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Fans Are Pointing Out Obscure Lore About Albus Dumbledore

May 20, 2021 1.8k votes 387 voters 88.2k views8 items

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Albus Dumbledore was one of the most famous wizards in the world during the timeline of Harry Potter, but despite that he still remained one of the most mysterious figures in the series. These more obscure lore details help shed more light on the famed Hogwarts Headmaster.

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    Dumbledore's Phoenix Provided The Core To Harry's Wand

    From Redditor u/xboxg4mer:

    Harry Potter's wand is 11" long, made of holly, and possesses a phoenix feather core. This was described by Mr. Garrick Ollivander to be an unusual combination of wand core and wood. The feather was donated by Fawkes, Albus Dumbledore's phoenix, who also donated one more feather, which subsequently resides in Lord Voldemort's wand.

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    Grindelwald Used Dumbledore's Feelings To Get Closer To His Sister

    From Redditor u/HoldingDoors:

    As far as I know, Dumbledore and Grindelwald caught on quick and were best friends. Both unbelievably gifted.

    I don't know if Grindelwald ever loved Dumbledore. Though I assume Dumbledore did love him at a time. Causing him to be willfully ignorant to his crueler nature.

    Grindelwald learned that Arianna was an obscurial which soon lead to the disagreement between Grindelwald and Abeforth (since he was more protective of his sister).. the fight broke out. Albus joined to protect his brother and in the end Arianna died. Dumbledore heartbroken at losing his best friend and love, his sister, and sowing enmity between himself and his brother.

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    Dumbledore Wasn't As Old As Originally Mentioned

    From Redditor u/MichelleRosie:

    Dumbledore was actually about 115, if I remember correctly. JKR originally said 150, but then realized later that the math was wrong.

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    JK Rowling Had To Let Filmmakers Know Dumbledore Was Gay

    From a former Redditor:

    When they were filming the sixth film, the directors/writers gave Rowling a script where Dumbledore makes a comment about a girl he dated, Rowling sent it back with a note saying, "he’s gay" and they took the scene out.

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