By Potter, Harry; Rowling, J. K.; Rowling, J. K.; Kronzek, Elizabeth; Potter, Harry; Kronzek, Allan Zola

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ISBN-13: 9780307885142

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Hundreds of thousands of readers world wide were enchanted via the mystical global of wizardry, spells, and legendary beasts inhabited by way of Harry Potter and his neighbors. yet what so much readers do not know is that there's a centuries-old trove of real heritage, folklore, and mythology at the back of Harry's excellent universe. Now, with The Sorcerer's significant other, these with out entry to the Hogwarts Library can institution themselves in the Read more...

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57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. The Meaning Behind the Names Acknowledgements Bibliography Illustration Credits f you’re like most Harry Potter fans, you probably know that Harry’s prized possession is his broomstick, Hermione’s favorite subject is arithmancy, and a magnificent creature called a hippogriff helped Sirius Black evade capture. But did you know that wizards were once thought to fly on pitchforks, arithmancy is an ancient form of fortune-telling, and the hippogriff was first mounted by the legendary knights of Charlemagne?

THE SORCERER’S COMPANION. Copyright © 2001, 2004, 2010 by Allan Zola Kronzek and Elizabeth Kronzek. All rights reserved. , New York. , New York, in 2001 and 2004. BROADWAY BOOKS and the Broadway Books colophon are trademarks of Random House, Inc. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Kronzek, Allan Zola. —New ed. p. cm. 1. Rowling, J. —Characters—Harry Potter—Handbooks, manuals, etc. 2. Potter, Harry (Fictitious character)—Handbooks, manuals, etc. 3. Children’s stories, English—Handbooks, manuals, etc.

So quickly do the astonishing adventures of Harry and his friends fly by that we rarely have a moment to consider the wealth of real mythology, folklore, and history that shimmers just beneath the surface. One of the great pleasures of reading the Harry Potter books comes from the extraordinary richness of the magical universe they contain—fashioned partly from J. K. Rowling’s seemingly boundless imagination and partly from the vast collective lore of magic from around the world. Potions and charms, giants and dragons, cauldrons and crystal balls—all have intriguing and often surprising histories going back hundreds and sometimes thousands of years.

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