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Questions tagged [souls]

The animating and vital principle in beings credited with the faculties of thought, action, and emotion and often conceived as an immaterial entity. Souls can also refer to the spiritual nature of a being.

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What happens to spirits/souls of other creatues than Elves and Men after their death?

Silmarillion tells us what happens to the souls of Men and Elves: ... For the Elves die not till tile world dies, unless they are slain or waste in grief (and to both these seeming deaths they are ...
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Does each new Horcrux take half of Voldemort's remaining soul, thus taking a smaller piece each time?

When you commit a murder and create a Horcrux, you split your soul. It’s been talked a lot about Voldemort splitting his soul in 7/8 parts. But I think his remaining soul was not 1/7 or 1/8 but far ...
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What is the origin of a phylactery as a soul jar?

The original use of Phylactery is from Ancient Greek φυλακτήριον phylacterion, form of phylássein, φυλάσσειν meaning “to guard, protect” — Wikipedia and was originally meant to refer to ‘...
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What happens if you release a soul from a Horcrux/container?

Pursuant to this question, if you were to free a soul from the Horcrux or another container (i.e. Harry) without destroying the soul, what would happen to it? This is what appear to happen to ...
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What is the functional effect of splitting one's soul?

In Harry Potter we learn that Voldemort has split his soul via the Horcruxes and Slughorn mentions it as if it is a negative thing. What are the actual problems caused by splitting one’s soul? Is ...
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Looking for a book where computers communicate with dead souls

About 12 years ago I read a book about a new form of computing (quantum computer) and the ability to use these to communicate with the soul. I cannot for the life of me remember the title, but I can ...
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story about “souls” of deceased people implanted in other people

This was a novel (rather short if I recall correctly) that I read in the 1990s. For the life of me I can't recall author and title, but I would like to read it again. (It might have been a longish ...
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Story where a monster asks if he has a soul

I'd like to know the name of a book written no more recent than the year 2000 (probably a bit older.) It includes only two themes that I can recall: The main character is exiled for not having a ...
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Do Phoenixes have souls?

In Harry Potter universe, do Phoenixes have souls? Canon based answers only please.
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Why didn't Voldemort's soul attach to any other living thing except Harry?

We know that when the Killing curse rebounded on Lord Voldemort, it split a portion of his soul which latched on to the only other living thing in the room - Harry. My question is, are we to assume ...