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Fans Are Sharing Obscure 'Harry Potter' Lore About Horcruxes

July 30, 2021 99 votes 21 voters 1.5k views8 items

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Horcruxes are so mysterious that most witches and wizards are barely allowed to know anything about them. Luckily, enough people on Reddit have scoured the Harry Potter lexicon to point out a number of obscure lore details about Voldemort's favorite secret weapon.

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    Herpo The Foul Was The First Person To Make A Horcrux

    From Redditor u/RocketTasker:

    The first known wizard to create a Horcrux was Herpo the Foul. However, Albus Dumbledore believed that Lord Voldemort was the only wizard to create multiple.

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    Horcruxes Anchor The Soul To The World Rather Than Use Them As Components For The Spell

    From a former Redditor:

    You don't use the soul piece in the horcrux. Horcruxes anchor your main soul in this world. Normally, after the death of the body your soul moves on. When you have a horcrux it doesn't. Instead, it floats around as "less than a ghost." Your soul then can possess animals or people (like Quirrel) and if you can recreate a suitable body (with the Philosopher's Stone, the blood-bones-flesh-ritual, or leeching "life-force" from a victim like Ginny) your soul can inhabit it again permanently.

    You could repeat this process through eternity with just one horcrux.

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    Voldemort Looks The Way He Does Because Of How Many Horcruxes He Made

    From Redditor u/KPLooksAfterMe:

    The soul and physical body are also linked. That's why Voldemort looks the way he does. He took out so much of his soul from his body, and put it into Horcruxes, that it drastically affected his appearance. The more soul you lose, the less human you become.

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    Feeling Remorse Is The Only Way To Reverse A Horcrux

    From a former Redditor:

    The only way to reverse the creation of a Horcrux is by feeling remorse. This will not only bring the pieces of your soul back together, but mend them, thus making it truly whole again, and capable of passing on.