The Final Horcrux

Posted by Mike Merritt in Books on

Well, this was going to be my second part about Vice President Richard Cheney, but then something else came up.

JK Rowling, on her website, updates it every month to show a new “Wizard of the Month.”  It seems that it has been a theme over the past few months to feature a founding member of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  So far, we’ve seen Helga Hufflepuff, Salazar Slytherin, and now, this month, Godric Gryffindor.  In the last HP book, to make his Horcruxes, we know that Voldemort probably stole a relic that originally belonged to at least three of the founders: the locket from Slytherin, and the cup from Hufflepuff have already been featured.

This month, with Gryffindor featured (with his sword, no less, which I believe has been confirmed to not be a Horcrux), we have one final founder who has not yet been shown: Rowena Ravenclaw.  Since Gryffindor’s sword is currently in Professor McGonagall’s office, we can be pretty certain it is not a Horcrux.  Furthermore, I find it very interesting that Rowling’s choice for this month was Gryffindor.  It means we’ve had three wizards who’ve had precious relics featured.  So far, neither Ravenclaw, nor her precious relic, have been featured.  Therefore, I theorize (and think the selection of founder thus far pretty much confirms) that one of the final Horcruxes is going to be from Ravenclaw.  Rowling has also been quoted as saying that Ravenclaw will “have their day.”  That house has probably been the least featured once, though they arguably have one of the most important characteristics out of all the houses.  So, book 7 will be the time of Ravenclaw, and Rowena Ravenclaw’s relic will be a Horcux.

Obviously, Gryffindor won’t be left out.  Harry is set to visit Godric’s Hollow, after all.   Speaking of Gryffindor, however, his picture on Rowling’s site has two important features: red hair, and green eyes.  It shall be interesting to see if these two features mean anything in the book.  We shall see.

One Comment







Bryan

I stopped reading the Harry Potter books at the fifth I believe. I’ll probably go back to them eventually and know what you’re talking about 😛