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Questions tagged [prophecy]

A prophecy can be either an inspired utterance of a prophet, viewed as a revelation of divine will, or a prediction of the future. For example, the prophecy for Professor Trelawney: 'Neither can live while the other survives'

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How many times in the Harry Potter books did 13 people dine together?

In chapter 11 of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Dumbledore invites Trelawney to join his Christmas dinner in The Great Hall. She declined, saying, "I dare not, Headmaster! If I join the ...
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How come Neville can't retrieve the prophecy?

If when the prophecy was made it didn't directly refer to Harry Potter (it could have been Harry or Neville) why is it only Voldemort and Harry can retrieve it, but not Neville? It only became about ...
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Did the Keeper of Prophecies hear the entirety of Trelawney's prophecy?

In the beginning of Half-Blood Prince Dumbledore assures Harry that no one besides the two of them is aware of the entirety of the prophecy: "There are only two people in the whole world who know ...
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Short story in which a microbiologist is prophesied to have a lab accident

I'm looking for the name of a short story I read about 20 years ago, I read this as a translation in a magazine, I sadly have no idea how it was originally published. In which the protagonist, a ...
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Did Voldemort mark Harry as his equal?

The prophecy doesn't merely say "he will mark him", it says and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal When talking about the prophecy, Dumbledore says "Voldemort himself would mark him as ...
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Why did Dumbledore place a guard for the prophecy at the ministry?

Note that this is different from the question Why did the Order bother to guard the Prophecy? The question there was whether the prophecy is worth protecting. I agree that it is not worth protecting. ...
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Why didn't they mend Potter's prophecy with the Repairing Charm?

Why is Harry's & Voldemort's prophecy not repaired with something like the "Reparo" spell? Why is it lost for good (and Voldemort angry at Malfoy for that)?
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What exactly did the centaurs read in the stars in Philosopher's Stone?

Note the following exchange between Firenze and Bane. "My name is Firenze," he added, as he lowered himself on to his front legs so that Harry could clamber on to his back. There was suddenly a ...
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Is Harry Potter immortal? [duplicate]

Two reasons why this could be possible (correct me if I'm wrong): Harry eventually became the owner of all the Hallows. The cloak of invisibility (from his father), the elder wand and the ...
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Can a squib or a muggle be a seer?

Can a person make true prophecies without using magic? Sybil Trelawney, the seer introduced in the books doesn't seem to do spells in all the seven books. She even hides her empty sherry bottles in ...
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Why did Voldemort need prophecy from Ministry?

Snape has already delivered the entire prophecy to V while still being a DE, so why did Voldy need to get a prophecy from the Ministry?
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Why are prophecies regarded as possible in the Harry Potter universe?

Perhaps a weird question but in our reality people believe in the existence of things like prophecies based on some type of belief system (e.g. God and his plan or fate). On what basis does the ...
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Can prophecies be studied?

Based on the answer Why does the Department of Mysteries keep prophecies? and the idea that prophecies can be studied, how could they study the prophecies if they can only be retrieved by those whom ...
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Why does the Department of Mysteries keep prophecies?

What's the main reason why the Department of Mysteries keep prophecies? The Keeper of the Hall is a Bureaucratic witch or wizard who orders and maintains the Records placed on the numerous ...
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Series, girl from a village with a bell, escaped with chubby friend who becomes a wrestler

I remember reading a trilogy (or maybe there were 4 books) in the early 2000s. The protagonist was a young girl who lived in a small village and there was a large tower, possibly with a bell. I ...
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How did the wizarding world find out what the prophecy said?

No one heard the prophecy that night; it smashed during all the commotion. Not even those who were actually there suspected that it said anything about Harry being destined to fight and defeat ...
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Could the prophecy in The Cursed Child refer to the resurrection of Voldemort in GOF?

Could the prophecy in The Cursed Child refer to the events in The Goblet of Fire?
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Why couldn't Voldemort view the prophecy without Harry's help?

Voldemort filled Harry's mind with visions of Sirius dying in the Department of Mysteries, to lure Harry there. This was because the prophecies were enchanted so that only the people referred to ...
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Who made the prophecy about the “Chosen One” in the Star Wars universe?

Do we actually know who made the prophecy of the "Chosen One"? Or, generally, do we know of any other prophecy or was anyone ever mentioned to have made a prophecy? In the end, who was making the ...
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Why did the Order bother to guard the Prophecy?

(And please, nobody say "Cause Dumbedore asked them to") We know one of the tasks of the Order after its re-creation was to keep safe a weapon Voldemort was after. “What’s he after apart from ...
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What if a MAN actually stabbed the Witch-king instead of Éowyn?

Now we all know about the prophecy that "no living man" may slay the Witch-king of Angmar in LOTR. This prophecy was fulfilled when Éowyn, a female, stabbed the Witch-king in the head, thus killing ...
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How did the Unspeakables know to change the records in the Hall of Prophecy?

Related: How do you listen to a prophecy without smashing it in Harry Potter?; How do the spheres with recorded prophecies appear in the Department of Mysteries? We know that the contents of the ...
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How did Trelawney know Snape interrupted her interview with Dumbledore (and her prophecy)?

Sybill Trelawney does not know when she does actual prophecies. "She does not know — and I think it would be unwise to enlighten her — that she made the prophecy about you and Voldemort, you see." ...
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Did this prediction come true on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D?

On Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Coulson and his team encounter an Inhuman who can In S03E15, this Inhuman touches Various visions have appeared to come true exactly as seen in several previous episodes. ...
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Is Sybill Trelawney taken lightly more often than necessary?

In the book Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Professor Trelawney says this: “If Dumbledore chooses to ignore the warnings the cards show —” Her bony hand closed suddenly around Harry’s ...
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How can Anakin's dream about Padme have been precognitive?

It's pretty clear that Anakin has precognitive abilities. Qui-gon says as much as the only explanation for how Anakin is able to be the only human capable of racing. He also very clearly saw his ...
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How does Anakin 'bringing balance to the force' impact on The Force Awakens?

In Star Wars Episode 1 we hear Mace Windu say: "You refer to the prophecy of the one who will bring balance to the Force. You believe it's this…boy?" So I get that we had lots of good Jedi, and ...
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In Rice Boy, what were the fulfiller's three changes of form?

On page 275 of Rice Boy, Parod states that "The fulfiller will be thrice transfigured— and in each new form his own nature will be clearer to him." At the climax, on page 414, it is stated that a ...
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Why was Trelawney's first prophecy taken so seriously by everyone?

(heavy spoilers ahead - read at own risk) As we know the events around the first prophecy of Trelawney go like this: Dumbledore interviews her She makes the prophecy They are interrupted by Snape ...
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Why would Neville be a candidate as the child of the first prophecy? [duplicate]

Sybill Trelawney's prophecy said that the child to face Voldemort would be "born as the seventh month dies." Neville was born on July 30th, Harry on 31st. So isn't the 31st really the last day of ...
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Has this character been referenced before the current series?

In The Girl Who Died we learn that Maisie Williams's character Ashildr is This is referenced as part of a prophecy in The Witch's Apprentice but has it been an earlier prophecy or something that's ...
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Was sisko the first corporeal/linear being to meet the prophets?

DS9 "Prophet Motive" (Prophets speaking to Quark): ROM: (quarters) Did the Sisko send you? QUARK: What? Sisko? What does he have to do with anything? SISKO: (office) The Sisko taught us ...
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How do you listen to a prophecy without smashing it in Harry Potter?

That is, if it wasn't revealed to you in the first place. We see only a few instances of prophesying throughout the books, notably, when Trelawney prophesied to Dumbledore about Harry and Voldemort, ...
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Doesn’t the existence of the Chosen One indicate the Sith’s existence?

If the Jedi Council didn't believe that the Sith were in existence in Episode 1, then: why would there be a debate over the need to train the chosen one (Anakin); and, wouldn't the universe's ...
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Is “prophecy” a major theme throughout the entire original Dune series?

I really like the first Dune novel, but I can't decide if I should read the rest of Frank Herbert's series. Having a main character who knows exactly what's going to happen really took some of the fun ...
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Why didn't Sauron attack the Shire if he knew a Hobbit would defeat him?

I remember that there had been a prophecy that a Hobbit would defeat Sauron. Knowing this, the Rangers protected the Shire. Sauron probably knew the prophecy as well, so why didn't he ever try to ...
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Why do only Harry and Neville fit the prophecy out of all wizards?

Here is Sybill Trelawney's first prophecy: "The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches ... born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies ... and the Dark ...
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Were the Longbottoms also in hiding?

If Neville was the other possible candidate for the Prophecy: Did the Longbottoms / other members of the Order know of the Prophecy? Were the Longbottoms in hiding just like the Potters? If it was ...
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Why didn't the Order of the Phoenix destroy the prophecy?

Why didn't the Order of the Phoenix destroy the prophecy? After all: Dumbledore had already heard and memorised the prophecy. Though prophecies cannot be taken off the shelf by anyone other than the ...
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Missing text of “The Prophecy of The Chosen One”

Is there some canon source including completely the exact text of "The Prophecy of The Chosen One"? I am reading The Jedi Path, but the pages containing the text are defaced, supposedly by Palpatine.
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Why must “either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives”?

The full prophecy by Trelawney, the part my question is about in bold: "The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches ... born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the ...
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Second prophecy of Mandos

Does anybody know anything about the mysterious "Second Prophecy of Mandos"? It seems to be about the end of the world.
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Muad'Dib vs. Mahdi

When the Atreides arrive on Arrakis, there are a number of instance where the Fremen call Paul Mahdi. While I realise that Mahdi is Arabic for guided one, I can't help but wonder at its close ...
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Is the One just a prophecy for “free humans”?

Is the One just a prophecy for "free humans"? If not, to whom else was this person important? What did the machines have to do with him? EDIT: I know this question is very broad and has multiple ...
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Would Neville Longbottom Have Survived If Voldemort Had Marked Neville For Death Rather Than Harry?

If Voldemort had marked Neville Longbottom as his equal, instead of Harry Potter, would Neville have survived the Killing Curse as Harry did? Neville and Harry are both inherently brave; however, ...