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↔ Format Kindle Read ⫷ The Sorcerer's Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter, Third Edition For Free ➮ Ebook By Allan Zola Kronzek ⡧ ↔ Format Kindle Read ⫷ The Sorcerer's Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter, Third Edition For Free ➮ Ebook By Allan Zola Kronzek ⡧ If you re like most Harry Potter fans, you probably know that Harry s prized possession is his broomstick, Hermione s favorite subject is arithmancy, and a magnificent creature called a hipogriff helped Sirius Black evade capture But did you know that wizards were once thought to fly on pitchfoks, arithmancy is an ancient form of fortune telling, and the hippogriff was first mounted by the legendary knights of Charlemagne Or that Professor Dumbledore s friend Nicholas Flamel, creator of the Sorcerer s stone, was a real person So quickly do the astonishing adventures of Harry and his friends fly by that we rarely have a moment to consider the wealth of real mythology, folklore, and history that shimmers just beneath the surface One of the great pleasures of reading the Harry Potter books comes from the extraordinary richness of the magical universe they contain fashioned partly from J.K Rowling s seemingly boundless imagination and partly from the vast collective lore of magic from around the world Potions and charms, giants and dragons, cauldrons and crystal balls all have intriguing and often surprising histories going back hundreds and sometimes thousands of years Magic wands like those sold in Diagon Alley were once fashoned by Druid sorcerers out of the sacred yew tree Love potions are traceable to ancient Greece and Rome And books of spells and curses required reading at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry were highly popular and much frowned upon during the Middle Ages The Sorcerer s Companion allows the curious reader to look up anything magical from any of the first four Harry Potter books and discover a wealth of fascinating and unexpected information How did the Sorcerer s Stone get its power What were the first magic words Did J.K Rowling dream up the terrifying basilisk, the seductive veela, or the vicious grindylow And if she didn t, who did The Sorcerer s Companion has the answers The history of magical beliefs is vast, and in writing this book we had to leave out far than we put in Barely mentioned are the rich traditions of magic and mythology of China, Africa, India, Japan, Australia, and South America Rather we have limited our focus to those aspects of lore directly related to Harry s world Nearly all of the magical practices at Hogwarts are rooted in the Western magical tradition, which emerged from the ancient empires of the Middle East, Greece, and Rome Imaginary creatures like the centaur, the manticore, and the unicorn come from the same rich tradition Many other magical beings, such as elves, gnomes, goblins, hinkypunks, and trolls, have their roots in the folklore of northern Europe and the British Isles.When we first began writing The Sorcerer s Companion we asked Harry Potter fans what subjects interested them the most Some wanted to know about spells, charms, and curses Others were eager to learn about boggarts, red caps, or the difference between witches and hags We expect you, too, will have your own particular interests and will follow them as you choose This book is not intended to be read straight through in alphabetical order, although it certainly can be You might want to start with the Magic entry for an introduction to this fascinating subject But you can actually start anywhere and chances are, you ll end up everywhere In each entry, we ve tried to provide an overview of the subject and its roots in mythology, folklore, and history Whenever a word appears in bold, that means it has its own entry Following most entries, you ll find a symbol and an abbreviation indicating one place in the Harry Potter books where the subject appears SS 5 71, for example, refers you to Harry Potter and the Sorcer s Stone, chapter 5, page 71 CS refers to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, PA refers to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and GF refers to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All references are to the American editions In researching The Sorcerer s Companion we learned many curious things we never expected to know, like how to read tea leaves, get rid of goblins, safely harvest mandrake root, and use arithmancy to choose a breakfast cereal We feel secure knowing how to recognize a demon and what to do if attacked by a ghoul never, ever hit him twice We hope all of this information is as interesting to you as it is to us You might never know when you might need it.AmuletAre you unusually susceptible to colds and infections Do you have a tendency to attract the wrong kind of attention Are you plagued by bad luck If the answer to any of these questions is yes, an amulet might be just what the doctor ordered In fact, centuries ago, an amulet was what the doctor ordered to ward off disease, avoid misfortune, or chase away evil spirits.An amulet from the Latin word amuletum, meaning a method of defense is an object thought to magically protect its owner from harm Amulets can come in any size, shape, or material Indeed, when Hogwarts is struck by a mysterious epidemic of petrification, Neville Longbottom tries to protect himself with an amulet made from a smelly green onion amulets range from small pendants, rings, and pouches of herbs worn around the neck to prevent disease to sizable statues and wall hangings intended to protect the entire household, building, or village The ancient Babylonians liked to wear tiny, jewel encrusted clay cylinders to ward off evil spirits The Romans collected sculptures of Priapus, the god of luck and fertility, and many Americans still hang lucky horseshoes over their doors to guard against misfortune and unwelcome visitors.Amulets have been present in virtually every society since the beginning of recorded history The earliest amulets were probably just chunks of stone or metal whose bright colors or unusual shapes suggested they might have magical properties In India and Thailand, pieces of pink coral are still used to ward off the evil eye Over time, however, it became customary to make amulets in the shape of animals, god and goddess figures, and magic symbols Images of horns and hands symbolizing fertility and life and drawings or carvings of the human eye suggesting eternal watchfulness appear on amulets throughout the world Many amulets also have magic words, short spells, or the names of gods written on them Although their appeal is nearly universal, amulets are most closely associated with the ancient Egyptians, who wore them everywhere even to the grave It was customary for mummies to be buried with dozens of beetle shaped amulets called scarabs These small stone figurines, named after a real type of Egyptian beetle, were supposed to prevent the deceased person s soul from being eaten by Ammit the Devourer a dreadful part lion, part hippo, part crocodile who guarded scales of justice in the Egyptian afterworld Apparently, the important a person was, the scarabs he took to the afterworld When King Tutankhamen s body was unearthed some eighty years ago, over 140 amulets were found tucked away in the wrappings of his mummy Other common Egyptian amulets like the ankh an Egyptian hieroglyph symbolizing life and the wadjet commonly known as the Eye of Horus served practical purposes protecting living Egyptians from death, disease, and the evil eye Unfortunately, amulets do have their limitations For instance, they can only protect you from specific dangers for which they are designed A scarab may scare Ammit the Devourer, but it s useless against vampires, hinkypunks, and treasure hungry archaeologists And if you re going to do battle with the forces of evil, it s important not to confuse amulets with their close cousins, talismans Unlike enchanted swords, invisibility cloaks, and other classic talismans, amulets do not endow their owners with magical abilities An amulet cannot be used as a weapon, only as a shield So if you re planning some epic adventure like slaying a dragon you should probably swap your lucky rabbit s foot for the sword of Sir Godric Gryffindor But if you prefer to stay home where it s nice and cozy, nothing beats an amulet for keeping hostile forces at bay CS 11 185A potent blend of fact, fiction and folklore Thorough research and period prints combine to create a memorable book Publishers Weekly The Sorcerer s Companion A Guide to the Newly updated include Harry Potter and Half Blood Prince, Deathly Hallows, allows curious readers look up anything magical from books discover a wealth of entertaining, unexpected information Wands wizards, boggarts broomsticks, hippogriffs herbology, all have astonishing histories rooted in legend, The Magical World spellbinding tour captivating world, is must for every 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    • The Sorcerer's Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter, Third Edition
    • 1.1
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    • Format Kindle
    • 384 pages
    • 0307885135
    • Allan Zola Kronzek
    • Anglais
    • 04 November 2016

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