Seems like people just can’t forget about Harry Potter, not yet. Fans all over the world are still trying to figure out hidden symbols and meanings from the movies and books.
The author, J.K Rowling, revealed a theory involving Professor Dumbledore who turns out was her favorite since it fitted with the Harry Potter storyline.
And over the years, fans concocted a pretty cool theory concerning Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts and what’s more important: the author approves.
In the book and in the movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, a tale is told, called Tale of Three Brothers. The three brothers in the tale come across a dangerous river. They create a bridge using their wands, which prompts the figure of Death to appear over the fact that the brothers cheated him.
Death pretends at first to be impressed by the brothers’ actions and offers them a prize of their choice. The first one asks for the most powerful wand ever, where he is presented with Elder Wand.
Death hands him an invisibility cloak that is capable of hiding the wearer from all including Death himself.
Here’s the tale:
The first brother gets murdered over the Elder Wand, the second one ends up killing himself after a woman he resurrects returns different.
As for the third one, he lives a long life before handing down the invisibility cloak to his son before greeting Death as an “old friend.”
And now the theory:
A fan suggests that Lord Voldemort is the first brother, the second one is Severus Snape and the last one is Harry Potter. Voldemort, because all he wants is power over everyone in the world, Snape because of his burden of love.
And if you accept the three representations, there is only one person who could be “Death”, and that is Professor Dumbledore. If you think about it, in the first book, Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone, Dumbledore gives Harry an invisibility cloak which has been passed by his father James Potter.
Included with the cloak is a note that reads:
“Your father left this in my possession when he died. It is time it was returned to you. Use it well.”
Btw, it’s probably clear by now that there are numerous spoilers here, but this one is serious in particular, so if by any chance you plan on reading or watching Harry Potter for the first time, do not go on any further.
At the end, after he’s been shot at with the Killing Curse spell, Harry finds himself with Dumbledore. Yeah, it’s getting clearer now, doesn’t it.
When J.K Rowling was asked which theory was her favorite, she loved this one.
Dumbledore as death. It’s a beautiful theory and it fits. https://t.co/QqTQm2QnI0
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 21, 2015