Three magical objects in the Harry Potter universe that together give the owner 'mastery over death'. Specifically, they are the Elder Wand, Resurrection Stone and Cloak of Invisibility.

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Does the Resurrection Stone really bring people's spirits back? [duplicate]

In the Harry Potter world, we see many forms of continuation beyond death -- ghosts, portraits, and even newspaper clippings appear to retain some part of the personality of the original person. ...
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Who hired the Gringotts Guards - the goblins, or the Ministry?

Gringotts Guards are wizards who are assigned to guard the entrance of Gringotts, the bank of the wizarding world. During the Death Eaters' reign over the wizarding world, security was ...
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Does Voldemort know about the Invisibility Cloak?

Voldemort is keen to get his hands on the Elder Wand over the course of HP and the Deathly Hallows, but never seems to show any interest in either of the other Hallows. I can't see him caring about ...
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If no spell can reawaken the dead, how did the resurrection stone work?

Dumbledore himself said that no spell can reawaken the dead. Isn't that the main objective of the resurrection stone? If one can't reawaken the dead then what is the use of the stone? Surely then one ...
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Who killed the Eldest Brother and stole the Elder Wand?

The story of the Deathly Hallows, in the movie of the same name, gives us the origins of the objects crafted by Death himself, which gave each Peverell brother what they desired: for Antioch the Elder ...
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Harry's Invisibility Cloak: Was it really “True Invisibility Cloak”?

It has been discussed briefly in earlier books but great detail in the 7th book that Harry's Invisibility Cloak is one of the 3 hallows and hides its wearer truly and completely. It's not any ...
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Why did Dumbledore leave his ideas of wizarding domination?

Why did Dumbledore leave his ideas of wizarding domination and becoming the master of death? After Arianna's death he had no more responsibilities that held him.
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Could this also be the symbol for the Deathly Hallows?

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So how DID the sword of Gryffindor get in the pool? [duplicate]

In book seven, Harry and Hermione Apparate to the Forest of Dean, where Snape's Patronus leads Harry to the sword in a pool of ice. But how did it get there? Did Dumbledore put it there expecting ...
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How could Voldemort be killed when Harry's blood runs through them both? [duplicate]

As we know, at the end of Goblet of Fire, Voldemort takes Harry's blood into his new body, thus binding Harry to life so long as Voldemort lives due to his mother's sacrifice. My question is, then, ...
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Why was the ending of the book different from the ending of the movie in regards to the Elder Wand? [duplicate]

I was watching the film "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2" in which Harry broke the Elder Wand. However, in the book he put the wand back inside Dumbledore's grave. Why was this changed in ...
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Why didn't anyone else suspect the Horcruxes' existence?

By Deathly Hallows, Dumbledore, the Trio, and maybe Slughorn, might be the only ones on the Order's side who knew about Voldemort's Horcruxes. Note, (This list excludes R.A.B. who I just remembered). ...
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Would Voldemort have lost his powers if he hadn't made so many horcruxes?

I am currently rereading all the books, and a previously overlooked yet certainly key distinction keeps coming up: the reason for Harry's survival vs. the reason for Voldemort's loss of power. In ...
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Is Gringotts really safe? [duplicate]

Throughout the books we are told that there is no safer place than Gringotts... Except hogwarts. But is it really safe? I mean, the trio managed to get to the Lestrange vault by using just the ...
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Did the Elder Wand try to kill Harry?

If Harry needed to die, then the Elder Wand should have done its best to follow Harry’s intentions. The excerpt below sounds like Harry wishing for his death to be quick. If the Elder Wand is tuned ...
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Why did the movie depart from the book when Harry broke the Elder Wand? [duplicate]

Looking for an out-of-universe answer. The Elder Wand is such a significant artifact, in that it is an extremely powerful object as well as being one of the Deathly Hallows, and so central to the ...
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Seeing from behind a person with the face revealed under an invisibily cloak

Imagine if someone in front of you is wearing an invisibility cloak like Frodo is wearing his: What would you see if you see that person from behind? Would you see the “inside” of that person's ...
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How did Voldemort not recognize the ring for what it was?

How did Voldemort not realize that In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Marvolo points to the ministry official with his finger, showing Salazar Slytherin's ring, which holds the Peverel ...
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Can Harry Potter's Invisibility Cloak hide inanimate objects/Non-sentient beings?

So anyone with the invisibility cloak (The Deathly Hallows cloak) can hide themselves, almost completely. Can this effect work on inanimate objects in any capacity? As someone in the comments said, ...
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Was the Elder Wand really that great? [duplicate]

Just from the fact the Dumbledore defeated it when Grindlewald was using it makes me wonder if it was really unbeatable. Unless of course he beat him non-magically. But that could just be hype.
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Could the Elder Wand have healed Neville's Parents? [closed]

We know from the end of Deathly Hallows that Harry becomes the master of the Elder Wand, and uses it to repair his own broken wand. Until this point, it has been impossible to repair broken wands, and ...
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Does Worthiness have Anything to do with Mastery of the Hallows?

In Deathly Hallows, Dumbledore's seems to put some stock in a person's worthiness to unite the Hallows. “I was such a fool, Harry. After all those years I had learned nothing. I was unworthy to ...
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What is the core in the elder wand?

The core of a wand greatly influences how easy it is to master and how easily it will bend its allegiance to a new owner. Is it ever mentioned what core was used in the elder wand? I'm pretty sure ...
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Should Dumbledore have returned the Elder Wand to Gregorovitch?

I understand that the Elder Wand can only be won by defeating its owner. Grindelwald won the Elder Wand from Gregorovitch and Dumbledore, in turn, from Grindelwald. After Grindelwald was defeated ...
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In the Harry Potter Universe, is Death deadly?

This might sound like a very dumb question, but bear with me. Acording to the question Does Death really exist in Harry Potter? Death is presumably real since it gave 3 different objects to the ...
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Why doesn't Ollivander work with the Elder wood?

Since Elder is the name of a wand wood, why don't we see more Elder wands. I only remember the famous Elder wand created by death. P.S. I am asking only about Ollivander since he doesn't believe in ...
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If someone disarmed Harry, would the Elder wand become theirs? [duplicate]

In the Half-Blood Prince, Draco Malfoy gained ownership of the Elder wand by disarming Dumbldore when he was holding the Elder wand. Could someone have used Expelliarmus on Harry to take ownership of ...
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Did Dumbledore plan to have Harry possess all 3 Hallows?

Did Dumbledore plan to have Harry possess all 3 Hallows?
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Would it be possible to create a wand more powerful than the Elder Wand?

According to Dumbledore, the Elder Wand was not created by Death himself but rather by Antioch Peverell. So, is it not possible for a powerful wizard, such as Dumbledore, to create a wand that equals ...
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Why did Dumbledore 'put on' the Resurrection Stone (Ring)?

WARNING: Spoiler Alerts throughout this question... Now, Dumbledore put on Marvolo's ring, knowing that it was the Resurrection Stone which was on the ring. He also knew (even though he "lost his ...
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Did anyone ever possess all three Hallows?

In the Harry Potter universe; was there anyone who ever possessed all three (Elder Wand, Resurrection Stone, the Invisibility Cloak) Hallows at once? This is barring the creator / creators (Death or ...
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Elder wand destruction possible?

So I have seen questions that ask Why Did Harry Break the Elder Wand? or Could the Elder Wand be Repaired? What I am wondering is, according to the history of the Elder Wand is it actually possible ...
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Would the Elder Wand choose every new owner who wins?

We know that wands choose their owners, more so than the other way around. We also know that to master the Elder Wand, you need to win it, or defeat the current owner. From the Harry Potter books so ...
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Does 'Elder' in the Elder Wand refer to the wood or its age?

I am not a native English speaker and while reading the Harry Potter books, I wasn't aware that "elder" is a plant. So I automatically assumed the elder wand was called "elder" on account of age ...
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Why did Dumbledore want Harry to know about the Deathly Hallows?

Dumbledore's instruction before his death were pretty clear: he wanted Harry to find and destroy the Hocruxes. But why would he take the trouble of giving Harry clues and hints about the Deathly ...
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Why didn't “Death” appear again? - Harry Potter

When the three brothers cheat Death, Death revenge them. But, Death didn't appear anywhere else in the entire series. It didn't appear when Harry used Deathly Hallows or when Voldemort used his ...
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Why didn't Harry die in the dark forest?

I know that this question may sound like it has a very obvious answer, and many of you may just say that Harry didn't die because he was the Master of Death, as he had the possession of the three ...
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When did Voldemort become aware of the Elder Wand?

I'm hoping this question doesn't have a really easy answer that I am inadvertently overlooking. When I first wondered when Voldemort had originally learned of the existence of the Elder Wand, I picked ...
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Why didn't anyone break the Elder Wand?

The Elder Wand is an extremely powerful artifact that many a wizard would lie, cheat, steal and kill for. Dumbledore had hoped that he might die undefeated as it's owner, so that the wand's power ...
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How could Expelliarmus beat Avada Kedavra?

I want to be very careful about how I ask this question – I am not asking How did Voldemort die? [CLOSED] Below the text is the relevant passages from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows if anyone ...
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What were Dumbledore's actual intentions for the Elder Wand?

This question contains spoilers. When reading the question How was Harry supposed to defeat Voldemort in Dumbledore's original plan?, I thought that the OP had erred when saying (emphasis mine): ...
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Could the Elder Wand be repaired and used again?

At the very end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry broke the Elder Wand and threw away the pieces. Did the Elder Wand lose its power permanently due to this? Or could someone repair it ...
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Do the Deathly Hallows provide any extra power when all are possessed by one person?

The Deathly Hallows are all very powerful and potent artifacts on their own: a perfect invisibility cloak, the most powerful wand, and a stone that can recall shadows of lost loved ones. That is good ...
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Why didn't Snape reappear when Harry used the Resurrection Stone?

If I were Harry I'd want to thank Snape or at least get some kind of closure..
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Why Wasn't the Resurrection Stone Destroyed Along With the Ring Horcrux?

Dumbledore destroyed the Horcrux element of Marvolo Gaunt's Peverell ring with the Sword of Gryffindor, splitting the Resurrection Stone portion of the ring in half in the process. Harry noticed a ...
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Is there any canon proof that Elder Wand actually works as reputed in a duel?

There seems to be a lot of power attributed to the Elder Wand by various sources in Deathly Hallows. However, looking at it soberly, there doesn't seem to be almost any actual evidence to support ...
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How was Dumbledore able to defeat Grindelwald, since Grindelwald had the Elder Wand?

This question: How could Dumbledore ever become the owner of the Elder-Wand? just speculates on the transfer of ownership of the Elder wand. But the Elder Wand is supposed to greatly enhance the ...
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How could Dumbledore ever become the owner of the Elder-Wand?

According to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Gregorovitch was once the owner of the Elder Wand. Grindelwald stole the Elder Wand from Gregorovitch without defeating him in a duel. So it would ...
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Can the resurrection stone create “an army of Inferi”?

In HP7, it's mentioned (as far as I recall, by Dumbledore at King's Cross) that Gellert Grindelwald sought Resurrection Stone (as one of the Hallows) as a way to create an army of Inferi. Is that ...
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Could Voldemort have won the Elder Wand through his Horcruxes?

In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince: This becomes an issue later, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: We know that what took place in Half Blood Prince was planned out by Dumbledore ...