Welcome to Hogwarts

It is not an exaggeration to admit that Harry Potter books cast a spell on its readers by introducing them to the magical world, a world of Wizards and Witches, a world of Quidditch and Brooms, a world of Potions and Charms, a world of Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, a world from where there is no coming back. And, I am not an exception.

For someone who is realistic, my fascination with the wizarding world is inexplicably overwhelming. It began with the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone being released in theatres and bloomed into a full-fledged passion of Harry Potter fandom which resulted in the obsession with WandsChocolate Frogs, Hogwarts Acceptance Letter, Illustrated editions, Butterbeer and Bertie Botts’s Every Flavor Beans. I believe, it is the wings of imagination bestowed upon me by JK Rowling starting from the Platform Ticket to the Hallows which encompasses me into this magical world.

  • Hogwarts House: Gryffindor

With a lion as its crest and Professor McGonagall at its head, Gryffindor is the house which most values the virtues of courage, bravery, and determination – Pottermore

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It is not surprising at all for me to be sorted into Gryffindor. “Honestly, don’t you read?”. You would find me saying this quite often to humans around me unable to keep up with books and characters which I nonchalantly mention once or twice (okay many times) in my conversations. If not in the library, I would bide my time in the Gryffindor common room with friends and would sneak outside during midnights.

  • Patronus: Manx Cat

The Patronus is the most famous (and famously difficult) defensive charm. The aim is to produce a silvery-white guardian or protector, which takes the form of an animal. The exact form of the Patronus will not be apparent until the spell has been successfully cast. One of the most powerful defensive charms known to wizardkind, the Patronus can also be used as a messenger between wizards. As a pure, protective magical concentration of happiness and hope (the recollection of a single talisman memory is essential in its creation) it is the only spell effective against Dementors. – Pottermore

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We all have been there pretending to make a wing fly by swishing and flicking our wand and uttering Wingardium Leviosa! (it’s Wing-gar-dium Levi-o-sa). Sometimes, when finding some book buried in the deep crypts of our shelf, we may find ourselves saying Accio or yelling confidently Expecto Patronum while crossing paths with imaginary dementors.

  • Wand: Silver Lime Wood

This unusual and highly attractive wand wood was greatly in vogue in the nineteenth century. Demand outstripped supply, and unscrupulous wandmakers dyed substandard woods in an effort to fool purchasers into believing that they had purchased silver lime. The reasons for these wands’ desirability lay not only in their unusually handsome appearance, but also because they had a reputation for performing best for Seers and those skilled in Legilimency, mysterious arts both, which consequently gave the possessor of a silver lime wand considerable status. –Pottermore

Ever since I have apprehended Harry Potter, I have craved to go to Ollivander’s Wand shop to be chosen by a wand.( Remember the wand chooses the wizard) My wand has a Phoenix feather core, is 10 ¾” in length and is Quite Bendy according to Pottermore

That’s all for today Potterheads. I am an ardent fan of Harry Potter and  Pottermore has succeeded in bringing me closer to Hogwarts. You can find your answers too.

Happy Reading!

 

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