, so Lupin is definitly afraid of exposing something.
But a way to disagree with this (according to my friend, Rachel from London): "Why would anyone want someone as crazy as Trewlaney to crystal gaze for them?"

According to ch12,

~When Harry tells Lupin that he keeps hearing his mom's voice louder, Lupin ends up looking "paler than usual."

~Then when Harry tells Lupin that he hears his father's voice FOR THE FIRST TIME trying to hold off Voldemort so that Lily could escape with Harry;" "You heard James?" said Lupin in a strange voice."
Hearing about Lily didn't make him sad, it made him PALE (is it possible Lily switched too?)
And WHY would Lupin react weirdly to Harry hearing James? Because of the odd circumstances, he realized it wasn't James saying it.

In ch13,

~Lupin was both "shaken and pleased" to congradulate Harry on his wonderful Patronus.
He must have been "shaken" because we later learn that indeed he was James' Patronus.

Ch17:

~ "I certainly don't want Harry dead..." "An odd shiver passed over his face."
We know that's NOT just a teacher or friend saying that.

Ch18:

~ Lupin says "now that we can all transform." Why not say, "now that THEY can all transform."?????????

~Lupin has "no hesitation" about what James would think. Sure they were close friends, but why is he so sure about what James would THINK? Even from being friends with someone, you still can't tell what they are thinking.

Now the legends...

~Lupin's first name is Remus-the wild child who was murdered by his brother or brother's followers-Pettigrew fits well into this.

What we think:(quoted from the Unofficial Guide)

"James Potter is stuck inside the body of one of his closest (but dead) friends. He has had to live like this for years, hiding from Voldemort and his followers. James is now, for all intents, Remus Lupin (complete with all the werewolf transformations)."
(Then there is some information about Sirius being the only one he can trust, but why know, when SIRIUS IS DEAD!!)

He is unable to reveal his identity (especially now that Voldemort has been seen again), and is paranoid that his own emotions will make him weak and he will let the truth slip. He so badly wants to touch his son, but he doesn't dare (sob!)."

Here is how this may have happened:
(Again quoted from the wonderful Unofficial Guide)

"Thinking that they had the doubts about the reliability of Black (their Secret Keeper for the Fidelius Charm), James and Lupin must have taken one extra precaution. Using a Switching Spell, they managed to switch identities. This was done without the knowledge of anyone else (with the possible exception of Lily, who might have done it). We even doubt that even Dumbledore (who never knew that they were Anamagi) had been told.

After the switch, Lupin (looking like James) stayed at their house while James, (looking like Lupin) left." (Maybe this was right before Voldemort attacked, and then when Voldemort came, James (looking like Lupin) apparated and left the house. But who knows? If James (looking like Lupin) could have apparated, why wouldn't Lupin (looking like James) and Lily (but did she take an extra precaution as well? Is that why You-Know-Who didn't kill her?) have apparated as well with Harry?)

"Voldemort attacked, and Lupin (looking like James) was killed. Having no body to switch back to, James was now stuck inside the body of werewolf Remus Lupin.

With everyone thinking he is Lupin, James is (at least for the moment) safe from Voldemort, who is convinced he is dead. Even though James has to live the painful life of a werewolf, at least he is not being hunted by Voldemort or his followers.

Now we understand why J.K.R. gave us all those hints. Thinking about this makes the mystery even more excruciating! The suspense is worse than ever!"

Wouldn't Voldemort only want to kill Harry, because he was who he thought the prophecy meant? Why not Lily, with her brilliant GREEN EYES?Do they posess some kind or fearful power? But then again, Voldemort said to her, "Stand aside girl, you need not die." Why did he kill James? Did he kill James because he had a horcrux, but he was not telling Voldemort where it was? Maybe, if Lily IS related to Slytherin (brilliant green eyes!!), he may have been related to her, maybe they were cousins, or even half siblings (check our post Who is She? coming as soon as the staff finish everything else we need to work on...), and that is why Voldemort didn't have a need to kill her, but he hadn't cared about killing all those other innocent souls, so why not Lily?
This is so much pressure for every fanatic!!!!!!!!!!
See you in line for the seventh book...

Monday, October 03, 2005

Lily Potter: Clues Within Her Features?

Just a brief little post, we believe that...

Lily Potter may be a direct descendent of Salazar Slytherin!!!!

Look at the evidence closely and it all fits.

JKR has always said there is something special about those bright green eyes that Harry and Lily share, and we ALL know (unless you aren't a HP fanatic (shame on you!!)) that green is the Slytherin color. Why else would JKR make Harry look EXACTLY like James, except have his eyes be Lily's? Sure, you may be thinking "To make it more realistic, so Harry would look like both of his parents", but seriously, does JKR EVER make ANYTHING realistic?! Oh yes, sorry, I forgot, you see cars flying in the sky above Britain all the time!:)

JKR is trying to tell us something with those eyes. Whether it IS that Lily is related to S.S., or something else, to find out, unfortunately, we have to wait until the 7th book comes out!!

Words, Words, Words, JKR's Nifty Hints

Have you looked closely at the words that appear in the Harry Potter seires? If you have, then you may have noticed some of these 'hints' JKR has been dropping around. We are not sure, of course, if all of these may be 'hints'.

1. Draco
a.) Draco = Draconian (severe punishment)
b.) Draco = Dragon

2. Malfoy; Mal/mala = bad


3. Dudley = dud

4.Godric Gryffindor
a.) God
b.) Griffin (those animals you see at art museums, that are beasts with the head of an eagle and body of a lion), noble

5. Salazar Slytherin sounds slithery like a ssssssnake :)

6. Hufflepuff = airy, full of hot air, not quite as noble sounding as the other "major" houses

And saving best for last:
7. Hogwarts: re-arrange the letters and it spells... GHOSTWAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

More to come!!!

I had loads of help with these words from my parents good friend (Thanks LOADS!, u no hoo u r)

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Foreshadowed?

On the second disk of the third Harry Potter movie DVD, I watched something and J.K. Rowling and director Alfonso Cuaron were talking about the movie. They talked abut the script, and JKR said that parts of the movie, Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban, were forshadowing the next Harry Potter books.
I watched the movie after that, and these were some notes that I took:

~Lupin kept giving Harry these strange looks. After Harry was caught be Snape and taken to Lupin's office, Lupin seemed REALLY, REALLY upset with Harry. He was yelling at him that, "Your parents sacrificed their lives for you, and this is a POOR way to repay them..."
True, Lupin and James were close friends, but yelling at Harry about a thing that had nothing to do with school... I think that sounds more like a parent telling their kid something.
Is this the Professor R.J. Lupin we know, or is it someone else?
[If you want more information about this, read our post: Switching Spell...it should sooth your concerns.]

The Switching Spell post should be posted ASAP.

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