Interesting Facts about Harry Potter's Hogwarts
Ask any Harry Potter fan what magical place on the series they would like to visit and they will likely say Hogwarts. After all, It is the most famous part of J.K. Rowling's series, The British School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is almost as famous as the boy who lived himself. Most of the Harry Potter series takes place in and around the old and mysterious school palace and its grounds. Here our hero and his friends experience many of their most exciting adventures.
Hogwarts has become an icon at this point. Dreaming of getting their letter of approval from an owl and being taught by Hogwarts Professors, fans take the sorting hat tests to find out which house they would belong to. Despite this, some of the most fascinating aspects of the old school and its historical history have gone unnoticed. Here are some facts about Hogwarts that makes it more interesting
- Hogwarts Castle has 12 main towers and around 12 smaller ones. The tallest of the towers is the astronomy tower, where students take their astronomy lessons. This is where Snape kills Dumbledore too. The most mysterious tower is the Dark Tower, which is located on the landing on the seventh floor and on which there is a prison cell. It is made of rough stone, has a stone bench and shackles for the prisoners.
- In 1926, the Hogwarts students were sent home early due to a threat from the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. Steps were taken to improve safety in the school, but when the Daily Prophet reported the danger, it was decided to send her home. The school's permanent closure was contemplated during the two openings of the Chamber of Secrets, but never ended. When Dumbledore was murdered, some of the Hogwarts Professors felt that the school should be closed, but the Death Eaters' takeover of the Ministry of Magic forced it to remain open under their rule that year.
- The Battle of Hogwarts took place at Hogwarts Castle and grounds in May 1998 and was responsible for ending the Second Wizarding War. After the battle, Hogwarts Castle was almost destroyed, but it appeared to be self-healing and managed to recover and stay open.
- The various stairs in the Great Staircase lead up to the seventh floor and often move within the chamber, often when someone is on them. Certain tricky ladders cause the student to sink through them. At that point, someone else has to save her. Freshmen are the most common "victims" of stairs as older students are more likely to know where the tricks are and just jump on them.
- The school motto is Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus, which translated from Latin means "never tickle a sleeping dragon". When asked how he came up with the motto, J. K. Rowling said that he had always found traditional school mottos about perseverance and nobility boring and was amused at using "practical" advice as a school motto.
- While Hogwarts School is known to be somewhere in Scotland, the exact location is hidden with various charms and spells that make it impossible to discover. If anyone finds it, all they will see is the ruins of a castle with a warning to stay away.
- The Rewards Room is a secret room at Hogwarts that records the various achievements of students. The entrance is behind the portrait of Vindictus Viridian on the Great Staircase and is a separate room from the trophy room.
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