Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published in the UK in 1997 and one year later in the US. In no time, children and adults alike fell in love with the books and pretty soon, Harry Potter was a household name. The book series came to an end in 2007 with the seventh and final novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Millions of dedicated fans have read these books over and over. They have studied every detail, created family trees and relationship charts, found hidden meanings and dissected minor characters. These fans come up with some of their own ideas about the true nature of the wizarding world. Keep reading to have your mind blown.
The First To Rise Was The First To Die
In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Divination teacher Professor Trelawney refuses to sit at Dumbledore’s table. She says, “If I join the table, we shall be thirteen! Nothing could be more unlucky! Never forget that when thirteen dine together, the first to rise will be the first to die!”
What the people at the table didn’t know was that there actually already were thirteen people dining together. Peter Pettigrew was there in the form of Ron’s rat, Scabbers. At the end of dinner, Dumbledore stood up first. Of the people at that table, Dumbledore was the first to die. Trelawney actually predicted Dumbledore’s death three books before it happened.