I know there was already some post about Trelawney, but I just wanted to sum it up.
Her two known prediction that came true both connected to Voldemort:
“It will happen tonight. The Dark Lord lies alone and friendless, abandoned by his followers. His servant has been chained these twelve years. Tonight, before midnight… the servant will break free and set out to rejoin his master. The Dark Lord will rise again with his servant’s aid, greater and more terrible than ever he was. Tonight… before midnight…the servant…will set out…to rejoin…his master….“ (POA )
Pettigrew escapes and rejoins Voldemort and a year later he helps him get his body back
“The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches.…born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies…and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not.…and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives.…the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh month dies…” (OOTP)
I don’t think it has to be explained.
Her minor predictions:
The big black dog she sees in Harry’s cup either is not the Zordo but represents Sirius, ( the dog star, Sirius’s animagus form ) or is the Zordo, the omen of death looming over Harry till his actual death in 1998.
“Professor Trelawney was now teaching them palmistry, and she lost no time in informing Harry that he had the shortest life line she had ever seen.” GOF
Also Harry dies at 17.
“He therefore had to endure over an hour of Professor Trelawney, who spent half the lesson telling everyone that the position of Mars with relation to Saturn at that moment meant that people born in July were in great danger of sudden, violent deaths. ”Well, that’s good,” said Harry loudly, his temper getting the better of him, “just as long as it’s not drawn-out. I don’t want to suffer.” GOF
Harry’s death scene quite violent but sudden and painless.
13 people at the table:
Later Trelawney again met Harry in the corridors, and this time complains that Dumbledore had been repeatedly dismissing her warnings of impending disaster. She looked at some Tarot cards and saw,
“… the lightning-struck tower… Calamity. Disaster. Coming nearer all the time…”.
This seems to predict the events of Dumbledore’s death on the Astronomy Tower. The Lightning-Struck Tower tarot card (The Tower) is generally considered representative of disaster or life-altering change.
“Yes,” said Professor Trelawney, nodding impressively, “it comes, ever closer, it circles overhead like a vulture, ever lower… ever lower over the castle… .” GOF
From Trelawney to Harry:
“You are preoccupied, my dear,” she said mournfully to Harry. “My inner eye sees past your brave face to the troubled soul within. And I regret to say that your worries are not baseless. I see difficult times ahead for you, alas… most difficult… I fear the thing you dread will indeed come to pass… and perhaps sooner than you think…” GOF
Before the class Harry tells Hermione that he is worried about Trelawney’s prophecy about Pettigrew and that Voldemort will return.
“I was saying that Saturn was surely in a position of power in the heavens at the moment of your birth…your dark hair…your mean stature…tragic losses so young in life…I think I am right in saying, my dear, that you were born in midwinter?”
Later on we learn that Voldemort was born in mid winter, and that part of his soul - what Trelawney felt - was in Harry.
My dear, you were undoubtedly stimulated by the extraordinary clairvoyant vibrations of my room!” said Professor Trelawney. “If you leave now, you may lose the opportunity to see further than you have ever -“ GOF
Right after Harry falls aslep and gets a vision about Voldemort.
Harry and Ron’s predictions:
From Harry to Ron ”so you’re going to suffer but be very happy….” POA,
Ron is attackted by Sirius, loses his rat but at the end of the book he is happy because Harry gets back his godfather and it turns out his rat was Pettigrew the traitor.
From Ron to Harry: “There’s a blob a bit like a bowler hat,” he said. “Maybe you’re going to work for the Ministry of Magic…” POA
Harry becames an Auror working for the Ministry.
“‘A windfall, unexpected gold.” POA
Harry wins the Twizadry Tournament and the prize is gold, he inherits Sirius’s gold too.
At the final Divination exam Harry has to look into the crystal ball, he does not see anything but he lies that he can see a hoppogriff flying away free and as we know he frees Buckbeak a few hours later.
Harry and Ron making up their homework:
“I will be in danger of- er - burns.” / “Lose a treasured possession,” / “Why don’t you get stabbed in the back by someone you thought was a friend?” / I think I’ll come off worst in a fight.” / “Okay, I’ll lose a bet.”
During the Triwizard Tournament all the predictions come true: Harry gets burned by the Hungarian Horntail / looses a treasured possesion meaning his friends getting kidnapped by the mermaids / Ron thinks he is a liar and ignores him / looses in a duel against Voldemort / Bagman loses a bet on Harry
sources: Harry Potter Wiki , Harry Potter books
Then there was no point in developing a meaningful relationship between Harry and Ginny, that’s why she planned and built Ron and Hermione’s romance so carefully and Harry had only fling worthy romaces.
| faithfulness / family / the power to recover from crisis / wisdom / intuition |
Considered by the Celts to be extremely magical creatures, travelers were often aided in their journeys by helpful otters. They were believed to be strong protectors who helped in the gaining of wisdom, finding inner treasures or valuable talents. It symbolized the ability to enjoy rather than simply endure life.
| high ideals/ independence/ gentleness/ dignity/ endurance/ love |
The stag of ancient times was considered a beast of royal lineage, an incarnation of woodland gods, and associated with fertility. White stags were especially revered and as they were thought to originate from the Otherworld and thus had immense power. The white stag was said to represent the ancestors of the Celtic people and was thought to usher in profound change. Following a white stag was said to lead the person into contact with supernatural beings. Stag people possess dignity and the quality of endurance.
| HARMONY |
We need to concentrate on more than meets the eye
But it’s you i take, cause you’re the truth, not I
| MY FAVORITE | commercial - The Kiss
For me when I read the first book at the age of 10 the interesting thing about Hermione and Ron’s character was that I immediately liked Ron for being so easy going and funny and disliked Hermione for telling on the boys and being a bit annoying, but as the books progressed and the characters grew things changed to the opposite. I started to see Ron’s faults, his meannes and immaturenes, and how Hermione’s character deepened by showing her kindness and loyality all the while Ron remained just as supericifal as he was at the begining, a child who saw the world either white or black. For me Ron always remained 12, while Hermione, Harry (and me to) grow more complex, more mature with the years gone by. Ron is the kind of guy who likes to stay on the surface, he doesn’t analyzes feelings or problems, he avoides talking about emotions at all cost. It is not bad, but in Hermione’s case I would think she needed or would have wanted a man who at least sits and listens while she talked and not someone who would run away screaming. I mean Harry is a guy too, but he has at least decant amount of emotional intelligency, he is not afraid to look into himself or make an effort to make others happy.
At the beginning Harry was drawned to Ron for the same reason I was: he was easy to talk to, friendly and welcoming. But as easily Harry got him he lost him just as easly over and over again. But Harry’s friendship with Hermione was different. They worked on their friendship it wasn’t given right from the start, they earned each other’s love and respect. So this love is why their relationship is so much deeper and more stable than Ron’s with Harry or Ron’s with Hermione.
In my opinion Ron always choosed the easy way.
With Hermione, instead of really paying attention to her and really trying to undersand or at least getting to know her he used a silly book. There were plenty of attepts by Hermione to move forward with Ron, she given not-so-subtle-signs that she indeed liked Ron and Ron always ran away and rejected her. But Harry was there, he made sacrafices for keeping Hermione’s friendship and so did Hermione, even if they were angry with each other, or didn’t agree with the other, they stayed and looked out for the other ( the Firebolt incident, rushing to the Ministry even though Hermione knew its a trap, staying with Harry when Ron left, etc…). They were not afraid to let each other in, because they knew they can trust in eachother.
End of my rant
Thanks for you attention
“You’d think people had better things to gossip about,” said Ginny as she sat on the common room floor, leaning against Harry’s legs and reading the Daily Prophet. “Three Dementor attacks in a week, and all Romilda Vane does is ask me if it’s true you’ve got a Hippogriff tattooed across your chest.”
Ron and Hermione both roared with laughter. Harry ignored them.
What did you tell her?”
I told her it’s a Hungarian Horntail,” said Ginny, turning a page of the newspaper idly. “Much more macho.”
Thanks,” said Harry, grinning. “And what did you tell her Ron’s got?”
A Pygmy Puff, but I didn’t say where.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Its just occured to me that there is a rumour that Harry has a Hippogriff tattood on his chest. A Hippogriff. The symbole of love. The symbole we use for Harry and Hermione’s love. They fucking rode away on Buckbeak, the hippogriff that is the symbole of love in mythology.
This scene is like a hint that their is a hidden romance between Harry and Hermione. A hidden hippogriff just above his heart.
Yesterday we went to see the Hobbit and an old man around 70 came and sat down in the row in front of us. He shook hands with the boy sitting next to him and told him that this was his favorite book when he was a teen and he was so excited to see it on screen. We could hear him laugh and mutter things through out the movie, I don’t think anybody in that room was as excited as him.