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New Revelations

by David Haber

On August 2, 2006, at the second night of the Harry, Carrie, and Garp event at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, J.K. Rowling says Dumbledore is . But is that the whole story? How does what J.K. has said relate to all of the clues and theories on this site?

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Reader Comments: (Page 13)

What if Dumbledore made a horcrux out of the dark wizard he ed and put it in Fawkes, and that's why he's so against horcruxes because he regrets making one himself. Now he know strengths of having one unblemished soul.

Posted by Neil from Fort Dodge, IA on November 13, 2006 5:13 PM

I doubt it. Through the Pensieve we have seen a DUmbledore fifty years ago and he seemed anyhting but the radical person who would create a horcrux. Horcuxes and Dumbledore are so opposites it doesn't even seem in Dumbledore's personality to do such a thing.

Posted by Koby from New Jersey on November 14, 2006 04:29 AM

This site is fantastic. I have read all the books untold times and have never realised the significance of 'socks'. Lots and lots of brilliant ideas put in by people.
In HBP there is a reference to the two children being taken to a cave by Tom Riddle took Amy Benson (AB- maybe amy was her middle name, first name possibly Ruth?) and Dennis Bishop into a cave where 'something happened. As the boat was not big enough for two grown wizards could it have been big enough for three small children? Although there were no horcrux at the time, why did JKR make an issue of this?

Posted by Angela Brewer from epsom england on November 14, 2006 06:26 AM

Snape is a good man. He ed Dumbledore in view of a bigger consipracy. Jo said that Harry having his mother eyes is important. Thatís because that is whats keeping Snape on to the good side. Voldermort has ed Lily Potter and Snape loved her. Dumbledore knows this and being a fervent supporter of love being the greatest magic, he trusted Snape totally for that reason. Notice throughout the 6 books Snape likes to stare at Harry but seldom at others. Snape sees Lily Potter in Harry! Snape has always insulted James Potter but never Lily if you noticed. Perhaps his apparent hatred for James is due to the fact that Lily loved James and not him. And Lily Potter doing so well in potions makes me wonder whether that Advanced Potions Making textbook has anything to do with Lily Potter. I have a guess on these. Lily has used this textbook before. Snape probably left it in such a way that she could have picked it up accidentally. Which is why the owner of the textbook is half-blood prince and other Severus Snape. Lily probably would have returned the book to the original owner.

Posted by lili from singapore on November 15, 2006 5:34 PM

Snape is not a good man. I still believe he's on the good side though because he trusts dumbledore. Dumbledore convinced him that the good side prevail in the end.

Posted by Neil from Fort Dodge, IA on November 16, 2006 5:37 PM

If Snape really loved Lily why did he give Voldemort the information in the prophecy that eventually ended up in Lily's ?

Posted by Neil from Fort Dodge, IA on November 16, 2006 5:41 PM

Maybe Dumbledore pull an obi-won kenobi and come back as a spirit being?

Posted by mimi from mount vernon wa on November 16, 2006 8:08 PM

I agree with Snape loving Lily. Snape gave the prophecy info but he didn't know it was about Lily and right after she d is when he came over to the good side because he felt so bad.

Posted by Danielle on November 16, 2006 9:36 PM

i don't think that snape went on the good side sfter lily d because dumbledore said that snape turned to the good side before voldemord dissapeared and he disapeared right after he ed lily when he tryed to harry. but dod you really think that snape loved lily? if he loved her he wouldn't have told her mud-blood as he knows that it is very insulting. but maybe he loved her after that moment.

Posted by ahmed from manama, bahrain on November 18, 2006 07:24 AM

thanks for the wonderful website. i too, just read the books lately. i started reading the first book this time last year and ended with the sixth book last july this year. i was still in the phils. when the first book was published but did not attempt to buy a copy, thinking that it was only for kids. when my sisters told me that it has a good story i still did not read any because i have been a busy mom. it was only last year that i had time.

i have been wondering and bothered by the ending of the sixth book. i was really upset and it kept me pondering what's going to happen next. i can't believe that JK ed dumbledore. so, when i came across this site i am really relieve and come to believe that there could be a big possibility that dumbledore is alive. thanks to you guys for your very good analysis and keen observations.

but then if dumbledore is indeed , jk has surely came up with a way that harry could defeat voldemort on his own or with the help of his friends. jk is a good writer. i like the way she wrote her books and her plot. harry potter would surely stay in our world for a long time. jk build him as a good model to our kids i am sure this goodness prevail in book 7 and defeat evil that is voldemort.

the idea on dobby and the socks caught me offguard too and it make a lot of sense. you are all great!

Posted by nalie from Bellflower, CA on November 18, 2006 10:38 AM

Rowling warns us not to expect "Dumbledore to do a Gandalf", and that she ed him beacuse of the genre in which she was writing, which his the hero cycle. It is interesting because Tolkien was following the same regulations. In all the classic hero cycles the budding hero meets a teacher, a wizard and then losses them. But they always return, in different ways. In Star Wars, another classic example Ben Kenobi returns as a ghostlike figure, or vision. Gandalf, on the otherhand is completely reborn, as a Christ figure. Maybe she means Dumbledore not be reborn, but return in some other way.

Posted by Natty from Broken Little Town on November 19, 2006 07:38 AM


having read the whole article about whether dumbledore is or not, ill have to say that something is really going on.no matter if he is indeed or not. i dont really think that dumbledore be resurrected in book 7(if hes ),(although id loved it) but i really think he has a very important part to play yet, whether or alive. im just saying this because dumbledore, the greatest wizard of all time, the one person whose presence only make our hearts warm, cant have d in that way...he would at least proud and by no other person but voldemort!
i dont dig to find hidden clues (although the ones presented in the article seemed very logical to me) im just facing the facts. i dont have the patience and even the wits to sit down and find hidden evidence in the books therefore im just speaking from my heart. dumbledore could not have d in such a stupid event..and in if he is indeed then j.k.rowlings's writing is bad (only at that specific lines-im not getting bad). and we all know that's not true! j.k.rowling rules... moreover i have a question to pose. so if dumbledore is , what about his portrait? he could speak through it to everyone, couldnt he? i dont think j.k.r. has ever written anything about what portraits of people can or cant do...
DUMBLEDORE WE NEED YOU!

Posted by tzanis from athens on November 19, 2006 07:51 AM

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