Turns Out Snape’s First Words To Harry Were Way More Emotional And Real Than We ever Could’ve Guessed

2016-06-16 05:11:28Z
Harriet Armstrong
Harriet Armstrong

Harriet is a Digital Content Producer for Scoopla.

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The Harry Potter movies may have finished four years ago, but the hype certainly hasn't. AnHP superfan has made a very interesting discovery about Snape's first words to Harry

Harry Potter chat has been going into overdrive lately with J.K. Rowling coming out with all these juicy deets about 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' and the proper term for "muggle" based on where you live. 

And it doesn't look like it's slowing down anytime soon with a new discovery that Tumblr user 'Tomhiddles' made about Snape's first words to Harry and what they really mean. 

Here's the first thing Professor Snape ever says to Harry:

"Mr. Potter. Our new celebrity. Tell me, what would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?" 

Alright, so 'Tomhiddles' really did some snooping... but according to Victorian Flower Language, asphodel is a type of lily meaning, "My regrets follow you to the grave"... AND wormwood means "absence" and basically, bitter sorrow. 

If you do the maths and put them together, it means "I bitterly regret Lily's death."  

So, what ended up being a massive twist at the end of the series was cryptically given away in THE. FIRST. BOOK. 

This makes us wonder... what else has J.K hidden in her books? 

 

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