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{{Quote|A gigantic statue of black stone dominated the scene. It was rather frightening, this vast sculpture of a witch and wizard sitting on ornately carved thrones...Engraved in foot-high letters at the base of the statue were the words [[Magic is Might|MAGIC IS MIGHT]]...Harry looked more closely and realised that what he had thought were decoratively carved thrones were actually mounds of carved humans: hundreds and hundreds of naked bodies, men, women, and children, all with rather stupid, ugly faces, twisted and pressed together to support the weight of the handsomely robed wizards.|Description|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Quote|A gigantic statue of black stone dominated the scene. It was rather frightening, this vast sculpture of a witch and wizard sitting on ornately carved thrones...Engraved in foot-high letters at the base of the statue were the words [[Magic is Might|MAGIC IS MIGHT]]...Harry looked more closely and realised that what he had thought were decoratively carved thrones were actually mounds of carved humans: hundreds and hundreds of naked bodies, men, women, and children, all with rather stupid, ugly faces, twisted and pressed together to support the weight of the handsomely robed wizards.|Description|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
The '''Magic is Might monument''' was a black stone statue created after the [[Death Eaters]] [[Fall of the Ministry of Magic|took over]] the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] on [[1 August]], [[1997]]. It replaced the [[Fountain of Magical Brethren]] and thus was located in the [[Atrium]] of the [[British Ministry of Magic Headquarters|Ministry of Magic Headquarters]]. The "Magic is Might" monument depicts a [[Wizardkind|witch]] and a [[Wizardkind|wizard]] sitting on carved thrones made of the bodies of [[Muggle]]s twisted and pressed together to support the thrones of the witch and wizard, and each Muggle with an ugly and stupid face.
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The '''Magic is Might monument''' was a black stone statue created after the [[Death Eaters]] [[Fall of the Ministry of Magic|took over]] the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] on [[1 August]], [[1997]]. It replaced the [[Fountain of Magical Brethren]] and thus was located in the [[Atrium]] of the [[British Ministry of Magic Headquarters|Ministry of Magic Headquarters]]. The "Magic is Might" monument depicts a [[Wizardkind|witch]] and a [[Wizardkind|wizard]] sitting on carved thrones made of the naked bodies of [[Muggle]]s twisted and pressed together to support the thrones of the witch and wizard, and each Muggle with an ugly and stupid face.
   
[[File:Muggles_statue.JPG|thumb|left|Close-up of the state showing Muggles in their "rightful" place]]
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==Background==
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[[File:Muggles_statue.JPG|thumb|Close-up of the state showing Muggles in their "rightful" place]]
   
 
The phrase '''"[[Magic is Might]]"''' is inscribed at the bottom of the statue, thus, the statue became a symbol of the wizarding supremacy ideals of the new regime and the detestation of Muggles, which were considered inferior. Thus, the Muggles in the statue are depicting below the wizards in a degrading and humiliating fashion.
 
The phrase '''"[[Magic is Might]]"''' is inscribed at the bottom of the statue, thus, the statue became a symbol of the wizarding supremacy ideals of the new regime and the detestation of Muggles, which were considered inferior. Thus, the Muggles in the statue are depicting below the wizards in a degrading and humiliating fashion.
 
[[File:Magic_is_might.jpg|thumb|Magic is Might Statue from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1]]
 
   
 
[[Harry Potter]], [[Hermione Granger]], and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] saw the statue when they [[Infiltration of the Ministry of Magic|infiltrated the Ministry]] on [[2 September]], 1997, and found the message of the statue horrible.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', Ch. 12</ref>
 
[[Harry Potter]], [[Hermione Granger]], and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] saw the statue when they [[Infiltration of the Ministry of Magic|infiltrated the Ministry]] on [[2 September]], 1997, and found the message of the statue horrible.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', Ch. 12</ref>
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
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[[File:Magic_is_might.jpg|thumb|Magic is Might Statue from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1]]
 
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'', the Magic is Might Monument differs a little from its book description. In the film, Muggles hold a marble column with the "Magic is Might" inscription and the Ministry of Magic logo, and atop the column stand a large wizard and a witch. The [[Fountain of Magical Brethren]] is not completely removed from the [[Atrium]], as the golden statue of the wizard is still present on its plinth.
 
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'', the Magic is Might Monument differs a little from its book description. In the film, Muggles hold a marble column with the "Magic is Might" inscription and the Ministry of Magic logo, and atop the column stand a large wizard and a witch. The [[Fountain of Magical Brethren]] is not completely removed from the [[Atrium]], as the golden statue of the wizard is still present on its plinth.
 
*The depiction of the monument in the film adaption bears a close resemblance to the Soviet monumental art, particulary the sculpture of ''[[Wikipedia:Worker and Kolkhoz Woman|Worker and Kolkhoz Woman]]''.
 
*The depiction of the monument in the film adaption bears a close resemblance to the Soviet monumental art, particulary the sculpture of ''[[Wikipedia:Worker and Kolkhoz Woman|Worker and Kolkhoz Woman]]''.
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*In the [http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Harry_Potter_and_the_Deathly_Hallows:_Part_1 film adaptation] of ''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'', the Muggles are clothed, the wizard and witch standing rather than seated, and the statue white rather than black.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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[[fr:Monument La Magie est puissance]]
 
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Magic is Might Monument
Magic is Might monument
Object information
Manufacturer
Made

1 August, 1997

Usage

Monument of the Ministry of Magic

Owners
"A gigantic statue of black stone dominated the scene. It was rather frightening, this vast sculpture of a witch and wizard sitting on ornately carved thrones...Engraved in foot-high letters at the base of the statue were the words MAGIC IS MIGHT...Harry looked more closely and realised that what he had thought were decoratively carved thrones were actually mounds of carved humans: hundreds and hundreds of naked bodies, men, women, and children, all with rather stupid, ugly faces, twisted and pressed together to support the weight of the handsomely robed wizards."
—Description[src]

The Magic is Might monument was a black stone statue created after the Death Eaters took over the Ministry of Magic on 1 August, 1997. It replaced the Fountain of Magical Brethren and thus was located in the Atrium of the Ministry of Magic Headquarters. The "Magic is Might" monument depicts a witch and a wizard sitting on carved thrones made of the naked bodies of Muggles twisted and pressed together to support the thrones of the witch and wizard, and each Muggle with an ugly and stupid face.

BackgroundEdit

Muggles statue
Close-up of the state showing Muggles in their "rightful" place
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The phrase "Magic is Might" is inscribed at the bottom of the statue, thus, the statue became a symbol of the wizarding supremacy ideals of the new regime and the detestation of Muggles, which were considered inferior. Thus, the Muggles in the statue are depicting below the wizards in a degrading and humiliating fashion.

Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley saw the statue when they infiltrated the Ministry on 2 September, 1997, and found the message of the statue horrible.[1]

It was presumably replaced by another statue after Lord Voldemort's defeat in May 1998 and the subsequent reform of the Ministry spearheaded by the new Minister, Kingsley Shacklebolt.

Behind the scenesEdit

Magic is might
Magic is Might Statue from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
  • In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, the Magic is Might Monument differs a little from its book description. In the film, Muggles hold a marble column with the "Magic is Might" inscription and the Ministry of Magic logo, and atop the column stand a large wizard and a witch. The Fountain of Magical Brethren is not completely removed from the Atrium, as the golden statue of the wizard is still present on its plinth.
  • The depiction of the monument in the film adaption bears a close resemblance to the Soviet monumental art, particulary the sculpture of Worker and Kolkhoz Woman.
  • In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the Muggles are clothed, the wizard and witch standing rather than seated, and the statue white rather than black.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


The Atrium
Level 8, Ministry of Magic
Fountain of magical brethren
Lobby and Reception Area · Fountain of Magical Brethren · Magic is Might monument · Ministry Munchies · Security Desk · Lifts · Magical Maintenance Office
Watchwizards
Eric Munch

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