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Pottermore Christmas, day 8: Tom Riddle's Horcruxes

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On the eighth day of Pottermore Christmas, the site gives a pretty dark moment in the series.

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J.K. Rowling: Yes, there are LGBT students at Hogwarts too

On Dec. 16, J.K. Rowling finally revealed that there were Jewish students at Hogwarts. So fans started wondering: Were there LGBT students, as well?

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Pottermore Christmas, day 7: The life and loves of Professor McGonagall

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Today’s Pottermore riddle features the back story of one of Hogwarts’ most dedicated professors: Minerva McGonagall.

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J.K. Rowling: Yes, there are Jewish students at Hogwarts

With Christmas just around the corner, many Harry Potter fans find themselves reminiscing about Hagrid’s 12 trees—which for some is then quickly followed by one burning question: Were there any Jewish students at Hogwarts?

In a recent fan Q&A on Twitter, one fan asked J.K. Rowling that question, to which she responded with a name: Anthony Goldstein was Jewish! Rowling then clarified: Goldstein wasn’t the only Jewish student; however, he’s the only one she knows by name.

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Pottermore Christmas, day 6: Is Snape a vampire?

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Judging from the past few days, it seemed like the new material in this “12 days of Pottermore Christmas” was probably just the riddles. However, today’s backstories were a bit juicier, as they addressed the fan theory that says Snape is a vampire.

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Pottermore Christmas, day 5: Dumbledore remembers Tom Riddle

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Today’s Pottermore riddle is brought to you in part by Kid Voldemort, a.k.a. Tom Riddle.

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Pottermore Christmas, day 4: Cursed necklaces and Quidditch chasers

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A new day brings a new riddle to solve on Pottermore.

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Pottermore Christmas, Day 3: All about potions and cauldrons

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On the third day of Christmas, dear Rowling gave to we/Some stuff about potions and cauldrons.

Okay, so maybe that doesn’t rhyme. But today’s Pottermore riddle does:

His potions lessons are full of interesting things
With students keen to see what each day will bring
With his large moustache and rotund shape
Who teaches this class after Professor Snape?
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Today's Pottermore treat: A peek into Diagon Alley (and J.K. Rowling's process)

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Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes is a marvellous place
Full of jokes and potions by the box and the case.
The premises are stuffed with people, ready to pop
But on what magical street can you find this fun shop?

The answer to today’s Pottermore Christmas riddle, the second in a series of 12? Diagon Alley, of course. Answering the rhyming message above leads Pottermore users into Fred and Geoge Weasley’s colorful joke shop, which is scored by the sounds of popping balloons and laughter. Double click a few times, click on a floating hot-air balloon, and you’ll be led to the first bit of today’s new material from J.K. Rowling herself—a bit of backstory on Florean Fortescue, an ice cream shop owner whom Rowling intended to play a much larger role in the story. READ FULL STORY

J.K. Rowling's new Pottermore material hints at Snape's past

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Today marks the first day of Pottermore’s 12-day fete of new material to the site, including new entries that explore the back story of Severus Snape’s hometown.

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