- "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death."
- —The message on the tombstone
The grave of James and Lily Potter
is located in the graveyard
of Godric's Hollow
. It was made of the same white marble as Albus Dumbledore's tomb
, and shone in the darkness. The headstone had been engraved with Lily
' dates of birth and death, and a message.
and Hermione Granger
visited this grave on Christmas
Eve in 1997
, and conjured a wreath of roses to lay on the grave. The grave of Ignotus Peverell
, the original owner of a Deathly Hallows
(as well as an ancestor of James Potter), lay in the same graveyard, as did Dumbledore's mother
Kendra and sister
Behind the Scenes
- The inscription on the Potters' gravestone is from 1 Corinthians 15:26 in the Bible, which discusses Christ defeating all enemies, the last being death itself.
- Rowling stated in 2007, "[But] I think those two particular quotations he [Harry] finds on the tombstones at Godric's Hollow, they sum up — they almost epitomise the whole series."
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