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J.K. Rowling Reveals Second Harry Potter in Pottermore Post


In a 2015 Pottermore entry that has recently gained attention on the internet, bestselling author J.K. Rowling revealed a new secret about the Wizarding World: there is a second Harry Potter.

The author wrote:

"Henry Potter (Harry to his intimates), was a direct descendant of Hardwin and Iolanthe, and served on the Wizengamot from 1913 - 1921....Henry caused a minor stir when he publicly condemned then Minister for Magic, Archer Evermonde, who had forbidden the magical community to help Muggles waging the First World War...His outspokenness on the behalf of the Muggle community was also a strong contributing factor in the family's exclusion from the "Sacred Twenty-Eight".

"Sacred Twenty-Eight" are a set of wizarding familes who retained a "pure-blood" lineage by the 1930s.

Rowling goes on to explain that the Henry had a son, Fleamont Potter, who married a witch named Euphemia. The result of this union was James Potter, father to wizarding hero, Harry Potter.

The author hasn't revealed why the Potter family was excluded from the Sacred Twenty-Eight, but the revelation does confirm a streak of heroism in the Potter family bloodline that has Potter fans in a frenzy.

(Image from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.)

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