Re: He who must not be named (a question)
- From: "BaJoRi" <bajori@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 14:11:24 GMT
"bnick467" <bnick467@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
"ngtybtnice" <ngtybtnice@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Hubby and I were watching PoA last night on the Family Channel when he
turned to me and asked "Why aren't you supposed to say Voldemort's
name? Why do you have to refer to him as you-know-who?"
And I honestly didn't have an answer for him.
Could someone give me the reason(s) so I can share them with him?
When V was in power, he committed such unspeakable acts of evil that the
mere mention of his name strikes fear in the magical community.
Or something like that.
Voldemort is an incarnation of evil. There are many legends, and even the
Bible speaks of such, that when you speak the name of evil you invite it for
a visit, and bring yourself to its attention. Therefore by not speaking V's
name you are hoping that evil will remain unaware of your presence.
Although I can't recall it specifically being said in the books, the
inference was that V had a goal to make people fear to speak his name, and
took steps to ensure that such fear came to exist.