Harry Potter Moment of the Week
Harry Potter Moment of the week is a weekly meme hosted over at Uncorked Thoughts. The idea is to share one favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote, object from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself! For information on how to join up & for upcoming topics, click here.
Favorite Trelawney Prophecy
Good old Trelawney. She comes off as such a flake - and I mean, a large part of her is just that. She's a fraud to the full extent of the word because so far as she's aware, she has no sight. She just walks around telling stories, spreading false prophecies wherever she goes. Until...well, until she goes into one of her trances and actually says something worthwhile, true and important. I can totally see why Dumbledore wanted to keep her close. Out of all the prophecies she's come up with - legit or otherwise, my favorite has to be:
Her very first prophecy
"The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches... Born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies... and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not... and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives..."
I remember feeling all hyped up about discovering a prophecy that involved Harry and Voldemort. I mean, I'm sure it didn't feel all that cool to Harry, but he's my hero and when we do finally discover the words to the prophecy, I got chills! The wording of it is just so enigmatic and impressive. And let's be honest, other than this one^^ and the one Trelawney makes directly to Harry in PoA, we're just left with stuff like this: