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{{Quote| ''[...]'' the flashing lights and the bangs set her off, she couldn't stand it... and I think she wanted to help, but she didn't really know what she was doing, and I don't know which of us did it, it could have been any of us — and she was dead.|[[Aberforth Dumbledore]] recalling Ariana's death|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
 
The '''Duel at [[Godric's Hollow]]''' was a three-way duel that took place in [[1899]] between brothers [[Albus Dumbledore|Albus]] and [[Aberforth Dumbledore]] and the future [[Dark wizard]] [[Gellert Grindelwald]]. It resulted in the [[death]] of the [[Dumbledore family|Dumbledores']] fourteen-year-old sister, [[Ariana Dumbledore|Ariana]]. After Ariana's death, Grindelwald fled [[Great Britain|Britain]].
 
The '''Duel at [[Godric's Hollow]]''' was a three-way duel that took place in [[1899]] between brothers [[Albus Dumbledore|Albus]] and [[Aberforth Dumbledore]] and the future [[Dark wizard]] [[Gellert Grindelwald]]. It resulted in the [[death]] of the [[Dumbledore family|Dumbledores']] fourteen-year-old sister, [[Ariana Dumbledore|Ariana]]. After Ariana's death, Grindelwald fled [[Great Britain|Britain]].
   
==Background information==
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==History==
[[File:Gellert_Grindelwald_and_Albus_Dumbledore.JPG|thumb|left|[[Albus Dumbledore]] and [[Gellert Grindelwald]] ]]
 
[[Gellert Grindelwald]], who was a talented student in [[Durmstrang]], had been expelled for his very dangerous experiments about [[Dark Arts]]. He decided to stay with his great-aunt [[Bathilda Bagshot]]. Bathilda knew [[Albus Dumbledore]] was a talented boy, too so she met Grindelwald with Albus Dumbledore. They liked each other, they were intelligent, talented and they wanted to rule [[Muggle]]s with their [[magic]]. They decided to search for the [[Deathly Hallows]], which could make them invincible. While Albus was getting ready, his brother [[Aberforth Dumbledore|Aberforth]] said that he can't leave his little sister [[Ariana Dumbledore|Ariana]].
 
   
==The duel==
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=== Background information ===
[[File:AberforthInfobox.jpg|thumb|Aberforth Dumbledore]]When Aberforth confronted his brother, Gellert lost control, displaying the "darker side" of his nature that Albus had always attempted to ignore or deny. He attacked Aberforth, supposedly using the Cruciatus Curse, and Albus stepped in, attempting to defend his younger brother and stop the two fighting. This intervention subsequently turned into a three-way duel between Albus, Aberforth and Gellert.
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[[File:Gellert_Grindelwald_and_Albus_Dumbledore.JPG|thumb|left|[[Albus Dumbledore]] and [[Gellert Grindelwald]] |207x207px]]
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[[Gellert Grindelwald]], who was a talented student in [[Durmstrang]], had been expelled for his very dangerous experiments about [[Dark Arts]]. He decided to stay with his great-aunt [[Bathilda Bagshot]]. Bathilda knew [[Albus Dumbledore]] was a talented boy, too so she met Grindelwald with Albus Dumbledore. They liked each other, they were intelligent, talented, and they wanted to rule [[Muggle]]s with their [[magic]]. They decided to search for the [[Deathly Hallows]], which could make them invincible. While Albus was getting ready, his brother [[Aberforth Dumbledore|Aberforth]] said that he can't leave his little sister [[Ariana Dumbledore|Ariana]].
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=== The duel ===
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[[File:AberforthInfobox.jpg|thumb|Aberforth Dumbledore|211x211px]]When Aberforth confronted his brother, Gellert lost control, displaying the "darker side" of his nature that Albus had always attempted to ignore or deny. He attacked Aberforth, supposedly using the Cruciatus Curse, and Albus stepped in, attempting to defend his younger brother and stop the two fighting. This intervention subsequently turned into a three-way duel between Albus, Aberforth and Gellert.
   
 
Over the course of the fight, the three began to use Killing Curses. While they failed to hit each other, Ariana Dumbledore, who had witnessed the duel, was killed by a stray curse. Although Grindelwald fled, fearing retribution, none of the three participants actually knew who had cast the fatal curse.
 
Over the course of the fight, the three began to use Killing Curses. While they failed to hit each other, Ariana Dumbledore, who had witnessed the duel, was killed by a stray curse. Although Grindelwald fled, fearing retribution, none of the three participants actually knew who had cast the fatal curse.
   
==Aftermath==
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=== Aftermath ===
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[[File:Ariana_Dumbledore_Hog's_Head.jpg|thumb|left|[[Ariana Dumbledore]], killed in this duel|211x211px]]Grindelwald ran away from [[Godric's Hollow]], fled [[Britain]] and started the search for the [[Deathly Hallows]] alone. Albus and Aberforth had guilty conscience for their sister's death, especially Albus. Aberforth charged this death to his brother. They had a [[Funeral of Ariana Dumbledore|funeral]] for her. During the funeral, Aberforth broke Albus's nose. For [[20th century|ninety-eight years afterward]], the results of this [[duel]] haunted Albus. He never knew who had in fact uttered the [[curse]] that had killed his sister. This had produced fear in Dumbledore, causing him to take [[1945|forty-six years]] to [[Duel between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald|finally stop Grindelwald]].
[[File:Ariana_Dumbledore_Hog's_Head.jpg|thumb|left|[[Ariana Dumbledore]], killed in this duel]]Grindelwald ran away from [[Godric's Hollow]], fled [[Britain]] and strated the search for the [[Deathly Hallows]] alone. Albus and Aberforth had guilty conscience for their sister's death, especially Albus. Aberforth charged this death to his brother. They had a [[Funeral of Ariana Dumbledore|funeral]] for her. During the funeral, Aberforth broke Albus's nose. For [[20th century|ninety-eight years afterward]], the results of this [[duel]] haunted Albus. He never knew who had in fact uttered the [[curse]] that had killed his sister. This had produced fear in Dumbledore, causing him to take [[1945|forty-six years]] to [[Duel between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald|finally stop Grindelwald]].
 
   
 
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Duel at Godric's Hollow
Part of Global wizarding war
Location

Godric's Hollow, West Country, England

Combatants

Gellert Grindelwald

Casualties

Ariana Dumbledore

None

" [...] the flashing lights and the bangs set her off, she couldn't stand it... and I think she wanted to help, but she didn't really know what she was doing, and I don't know which of us did it, it could have been any of us — and she was dead."
Aberforth Dumbledore recalling Ariana's death[src]

The Duel at Godric's Hollow was a three-way duel that took place in 1899 between brothers Albus and Aberforth Dumbledore and the future Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. It resulted in the death of the Dumbledores' fourteen-year-old sister, Ariana. After Ariana's death, Grindelwald fled Britain.

HistoryEdit

Background information Edit

Gellert Grindelwald and Albus Dumbledore

Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald

Gellert Grindelwald, who was a talented student in Durmstrang, had been expelled for his very dangerous experiments about Dark Arts. He decided to stay with his great-aunt Bathilda Bagshot. Bathilda knew Albus Dumbledore was a talented boy, too so she met Grindelwald with Albus Dumbledore. They liked each other, they were intelligent, talented, and they wanted to rule Muggles with their magic. They decided to search for the Deathly Hallows, which could make them invincible. While Albus was getting ready, his brother Aberforth said that he can't leave his little sister Ariana.

The duel Edit

AberforthInfobox

Aberforth Dumbledore

When Aberforth confronted his brother, Gellert lost control, displaying the "darker side" of his nature that Albus had always attempted to ignore or deny. He attacked Aberforth, supposedly using the Cruciatus Curse, and Albus stepped in, attempting to defend his younger brother and stop the two fighting. This intervention subsequently turned into a three-way duel between Albus, Aberforth and Gellert.

Over the course of the fight, the three began to use Killing Curses. While they failed to hit each other, Ariana Dumbledore, who had witnessed the duel, was killed by a stray curse. Although Grindelwald fled, fearing retribution, none of the three participants actually knew who had cast the fatal curse.

Aftermath Edit

Ariana Dumbledore Hog's Head

Ariana Dumbledore, killed in this duel

Grindelwald ran away from Godric's Hollow, fled Britain and started the search for the Deathly Hallows alone. Albus and Aberforth had guilty conscience for their sister's death, especially Albus. Aberforth charged this death to his brother. They had a funeral for her. During the funeral, Aberforth broke Albus's nose. For ninety-eight years afterward, the results of this duel haunted Albus. He never knew who had in fact uttered the curse that had killed his sister. This had produced fear in Dumbledore, causing him to take forty-six years to finally stop Grindelwald.

Appearances Edit

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Mentioned only)

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