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On June 26, 1997, J.K. Rowling blessed the world with Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone, which later became known as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone when it was published in the United States. What followed was international pandemonium and 6 additional books. In a very short time, the world fell in love with a boy who survived a deadly attack with the scar to prove it. Today we are talking the characteristics and events that gave us Harry James Potter, The Boy Who Lived.
H – Hero
Harry’s role in the 7-book fantasy series
A – Auror
Harry’s occupation after the Battle at Hogwarts
R – Round
The shape of Harry’s eyeglasses
R – Remembrall
When Harry successfully retrieves Neville’s Remembrall, he scores a spot on the Quidditch team as the youngest seeker in centuries.
Y – You-Know-Who
The other used alias by those who are afraid to say the actual name of Harry’s #1 enemy, Lord Voldemort
J – July 31, 1980
A – Army
Harry secretly formed Dumbledore’s Army to help teach students defense of the dark arts.
M – Marauder’s Map
Harry inherits this prized possession of his father, James Potter, through Fred and George Weasley.
E – Eleven
The age of Harry when he learns he is a wizard from Hagrid
S – Scar
Harry famously has a lightning bolt scar on his forehead.
P – Parseltongue
The ability to communicate with snakes, which Harry shares with Voldemort
O – Orphan
What Harry becomes after his parents James and Lily Potter are killed by Voldermort
T – Two
Harry’s two best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, help him survive life at Hogwarts and fight against Voldermort
T – Triwizard Champion
Harry becomes one when his name, unbeknownst to him, is submitted into the Goblet of Fire.
E – Elder Wand
One of the three Deathly Hallows. Harry uses it to repair his broken wand after defeating Lord Voldemort.
R – Resurrection Stone
One of the three Deathly Hallows. Harry receives it from Dumbledore in the Snitch he caught during his first Quidditch match.
So…what characteristics would you use to describe the boy who lived? What book character should we explore in our next What’s in a Name post? Let us know in the comments! |RL
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