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Today being July 13th means there are 8 days to go before the release of Deathly Hallows. How many examples of the number 8 can we find relating to Harry Potter?

  • The Hogwarts library closes at eight o’clock in the evening.
  • Neville Longbottom showed his first sign of magical ability at age 8.
  • When Harry saw Diagon Alley for the first time, he wished he had about eight more eyes.

If you remember any, please add them to the Pensieve!

Commentary

Pensieve (Comments)

  • Finn

    The Masons arrived at 8 p.m. (or at least the Dursleys were “in position” at 8 ) in CS.

    Harry and Ron’s detentions are at 8 p.m. in CS (when Ron does the trophy room and Harry goes to Lockhart).

    McGonagall warns the Gryffindor Quidditch team in PA that they would be “out of the running for the eighth year in a row,” as Snape reminded her the night before, if they lost.

    The Yule Ball started at 8 on Christmas evening.

    Harry thought that Gabrielle Delacour looked to be no older than 8.

    Incidentally, in what chapter do we find out that the library closes at 8 p.m.?

  • Finn, in GF26… By eight o’clock, Madam Pince had extinguished all the lamps and came to chivvy Harry out of the library.

  • Nannette

    There are eight new prefects chosen from the fifth year students each year. A girl and boy from each house.

  • Joan

    A Double 8 Loop in Quidditch is a move when the keeper defends all three goals.

  • Macavity

    In OotP:
    – There were 8 members of the Order, who came to the Dursleys to get Harry.
    – First meeting of the (future)DA took place at 8 p.m. on the 8th floor(not sure about the floor, though).
    In HBP:
    – First Harry’s lesson with Dumbledor was appointed at 8 o’clock.
    – To go to the Slughorn’s Party, Harry met Luna in the Hall at 8.

    And, of course, SPIDERS have 8 legs and 8 eyes(at least Aragog had).

  • cristina_xv

    JKR said she won’t write the 8 volume of HArry Potter 😀

  • Joan

    Ginny and Percy both have birthdays in the 8th month

  • Joan

    Skele-gro takes about 8 hours to come into effect

  • mel

    when i just checked then there were 8 thoughts swirling in the penseive although i guess i am changing that number oh well

  • Lasre

    Eight members of the Inquisitorial Squad are mentioned in OotP.

  • SGBG

    There are 8 Gryffindors in Harry’s year.

  • Bandersnatch, HPN

    The giant squid presumably has 8 arms (plus two tentacles).

  • Bandersnatch, HPN

    – First meeting of the (future)DA took place at 8 p.m. on the 8th floor(not sure about the floor, though).

    It was the seventh floor — but that is what we Americans would call the eighth floor, since we include the ground floor in our count.

  • Katherine

    Aragog has 8 arms

  • Ryan

    Marcus Flint had to do eight years of Hogwarts.

  • Amy

    8 Weasleys are loyal to Dumbledore

  • Amy

    As of the end of HBP, 8 Weasleys are of age in the wizarding world

  • Amy

    PA was first published 8 years ago

    GF was first released on July 8, 2000

  • Thanks Finn for taking everything.

  • Xavier

    The Triwizard champions collectively have 8 eyes, 8 ears, 8 legs etc…

    Aragog has 8 legs too ;p

  • Steven Abbott

    Aragog has eight eyes, too! Spiders generally have eight, I believe. =]

  • SGBG

    JKR faxed 8 generations of the Blacks to make the family tree in the movie. Incidently when will we be able to see the updated version?

  • Reader2

    Hogwarts appoints 8 new prefects each year.

  • hpboy13

    I’ve bene rereading SS, so most of these will be from there (expect tomorrow’s to be from CS).
    There are 8 books that Harry needs for his first year
    There are 8 letters in “Hermione”
    The third wand Harry tried was 8 and 1/2 inches
    There are 38 chapters in OP
    The door on jkr.com was open 8 times

  • Ashley

    Harry was proven innocent in chapter 8 of OotP at his hearing.

  • SGBG

    Luna’s destiny number is 8. Haha crazy 8s

  • Finn

    Ah, sorry Quentin, it was the privilege of getting here first with no other comments…!

  • hpboy13

    Also, CS has 18 chapters

  • Marco

    Harry has now 8 records of detention in Hogwarts at total.

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