Why attack on Potter's?
Updated: Jul 14
Harry James Potter (born on 31st July 1980) is a half-blood English wizard. He is son of James and Lily Evans Potter both who are the members of the Original Order Of Phoenix (Founded by Albus Dumbledore). The boy is special as he a lightening scar on his forehead and is marked as the boy who ended the 1st Wizarding war. Harry's birth was overshadowed by a prophecy, naming either himself or Neville Longbottom as the one with the power to vanquish Lord Voldemort.
Harry was chosen as the target due to his many similarities with the Dark Lord. In turn, this caused the Potter family to go into hiding (In the late 1970s when Lily was still pregnant) . When Harry was born, Lily held a christening; it was quiet and quick, with only James, Lily, Harry, and Sirius Black (Harry potter's Godfather mentioned in Prisoner of Askaban) in attendance.Harry spent his infancy in hiding with his parents in the Potter Cottage at Godric's Hollow in the West Country,England. For Harry's first birthday, Sirius bought him a toy broomstick. In Lily's letter to Sirius, it mentioned that this broomstick had been Harry's favorite present and that he had smashed a horrible vase that had been a gift from Petunia. In the letter, Lily also included a picture of Harry flying around on the broom and James chasing after him. Lily also stated in the letter that Harry looked pleased with himself while flying around on the toy broom.Lily and James also hosted a very quiet birthday tea. The only ones in attendance were them, Harry, and Bathilda Bagshot (writer of the The History Of Magic). Bathilda also used to dote on infant Harry. The Potters owned a cat, but it is unknown what happened to it after Voldemort's attack.
To keep them safe from Lord Voldemort, who had marked them for death after hearing of a prophecy regarding his downfall at the hands of a male child born at the end of July in 1980,Albus Dumbledore suggested they use the Fidelius Charm. Dumbledore even offered to be the Potter's Secret Keeper, but the Potters had planned to make Harry's godfather Sirius Black or their best friend Remus Lupin (who was a werewolf) but since it was lupin's favourite time the month ( Full moon night i.e the day to become a werewolf) their Secret Keeper instead. On Sirius' advice, they changed this designation to Peter Pettigrew (The most weakest or pityful friend), whom they thought would be less suspicious.In a terrible turn of fate, Pettigrew was a spy and Death Eater for Voldemort and barely a week later betrayed the Potter's and gave their whereabouts. And so the Potter's were attacked on 31st October 1981.
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