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By David Colbert

This is often the essential resource advisor to J.K. Rowling?s Harry Potter novels?revised and up to date with info with regards to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

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All rights reserved. No a part of this publication might be reproduced, scanned, or disbursed in any published or digital shape with no permission. Please don't perform or motivate piracy of copyrighted fabrics in violation of the author’s rights. buy in simple terms licensed variants. BERKLEY® is a registered trademark of Penguin crew (USA) Inc. The “B” layout is a hallmark belonging to Penguin workforce (USA) Inc. PRINTING background Lumina Press, LLC, alternate paperback version / June 2001 First Berkley exchange paperback version / June 2002 up-to-date Berkley alternate paperback variation / may possibly 2004 up to date and entire Berkley exchange paperback variation / may perhaps 2008 eISBN : 978-0-425-22318-5 The Library of Congress has catalogued the unique Berkley alternate paperback version as follows: Colbert, David. the mystical worlds of Harry Potter : a treasury of myths, legends, and interesting evidence / David Colbert. p. cm. comprises bibliographical references and index. 1. Rowling, J. okay. —Characters—Harry Potter. 2. Children’s tales, English—History and feedback. three. delusion fiction, English—History and feedback. four. Potter, Harry (Fictitious character). five. Wizards in literature. 6. Magic in literature. I. identify. PR6068. O93 Z59 2002 823’. 914—dc21 2002020857 http://us. penguingroup. com For my nieces Emma, Lillian, and Molly, and my nephew Sam learn myths with the eyes of ask yourself: the myths obvious to their common which means, their which means obvious to its mysterious resource. the 1st of Joseph Campbell’s Ten Commandments for interpreting Mythology consultant to abbreviations of the publication titles: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (U. S. title), Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (U. ok. title): Stone Harry Potter and the Chamber of secrets and techniques: Chamber Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Azkaban Harry Potter and the Goblet of fireplace: Goblet Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Phoenix excellent Beasts and the place to discover Them: Beasts Quidditch during the a long time: Quidditch Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Prince Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Hallows The Harry Potter books through J. okay. Rowling are released via Scholastic Inc. advent one of many PLEASURES OF interpreting J. okay. ROWLING IS getting to know the playful references to heritage, legend, and literature that she hides in her books. for example, the Sphinx within the maze throughout the Triwizard event asks a riddle, simply because the Sphinx of historic Greek mythology did. Hagrid’s puppy puppy, Fluffy, is admittedly one other well-known beast from Greek mythology, Cerberus. “Durmstrang,” the identify of the wizarding university that admits simply full-blooded wizards and has questionable hyperlinks to Lord Voldemort, comes from a German creative variety known as Sturm und Drang, which was once a favourite of Nazi Germany. besides, Durmstrang scholars arrive at Hogwarts in a boat just like the one featured prominently in a well-known Sturm und Drang opera. Alert readers be aware of Rowling additionally hides enjoyable clues within the names she chooses for characters. Draco, Harry’s nemesis, will get his identify from the Latin note for “dragon” or “snake.

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