Fans Are Pointing Out Obscure Lore About The Mothers Of 'Harry Potter'

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Vote up the most interesting lore about the mothers of Harry Potter.

It isn't an exaggeration to say Harry's story in the book wouldn't happen without a mother's bravery. The theme of what mothers would do for their children is felt throughout the series and these fans are pointing out the most interesting lore about the moms of some of the favorite and most loathed Hogwarts students.


  • 1
    148 VOTES

    Molly's Brother's Were Killed During The First War With Voldemort

    From Redditor u/SimonaBee:

    A few of my friends never realized that Molly's brothers, Gideon and Fabian Prewett, were in the Order, and that they died during the First Wizarding War. They also didn't really catch that the watch Molly gives Harry when he turns 17 was really sentimental and pretty much saying to him 'You're part of this family.'

    148 votes
  • 2
    129 VOTES

    Petunia Learned About Dementors From Snape

    From Redditor u/PM_UR_CREDENTIALS:

    In the 5th book, when Harry is explaining Dementors, Petunia says,

    'I heard that awful boy telling her about them'

    Harry is annoyed at this and loudly tells Petunia that if he means his Mum and Dad, that she should use their names.

    But in book seven in Snape's memory, we see Petunia overhear Snape telling Lily about the dementors. 'That awful boy' refers to Snape. How different would the events have played out had Petunia bothered to correct Harry?

    129 votes
  • 3
    120 VOTES

    Molly And Her Family Were Considered 'Blood Traitors'

    From a deleted Redditor:

    I think they also get looked down upon for being 'blood traitors.' Families who have a pureblood superiority complex (e.g. the Malfoy family) are disgusted by the Weasleys for having Pureblood status, yet socializing with and supporting halfbloods and muggle-borns. I think because of this hatred for the Weasleys, some people would do anything they could to make them feel 'less than,' so their lack of wealth was just another thing to bully them about.

    120 votes
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    130 VOTES

    Petunia Protects Dudley The Same Way Lily Protected Harry

    From Redditor u/supbanana:

    I'm listening to the audiobook version of GoF and had never noticed this before. In the beginning of the book, there is a chapter where Mr. Weasley, the twins, and Ron arrive by floo powder at the Dursley's house to collect Harry. It's a funny chapter that really underscores the differences between wizards and the Dursleys, especially with Arthur vs. Vernon, but I was struck by the Dursley's bravery.

    Petunia and Vernon loathe wizards and are terrified of them. In this scene, this complete stranger, this wizard, has blasted apart their fireplace without a second thought, demonstrating a great deal of potentially destructive power. He steps forward toward Dudley, wand raised. Petunia immediately throws herself across Dudley, shielding him from what she perceives to be malicious intent, exactly like Lily shielded Harry from Voldemort.

    130 votes
  • 5
    147 VOTES

    Petunia Secretly Kept Harry's Baby Blanket

    From Redditor u/res30stupid:

    Yeah, one of the reasons she hates Harry is because she was in a feud with Lily when she died and never got the chance to make amends. In fact, Cursed Child reveals that she kept the baby blanket Harry came in since Lily made it and it's the last and only thing she ever had of her.

    147 votes
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    123 VOTES

    Voldemort Wanted Lily As A Death Eater Despite Her Being Muggleborn

    From Redditor u/muted90:

    Both Lily and James were incredibly talented by the way. Slughorn says so about Lily and McGonnagal describes James as exceptionally bright. They were Head Boy and Girl and seemingly were looked up to by other students. So, it's safe to say they were already well-known and well-liked before leaving Hogwarts. Voldemort tried to recruit the both of them as teenagers (and wanting to recruit a muggleborn should tell you just how talented Lily was.)

    123 votes