Wikia

Harry Potter Wiki

Changes: Sign of the Deathly Hallows

Edit

Back to page

(Corrected a grammar issue with the word 'make' and changed it to 'made' in the first paragraph.)
Line 2: Line 2:
 
{{dialogue a-b-a-b|Harry|What's wrong with it?|Viktor|Grindelvald. That is Grindelvald’s sign... I recognized it at vunce: Grindelvald carved it into a vall at Durmstrang ver he vos a pupil there. Some idiots copied it onto their books and clothes thinking to shock, make themselves impressive – until those of us who had lost family members to Grindelvald taught them better.|Are you – er – quite sure it’s Grindelwald’s -?|I am not mistaken. I walked past that sign for several years, I know it vell.|[[Harry Potter]] and [[Viktor Krum]] in [[1997]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{dialogue a-b-a-b|Harry|What's wrong with it?|Viktor|Grindelvald. That is Grindelvald’s sign... I recognized it at vunce: Grindelvald carved it into a vall at Durmstrang ver he vos a pupil there. Some idiots copied it onto their books and clothes thinking to shock, make themselves impressive – until those of us who had lost family members to Grindelvald taught them better.|Are you – er – quite sure it’s Grindelwald’s -?|I am not mistaken. I walked past that sign for several years, I know it vell.|[[Harry Potter]] and [[Viktor Krum]] in [[1997]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
'''Gellert Grindelwald’s mark''' is a triangular rune that [[Dark Wizard]] [[Gellert Grindelwald]] used as his sign, though it is actually the symbol of the [[Deathly Hallows]]. This "double association" seems to be reference to the Swastika, a sacred Hindu symbol of the sun, later adopted as the symbol of Nazi Germany. In addition, [[Marvolo Gaunt]] referred to it as the coat of arms of the [[Peverell family]], though it is believed that Gaunt simply made this up due to being obsessed with his [[pure-blood]] heritage.
+
'''''Gellert Grindelwald’s mark '''''is a triangular rune that [[Dark Wizard]] [[Gellert Grindelwald]] used as his sign, though it is actually the symbol of the [[Deathly Hallows]]. This '''''"double association"''''' seems to be reference to the Swastika, a sacred Hindu symbol of the sun, later adopted as the symbol of Nazi Germany. In addition, [[Marvolo Gaunt]] referred to it as the coat of arms of the [[Peverell family]], though it is believed that Gaunt simply made this up due to being obsessed with his [[pure-blood]] heritage.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
{{main|Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{main|Deathly Hallows}}
   
[[Harry Potter]] noticed this symbol in [[1997]], when [[Viktor Krum]] pointed out that [[Xenophilius Lovegood]] was wearing it around his neck at [[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]] and [[Fleur Delacour]]'s [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|wedding]]. Viktor told a disguised Harry that it was Grindelwald's sign, which he had carved into a wall at [[Durmstrang Institute]] when he was a student there. Some students later copied it into their books and clothes, thinking to shock and to make themselves impressive. Others who had lost family members to Grindelwald, including Viktor, corrected them. Harry found it difficult to believe that Mr. Lovegood would wear something related to the Dark wizard, but Viktor claimed he would [[duel]] the man if it would not spoil the wedding. He later confronted Xenophilius over the symbol, arguing with him before storming off.<ref name="wedding">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', Chapter 8</ref>
+
[[Harry Potter]] noticed this symbol in [[1997]], when [[Viktor Krum]] pointed out that [[Xenophilius Lovegood]] was wearing it around his neck at [[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]] and [[Fleur Delacour]]'s [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|wedding]]. Viktor told a disguised Harry that it was Grindelwald's sign, which he had carved into a wall at [[Durmstrang Institute]] when he was a student there. Some students later copied it into their books and clothes, thinking to shock and to make themselves impressive. Others who had lost family members to Grindelwald, including Viktor, corrected them. Harry found it difficult to believe that Mr. Lovegood would wear something related to [[Gellert Grindelwald]], but Viktor claimed he would [[duel]] the man if it would not spoil the wedding. He later confronted Xenophilius over the symbol, arguing with him before storming off.<ref name="wedding">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', Chapter 8</ref>
   
Later, during the Christmas holidays, Harry, [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], and [[Hermione Granger]] visited the Lovegoods' [[Lovegood House|house]] to speak to Xenophilius about the symbol, which Hermione had found on the grave of [[Ignotus Peverell]] in [[Godric's Hollow]] and in the copy of ''[[The Tales of Beedle the Bard]]'' that [[Albus Dumbledore]] had bequeathed her. Xenophilius revealed to the trio that the triangular symbol was actually a sign of the [[Deathly Hallows]]. It represents the [[Cloak of Invisibility]], the [[Resurrection Stone]], and the [[Elder Wand]].<ref name="lovegood">''Deathly Hallows'', Chapter 20</ref> The sign of the Deathly Hallows was inscribed on the Resurrection Stone itself.
+
Later, during the Christmas holidays, Harry, [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], and [[Hermione Granger]] visited the Lovegoods' [[Lovegood House|house]] to speak to Xenophilius about the symbol, which Hermione had found on the grave of [[Ignotus Peverell]] in [[Godric's Hollow]] and in the copy of ''[[The Tales of Beedle the Bard]]'' that [[Albus Dumbledore]] had bequeathed her. Xenophilius revealed to the trio that the triangular symbol was actually a sign of the [[Deathly Hallows]]. It represents the [[Cloak of Invisibility]], the [[Resurrection Stone]], and the [[Elder Wand]].<ref name="lovegood">''Deathly Hallows'', Chapter 20</ref> The [[sign of the Deathly Hallows ]]was inscribed on the Resurrection Stone itself.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==

Revision as of 22:16, January 2, 2013

Hallows
Illustration of the Deathly Hallows symbol.
CoolavatarAdded by Coolavatar
Harry: "What's wrong with it?"
Viktor: "Grindelvald. That is Grindelvald’s sign... I recognized it at vunce: Grindelvald carved it into a vall at Durmstrang ver he vos a pupil there. Some idiots copied it onto their books and clothes thinking to shock, make themselves impressive – until those of us who had lost family members to Grindelvald taught them better."
Harry: "Are you – er – quite sure it’s Grindelwald’s -?"
Viktor: "I am not mistaken. I walked past that sign for several years, I know it vell."
Harry Potter and Viktor Krum in 1997[src]

Gellert Grindelwald’s mark is a triangular rune that Dark Wizard Gellert Grindelwald used as his sign, though it is actually the symbol of the Deathly Hallows. This "double association" seems to be reference to the Swastika, a sacred Hindu symbol of the sun, later adopted as the symbol of Nazi Germany. In addition, Marvolo Gaunt referred to it as the coat of arms of the Peverell family, though it is believed that Gaunt simply made this up due to being obsessed with his pure-blood heritage.

History

Main article: Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter noticed this symbol in 1997, when Viktor Krum pointed out that Xenophilius Lovegood was wearing it around his neck at Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour's wedding. Viktor told a disguised Harry that it was Grindelwald's sign, which he had carved into a wall at Durmstrang Institute when he was a student there. Some students later copied it into their books and clothes, thinking to shock and to make themselves impressive. Others who had lost family members to Grindelwald, including Viktor, corrected them. Harry found it difficult to believe that Mr. Lovegood would wear something related to Gellert Grindelwald, but Viktor claimed he would duel the man if it would not spoil the wedding. He later confronted Xenophilius over the symbol, arguing with him before storming off.[1]

Later, during the Christmas holidays, Harry, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger visited the Lovegoods' house to speak to Xenophilius about the symbol, which Hermione had found on the grave of Ignotus Peverell in Godric's Hollow and in the copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard that Albus Dumbledore had bequeathed her. Xenophilius revealed to the trio that the triangular symbol was actually a sign of the Deathly Hallows. It represents the Cloak of Invisibility, the Resurrection Stone, and the Elder Wand.[2] The sign of the Deathly Hallows was inscribed on the Resurrection Stone itself.

Appearances

See also

Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 8
  2. Deathly Hallows, Chapter 20

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki