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The '''Black Lake'''<ref name="goffilm">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]''</ref> (alternatively known as the '''Great Lake'''<ref name="PAvg">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]'' - see [[:File:Game3-map-small-ea.jpg|this image]]</ref>) is a large body of [[water]] located to the south of the [[Hogwarts Castle|castle]]. It is about half a mile in diameter and the Hogwarts plumbing network drains into it.
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The '''Great Lake'''<ref name="PMI">''[[Pottermore|Pottermore Insider]]'' - [http://insider.pottermore.com/2014/03/its-time-to-pass-magic-on-with-new.html "It's time to pass the magic on with the new Bloomsbury Harry Potter books"]</ref><ref name="PAvg">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]'' - see [[:File:Game3-map-small-ea.jpg|this image]]</ref> (alternatively known as the '''Black Lake'''<ref name="goffilm">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]''</ref>) is a large body of [[water]] located to the south of the [[Hogwarts Castle|castle]]. It is about half a mile in diameter and the Hogwarts plumbing network drains into it.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
Every school year at Hogwarts, [[first year]]s sail across the lake to the [[Hogwarts Castle|castle]] led by [[Rubeus Hagrid]] in boats as per Hogwarts tradition. When they got to the school, they are then [[Sorting ceremony|Sorted]] into their houses. In Harry's fourth year it is said that Dennis Creevey fell into the lake and that the giant squid carried him back to the surface.
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Every school year at Hogwarts, after the [[Hogwarts Express]] arrives at [[Hogsmeade Station]], [[Rubeus Hagrid]] (or a substitute) calls the [[first year]]s to follow him to the lake shore and the [[Hogwarts boats|magic boats]]. Whereupon Hagrid occupies one boat and each other boat carries up to four students. The boats then self-propel across the lake to a dock under [[Hogwarts Castle]] as per tradition. (At the start of the [[1994–1995 school year]], first year [[Dennis Creevey]] said he fell into the lake and the [[Hogwarts Giant Squid|Giant Squid]] pushed him back into a boat.) Upon reaching the castle, Hagrid and the first years disembark and climb stairs to the lawn, and enter the castle proper through the front doors. First years then wait until summoned into the Great Hall to get [[Sorting ceremony|Sorted]] into their houses. At the end of their first year, students take the boats back to Hogsmeade Station, while most older students ride down the lane in carriages.
   
At the end of every school year, graduating [[Seventh year|seventh years]] leave the school by sailing back across the lake.
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At the end of every school year, graduating [[seventh year]]s leave the school by [[Graduation ceremony|sailing back across the lake]].<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2007/1217-pottercast-anelli.html 2007 PotterCast Interview]</ref>
   
 
===Triwizard Tournament===
 
===Triwizard Tournament===
[[File:Durmstrang_ship_pic2.jpg|thumb|left|220px|Durmstrang Ship]]
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[[File:Second_Task_Lake.JPG|thumb|250px|The [[Second Task]] of the [[Triwizard Tournament]]]]
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[[File:Second Task Lake.JPG|thumb|250px|The [[Second Task]] of the [[Triwizard Tournament]]]]
Students from [[Durmstrang Institute]] arrived at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] on their [[Durmstrang ship|enchanted boat]] via Black Lake.
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Students from [[Durmstrang Institute]] arrived at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] on their [[Durmstrang ship|enchanted boat]] via the Great Lake.
 
As part of the [[Second Task]] of the [[Triwizard Tournament]], the four champions [[Harry Potter]], [[Fleur Delacour]], and [[Cedric Diggory]], and [[Viktor Krum]] had to swim in the lake for one hour to rescue something that was taken from them. Harry used [[Gillyweed]] to be able to breath underwater, while Cedric and Fleur used the [[Bubble-Head Charm]], and Krum partially [[Transfiguration|Transfigured]] himself into a [[Shark]].
 
As part of the [[Second Task]] of the [[Triwizard Tournament]], the four champions [[Harry Potter]], [[Fleur Delacour]], and [[Cedric Diggory]], and [[Viktor Krum]] had to swim in the lake for one hour to rescue something that was taken from them. Harry used [[Gillyweed]] to be able to breath underwater, while Cedric and Fleur used the [[Bubble-Head Charm]], and Krum partially [[Transfiguration|Transfigured]] himself into a [[Shark]].
   
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==Inhabitants==
 
==Inhabitants==
It is home to a [[Hogwarts Giant Squid|Giant Squid]], [[grindylow]]s, and a [[Black Lake Merpeople colony|colony]] of [[Merpeople]]. The lake was also used as the site of the [[Triwizard Tournament|Second Task]] of the [[Triwizard Tournament]]. The [[Slytherin Dungeon|Slytherin common room]] is beneath the lake, accessed through an entrance in the [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|school]] dungeons. The [[Chamber of Secrets]] is also thought to be beneath the lake. At some point, [[Neville Longbottom]]'s pet [[toad]], [[Trevor]], escaped into the lake, joining other toads that lived there.<ref>[[Pottermore]] information on toads (transcript available [http://pottermorespoilers.tumblr.com/post/9725039703/history-toads here])</ref> [[Sea turtle]]s can also be found within it.
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It is home to a [[Hogwarts Giant Squid|Giant Squid]], [[Grindylow]]s, and a [[Great Lake Merpeople colony|colony]] of [[Merpeople]]. The lake was also used as the site of the [[Triwizard Tournament|Second Task]] of the [[Triwizard Tournament]]. The [[Slytherin Dungeon|Slytherin common room]] is beneath the lake, accessed through an entrance in the [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|school]] dungeons. The [[Chamber of Secrets]] is also thought to be beneath the lake. At some point, [[Neville Longbottom]]'s pet [[toad]], [[Trevor]], escaped into the lake, joining other toads that lived there.<ref>[[Pottermore]] information on toads (transcript available [http://archive.is/20130109112545/pottermorespoilers.tumblr.com/post/9725039703/history-toads here])</ref>
   
 
==Temperature==
 
==Temperature==
The lake is very often cold, but [[Viktor Krum]] is known to have swam in it, apparently not affected by the low temperature (although this is probably due to the fact that his school, [[Durmstrang Institute|Durmstrang]], is located in a place that is even colder).
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The lake is very often cold, but [[Viktor Krum]] is known to have swum in it, wearing nothing but swimming trunks, apparently not affected by the low temperature (although this is probably due to the fact that his school, [[Durmstrang Institute|Durmstrang]], is located in a place that is even colder).
   
 
[[Lily Evans]] and her friends were also said to dangle their legs over the water, which could mean that there were no rules whilst they were in school against swimming in the lake.
 
[[Lily Evans]] and her friends were also said to dangle their legs over the water, which could mean that there were no rules whilst they were in school against swimming in the lake.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
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*In the [[Harry Potter films]], the Great Lake is portrayed by [[Wikipedia:Loch Shiel|Loch Shiel]].<ref>[[Wikipedia:Black Lake|Black Lake]] in Wikipedia</ref>
 
*In the films, the lake is known as "The Black Lake."
 
*In the films, the lake is known as "The Black Lake."
 
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', the lake has quays.
 
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', the lake has quays.
*In the films Dumbledore's body is placed on a small island in the middle of the Black Lake. After this, in [[1998]], Voldemort accesses his grave and takes the [[Elder Wand]] from [[White Tomb|Dumbledore's grave]]. It is posible that the island was first seen in [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]
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*In the films, Dumbledore's body is placed on a small island in the middle of the Great Lake. After this, in [[1998]], Voldemort accesses [[White Tomb|Dumbledore's grave]] and takes the [[Elder Wand]] from it. It is possible that the island was first seen in in the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''.
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*In an early draft of [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]], [[J.K.Rowling]] planned to have Harry and Ron crash [[Flying Ford Anglia|the car]] into the lake and be introduced to the merpeople at that point. <ref>''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==

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Lke
Great Lake
Location information
Location

Hogwarts Castle's grounds

Permanent residents

Merpeople, Grindylows, and the Giant Squid

Affiliation

Hogwarts

The Great Lake[1][2] (alternatively known as the Black Lake[3]) is a large body of water located to the south of the castle. It is about half a mile in diameter and the Hogwarts plumbing network drains into it.

HistoryEdit

Every school year at Hogwarts, after the Hogwarts Express arrives at Hogsmeade Station, Rubeus Hagrid (or a substitute) calls the first years to follow him to the lake shore and the magic boats. Whereupon Hagrid occupies one boat and each other boat carries up to four students. The boats then self-propel across the lake to a dock under Hogwarts Castle as per tradition. (At the start of the 1994–1995 school year, first year Dennis Creevey said he fell into the lake and the Giant Squid pushed him back into a boat.) Upon reaching the castle, Hagrid and the first years disembark and climb stairs to the lawn, and enter the castle proper through the front doors. First years then wait until summoned into the Great Hall to get Sorted into their houses. At the end of their first year, students take the boats back to Hogsmeade Station, while most older students ride down the lane in carriages.

At the end of every school year, graduating seventh years leave the school by sailing back across the lake.[4]

Triwizard TournamentEdit

Second Task Lake

The Second Task of the Triwizard Tournament

Students from Durmstrang Institute arrived at Hogwarts on their enchanted boat via the Great Lake. As part of the Second Task of the Triwizard Tournament, the four champions Harry Potter, Fleur Delacour, and Cedric Diggory, and Viktor Krum had to swim in the lake for one hour to rescue something that was taken from them. Harry used Gillyweed to be able to breath underwater, while Cedric and Fleur used the Bubble-Head Charm, and Krum partially Transfigured himself into a Shark.

Dumbledore's FuneralEdit

In 1997, Albus Dumbledore was laid to rest in a white tomb on the shores of the lake following his death in the Battle of the Astronomy Tower.

InhabitantsEdit

It is home to a Giant Squid, Grindylows, and a colony of Merpeople. The lake was also used as the site of the Second Task of the Triwizard Tournament. The Slytherin common room is beneath the lake, accessed through an entrance in the school dungeons. The Chamber of Secrets is also thought to be beneath the lake. At some point, Neville Longbottom's pet toad, Trevor, escaped into the lake, joining other toads that lived there.[5]

TemperatureEdit

The lake is very often cold, but Viktor Krum is known to have swum in it, wearing nothing but swimming trunks, apparently not affected by the low temperature (although this is probably due to the fact that his school, Durmstrang, is located in a place that is even colder).

Lily Evans and her friends were also said to dangle their legs over the water, which could mean that there were no rules whilst they were in school against swimming in the lake.

Behind the scenesEdit

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AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


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