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The Tale of the Three Brothers

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Three brothers use magic to cheat death. Death appears and offers them each one magical item. The choices of the older two brothers lead to their undoing and early deaths, while the youngest brother chooses wisely and lives to a ripe old age.
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Tale of the Three Brother

Interesting facts and notes

Still to come.

Other Canon Notes


  • eldest son
  • middle son
  • youngest and wisest son
  • Death

Items and other details:

  • the 'elder wand'
    • made of elder wood from an elder tree
    • also called "the Deathstick" or "Wand of Destiny"
    • called "the Eldrun Wand" by Barnabas Deverill
  • the 'cloak of invisibility'
  • the 'ressurection stone'


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The Harry Potter Canon