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Godric's Hollow
Potter memorial
Object information

Post 1981


As a memorial to James and Lily Potter

The Potter memorial is a statue at the centre of the village square in Godric's Hollow. From a distance, it appears as an obelisk, carved with the names of people who died in a war (presumably Muggle casualties of World War I or II). While Muggles can see only this obelisk, a witch or wizard can see that the memorial changes into a statue of a family as he or she approaches: James, Lily, and an infant Harry Potter, who looks contented in his mother's arms.


Harry Potter and Hermione Granger visited Godric's Hollow during Christmas of 1997 while they hunted Voldemort's Horcruxes in order for Harry to see where he had been born (and lost his parents) as well as possibly where Dumbledore left Godric Gryffindor's sword for them. They visited the memorial, as well as Harry's parents graves.


It is remarked that in the winter the snow looks like knit caps on the heads of the statues. James and Lily were murdered by Voldemort in their cottage at Godric's Hollow, on 31 October, 1981.


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