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All right kidders, here is the deal

Stop for a moment and think back over the previous six titles of the Harry Potter books.


All right then you have reviewed them in your mind? Yes? Okay then.

Here is my conclusion: The Deathly Hallows refers to a specific place by that name. It is not a covert reference to the graves of Harry's parents or the graveyard at Little Hangleton, or any church or Stonehenge or anything else like that. Every other title has referred to a specific Person (POA, HBP), Place (CoS) or Thing (PS/SS, GOF, OotP). The most vague of ANY of the previous titles was POA in referrence to Siruis and that is simply because he was not known by that name and never referred to himself by that name whereas Snape did refer to himself as the HBP.

So that is my first conclusion in the theorizing. You can now return to your regularly scheduled LJ...



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Dec. 21st, 2006 08:17 pm (UTC)
Very good point!

(It's the Underword, I'm telling you ;)
Dec. 21st, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
Or "Underworld" even. Sigh.
Dec. 21st, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC)
Of course anything having to do with death makes me think Dept. of Mysteries since the veil and Sirius are there and all.

Which is the closest that we have gotten to the Underworld in HP. I have to wonder if she would be so definite about an afterlife though...

I find the use of "deathly" rather than "deadly" interesting as well...

Oh I have to think more about this, too bad I have to make banana bread for the in laws tonight!!!
Dec. 21st, 2006 09:14 pm (UTC)
Good point, although I'd put OotP under person(s) rather than thing. I imagine it's some place where some important action happens, but the place itself may or may not be crucial to the plot, as the Order wasn't crucial to the plot of OotP (nor was the goblet itself the important part of GoF).
Dec. 21st, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC)
I agree that the title probably refers to a specific place. Could be somewhere within Hogwarts itself (yeah, my secret chamber for Griffindor is still alive and well)..or it could be within MOM....or near Godric's Hollow itself. Have thrown a few more ideas up over at AP for anyone interested.
Dec. 22nd, 2006 12:22 am (UTC)
Sorry hit post too soon -- trying agian.

Have you seen this information about the word hallows in Arthurian legends?
Dec. 22nd, 2006 12:36 am (UTC)
Okay that is brilliant!

You should slap that up on your LJ so that I can link to it :D

That also adds more to the idea that two of the names that had been reserved several years ago were "HP and the Hallows of Hogwarts" and HP and the Hallows of Hogwarts"

So basically it could very well refer to the horcruxes themselves.

Ohhh thanks for the info that helps sooooo much!!!
Dec. 22nd, 2006 12:46 am (UTC)
Dec. 22nd, 2006 12:43 am (UTC)
4 guardians

1. The Pole of Combat
2. The Sword of Light
3. The Cauldron of Cure
4. The Stone of Destiny.


I am getting all teary eyed just reading this stuff!!!
Dec. 22nd, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)
I've said elsewhere that the title didn't really capture my imagination right away -- but this stuff certainly helps!
Dec. 22nd, 2006 12:51 am (UTC)
You know, I hadn't even got that far. I'm still in the SQUEEEEE!!! Jo revealed the title of the seventh book! stage.
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