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QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DICTIONARY CONTENT
How did Neville get the Gryffindor sword from the Sorting Hat?
Just after he cut Nagini’s head, how did Neville get the Gryffindor sword, when Griphook was with it? This was one of the most recurrent doubts of fans. We’ll try to answer it.
As Harry was lain on the ground with everybody thinking he was dead, it was up to Neville to challenge Voldemort. Then Voldemort summoned the Sorting Hat, which came flying from the castle to his hands. While he explained that the valuable magical object would not need to be used anymore, he forced the hat on Neville’s head and set fire on it. This act brought a new confrontation situation, with the defenders in the offensive. With this, Neville goes into action, getting rid of the magic bonds imposed by Voldemort.
So, finally showing the courage of a real Gryffindor, Neville caught the sword from the hat, exactly as Harry did in the Chamber of Secrets. But how did the Sorting Hat get the sword from Griphook’s hands? The book does not tell, but now the hat repeated the same deed of six years before the big battle, it is almost certain to admit that the magic ability to call objects from the houses is worthy and possible to the instrument of houses selection from wherever this rare object is, it will come up whenever a real Gryffindor needs.
Why was Teddy going to Hogwarts with 19 years old?
No, he wasn’t. Perhaps some people consider the “failure” problem as a likely excuse, but up to now this topic was never mentioned and it seems to be nonexistent in the wizard vocabulary.
When we discount the school failure and especially analyse the epilogue, we will see that it happens 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts, but then why for Merlin’s Beard Teddy Lupin is seen at the Platform Nine and Three-Quarters? He would be born just after the big final confront, which means that he would be in his 19 years well-completed, two years older than the regular age to the ending of studies at Hogwarts. The answer to this question is simple. Actually, Teddy wasn’t in the Platform Nine and Three-Quarters that day to take the Hogwarts Express. And although nothing is told about it, it is easy to guess that he was only keeping [girlfriend, lover, affair, casual relationship?...] Victoire Weasley company.
In Albus Dumbledore page it says that he was born in 1881 and died in 1997, how it is possible that he lived 116 years without using the Philosopher’s Stone?
J.K. Rowling announced in an interview (October 16, 2000) that Dumbledore was 150 years old and Minerva McGonagall was 70, as well as told that the wizards live more than the Muggles. However, in her website, the author revealed that Dumbledore’s date of birth was 1881, turning him younger, but even so with a long life. The explanation, however, it’s kept: wizards live more than Muggles, and isso vale to Dumbledore, Gellert Grindelwald, Aunt Muriel, Elphias Doge, Bathilda Bagshot, and several others.
How is it possible that you have such a complete list of the Black Family members?
A copy of the Black’s family tree was donated by J.K. Rowling and was in exhibition for a while, time that it was copied by fans and sent to the website HP Lexicon. The HP Lexicon gave us permission to use the information contained in this tree that was used for donation, and so we have a full list of the Black family members.
The family tree donated was bought by Daniel Radcliffe, and it was used as a base to the tree that appears on the film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
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Why all the articles of works, publications, and other titles are with capital letters, while in the Brazilian versions of the Harry Potter series are with small letter or only the initial word with capital?
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This according to the Spelling Agreement of 1943. However there are exceptions, to the articles, prepositions, conjunctions and adverbs, which are written with capitals. Examples as "The Tales of Beedle the Bard”, are also found with redirections if you search for “The tales of Beedle the bard”.
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