10 Facts About Harry Potter #5

I think it’s about time that I did another 10 Facts About Harry Potter – don’t you? It’s been a while since I last did one, which is a pity as I really enjoy HP Trivia. I have written four other Ten Facts About HP, which you can read over here

This Ten Facts is pretty exciting, as it will total my facts to 50 overall, counting all 5 of my posts. However, having already written 40 facts, I have to really dig further through the hidden depths of the Potterverse to find some more trivia. 

Therefore, I’d love to hear any facts about Harry Potter that YOU have. It could be something you read about online, a fact you found out in Warner Bros Studio/Universal, or just some really interesting trivia you know! Just drop a comment below, and I’ll feature some of the facts that appear in the comments in my next post! Thanks, and I hope you enjoy Ten Facts About Harry Potter #5!

  1. Ron’s Patronus is a Jack Russel Terrier. Pretty cool, seeing as Jack Russel Terriers have a reputation for chasing otters…which as you may or may not know is Hermione’s Patronus. I’m not a Ronmione shipper, but you have to admit that this is pretty cute.
  2. J.K Rowling herself was actually sorted into Hufflepuff, on her Pottermore quiz. 
  3. When the Death Eaters originally formed, they were actually called the Knights of Walpurgis. Ehh…I’m not sure, I think Death Eaters has a better ring to it, don’t you?
  4. (This isn’t really a fact, more of a theory-kinda thing, but it was soo interesting I just HAD to feature it here!) Evans, as in Lily Evans, is almost Snape backwards, right? The only real thing preventing it from being Snape backwards is the letter ‘P’ or the ‘V’. And if you remember, the only people keeping Snape from being with Lily was Voldemort – ‘V’ for Voldemort – and James Potter – ‘P’ for Potter. Pretty cool, huh?
  5. J.K. didn’t just choose Kings Cross as the Hogwarts station for any old reason. Kings Cross has a special meaning to her, it was the place where her mother and her father first met, aged 18. To her, Kings Cross is one of the most magical, romantic places.
  6. As a child, J.K Rowling was good friends with the children of a family with the surname Potter. She’d always loved the surname Potter. She often got teased for the surname Rowling and people would call her nicknames – such as ‘rolling pin’, and she’d preferred the name Potter much more than Rowling.
  7. Throughout the films, three different owls played the role of Hedwig – Gizmo, Ook and Sprout. 
  8. In the movie of the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry loses a chocolate frog, because it jumps out of the window. In the epilogue of the Deathly Hallows, a chocolate frog is seen climbing through a window.
  9. At the end of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, after the credits roll out, you can see a little disclaimer saying – ‘No dragons were harmed in the making of this movie’.
  10. JKR was originally planning to kill off Ron, but she decided to let him live, as a reward for Harry.

Hope you enjoyed my fifth Ten Facts About Harry Potter!

– V

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