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Questions tagged [deathly-hallows]

For questions about the "Deathly Hallows" - 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. Note: This tag is for questions about the objects, not the book of the same name. Always use in conjunction with the [harry-potter] tag and any relevant tags.

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What are the names of the three brothers in the Deathly Hallows tale?

Today I watched The Deathly Hallows and now I'm wondering about the tale of The Deathly Hallows. Are the names of the three brothers known? If yes, who were they?
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Was Voldemort acting illogically considering the “inhertance” of the Elder Wand? [duplicate]

This always struck me as odd in the Deathly Hallows. Yes, Voldemort was wrong in the end thinking that one becomes the master by killing the previous owner. But even acting according to his own theory,...
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How can the Deathly Hallows defy death?

The Deathly Hallows as Dumbledore states were actually created by three gifted wizards. And the master of them can defy death. But they are wizard-made and not given by death. Then how can any wizard-...
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Why didn't Voldemort search for the Deathly Hallows? [duplicate]

We know that Tom Riddle was obsessed with immortality and was planning about it ever since he was a little boy. If he had the time to meticulously plan for those Horcruxes, why did he not go in search ...
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If the holder of the Elder Wand commits suicide, who does it belong to?

I got what would happen to it after the natural death of the owner (power of the wand breaks) but will the same happen if the owner commits suicide?
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What happened to Lucius Malfoy and Narcissa after the war? [duplicate]

At the end of the Deathly Hallows part 2,Draco and Astoria are seen dropping their son off at platform 9 3/4. Lucius Malfoy never played an active role in the final battle though it's pretty clear he ...
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Why didn't the Elder Wand answer to Voldemort?

When Voldemort cast the Avada Kedavra spell on Harry it basically disarmed him. So why didn't the Elder Wand answer to Voldemort afterwards?
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In what way is the Elder Wand more powerful than a regular wand?

The Elder Wand is more powerful than a regular wand, as we see Harry use it to repair his seemingly irreparable wand. We have also seen that every time the wand had been used in front of the readers ...
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Could Harry have used the Elder Wand to undo the damage to Hogwarts after the Battle of Hogwarts?

Could Harry have used the Elder Wand to undo the damage to Hogwarts after the Battle of Hogwarts before he broke it in half and threw it away? In other words, would the Elder Wand have given Harry ...
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Can a wizard Accio (Summoning Charm) the Elder Wand?

Can a wizard use Accio (the Summoning Charm) on the Elder Wand? In the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them film, we see Tina Goldstein summon the wand of Graves from him after Newt immobilizes ...
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Can the Elder Wand be duplicated?

The Elder Wand is apparently a unique, and uniquely powerful, wand. However, its components are well known: Elder wood, 15" long, and a thestral-hair core. According to the HPWiki, elder wood is ...
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Did Lovegood's attempted (and inaccurate) replica of Ravenclaw's diadem actually work and thus give Harry special wisdom?

In "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows" Harry, Ron and Hermione are visiting Xenophilius Lovegood, because they wanted to know more about the Mark of the (for them at this poit still unknown) ...
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What would happen if one casts Lumos under the Invisibility Cloak?

The books have established that the Invisibility cloak that Harry owned was the real deal (one of the Hallows) and not something you can buy in a shop. From this link we know that even though the ...
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Did Molly Weasley Use Deletrius on Bellatrix Lestrange?

I believe she did in the movie, but I'm not sure about in the book.
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If Harry could come back, why couldn't Dumbledore?

Harry Potter chose to come back from the dead because he was the master of death. But how could he be the master of death as he never had the Elder Wand? If Harry could come back does that mean that ...
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Was Voldemort really searching for the Hallows?

According to the new Timeline from the updated Cursed Child, Voldemort actually searched for the Hallows: "Voldemort murders Snape to obtain the Elder Wand in his quest to unite the Deathly Hallows....
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How was the Deathly Hallows symbol viewed within the Wizarding World?

In the Harry Potter universe, the Deathly Hallows were something coveted by Gellert Grindewald, who also had a strong "rule Muggles for their own good" ideology. Grindewald took the symbol used for ...
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Where did the Deathly Hallows originate and how did they move across Europe?

My question is simple. Where do the Deathly Hallows originate from, Britain or somewhere else. Also when and how did the Hallows (more specifically the Elder Wand) find their way outside Britain?
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Is it coincidence that every time someone loses one of the Deathly Hallows, they die immediately after?

When the Gaunts lost the Resurrection Stone, when James gave Dumbledore the Invisibility Cloak, when Dumbledore was disarmed by Draco, they all died shortly after. Which raises the question--was ...
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Why didn't Harry resurrect Dumbledore with the stone?

After reading the title to this question on Movies.SE, my initial reaction was that Harry DID use the resurrection stone, right before he gave himself up to Voldemort. My question is, why didn't he ...
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How was the Cloak of Invisibility Created?

I know the tale of the three brothers but does anyone know any convincing theories on how Ignotus Peverell created it?
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How was the resurrection stone created?

I know the tale of the three brothers, but does anyone know the true way of creation? I assume it was by Cadmus Peverell but how? How was the stone created?
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Was Newt Scamander at some point the real master of the Elder Wand?

Spoiler alert: this question arises from the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, so if you didn't watch it yet and don't want it spoiled, stop reading. I also apologize if the question was ...
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Does any other wand share the same core as the Elder Wand?

The story between the owners of the elder wand goes through a long journey, particularly Albus Dumbledore. I don't have any idea if the elder wand has a twin at all since it was made by the Death and ...
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Did Harry's Resurrection Stone family know he would survive?

This question assumes that the shades Harry saw in the Forbidden Forest were really part of the souls of his parents, Lupin and Sirius and that they could think for themselves - which I believe is the ...
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Could there be a different reason for Voldemort being the Elder Wand's master?

Don't know the policy for spoilers, so spoilers ahead! At first, it seems that Snape defeated Dumbledore by killing him, so by killing Snape Voldemort became the next owner. But it is later shown ...
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Why did Harry, Ron, and Hermione think it safe to hide in Grimmauld Place?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, after Bill and Fleur's wedding, the trio needs a place to hide. They decide on 12 Grimmauld Place, but obviously they're unsure if this is best. The Fidelius ...
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How can Dumbledore cast a spell on Harry while Harry was under the invisibility cloak? Is this a plot mistake of JKR? [duplicate]

It was clearly mentioned in Deathly Hallows that you can't curse someone under the Invisibility cloak, since it is one of the Deathly Hallows and Death has given immunity. Even if Dumbledore was the ...
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Harry Potter: driving a Muggle car [duplicate]

In the final chapter of "Deathly Hallows" ("Nineteen Years Later"), Ron tells Harry that he managed to pass his Muggle driving test by casting a charm on the driving instructor so he would forget ...
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What is the meaning of 'drunk with the power the wand had given him' in DH 3 brothers story? [closed]

In Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, Hermione reads the story about the three brothers. At some point the following is said about the second brother: "Drunk with the power that the elder wand ...
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Why didn't the resurrection stone 'work'?

It's been a while since I read the books, but as I recall the working assumption was that the story of the Deathly Hallows was essentially true. That being the case, all three would have been created ...
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Can a Muggle gain ownership of the Elder Wand?

If by some chance a Muggle kills or disarms the current owner of the Elder Wand through non-magical means (as they used to do), would the Elder Wand switch allegiance? What will happen to the Wand? ...
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Did anyone ever put the lid back on Dumbledore's grave?

in the Deathly Hallows Voldemort opens his grave and takes the Elder wand and fires a beam into the sky then uses it to destroy hogwarts etc. my question is: Did anyone ever put the lid back on or is ...
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The resurrection stone didn't actually resurrect? [duplicate]

From what I understand the stone was supposed to resurrect someone (that's the reason it took it's name) but in reality it only brought back something like a ghost (as we see in the tale). I think ...
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Is there conclusive evidence that Rowling planned the existence of the Deathly Hallows before the book of that name? [duplicate]

I can't find this question previously answered here and as this site is about gathering a database of knowledge, I feel it must be asked. Inspired by my brief discussion with @Richard. I believe ...
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Does the Resurrection Stone *really* bring people's spirits back, or just duplicates thereof? [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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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 ...