Re: Did Voldemort actually rip his soul into EIGHT pieces?
- From: "Thom Madura" <tommadura@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2008 13:19:41 -0400
"Pumpkin Juice Lover" <wjy4@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
According to the book, there were seven Horcruxes:
Marvolo Gaunt's ring
the snake, Nargini
and Voldemort himself.
But how about Harry? Didn't a fragment of Voldemort's soul was blasted
apart from the whole and latched itself on to Harry at the night when
he tried to kill him? So were there actually eight Horcruxes after
all? And according to Voldemort himself, 'seven is the most powerful
magical number'. How could Voldemort still alive after he devided his
soul into eight parts (wether he did it willingly or not)? Why didn't
he die at the moment his soul turned to be eight pieces?
First - there is no indication that there is a limit to the number of soul
fragments you can make.
Second - Harry was not a true Horcrux.
JKR explained that to be a true horcrux - the vessel must be properly
prepared and the murder must be committed with the intention of creating a
horcrux -and neither of these things happened with Harry - so Harry was not
a true horcrux.
She went on to explain that when the AK backfired - a split off part of
Voldemorts soul (Which had not split off with the intention of creating a
horcrux) attatched itself to the "only living thing" it could find close to
it - noting that VOldemort was turned into that half life/cursed life thing
they found in the forest. So - it attached itself to Harry's scar.
So - In reality - Voldemort never created a Horcrux with Harry - and his
number was accurate as to what he had done.
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