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{{Quote|Then the second brother, who was an arrogant man, decided that he wanted to humiliate Death still further, and asked for the power to recall others from Death.|''The Tale of the Three Brothers''.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Quote|Then the second brother, who was an arrogant man, decided that he wanted to humiliate Death still further, and asked for the power to recall others from Death.|''The Tale of the Three Brothers''.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
'''Cadmus Peverell''' (fl. [[1210s|1214]]) was the brother of [[Antioch Peverell|Antioch]] and [[Ignotus Peverell]]. He was the initial owner, and perhaps creator, of the [[Resurrection Stone]].
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'''Cadmus Peverell''' (fl. [[1210s|1214]]) was the brother of [[Antioch Peverell|Antioch]] and [[Ignotus Peverell]]. He was the initial owner, and perhaps creator, of the [[Resurrection Stone]].
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
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===Early life===
 
===Early life===
Sometime early in his life, Cadmus fell in love with a [[Cadmus Peverell's fiancée|woman]], and the two were engaged to be married. However, she died before this union could take place.<ref name="DH21">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 21 (''The Tale of the Three Brothers'')</ref>
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Sometime early in his life, Cadmus fell in love with a [[Cadmus Peverell's fiancée|woman]], and the two were engaged to be married. However, she died before this union could take place.<ref name="DH21">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 21 (''The Tale of the Three Brothers'')</ref> Despite his fiancée dying, Cadmus was able to father an heir; whether it was with this woman - and she died in or after childbirth - or with another woman, is unknown.
   
 
===Meeting with Death===
 
===Meeting with Death===
According to ''[[The Tale of the Three Brothers]]'', Cadmus was walking along [[Lonely, winding road (The Tale of the Three Brothers)|a lonely, winding road]] one night with his two brothers. The trio reached a river too wide to cross under normal means, and [[Conjuration|conjured]] a bridge to cross it. At this, [[Death (The Tale of the Three Brothers)|Death]] appeared before them, angry that they had so easily crossed a river that many usually die crossing. However, he pretended to be impressed, and offered each brother a gift. Cadmus, seeking to further humiliate Death, requested a stone that would have the power to bring the dead back to life, which Death provided for him.<ref name=DH21/>
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[[File:Tumblr_m4eabyXx1j1qcd6r7o3_r1_250.gif|frame|left|Death grants Cadmus with the stone]]According to ''[[The Tale of the Three Brothers]]'', Cadmus was walking along [[Lonely, winding road (The Tale of the Three Brothers)|a lonely, winding road]] one night with his two brothers. The trio reached a river too wide to cross under normal means, and [[Conjuration|conjured]] a bridge to cross it. At this, [[Death (The Tale of the Three Brothers)|Death]] appeared before them, angry that they had so easily crossed a river that many usually die crossing. However, he pretended to be impressed, and offered each brother a gift. Cadmus, seeking to further humiliate Death, requested a stone that would have the power to bring the dead back to life, which Death provided for him.<ref name="DH21" />
   
 
An alternative and more logical version of this story proposed by [[Albus Dumbledore]] is that Cadmus was merely a very skilled wizard who had created the Resurrection Stone himself.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 35 (''King's Cross'')</ref>
 
An alternative and more logical version of this story proposed by [[Albus Dumbledore]] is that Cadmus was merely a very skilled wizard who had created the Resurrection Stone himself.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 35 (''King's Cross'')</ref>
   
 
===Using the Stone and death===
 
===Using the Stone and death===
However the Stone was created, Cadmus returned to his home with it and used it to revive his dead lover. However, he soon found she had not been truly revived; she appeared sad and cold, and he felt as if a veil still separated them. Driven mad with longing, Cadmus committed suicide so as to truly be reunited with his lost love.<ref name="DH21"/>
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[[File:Tumblr_m87k8sw1Ku1qili3vo1_250.gif|frame|His lost love and death]]However the Stone was created, Cadmus returned to his home with it and used it to revive his dead lover. However, he soon found she had not been truly revived; she appeared sad and cold, and he felt as if a veil still separated them. Driven mad with longing, Cadmus committed suicide so as to truly be reunited with his lost love.<ref name="DH21" />
   
 
===Post-mortem===
 
===Post-mortem===
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==Magical abilities and skills==
 
==Magical abilities and skills==
[[File:Marvolo_Gaunt's_Ring.jpg|thumb|right|The ring containing the [[Resurrection Stone]]. Later became one of Voldemort's [[Horcrux]]es.]]
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[[File:Marvolo_Gaunt's_Ring.jpg|thumb|left|The ring containing the [[Resurrection Stone]]. Later became one of Voldemort's [[Horcrux]]es.]]
 
*'''[[Transfiguration]]''': Cadmus, along with his two brothers, was capable of creating a long and stable bridge out of thin air. This is [[Conjuration]] and is a very difficult branch of [[magic]].
 
*'''[[Transfiguration]]''': Cadmus, along with his two brothers, was capable of creating a long and stable bridge out of thin air. This is [[Conjuration]] and is a very difficult branch of [[magic]].
 
*'''Owner of the [[Resurrection Stone]]''': Cadmus was the first owner of the Resurrection Stone which would later become one of the famous [[Deathly Hallows]]. Cadmus used the stone effectively but was over dependant of it, letting its powers bring about his own death.
 
*'''Owner of the [[Resurrection Stone]]''': Cadmus was the first owner of the Resurrection Stone which would later become one of the famous [[Deathly Hallows]]. Cadmus used the stone effectively but was over dependant of it, letting its powers bring about his own death.
*'''Magical manufacturer''' (possibly): It is uncertain if Cadmus actually obtained the Resurrection Stone from [[Death (The Tale of the Three Brothers)|Death]], although [[Albus Dumbledore]] believed it was more likely that Cadmus and his brothers created the three Hallows themselves. This theory is supported by how in [[The Tale of the Three Brothers]], Cadmus knew to turn the stone thrice in hand for it to work despite Death never telling him how to use it.
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*'''Magical manufacturer''' (possibly): It is uncertain if Cadmus actually obtained the Resurrection Stone from [[Death (The Tale of the Three Brothers)|Death]]. [[Albus Dumbledore]] believed it was more likely that Cadmus and his brothers created the three Hallows themselves. This theory is supported by how in [[The Tale of the Three Brothers]], Cadmus knew to turn the stone thrice in hand for it to work despite Death never telling him how to use it.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
[[File:Cadmus2.jpg|thumb|Concept art of Cadmus.]]
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[[File:Cadmus2.jpg|thumb|225px|Concept art of Cadmus.]]
 
*The [[House of Gaunt|Gaunt family]] claimed to be descended from both the [[Peverell family]] and the Slytherin family; it is probable that the two bloodlines intermarried in a later generation.
 
*The [[House of Gaunt|Gaunt family]] claimed to be descended from both the [[Peverell family]] and the Slytherin family; it is probable that the two bloodlines intermarried in a later generation.
 
*The [[House of Gaunt]] are direct descendants of Cadmus Peverell, so it is certain that Cadmus had at least one child in his lifetime. It is not specified if the [[Cadmus Peverell's fiancée|woman he intended to marry]] was the mother, or if Cadmus had fathered children from a previous or later relationship. However, as [[Albus Dumbledore]] believed that, in reality, the [[Deathly Hallows]] had not been gifts from [[Death (The Tale of the Three Brothers)|Death]] but rather inventions of the [[Peverell family|Peverells]] themselves, it is also possible that the circumstances of Cadmus&apos; death were embellished somewhat with the passing down of the legend.
 
*The [[House of Gaunt]] are direct descendants of Cadmus Peverell, so it is certain that Cadmus had at least one child in his lifetime. It is not specified if the [[Cadmus Peverell's fiancée|woman he intended to marry]] was the mother, or if Cadmus had fathered children from a previous or later relationship. However, as [[Albus Dumbledore]] believed that, in reality, the [[Deathly Hallows]] had not been gifts from [[Death (The Tale of the Three Brothers)|Death]] but rather inventions of the [[Peverell family|Peverells]] themselves, it is also possible that the circumstances of Cadmus&apos; death were embellished somewhat with the passing down of the legend.
*The name Cadmus might have been taken from the legendary ancient Greek {{wplink|Cadmus}}, founder of the city of Thebes.
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*The name Cadmus might have been taken from the legendary ancient Greek {{wplink|Cadmus}}, founder of the city of Thebes. In the myth, he marries the minor goddess Harmonia, the daughter of Ares. Harmonia later comes into possession of a beautiful necklace, but this item in truth is cursed and causes great pain among Cadmus's descendants (a possible allegorical origin for the Resurrection Stone, with it being the cause of Cadmus Peverell's death as well as the curse placed on it later)
 
*The chapter art from ''[[The Tales of Beedle the Bard]]'' shows that Cadmus committed suicide by drinking poison, whereas the scene from the ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' film shows that he hung himself. In the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)|video game]], he kills himself via a [[Killing Curse]].
 
*The chapter art from ''[[The Tales of Beedle the Bard]]'' shows that Cadmus committed suicide by drinking poison, whereas the scene from the ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' film shows that he hung himself. In the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)|video game]], he kills himself via a [[Killing Curse]].
 
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]'', Cadmus is grabbed by [[Death]] along with his brothers taking place in his home but what happened to the [[Resurrection Stone]] before [[Tom Riddle]] is unknown.
 
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]'', Cadmus is grabbed by [[Death]] along with his brothers taking place in his home but what happened to the [[Resurrection Stone]] before [[Tom Riddle]] is unknown.

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Cadmus Peverell
Cadmus Peverell
Biographical information
Born

Prior to 12 July, 1214

Died

Prior to 18 May, 1291

Blood status

Pure-blood

Marital status

Single

Also known as

Second Brother

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Hair colour

Dark

Skin colour

White

Family information
Family members
Affiliation
Loyalty
"Then the second brother, who was an arrogant man, decided that he wanted to humiliate Death still further, and asked for the power to recall others from Death."
The Tale of the Three Brothers.[src]

Cadmus Peverell (fl. 1214) was the brother of Antioch and Ignotus Peverell. He was the initial owner, and perhaps creator, of the Resurrection Stone.

HistoryEdit

Early lifeEdit

Sometime early in his life, Cadmus fell in love with a woman, and the two were engaged to be married. However, she died before this union could take place.[1] Despite his fiancée dying, Cadmus was able to father an heir; whether it was with this woman - and she died in or after childbirth - or with another woman, is unknown.

Meeting with DeathEdit

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Death grants Cadmus with the stone

According to The Tale of the Three Brothers, Cadmus was walking along a lonely, winding road one night with his two brothers. The trio reached a river too wide to cross under normal means, and conjured a bridge to cross it. At this, Death appeared before them, angry that they had so easily crossed a river that many usually die crossing. However, he pretended to be impressed, and offered each brother a gift. Cadmus, seeking to further humiliate Death, requested a stone that would have the power to bring the dead back to life, which Death provided for him.[1]

An alternative and more logical version of this story proposed by Albus Dumbledore is that Cadmus was merely a very skilled wizard who had created the Resurrection Stone himself.[2]

Using the Stone and deathEdit

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His lost love and death

However the Stone was created, Cadmus returned to his home with it and used it to revive his dead lover. However, he soon found she had not been truly revived; she appeared sad and cold, and he felt as if a veil still separated them. Driven mad with longing, Cadmus committed suicide so as to truly be reunited with his lost love.[1]

Post-mortemEdit

Cadmus apparently fostered an heir before his death, as the Gaunt family were direct descendants of Cadmus.

The Resurrection Stone would go on to be set into a ring, which would be passed down through the Gaunt family, and eventually be turned into a Horcrux by Tom Riddle, a distant descendant of Cadmus.[3]

Personality and traitsEdit

According to Beedle the Bard, Cadmus was arrogant, as when offered a gift by Death, he chose an object that he believed would further humiliate Death. He was also incredibly devoted to his fiancée even after she died, as he tried to use the Resurrection Stone to bring her back to life, and eventually killed himself to be with her.

Magical abilities and skillsEdit

Marvolo Gaunt's Ring

The ring containing the Resurrection Stone. Later became one of Voldemort's Horcruxes.

  • Transfiguration: Cadmus, along with his two brothers, was capable of creating a long and stable bridge out of thin air. This is Conjuration and is a very difficult branch of magic.
  • Owner of the Resurrection Stone: Cadmus was the first owner of the Resurrection Stone which would later become one of the famous Deathly Hallows. Cadmus used the stone effectively but was over dependant of it, letting its powers bring about his own death.
  • Magical manufacturer (possibly): It is uncertain if Cadmus actually obtained the Resurrection Stone from Death. Albus Dumbledore believed it was more likely that Cadmus and his brothers created the three Hallows themselves. This theory is supported by how in The Tale of the Three Brothers, Cadmus knew to turn the stone thrice in hand for it to work despite Death never telling him how to use it.

Behind the scenesEdit

Cadmus2

Concept art of Cadmus.

  • The Gaunt family claimed to be descended from both the Peverell family and the Slytherin family; it is probable that the two bloodlines intermarried in a later generation.
  • The House of Gaunt are direct descendants of Cadmus Peverell, so it is certain that Cadmus had at least one child in his lifetime. It is not specified if the woman he intended to marry was the mother, or if Cadmus had fathered children from a previous or later relationship. However, as Albus Dumbledore believed that, in reality, the Deathly Hallows had not been gifts from Death but rather inventions of the Peverells themselves, it is also possible that the circumstances of Cadmus' death were embellished somewhat with the passing down of the legend.
  • The name Cadmus might have been taken from the legendary ancient Greek Cadmus, founder of the city of Thebes. In the myth, he marries the minor goddess Harmonia, the daughter of Ares. Harmonia later comes into possession of a beautiful necklace, but this item in truth is cursed and causes great pain among Cadmus's descendants (a possible allegorical origin for the Resurrection Stone, with it being the cause of Cadmus Peverell's death as well as the curse placed on it later)
  • The chapter art from The Tales of Beedle the Bard shows that Cadmus committed suicide by drinking poison, whereas the scene from the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 film shows that he hung himself. In the video game, he kills himself via a Killing Curse.
  • In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, Cadmus is grabbed by Death along with his brothers taking place in his home but what happened to the Resurrection Stone before Tom Riddle is unknown.
  • In the famous tale, Cadmus had intended to marry a girl, but before the wedding, she died. This also occurred in the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, who was bitten on the foot by a poisonous snake. In the myth, Orpheus also attempts to bring back his bride from the dead, but sadly fails.

AppearancesEdit

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 21 (The Tale of the Three Brothers)
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 35 (King's Cross)
  3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince



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