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Now it is July 15th and there are only 6 days until the release of Deathly Hallows. List as many examples of the number 6 as you can come up with for the stories. We’ve had some brilliant examples in the previous days! Be sure to take a look if you’ve just come in!

  • Harry sets his (repaired) alarm clock for six o’clock, in order to sneak out to meet the postman.
  • Ron offers Harry the Morgana card in his Chocolate Frog because he says he has about six of her.
  • Six members of the D.A. (counting Harry himself) set out for the Department of Mysteries.
  • Dumbledore believes that Lord Voldemort has created six horcruxes.

Add YOURS to the Pensieve!


Pensieve (Comments)

  • hermes88507

    Book six was my favourite 😉

  • Potter is 6 letters long.

  • frogonwall

    I believe that six Order of the Phoenix members fought in The Battle Of The Ministry of Magic: Sirius, Lupin, Moody, Tonks, Kingsley Shacklebolt, and Dumbledore. Correct me if I’m mistaken.

    We also know of six rooms in the Department of Mysteries: the love, death, planet, time, brain, and the hall of prophecies. Well, there is also the spinning door room, too. Well, give me a break, haha, it’s the wee small hours of the morning. One-thirty-SIX, to be exact.

    Six daysssssss!!!! Can’t wait much longer before exploding into SIX billion pieces of anxious joyyy!!!

  • Ryan

    At this point in canon, Harry has completed six years at Hogwarts.

  • Nannette

    There are six boys in the Weasley family.
    DD died at the end of the sixth book.

  • olivier

    Caradoc Dearborn disappeared 6 monthes after the photo of the original Order of the Phoenix was taken

  • ravenclaw rambler

    Sirius and Buckbeak escape from Hogwarts shortly before midnight on the SIXTH day of the SIXTH month of Y14 (1994) – incidentally, the very night one of my children was born

    We know of six people in the Maruders’ year at school – the ones seen by Harry in Snape’s pensieve: Sirius, Lupin, Pettigrew, James, Lily and Snape himself.

  • Joan

    A Blast-Ended Skrewt is approx 6 inches long
    Hangleton is 6 miles from Great Hangleton
    Marvolo Gaunt got 6 months in Azkaban

  • beauxbatons

    In Harry’s second year, the basilisk attacked Mrs. Norris, Colin Creevey, Justin Finch-Fletchley, Nearly Headless Nick, Hermione and another girl. That makes six.

  • beauxbatons

    In “Philosopher’s Stone”, Harry (and Hermione and Ron) had to face six challenges before he got the Stone : Fluffy, the Devil’s Snare, the Keys, the Chess Game, the Riddle of the potions, and the Mirror. Of course we could add the troll, but Harry himself didn’t have to fight it, thanks to Quirrell…

  • Nannette

    Joan wrote: A Blast-Ended Skrewt is approx 6 inches long. They were at one stage. The last one was six feet in the maze.

  • kamion

    Nicolas Flamel celebrated his
    SIX hunderd and sixty-fifth birthday in the quote Hermione find about him.
    And as I take it he died a year after that in peace he began 666 years old.

  • There are six goalposts in Quidditch.

  • Joan

    When Ron was in hospital (HBP) Madam Pomfrey said ‘No more than 6 visitors at a time’

  • Joan

    Hagrids birthday is Dec 6th
    Arthur Weasleys birthday is Feb 6th
    Draco & Dobbys birthdays are in the 6th month

  • Martin

    Every Harry Potter Books end at June (6th month)

  • Froganwall, there were probabaly more members of the Order there than that, but the 6 you said were the the only ones mentioned.

  • ravenclaw rambler

    In the Phoenix film – saw it yesterday – only six people fly from Privet Drive to Grimmauld Place – Harry, Moody, Tonks, Shacklebolt, and two others who I don’t recall being named. In the book there are ten.

    Adding to “bauxbaton’s” comment, I think the sixth victim of the basilisk was Percy Weasley’s girlfriend, Penelope Clearwater.

  • beauxbatons

    Thanks, Ravenclaw Rambler ! You’re quite right ! The fact is, my copy of the book is at my mother’s…

  • Ben

    six books out right now 🙂

  • Ryan

    Harry is SIXteen years old in HBP, and probably will be at the very beginning of Deathly Hallows, too.

  • SGBG

    In GoF, 6 house-elves carry a tray to the trio in the kitchens. Harry’s destiny number is 6.

  • In CoS, Chp 10, in the Quidditch match, Slytherin is leading SIXty points to zero.

  • Shunpike

    It takes 6 months to make Felix Felicis, because “it has to stew” (HBP24).

  • Joan

    In PS Harrys brromstick is delivered by 6 screech owls
    In COS all students had to return to their common rooms by 6 o/clock
    In POA Fred & George set off 6 Dungbombs at the end of term
    At least 6 Quidditch stadiums are set on deserted moors
    6 players from the Patonga Proudsticks were on the Ugandan National Quidditch team at the same time

  • Joan

    There are 6 brass bedsteads per level on the Knight Bus (Only at night obviousy)

  • Amy

    This countdown was posted at twelve thirty-SIX AM, according to my computer.

  • Amy

    U-NO-POO has SIX letters

    The twins’ Patented Daydream Charm was “not to be used by anyone under SIXteen”, I believe

  • In OP, in Umbridges 1st DADA class, Harry reads the same line of “Defensive Magical Theory” half a dozen, or SIX times

  • Nathan

    Sturgis Podmore received a six month sentence in Azkaban for attempting to break and enter the MoM in OotP and Dung recieved a six month sentence for attempting burgle a house.

  • Katie Bilius

    It takes SIX months to brew Felix Fileces. It was also six years ago that the the Sorcerer’s Stone movie came out but that’s not canon…

  • Katie Bilius

    Oops someone already said that about Felix Fileces…

    There are SIX sylables in Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin.

  • TPDsmama

    There have been 6 consectutive Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher who have only lasted one year in that position: Quirrel, Lockhart, Lupin, Moody, Umbridge, Snape. All 6 of these taught during Harry’s 6 years at Hogwarts.

  • Dobby

    Ginny Weasley has six older brothers

  • TPDsmama

    Harry has seen 6 memories in the penseive while in Dumbledore’s office; Karkhoff’s trial, Crouch’s sentencing, the Gaunt house, Tom Riddle in the orphanage, Tom Riddle working for Borkes & Burgins, Slughorns memory.

  • hpboy13

    Argh, mine all keep mgettign taken, I gotta start going here earlier. I still got one: there are six different grades for OWLs/WOMBATs: O,E,A,P,D,T

  • giantess

    TPDsmama, wouldn’t the prophacy count?

  • Ashley

    TPDsmama the store is Borgin and Buke’s

    This is late but Harry has six close friends Ron, Hermione, Neville, Luna, and the Twins.

  • Katie Bilius

    ^Yeah I tend to think of them as the sextet, which is a little different (Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Neville, Luna) all the people who went to the Ministry with him. And I swear, if any of them die in DH…I’m going to therapy plain and simple.

  • TPDsmama

    Thanks for the correction Ashley. I was very tired when I typed that out.

  • Besides Harry, there are 6 other players on his quidditch team

  • TPDsmama- Harry has seen more than six memories in the pensieve WHILE in Dumbledore’s office.(*)I will use that symbols for the ones that you had

    1. Karkaroff’s trial *
    2. Ludo Bagmans trial
    3. Crouch/Lestrange trial *
    4. House of Gaunt *
    5. Borgin & Burkes
    6. Orphanage *
    7. Slughorn’s Fake Memory
    8. Hokey’s Memory
    9. Morfin’s Memory
    10. Slughorn’s Real Memory *
    11. Dumbledore’s Memory
    12. Dippet’s Memory (? I know they talked about it but I’m not actually sure if they went in the penseive)

    Ashley- Borgin & BuRke’s