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16 'Harry Potter' Facts Even The Biggest HP Nerds Might Not Know
Harry Potter will forever live on in our hearts – and not just because we grew up with it. We're lucky that the author and queen of our lives, J.K. Rowling, continues to bless us with little facts about the wonderful wizarding world. Rowling frequently takes to Pottermore and Twitter to share her thoughts on our favorite characters and where they are now, even if it can be controversial sometimes. I don't care, Rowling! Ron and Hermione are meant to be together forever! Here are 16 facts that will knock you off your broomstick.
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1. Ilvermorny is the North American version of Hogwarts.
While we were patiently waiting for our letters from Hogwarts, we should've been excited to be accepted into Ilvermorny. It was founded in the early 18th century and is widely regarded as one of the top wizarding schools. I'm still waiting for my acceptance letter...
2. Whoops. We've all been pronouncing Voldemort's name wrong.
Rowling revealed on Twitter that she always intended the "t" in Lord Voldemort to be silent even if she's the only one who pronounces it like that. Maybe he's French? Vol de mort in French means "flight of death." I guess it doesn't really matter since we're not supposed to be saying his name anyway!
3. The history of Azkaban is creepy. Really creepy.
Originally, Azkaban was a fortress, not a prison, and never appeared on Muggle or wizard maps. A sorcerer named Ekrizdis lived on the island and practiced dark magic – and would lure Muggle sailors to the island to torture and kill them. Ekrizdis sounds scarier than dementors!
4. James Sirius Potter's first day at Hogwarts was in 2015.
On September 1, Rowling tweeted that he was sorted into Gryffindor. Like father, like son.