Mind=blown. . J. k, Rowling' s Hidden Easter Egg" The first thing Snape asks Harry is "Potter! What would I get ifl added powdered root of asphodel to an infusi
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J. k, Rowling' s
Hidden Easter Egg"
The first thing Snape asks Harry is "Potter! What
would I get ifl added powdered root of
asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?"
According to Victorian Flower Language,
asphodel is a type of lily meaning 'My regrets
follow you to the grave' and wormwood means
absence’ and also typically symbolized bitter
sorrow, if you combined that, it meant 'l bitterly
regret Lily' s death/
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#27 - usmcxvizionz (11/20/2012) [+] (3 replies)
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User avatar #28 - dustyjones (11/20/2012) [+] (3 replies)
The Curtains Were Blue- What your teacher thinks, "they were blue, symbolizing his manic depression." What the author meant, "they were fucking blue."
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#16 - sideffect (11/20/2012) [+] (11 replies)
Oh god here comes my snape dump.
Oh god here comes my snape dump.
#12 - mattdoggy ONLINE (11/20/2012) [-]
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#40 - anotherone (11/20/2012) [-]
a bit far fetched don't you think?
a bit far fetched don't you think?
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User avatar #37 to #35 - swordguyoxd (11/20/2012) [-]
yes, thats exaclty what it's like.
#54 - stallwallwriter (11/21/2012) [+] (1 reply)
I dunno. This sounds crazy, but then I feel like victorian flower imagery is the sort of thing Rowling would know about. I just figured wormwood made for good imagery when it came to Snape being a bitter man in general.
I dunno. This sounds crazy, but then I feel like victorian flower imagery is the sort of thing Rowling would know about. I just figured wormwood made for good imagery when it came to Snape being a bitter man in general.
User avatar #1 - ldial (11/20/2012) [+] (6 replies)
More?
#6 to #4 - kripke (11/20/2012) [-]
It shall be done!
#76 - fearlessdeeds (11/21/2012) [-]
My apologies... I did not mean to open the doors to the Funnyjunk feels department.
#61 - Flfootball (11/21/2012) [-]
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#38 - bitchplzzz (11/20/2012) [+] (1 reply)
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#74 - rainfire (11/21/2012) [+] (4 replies)
I used to think Snape was an asshole then I saw the part in the 7th where it shows his true doings and feelings and I cried
#52 - dragginbref (11/21/2012) [-]
Well. that was my feel for the day.
Well. that was my feel for the day.
#31 - anonymous (11/20/2012) [-]
also asphodel is the locations in the greek underworld where indifferent and ordinary souls are sent. Wormwood is a greek angel. so it could also be an angel being sent to an indifferent underworld
User avatar #26 - landartheconqueror (11/20/2012) [-]
i... i didn't follow that....
#69 - darthblam (11/21/2012) [+] (5 replies)
I want some actual fucking proof that these words mean these phrases.. because I honestly find it hard to believe she had Snape's backstory with Lily thought of in the very first but, when it is only revealed in the very last one.

I mean.. of course an author will think ahead with the next book or two... but the very LAST from the very first?
Did we even know both of Harry's parents' names in the first book?
User avatar #53 - hotgog (11/21/2012) [-]
Oh, in the 6th book when that Slughorn guy is asking ppl which potions are which in the beginning there's veritaserum (truth potion), love potion, luck potion, and polyjuice.
Throughout the 6th book, all the potions are used except Veritaserum (too lazy to check spelling) which symbolizes an absence of truth, while the other 3 elements are present. Coincidence? Maybe

Tl;dr - Slughorns a fatass
User avatar #51 - madjackwack (11/20/2012) [-]
yeah, i think you're over thinking this, OP.
User avatar #15 - Narwhalsareawesome (11/20/2012) [-]
Maybe she just made up a random question and it happened to make another phrase if you search through enough languages? Do people really sit and look through books and films to try and find these things?
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