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The Mysterious Septology Symbol

by David Haber

One month ago, on March 28, fans finally got to see the artwork for the covers of the final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and intense debate about the meaning of the imagery on the covers immediately ensued. But there is one small, obscure bit of the new images of the Book 7 cover art we haven't yet discussed.

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Has anyone else noticed that the other symbol the triangle with the square and circle has appeared in many places as well. It appears on the first harry potter DVD in the special features and also on many of the chalkbords in the HP video games. I realize that that has nothing to do with the books but still i wonder what the symbol means and why does it keep coming up?

Posted by Emaline on July 16, 2007 2:18 PM

what if the symbol has nothing to do with the book, what if the three pionts on the triangle symbolizes JKR three kids. the circle with the line through it stands for her and her husband two halfs of a whole.

Posted by Pamela sue from ark on July 16, 2007 9:48 PM

Has it not occured to anyone that you can not be immortal? When you realise this, you figure that no one is an animagus, which can transform into a pheonix. Please consider this, I have enough proof to show that Dumbledore especially, can not be Pheonix Animagus.

Posted by M.P.Eisfelder on July 17, 2007 01:51 AM

I think the symbol could be representative of Dumbledore's brother, Aberforth.

I have been looking into Aberforth Dumbledore because i believe he may have an important role during the next book and there have been numerous hints at this throughout the series.

As for the new order theory. Is it too much of a leap to say that perhaps the D.A. restart but as a proper group on a par with the Order of the Pheonix? Perhaps because they are too young to join the Order?

Posted by sirius black from Scotland on July 17, 2007 03:51 AM

Delta is the symbol for change while Phi is the symbol for the Golden ratio (considered related to deities). If I remember right, phoenixes were regarded highly in Egyptian Mythology and even treated as a deity. Do you think the whole symbol means "Change into a deity" or better "Transform into a Phoenix?" Maybe, this just proves that Dumbledore is an animagus.

Posted by D. de Jesus from Philippines on July 17, 2007 07:24 AM

In the line and circle inside the triangle divide it into six parts and there is the outside of the symbol to concider as another part. 6+1=7... important magical number.

Also, t reminds me of quiangles. Acording to some fanficiton a friend of mine found, a quiangle is a two demensional image of a four dimensional point in space commonly represented by an equilateral triangle with a circle in the middle. The circle represents the fourth dimension. A quiangle is supposed to explain how an object can fit into a smaller space without becoming more dense or contorting. For example how all the trunks could fit in the back of the Weasly's Ford Anglia. The line down the middle could make it represent a pyramid with a circle in the middle. So it woudl be the two dimentional representation of the three dimensional shape that represents a four dimensional point in space.

Posted by Az from Massachusetts on July 17, 2007 5:53 PM

Novus Ordo Seclorum means New Secular Order not a new order beginning

Posted by Aaron from Omaha, NE on July 18, 2007 2:10 PM

it isn't dumbledores symbol, it unlocks the ly hallows.

Posted by Jake from Fort Smith, AR on July 18, 2007 7:23 PM

Also, the letter Delta stands for "change" or "changed" in math and science and the letter Phi represents "perfection" OR "philosophy", so this could be very ominous indeed. However, the letter phi doesn't usually have the line extend pass the top of the symbol, it usually bisects it (sticks out a little at both end) or only sticks out at the bottom. Could this represent that the perfection, or the philosophy is backwards or somehow wrong, thus necessitating change?

Posted by Anonymous on July 18, 2007 11:54 PM

Dumbledore might assist Harry from the portrait, giving him cluess and such. But for the fight with Voldemort if he s i dont think Harry is the one to him. Yes Harry might be talanted yet he is still talented and stuff but his power cannt compare to someones who can split his soul and mainly isnt always improvising but knows what he is doing.

If anyone Snape is the one who gets to Voldemort for at the moment i cant come up with anyone else to be able to do it except maybe Moody who filled up half of Azkaban.

But yea in my opinion Snape gets to Voldemort in case Voldemort even s.

Posted by Anze from Slovenia on July 20, 2007 02:57 AM

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