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

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How does the diary prove Voldemort is the Heir of Slytherin?

Harry: "The diary wasn't that special." Dumbledore: "The diary, as you have said yourself, was proof that he was the Heir of Slytherin; I am sure that Voldemort considered it of stupendous ...
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Division on the soul splitting [duplicate]

I don't think there will be a canonical answer for this question. I'm just wondering if this is how it works. It's said that when you kill someone, you split your soul. I believe that means you split ...
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Would a phoenix Horcrux be indestructible?

Inspired by the first revision of this question, later edited to focus on a different topic: The phoenix is emblematic of good in the Harry Potter series. Dumbledore, the leader of the fight against ...
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Could Dumbledore have made a horcrux?

There are some popular theories flying around the internet about the possibility that Dumbledore may have accidentally made a horcrux and that the object containing the fragment was either Fawkes the ...
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What if something that destroyed Horcruxes were made into a Horcrux?

If you made a Horcrux something that destroyed Horcruxes like a basilisk fang, what would be the result? Could it still be destroyed by venom?
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Can the maker of a Horcrux affect its behavior?

Do Horcruxes negatively affect anyone who comes into contact with them, excluding the owner, or would they have no unhealthy effect on someone the owner considers to be an ally? Does the maker of the ...
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What happens to the main part of your soul after making a Horcrux?

So when you die like Voldemort did with horcruxes on earth, where does the main part of your soul go that was in your body? Does it just float around like a ghost, or exist in that state of Limbo ...
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Did Voldemort's cave automatically spawn Inferi?

On the back of this question, did Voldemort's cave turn anyone who entered the lake into an Inferius? We know that Voldemort filled the lake with Inferi when he put the Horcrux there originally. He ...
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Why didn't Harry Potter die from the basilisk venom in COS? [duplicate]

In The Chamber of Secrets, Harry gets bitten by the basilisk. Also, we know Harry IS a horcrux. Basilisk venom one of few things that can destroy horcruxes. So why didn't Harry go to the white place ...
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Where was the locket between its Horcrux's creation and Kreacher's first visit to the cave?

According to this question's answers, which seems to be accepted (and which seems acceptable to me!), Slytherin's locket was made a Horcrux around 1945-1946. Besides, I found that Regulus died in ...
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How did Voldemort intend to question the person who got to the locket?

When discovering the locket's basin, Harry thinks the potion will kill whoever drinks it, but Dumbledore thinks otherwise: "I can only conclude that this potion is supposed to be drunk." "...
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Do Horcruxes actually protect the body from ailments or is separate magic needed for maintaining it? [duplicate]

Horcruxes preserve the soul. Does their use affect the natural breakdown process of the human body's aging? Or is it completely spiritual, in the sense, regarding the soul? Are there any references ...
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Why didn't Voldemort turn the Basilisk into a Horcrux? [closed]

Ok, Voldemort (Tom Marvolo Riddle) created 7 Horcrux's including his pet snake Nagini... Well why didn't he just turn the Basilisk into a Horcrux instead or also?
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Why isn't Quirrell considered a horcrux? [duplicate]

Since a part of Voldemort is within Quirrell, doesn't that make him a horcrux by definition as well?
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Voldemort and the Natural Death [duplicate]

If Voldemort had survived his final duel with Harry Potter and decided to reform and live on in peace, would it be possible for him to live for eternity? Or rather, in universe, if Voldemort decided ...
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Why did Albus Dumbledore wear Marvolo Gaunt's Ring [duplicate]

So I was wondering and going back to Harry Potter recently and i was trying to figure out why did Dumbledore wear Marvolo Gaunt's Ring. The ring that Dumbledore had expertly deduced was an Horcrux was ...
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Who was killed to make Nagini a Horcrux (Frank Bryce or Bertha Jorkins)?

Albus Dumbledore and J.K. Rowling have two different opinions on that. Let us start with the books. SECTION 1: Albus Dumbledore Albus Dumbledore clearly tells us, that Nagini was created by ...
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Would Voldemort's Horcruxes protect him from being petrified?

In Chamber of Secrets, the basilisk released from the chamber ends up petrifying a number of people at Hogwarts. It should be noted that the petrification was treatable, which seems to imply that it ...
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Would a Basilisk kill a freshly “killed” Voldemort?

A basilisk kills on contact with vision, but when Voldemort dies, he enters an apparition-like state (bodyless, but not completely detached from the world). Would staring at a basilisk in this state ...
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How is the reattachment of a soul after it's been put in a Horcrux known?

IIRC, there's only 2 people that have created a Horcrux. One is the inventor, and the other is Tom Riddle. My question is 2 part: Are there other instances of a Horcrux being created? How was it ...
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Were the Dursleys' personalities affected by Harry? [duplicate]

The Harry Potter series is a highly acclaimed collection of books with plot that can't go wrong. However, I was going over the story in my head the other day, and I thought to myself, and since ...
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Did each Horcrux represent a part of Voldemort?

Voldemort, knowingly, created 6 horcruxes. Of these, each seemed to resemble some part of the body. The Diary seems to have a brain of its own. It is the only non-living Horcrux that seems to be ...
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Does Voldemort believe that he is the only one who knows about the Room of Requirement

In HP7, Harry, Hermione, and Ron manage to steal the Hufflepuff cup from Gringotts. On hearing this, Voldemort's in a rage and once he cools down, he starts thinking about visiting and making sure the ...
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How did Ron find Harry in the pond?

How did Ron get the Horcrux locket off Harry when they were in the lake/pond? How did he find them in the first place?
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Could Harry's child inherit part of Voldemort's powers?

If Harry Potter had a child while he was a Horcrux, would this child have some of Voldemort's powers? (For instance, would it be a parseltongue?)
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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? ...