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Countdown to Deathly Hallows – 1!


This is it, July 20! The last day before the official release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!
It’s been a long wait, and the anticipation is at a fever pitch. We hope this Countdown has helped pass the time, and offered a chance to look back over the stories in a fun way. So let’s finish it out with posting our favorite ones.

  • Dumbledore was the only one You-know-who ever feared.
  • Mad-Eye Moody has one normal and one magical eye.
  • Only one book in the Hogwarts library has been found to refer to Horcruxes.
  • and lastly,

  • ‘The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches…’

All of the Pensieves on the Lexicon will be disabled a short while before the book goes on sale, to allow the Lexicon staff to read and savor before monitoring comments.
Here’s to the magical ending we’ve awaited so long! Enjoy!


Pensieve (Comments)

  • Buddy

    In Harry’s first year, the sorting hat placed each of these students in their houses before everyone else:
    Hannah Abbott was the first to be sorted into Hufflepuff.
    Terry Boot was the first to be sorted into Ravenclaw.
    Hermione Granger was the first to be sorted into Gryffindor.
    Draco Malfoy was the first to be sorted into Slytherin.
    Vernon and Petunia have one son, Dudley.
    Mr. Potter and Mrs. Potter have one son, James.
    James and Lily have one son, Harry.
    Frank and Alice have one son, Neville.
    Lucius and Narcissa have one son, Draco.
    Ted and Andromeda have one daughter, Nymphadora.
    Mr. Lupin and Mrs. Lupin have one son, Remus.
    Mr. Granger and Mrs. Granger have one daughter, Hermione.
    Hagrid has one brother, Grawp.
    Fleur has one sister, Gabrielle.
    Rodolphus has one brother, Rabastan.
    Sirius has one brother, Regulus.
    Lily has one sister, Petunia.
    Albus has one brother, Aberforth.
    Colin has one brother, Dennis.

  • CAM

    Dumbledore is the only head master to have been burried on the Hogwarts grounds. So there is one timb on the grounds.

  • Amy

    Before my comment, there was ONE thought swirling in this entry’s Pensieve.

    There is ONE Metamorphmagus specifically mentioned in the books (Tonks).

    I remember Lavender being the first one Sorted into Gryffindor and Crabbe being the first one Sorted into Slytherin (Malfoy is mentioned as having joined Crabbe and Goyle at the Slytherin table after his Sorting). Seamus Finnegean is also Sorted into Gryffindor before Hermione.

  • Joan

    There is 1 wand on display in Olivanders shop window
    Quality Quidditch Supplies had 1 Firebolt Racing Broom in their shop window
    1 head Boy & 1 Head Girl each year at Hogwarts
    The effects of Gillyweed lasts about 1 hour
    A Gringotts cart has 1 speed – breakneck

  • Joan

    Snapes birthday is in the 1st month
    Rons birthday is 1st March
    Fred & Georges birthday is 1st April

  • Joan

    In HBP Ginny & Demelza score 1 goal each in Quidditch
    An Ashwinder only lives for 1 hour

  • Buddy

    Sorry about that. Thanks Amy! 😀

  • Nannette

    One – Only children: Harry, Dudley, Hermione, Draco, Neville, Luna, Nymphadora. There must be more and they are the ones who will end the family line of they go down in the DH. Some would be more loss than others!
    Polyjuice potion lasts one hour.
    I had all this ready before it came online. That is why I have doubled up with the first entry.

  • Joan

    In The Riddle of the Potions it says ‘1 among us 7 will let you move ahead’

  • Naazju

    For brewing the best Draught of Living Death in Slughorn’s first potions class, he offered “one tiny bottle of Felix Felicis” as a prize.

  • Beatrice

    Mr. & Mrs. Weasley have one DAUGHTER: Ginny. 🙂

    A unicorn has one horn.

  • Jon

    There is only one known creator of the Sorcerer’s Stone

    There is only one seeker, and one keeper on a quidditch team.

    There is only one quaffle and one golden snitch in a quidditch match.

    I’d like to compliment the HP Lexicon staff for keeping the comments here spoiler free. Either no one is posting spoilers, or your doing a good job, either way, good job :P. I’m disappointed in the amount of spoilers every where else, or just leaky… 🙁

  • Why thank you Jon! It’s been constant vigilance, but well worth it. 🙂
    I’m enjoying the clever examples everyone has posted.

  • Ruth

    Harry is the Chosen One

  • Patrick

    There is only ONE known person to have survived the Killing Curse.

    Harry, of course. And on that note, Harry has experienced all three Unforgivable Curses, the only ONE alive to have done so and live.

  • Shunpike

    There is ONE dark lord.
    There is one part of his soul not concealed in a horcrux.
    Sirius was the first to manage to break out of Azkaban.
    Azkavan is the only known wizard prison in Britain.
    Since Voldemort was refused the DADA teaching job, every DADA teacher lasted just ONE year.
    This is the one last post I’ll be entering as the net is full of spoilers. Actually, I stopped reading the newspapers, listen to the radio or watch the news as well.

  • Jonie

    There is only one Harry Potter, and one Drak Lord.

  • Maxim

    Didn’t know wheter to post it (maybe it’s ridiculous): today, one day before the release, there has been one more door opening!

  • iszi

    there is ONE thing we all shall be doing this weekend.

  • Andrew

    Harry was the 1st first-year in one hundred years to become seeker in quidditch 😀 😀

    May I also congratulate you for these extremely enjoyable countdowns during the past week 🙂

  • Havsrosen

    Maxim! Thanks for the tip on the open door! I haven’t seen it on either Leaky or Mugglenet yet…
    There’s only ONE Lexicon!!! (in English at least)
    I’ve got ONE (small) bottle of champagne to celebrate the ending of the story (or maybe drowning my sorrows :)) tomorrow
    This countdown has been so much fun! Thanks for putting it here

  • Char

    The Harry Potter (series) is No 1 on the Australian Best selling books list

  • Char

    … and probably throughout the entire world.

  • Puffskein

    “Detention, Saturday night, my office,” said Snape. “I do not take cheek from anyONE, Potter…not even ‘the Chosen ONE.'” (HBP 9)

  • Roonil Woolzib

    There are actually TWO people who have survived the killing curse — The Chosen One and He Who Must Not Be Named. (The curse rebounded off one, on to the other, remember?)

  • Pittsburghmuggle

    Let’s hope that by the end Harry has ONE the battle!

  • There is only ONE remaining descendent of Salazar Slytherin, catching the Golden Snitch earns ONE hundred fifty points, and ONE day couldn’t come quick enough!!! 🙂

  • sstabeler

    only ONE can survive the final battle.

  • Joan

    Wimbourne Wasps have 1 wasp on the front of their Quidditch Robes
    Appleby Arrows have 1 silver arrow, Ballycastle Bats – 1 scarlet bat,
    Chudley Cannons – 1 speeding cannon ball,
    Holyhead Harpies – 1 golden talon,
    Falmouth Falcons – 1 falcon head emblem
    Pride of Portree – 1 gold star
    and Wigtown Wanderers – 1 silver meat cleaver

  • There is only ONE Sorting Hat, and only One remaining
    artifact of Godric Gryffindor, the sword.

  • Cocobean

    Harry will return to number 4 Privet Drive one last time. And I;ll be devouring DH in one sitting!

  • SGBG

    One amazing author, J.K. Rowling, to whom we all owe so much too. Happy Deathly Hallows Eve everyone!!!

  • agnes

    sirius was not the first one to escape azkaban

  • Jack Straight

    One more day, and I have to stop reading the Lexicon. I had not ready any HP books till this year, and started by perusing the Lexicon. I am in the on-hold queue at my library, so should be able to read DH in a few weeks. So I’ll stop reading the Lexicon till then to avoid spoilers. See you in a few weeks!

  • recklesscatlover

    I want to write something like ‘one man one vote’ or better ‘one head one vote’ to make Hermione happy … but I cannot come up with something that includes magician, elves, goblins, centaurs, merpeople but not muggles. Help!

  • Havsrosen

    There’s only one house-elf that seems happy to be free

  • cryingpotterfan

    ONE more day of torture til the end
    ONE day–the time it will take most fans to read the book(cause once we pick it up we wont be able to put it down)
    ONE brilliant author– JK Rowling all of our heartfelt thanks and sincerest wishes for you to continue to have a great life, ONE quieter and more relaxed now that this whirlwind is finally over
    ONE true honor to have been able to learn and read and grow with the other fans and readers of such a great novel
    Harry was ONE year old when left with the dursleys the night his parents died
    ONE last book
    ONE Hippogriff ever mentioned by name
    ONE both sad and great day when the book gets here
    only ONE strictly muggle family the books give any detail on ( others are mentioned but only dursleys are in detail)
    ONE hogwarts lake
    ONE winner in a quidditch match or tournament
    ONE known bank in wizarding world (gringots)
    ONE veela given any prominence (Fleur)
    ONE order of the phonix ( the grp not the book)
    ONE house-elf that loves freedom and HP
    ONE male and ONE female squib are main characters
    ONE legal annimagus we know of — Mc Gonnigal( most mentioned are illegally unregistered ones)
    ONE big ? i am waiting to see the answer to the most(ok i am looking forward to them all but ONE answer i want more than the rest …i dont want the book or story to ever end ) What is up with Aunt Petunia ( got a million theories going here and i am pretty sure most are right but cant wait to see the answer)

  • Zam

    there is only one invisibility cloak mentioned in the books!

  • magicat

    There is only ONE Harry Potter! =]

  • Kathy

    sorry but there are 3 invisibility cloaks mentioned, Harry’s, the one Sturgis Podmore was using and Mad-Eye’s spare.

  • Kathy

    I know one person who just started reading book 1 on Mon.

  • Ciara

    Harry was only one year old when Voldermort tried to kill him.

  • SGBG

    Ron’s destiny number is 1.

  • Naazju

    Tom Riddle’s room was the FIRST door (on the second landing) in the corridor of the orphanage.

  • Havsrosen

    ONE hour to the European release!!!!

  • ONE girlcompeted in GoF
    There’s been one girl Gryffindor Quidditch captain
    One girl in the trio
    One sneak in OotP
    One flying ford Anglia
    One amazing fandom