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Certain childeren born from elite bloodlines have extra special powers. This is the old idea that the elites are actually better then the peasants.
Look at how his family was shown as trailer trash while this person of good pedigree was normal.
So they are selected out and given special training including occult rituals. This is what the fraternal organizations, and to some extent colleges do.
Originally posted by RedPill
As for being separated into four houses this is classic good guy VS bad guy competition. The quidditch competition is a very big part of the story, there needs to be bad guys to beat now and then.
Did you read these books?
Originally posted by Vixion
I would think that she just thought it looked cool and thought
" Hey i can add that into those books about a character i stole off terry pratchet"
Take Care, Vix
Originally posted by RedPill
Having read all of the Harry Potter books and being a student of ancient symbols, it is my opinion that the author studied old symbols just enough to pepper them through her books. For example
the Sorcerer's Stone attempts to equate to the Philosopher's Stone.
The use of these symbols in the books worked out very good for the story line but very little indication is given that the author knew the true meaning of them.
As for the triangle circle symbol,
since all simple geometric shapes (the ones you learned in kindergarten) are used frequently the world over in every culture since time immemorial, how do you know which secret meaning the author is trying to convey?
Could you make a nice symbol using no circles, squares, triangles, vertical lines (aka reptilian slit), wavy lines (snake symbol), right angles (masonic symbol) stars (police, Sunday school, Christmas etc.) crosses (used by Christians, Egyptians and Star Angel).
[edit on 19-9-2007 by RedPill]
Originally posted by Star Angel
Not only names like Slytherin and Draco Malfoy, not only phrases such as Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus ("Never tickle a sleeping dragon") not only Voldemort and his Reptilian appearance grace the 'Harry Potter' books, I have recently found this very obvious lead on the cover of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" book:
Originally posted by DocMoreau
I am not sure if it is 'illuminati' symbolism, but I found it strange that "Mugwump" is considered a special title for Wizards in the Harry Potter Books.
While I doubt many readers of the Harry Potter books also have read William Burroughs' book Naked Lunch, do you think Rowley was unaware that 'Mugwumps' are a sort of Reptilian parasite, that secretes addictive fluids from 'organs' attached from their head.