Essays

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New essay! House-elves in DH

House-elves really came into their own in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — this fact, and some similarities between the characters of the house-elves and the theme of the greatness of servitude in the Christian gospels, was not lost … Continue reading

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Astronomy essay update

Greetings! Check out Mike Weinstein’s essay, Astronomy in the Harry Potter Series—it’s been updated with analyses of a couple of astronomical references in Deathly Hallows.

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Down to the wire essays. . .

I’ve just posted the last essays that will be published before Deathly Hallows, and they should definitely keep our Pensieve humming! An active LiveJournaler, Felicity, has allowed the Lexicon to publish three essays setting forth her theories on Horcruxes: one … Continue reading

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More food for thought . . . Bendable vow essay

A new Lexicon contributor, D.B. Fwoopersong, has some theories about just what happened the night Snape supposedly made that Unbreakable Vow . . . enjoy!

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‘Nother essay, shipping

Here’s a bonbon for all you shippers out there — a wicked fun and wildly speculative essay about potential relationships in the Marauder Era, by new Lexicon contributor hpboy13. Enjoy!

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New essays! Platform 9 3/4 and Muggle magic

It’s been awhile, but I have a couple of new essays posted, authored by a regular contributor, Ravenclaw Rambler. He’s got some ideas about the location of Platform Nine-and-Three-Quarters, as well as some thoughts on “muggle magic.” Keep checking back … Continue reading

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A Guest Appearance

I’ve just posted an essay by Quentin Lowagie, webmaster of the Harry Potter Lexicon counterpart in French, L’Encyclopédie Harry Potter. Quentin visited London last year, took some fabulous pictures of London sights related to the world of Harry Potter . … Continue reading

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New essay! Astronomy in HP

I know it’s been awhile, but I have finally posted another new essay. This one is from astronomer and past Lexicon contributor Mike Weinstein: Astronomy in the Harry Potter Series. Enjoy!

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‘Nother New Essay, In Search of . . . The Burrow

Here’s a new essay speculating on the whereabouts of yet another iconic Harry Potter location from the prolific and entertaining Ravenclaw Rambler: In Search of . . . The Burrow.

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New essay! Wizard Money

Greetings on T-167 days and counting until Book 7 publication! I have an essay for any math wonks out there (that’s “maths” to Jo and others in the U.K.): check out our new essay on Wizard Money from a fan … Continue reading

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And another essay . . . the physics of magic

I’m just trying to make up for lost time over my busy holiday season! Here’s another great essay, this one by Dr. Immo Garrn, adapted from a presentation he made at the Patronus conference in Copenhagen during the Summer of 2006 … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! essay: In Search of . . . the Hut-on-The-Rock

. . . and here’s another essay by Ravenclaw Rambler, this one going In Search of . . . the Hut-on-The-Rock. Enjoy! 

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