Questions tagged [arithmancy]

Arithmancy is a magical discipline that studies the magical properties of numbers, including predicting the future with numbers and numerology.

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What's magical about the number seven?

In the Harry Potter universe it is established that the number seven has magical properties, and is the most powerfully magical number. But what does that mean? What are these 'magical properties' and ...
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Why does Hermione love Arithmancy so much?

"Double Divination this afternoon," Harry groaned, looking down. Divination was his least favorite subject, apart from Potions. Professor Trelawney kept predicting Harry's death, which he found ...
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What actually is Arithmancy?

A subject taken by some students at Hogwarts is Arithmancy. Throughout the Harry Potter series, we don't seem to be given much information as to what arithmancy actually is. For example, Defence ...