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38 Little-Known Facts About The 'Harry Potter' Series

Updated: Jul 1

Harry Potter books and movies have been included in our lives. Maybe you're a Harry Potter fan. But as in every series, there are some unknowns in Harry Potter! You will discover them in this list.

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1. Some characters had different names before JK Rowling changed it. Hermione Puckle, Neville Puff, Lily Moon (Luna Lovegood), Draco Spinks, Madhari Patil, and Mati Patil.

2. Hogwarts wizarding school has about 600 students.

3. Fred and George were born on April 1st.

fun facts about harry potter

4. Author JK Rowling revealed that Dumbledore was gay and fell in love with Grindelwald, whom he later defeated in a wizard duel.

dumbledore harry potter photos

5. George Weasley and Angelina Johnson got married. They had 2 children, Roxanne and Fred.

fun facts about harry potter

6. The actress who played Moaning Myrtle was actually 37 years old and was the oldest actress to play a Hogwarts student.

Moaning Myrtle Harry Potter character

7. Remus' father Lyall Lupine once described werewolves as "soulless, monstrous, deserving nothing but death" with Fenrir Greyback behind him. Greyback got his revenge by biting Remus just before his 50th birthday.

Remus Lupin Harry Potter character

8. Colors play an important role in Harry Potter novels. For example, shades of red such as Gryffindor's red robes, Harry's red ink, and the crimson Hogwarts Express train represent goodness. The Weasleys have red hair and a red roof. Green is largely associated with negative events, such as when Harry sees a green light when his parents die and Ron gets a green curse that causes him to vomit.

gryffindor room harry potter

9. McGonagall was an award-winning Quidditch player but had a bad fall in her senior year. She quit Quidditch with a concussion and broken bones.

Professor Minerva McGonagall Harry Potter character

10. Rowling said she may have mistakenly gotten the name "Hogwarts" from a pig plant she saw at Kew Gardens in New York.

hogwarts photo harry potter

11. After graduation, McGonagall fell head over heels in love with a muggle named Dougal McGregor. She wanted to accept the marriage proposal that Dougal McGregor made to her, but she refused due to concerns about her identity. If she violated the International Statute of Secrecy, she would lose her post in the ministry.

12. The original title of the first book was Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and has appeared in books in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and other regions. It was renamed Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by the American publisher because "Sorcerer" seemed more exciting.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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13. Dementors are the product of JK Rowling's depressive days in her 20s.

Dementor Harry Potter

14. The motto of Hogwarts school is Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus, which means "Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon" in Latin.

draco dormiens nunquam titillandus harry potter

15. For quite a while, JK Rowling used the last word of the series to be "Scar." She thought of doing it, but finally, "Everything was fine." made.

16. Author Rowling claims that the wizarding world is purely fictional and does not believe in the magic found in her books.

17. Voldemort was 71 years old when he died at the Battle of Hogwarts.

Lord Voldemort Harry Potter character

18. In the movie Philosopher's Stone, all the food in the dining room was real.

harry potter dinner photo

19. Snape never put his own painting among the principals' paintings, but Harry placed Snape's painting next to Dumbledore's.

20. The Goblet of Fire would initially be called "Harry Potter and the Doomspell Tournament".

Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire

21. Most members of the Black family were named after a star or constellation.

House of Black Harry Potter

22. At the Beauxbatons School a magnificent fountain in the middle of the park is said to have healing and beautifying powers and is named Nicholas - Perenelle Flamel.

23. Rowling admitted that she regrets the relationship between Ron and Hermione.

ron and hermione harry potter

24. Luna became a naturalist and married Rolf Scamander. She has 2 children Lorcan and Lysander.

25. Ginny Weasley became a professional Quidditch player but quit to take care of her children. She later became a Quidditch commentator on the Daily Prophet.

26. Harry, Ron, and Hermione featured in Chocolate Frog packages.

27. After Hogwarts, Hermione worked in the Department of Regulatory Control of Magical Creatures at the ministry but later moved to the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.

28. The Deathly Hallows story is adapted from "The Pardoner's Tale" by Geoffrey Chaucer.

29. Ron became an Auror, but Weasley's shop got so big he started helping George.

weasley's shop harry potter

30. After the disappointment of the 2002 Egyptian defeat, Viktor said he was retiring from Quidditch, but returned with the 2014 Quidditch World Cup.

viktor and hermione harry potter

31. Draco Malfoy nearly went to Drumstrang Institute, but his mother didn't want him to go this far from home.

32. The scent Hermione picked up on the Amortentia potion in Half-Blood Prince was Ron's hair.

harry potter and half blood prince

33. Dumbledore's boggart was the corpse of his sister, Ariana.

34. Voldemort's boggart was his own corpse.

35. Snape's boggart was Lord Voldemort.

36. The author killed Hedwig for representing innocence. With her death, Harry's childhood also ended.

hedwig harry potter

37. JK Rowling said that if a muggle song were to be played at Dumbledore's funeral, it would be "My Way" by Frank Sinatra.

38. Rowling stated that Lily would have fallen in love with Snape if he hadn't been so interested in the dark arts.

snape and lily harry potter

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