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

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Why did Voldemort need a house-elf?

(I’m currently travelling with no access to the books, so bear with my paraphrasing from memory.) During Deathly Hallows, we see through Kreacher’s retelling how – Voldemort told his Death Eaters ...
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When you kill someone, does your soul immediately split, or is there a process? [duplicate]

I've read the Harry Potter books many, many, many, many times, and this has never exactly been clear to me. Do you need to do something in addition to murdering someone to make a Horcrux, or does it ...
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Was voldemort's body going to die?

Voldemort has gained "immortality" via his horcruxes, but was his body immortal to age? Looking at all the questions about Voldemort and his horcruxes what was his plan to keep his body alive. We know ...
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Why didn't Arthur Weasley die but Dumbledore was going to even when both were attacked by Horcruxes?

Dumbledore got a curse upon him when he wore the cursed Horcruxed ring. He was eventually going to die because of the curse. “If you had only summoned me a little earlier, I might have been able ...
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What happens if you make Horcruxes out of normal objects?

What would have happened if Voldemort was sensible and made a Horcrux out of any simple object such as a stone or something and flung it anywhere? It will be highly difficult to know the position of ...
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Why didn't Dumbledore destroy books on Horcruxes?

If there was another Dark Lord in making, he would have found out the mentions of Horcruxes. Then he would have tried to find the books and of course may have tried the summoning charm Hermione used. ...
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Why did Voldemort hide two horcruxes in Hogwarts?

In the Harry Potter movies, Voldemort made the horcruxes and hid them in different locations, but he hid two of them in the same place: Hogwarts. Tom Riddle's diary in the Chamber of Secrets; ...
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Was Dumbledore again being dishonest with Harry at the end of OOTP?

The passage of interest: "I cared about you too much," said Dumbledore simply. "I cared more for your happiness than your knowing the truth, more for your peace of my mind than my plan, more for ...
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What would happen to the Elder Wand if a living Horcrux killed its current wielder?

What happens if a Horcrux (or indeed, any other non-wizard being containing part of a wizard's soul) kills the owner of the Elder Wand? For example, consider when Dumbledore was still the master of ...
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Why did Harry let Ron destroy the locket horcrux?

Dumbledore's hand was badly affected by using the sword of Gryffindor to destroy the ring Horcrux. (The after-effects were killing him, IIRC.) They were about to destroy the locket by the same ...
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Is it illegal to create a Horcrux?

Discounting the fact that you have to commit homicide to create one, Is it illegal to create a Horcrux? Or just like, frowned upon? By illegal I mean forbidden or outlawed by the Ministry of Magic ...
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How did Voldemort's Horcrux knew about the latest events?

Tom Riddle's diary was the first horcrux he ever created. He created it during his fifth year at Hogwarts. This means that the horcrux was created before the events of the first book, and before ...
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Why did R.A.B even use the fake locket at all? [duplicate]

Sirius's brother Regulus took Kreacher to the cave, drank the potion, and swapped the real locket for a fake one. Inside the fake one was a note telling whoever happened to find the locket--most ...
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Should basilisk venom really be able to destroy Horcruxes?

The only way to destroy a Horcrux, as Hermione tells us, is to put it beyond magical repair. The cup, the locket, Nagini, the ring, and the diary are all destroyed by a sword or fang covered in ...
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Why didn't the soul inside Voldemort's body die when he tried to kill Harry?

In Deathly Hallows, Dumbledore says, "...the Killing Curse rebounded on Lord Voldemort, and a fragment of Lord Voldemort's soul was blasted apart from the whole, and latched itself onto the only ...
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Why do spells affect Harry when he is a Horcrux?

I didn't read the books, only watched the movies... so I don't know if my question is legit. There are a number of examples of Harry being affected by spells in the books, including: Gilderoy ...
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Why was Voldemort unable to make the Sword of Gryffindor a Horcrux?

Tom Riddle's goal is to to make a horcrux from each house owner's belongings. He is successful in making a horcrux from three of the owners' items. Why isn't he successful in making the Sword of ...
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Did Voldemort already decide on what Horcruxes he should make?

Tom presumably travelled to the far-flung forest in Albania about which Helena Ravenclaw had told him, and retrieved the diadem. He murdered an Albanian peasant and turned the diadem into a Horcrux. ...
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What if Lockhart had used Obliviate on Riddle's diary?

While reading the Chamber of Secrets for the first time, I thought I had guessed the ending before I got there - you have a character who is good at nothing but memory charms, and a villain who is ...
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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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Where did Voldemort's soul appear?

After killing Voldemort in his original body (before he created a new one from Adam's rib Wormtail's hand spiced with Harry's blood) by the rebound Killing curse, his soul was ripped from his body, ...
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Did Dumbledore know that Harry would have to sacrifice himself from the very beginning?

Based on the following interchange between Harry and Dumbledore in the pivotal "King's Cross" chapter of Deathly Hallows, I was wondering when exactly Dumbledore put together that Harry would have to ...
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What happens to a living Horcrux that reproduces?

Related perhaps to the question asking broadly why a living being would be a poor Horcrux choice, but more specifically: what would happen if it reproduced? Would the resulting baby have a piece of ...
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Wouldn't one of the horcruxes need to be used up in Voldemort's resurrection? [duplicate]

I wonder if the number of horcruxes is correct - Harry destroyed the diary, ring, cup, Nagini, locket, diadem and one in himself leaving Voldemort with one piece. Shouldn't one be used in book 4? ...
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Could There Be an Eighth Horcrux?

Since the magical number is seven for Horruxes, and Voldemort made Harry unintentionally then there must be an eighth right...??? Diary Ring Cup Locket Diadem Nagini Harry (Does not count because ...
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Why can't the Voldemort's soul fragment in Harry find a new host

'Tell him that on the night Lord Voldemort tried to kill him, when Lily cast her own life between them as a shield, the Killing Curse rebounded upon Lord Voldemort, and a fragment of Voldemort's ...
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Can a Dementor destroy a Horcrux? [duplicate]

If a Dementor can consume and destroy a person's soul, and a Horcrux is part of someone's soul in an object, could harry have just found a Horcrux and thrown it at a Dementor, so that it could destroy ...
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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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Was Harry actually a Horcrux? [duplicate]

I spent time on due diligence and did not find this exact question, which surprised me greatly. I think it's a hugely important issue when it comes to Harry Potter. I see many questions posed with the ...
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What is the correct plural of horcrux?

We all know that there was more than one horcrux, so the word must have a plural form. But, what is the grammatically correct way to spell the term for "more than one horcrux"?
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Why did Nagini die, even though she was a Horcrux, while Harry didn't? [duplicate]

Among all his other inert horcruxes, Voldermort created two living ones: Harry and Nagini. When Voldemort tried to kill Harry, he was unable to do so. Instead, his curse ended up killing the piece of ...
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Why didn't Voldemort make harder-to-find or indestructible horcruxes? [duplicate]

In the Harry Potter series, Voldemort splits up his soul into 7 pieces and puts the "pieces" in objects that he hides, called horcruxes, so that one would have to "kill" all 7 horcruxes in order to ...
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Was Harry Potter being a Horcrux making Dursleys act mean?

Let's keep aside the fact that Aunt Petunia was scared of wizards and overall magic because of her past with Lily. I don't find this a reason valid for bullying Harry or treating him like a lowly ...
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How much does a Horcrux affect its surroundings, people in its immediate vicinity?

I mean it is obvious that the Horcrux can think for itself. Tom’s diary responds to questions and answers it as well as tells a story. The Locket creates a scene between Harry and Hermoine to ...
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Did Voldemort know that Harry contained a piece of his soul before or when he killed Harry?

Would it be possible that Voldemort knew that Harry carried a piece of his soul in him before he tried to kill Harry? In knowing what Voldemort knew, we are able to tell more about the core motivation ...
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Why didn't Voldemort create a Horcrux with a Gryffindor heirloom?

Voldemort was said to be very interested in the four founders of Hogwarts. He created a Horcrux from the Ravenclaw diadem, the Hufflepuff cup, and the Slytherin locket. Did he try to find a Gryffindor ...
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Why did nobody ever use the Room Of Requirement to it's full potential? [duplicate]

In all the time The Golden Trio spent fighting Lord Voldemort, why did nobody ever go to the Room of Requirement (once they had discovered it), and say "I need a way to defeat Lord Voldemort ...
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Did Voldemort know what would happen when he died? [duplicate]

There's plenty of info about the process that Voldemort used to create his horcruxes and even more info about how he ultimately used them to return from the dead but a simple question occurred to me; ...
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Why was a piece of Voldemort's soul installed into Harry precisely at the moment when Harry' mother was killed? [duplicate]

Why was a piece of Voldemort's soul installed into Harry precisely at the moment when Harry' mother was killed? Voldemort has killed a lot of people, but the eighth horcrux was created precisely at ...
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Why was Gryffindor's sword in Bellatrix's vault? [duplicate]

I'm wondering something and can't put my mind of it. It's years and years ago since I've last read the books, so maybe I've missed something, but... When Harry gets captured and taken to Malfoy ...
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How would Voldemort restore himself from a horcrux?

If Voldemort's body dies, what process would he use to restore himself from a horcrux? His plans seem sloppy for the pains he had taken. For example, why create horcruxes from pieces of jewellery when ...
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To create a Horcrux, do you have to kill a human?

So I've already seen some questions about what sort of killing (accidental? morally justifiable? etc.) counts as murder for the purposes of creating a Horcrux, but here's another question which AFAIK ...
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Why is Harry's Horcrux benign? [duplicate]

How come the Horcrux in attached to Harry's soul (for years) does not affect him like the Horcrux in the locket. The Horcrux in the locket affected Ron's, Hermione's, and Harry's moods (when worn ...
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Was Voldemort still making his horcruxes?

When Voldemort cursed Harry in Godrics Hollow, thus turning him into a horcrux, he didn't know that he'd just done what he'd done. Counting Harry, there are 7 horcruxes, but Voldemort only knew of 6. ...
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If Harry Potter went to Lord Voldemort AFTER Nagini had been killed, would he have survived Voldemort's killing curse? [duplicate]

So Harry went to Voldemort in the forest and let Voldemort kill him (thus killing the piece of Voldemort's soul within Harry). If this had taken place AFTER Nagini had been killed, would Harry have ...
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If horcruxes are destroyed what happens to the Maker? [duplicate]

In the 7th movie part 2 (I suppose in the books also) Voldemort "killed" Harry which lead to destroying one of the Horcruxes that was inside Harry. Harry survived the killing curse and the battle ...
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When did Dumbledore destroy the horcrux ring?

In book 6, chapter 4, when Dumbledore takes Harry to meet Slughorn, he is using Gaunt's ring to atract Slughorn: He shrugged and spread his hands wide, as though to say that age had its ...
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Fiendfyre to destroy horcrux

In the book after the diadem is destroyed by fiendfyre caused by Crabbe, Hermione mentioned that she had read that this fire could destroy horcruxes, still it was difficult to control. In The Order 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 ...