In Harry Potter, an object in which a person has concealed part of their soul. Voldemort used horcruxes.

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Basilisk Venom Destroy Harry's Horcrux [duplicate]

So in Chamber of Secrets Harry gets a basilisk fang in him (I seem to remember it being his arm). And as we find out in Deathly Hallows, the venom from a basilisk destroys horcruxes. Harry was one of ...
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Is Hufflepuff's Cup stored in Bellatrix's personal vault or family vault?

The HP Wikia claims that the vault Helga Hufflepuff's Cup was in was the Lestrange family vault. However, Hermione (under polyjuice as Bellatrix) tells the goblins: "I wish to enter my vault." ...
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Did making Nagini a horcrux made it immortal? [duplicate]

So, Voldemort thought it was a good idea to make Nagini one of the horcruxes. Did making Nagini ( or any other living creature, generally speaking ) a horcrux also make it immortal ? Because ...
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What other conditions must murder fulfill to create a horcrux? [duplicate]

It is suggested in many topics like here that the act of the murder itself splits the soul, so the Horcrux is created. However, we know that Death-Eaters are killing for pleasure on the mass scale, ...
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Why didn't Voldemort keep the Horcruxes with him?

Why didn't Lord Voldemort just keep the horcruxes in his robes and with him all the time? So no one would dare try and steal from him. He kept Nagini close with him and it turned out to be very ...
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How was Voldemort supposed to regenerate from a Horcrux? [duplicate]

To clarify I am not asking How do Horcruxes work? To me the a horcrux seems to be the same as a phylactery which a lich would use (which I first read about in The Chronicles of Prydain) it is simply a ...
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Voldemort and his horcruxes: protected at 7, destroyed at 8?

Voldemort says, 7 being a magical number, he would make 7 fragments of his soul. And according to Dumbledore, he never meant to make Harry his horcrux. Of course that is obvious. But the point is ...
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Why didn't Voldy's soul split off when he killed James? [duplicate]

“You were the seventh Horcrux, Harry, the Horcrux he never meant to make. He had rendered his soul so unstable that it broke apart when he committed those acts of unspeakable evil, the murder ...
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Why does the piece of Voldemort's soul attach itself to the only living thing i.e. Harry?

Possibly Related: What EXACTLY cause Voldemort's soul piece to split off when he killed Lily and tried to kill Harry? How Would Harry Breaking the Unbreakable Vow Have Affected the Piece of ...
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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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What makes a Horcrux object (almost) indestructable?

We know that a Horcrux is the object in which a piece of the Horcruxee's Soul is stored in. But these objects were once normal (albeit special) objects before being turned into a Horcrux, and could ...
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Could one obtain an object to destroy a Horcrux in the Room of Requirements?

Could one perhaps require from the Room of Requirements an object which is powerful enough to destroy a Horcrux? Let's say you could even be specific, for example: 'I need a Basilisk Fang'. I'm not ...
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What happens to UnHorcruxed Soul Fragments?

We know from Half Blood Prince that the soul splits when murder is performed. A horcrux is merely a receptacle that stores the portion of soul that has split off from the original by means of a spell. ...
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Once made, why would anybody need access to their own Horcruxes?

I understand why other people might want to get their hands on someones Horcrux, but once the bad guy/gal has split his/her soul and a piece of it has been interned into whatever vessel that was ...
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What did Voldemort intend to use as the horcrux he planned to make by killing Harry Potter?

As confirmed in this question, Voldemort most likely intended to not just kill Harry Potter, but use his death in the creation of his final horcrux. He did so inadvertently, making Harry his sixth ...
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Which types of objects couldn't be made into a Horcrux?

I was wondering why Voldemort didn't made Earth his Horcrux to live forever (Sol's last phases can't destroy a Horcrux). Everyone could reach it but wouldn't destroy it for the sake of their own ...
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Would what Voldemort did at the end of Goblet of Fire have worked without his Horcruxes?

Would the ancient dark spell that Wormtail carried out for Voldemort have still worked if Voldemort had not created Horcuxes?
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Is it possible that some of Voldemort's Legilimency was transferred to Harry?

A recent thread on Pensive has lead me into thinking about Harry's unincidental Legilimecy powers. For a context, please go to this thread Could the Pensieve work the same way as Horcruxes? I posted ...
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Could the Pensieve work the same way as Horcruxes?

I'm wondering if one could remove their memory and store it, if it would completely remove the emotion that one felt regarding it?? With the Horcrux one removes part of their soul, usually through a ...
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Voldemort's very weak soul

When you commit a murder and create a Horcrux, you split your soul. Its been talked a lot about Voldemort splitting his soul in 7 / 8 parts. But I think his remaining soul was not 1/7 or 1/8 but far ...
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How did R.A.B get to know about Voldemort's Horcruxes?

Regulus Arcturus Black was a genius who figured out the existence of Voldemort's Horcruxes before anybody else. The question is how? Also which era did he live in? Maybe it happened that he was one of ...
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Who did, or how was the horcrux-cave basin re-filled with the potion after Kreacher drank it for R.A.B?

How did R.A.B fill the basin with the same potion that Voldemort had originally used? Was he even smarter than Dumbledore, and realized even before entering the cave that it had a potion and ...
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What kind of long term effects would Voldemort's soul have had on Harry? [closed]

Let's suppose Voldemort wasn't resurrected after his attack on the Potter family (Quirrel never happened to venture into the woods where he was hiding, Scabbers got eaten by Mrs. Norris in the first ...
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Was Voldemort intending to create a horcrux when he attacked Harry Potter?

Now I'm not talking about part of Voldemort's soul inside Harry which he never intended to put there. What I am asking is when he went to the Potter's house, was he only intending to destroy Harry ...
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If Harry is NOT Voldemort's horcrux, will Voldemort resurrect from that part of soul if all his other horcruxes are destroyed

Harry was never a Horcrux of Voldemort I have heard this line on SE a lot & also vaguely read about that discussion. My question is if Harry was not Voldemort's horcrux & if all the other ...
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If you were to attempt to kill Voldemort, would that destroy one of his horcruxes?

I someone just walked up and used the killing curse on Voldemort, would that destroy one of his horcruxes? Dumbledore explains to Harry: The seventh part of his soul, however maimed, resides ...
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In Deathly Hallows, why did they have to wear Slytherin's locket?

Obviously, heavy spoilers for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, do not read if you don't want to be spoiled. So they find the locket horcrux, and before they figure out how to destroy it, they ...
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How do Horcruxes work?

A few questions regarding the Horcruxes. Had Voldemort actually succeeded in using a Horcrux, would he come back the same age (biologically and/or aesthetically) he was when he made the Horcrux, or ...
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How many ways are there to destroy a Horcrux?

The way Hermione described the ways to destroy Horcruxes implied that there were a few. Could you name the confirmed ones?
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Why did Dumbledore say that the Ring (Hallow/Horcrux) “was sure to carry a curse”?

“When I discovered it, after all those years, buried in the abandoned home of the Gaunts - the Hallow I had craved most of all, though in my youth I had wanted it for very different reasons - ...
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Why did Dumbledore never ask Harry how to destroy a horcrux?

Here is the thing, Harry destroyed a Horcrux in his second year with a basilisk fang, even if he didn't know at the time. But in his sixth year, Dumbledore says to Harry, and I quote: "Horcruxes are ...
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If one is killed with Basilisk venom, does it also destroy their soul?

Basilisk venom is one of the few substances in Harry Potter that can destroy horcruxes, which are fragments of the soul... so if one dies from the venom, does the venom destroy their soul as well? ...
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Who originally filled the basin in the horcrux cave, before Voldemort put the horcrux in it?

As referenced here, Kreacher was commissioned to drink the "drink of despair" in the horcrux cave so Voldemort could put the locket in there. Why was the basin already filled with the drink of ...
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Could Voldemort have died a natural death with his horcruxes intact?

A more general question is: Can a witch or wizard die a natural death as long as her/his horcruxes exist? Looking for canonical answer only. Rowling's interviews etc are welcome, too.
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What is the point of a horcrux? [closed]

During his years in hiding, when no one came to help Voldemort, none of his Horcruxes actively helped him. The fact is, the Slytherin Locket, the Hufflepuff Cup, and the Ravenclaw Diadem were hidden ...
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What qualifies as murder when creating a Horcrux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does accidental homicide cause one’s soul to split? We know that in order to create a Horcrux, murder is necessary: Riddle's hunger was now apparent; his expression ...
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Would the Horcrux Cave Potion Have Killed Dumbledore?

Would the Horcrux cave potion have killed Dumbledore if: Kreacher survived the potion: ‘There was a b – basin full of potion on the island. The D – Dark Lord made Kreacher drink it ...’ [...] ...
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Why did Dumbledore tell Harry there were 6 Horcruxes when he already knew Harry was a horcrux?

Harry: "He made seven Horcruxes?" Dumbledore: "...Not seven Horcruxes: six. The seventh part of his soul, however maimed, resides inside his regenerated body..." (HP6, US Hardback, page 503). ...
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How could the diary Tom Riddle soul know what happened between Tom and Hagrid?

It is said that Tom Riddle diary was made into a Horcrux via the murder of Moaning Myrtle via Basilisk. If that was the case, the soul piece that went into the diary was split off when this happened. ...
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Would Harry still be a Parselmouth at the end of the Deathly Hallows? [duplicate]

Near the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Dumbledore tells us before this that: Given the above, does that mean that Harry would have lost his ability to speak with snakes at the end ...
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If the Diary Tom Riddle Had Succeeded, Would He Have Been a Horcrux?

If Tom Riddle had succeeded at returning as a living person from the diary, would he have been a Horcrux? In thinking about it, it seems pretty black and white. Either diary Tom Riddle -- a ...
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If Diary Tom Riddle Had Succeeded, How Would He Have Strengthened the Present Day Voldemort?

Specifically, if diary Tom Riddle had succeeded, how would he have strengthened the present day Voldemort? In If diary Tom Riddle had succeeded, would there have been two Voldemorts?, ...
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Voldemort chose his horcrux objects very carefully. Did it matter who he killed to make them?

His horcruxes could have been made out of just about anything, but he chose the objects he housed them in very carefully. How important were the victims other than being souls? In other words, did it ...
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Why Could Quirrell Tolerate Harry's Touch at the Beginning of Philosopher's Stone?

In the beginning of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry meets Professor Quirrell in The Leaky Cauldron for the first time, and the two shake hands with no problem: A pale young man ...
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Is Ginny Weasley Considered a Temporary Horcrux?

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Tom Riddle says the following to Harry: ‘If I say it myself, Harry, I’ve always been able to charm the people I needed. So Ginny poured out her soul to ...
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Before Voldemort, who was the last Horcrux Creator?

Horcruxes are rare (and then seven come along at once...) and only a few people know about them. But when was the last horcrux before Voldemort's? 50 years before him? Centuries? Millennia?
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Why wouldn't Voldemort create new Horcruxes?

Once Voldemort realized that Harry Potter was hunting for Horcruxes and knew were they were (e.g. after visiting the cave), why wouldn't he simply pause, and make at least one MORE replacement Horcrux ...
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Should Quirrell Have Survived Harry's Touch?

In Philosopher's Stone, chapter fifteen, The Forbidden Forest, while serving detention, Harry, Malfoy, and Fang encounter a robed figure, who ultimately turns out to be Quirrell, drinking unicorn's ...
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How did Draco Malfoy know Harry would go to the Room of Requirement?

In the Deathly Hallows, when Harry, Hermione and Ron go to get the Diadem, they find Draco, Crabbe and Goyle waiting for them. How did they get in the room when Ginny and Tonks where in there? Even ...
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Why Did Dumbledore Let Harry Give the Remains of the Diary Horcrux to Dobby?

J.K. Rowling confirms that Dumbledore knew the destroyed diary was the remains of a Horcrux; JKR: "In essence divided," exactly, the "essence" being the soul. So Dumbledore knew all along that he ...