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R.I.P. to Sir Michael Gambon aka Dumbledore! Here is one of my favorite Dumbledore Harry Potter Quotes: "Happiness can be found even in the darkest time, if one only remembers to turn on the light!" - Dumbledore

Unlock the power to enter the magical Harry Potter universe and go on incredible adventures. Experience the captivating tales of friendship, courage, and the never-ending struggle between good and evil in J.K. Rowling's popular series. As you browse this website, you'll learn a range of facts, insights, and experiences that will all pique your curiosity and transport you to the wizarding world.

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Harry Potter: Articles and Insights

You may delve deeply into many facets of the Harry Potter series thanks to the articles, analyses, and insights that our team of devoted Potterheads and expert scholars have compiled. Our material is created to quench the curiosity of both casual fans and passionate Potter fanatics, and ranges from character analyses and enchanting ideas to explorations of the complicated magical world and its intriguing animals.

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Harry Potter: Community and Engagement

Join our lively global community of Potter enthusiasts to share your ideas, theories, and fan-made masterpieces. Make enduring friendships with other Harry Potter fans who share your interest by participating in engaging conversations, quizzes, competitions, and trivia challenges. We will all savor the timeless allure of this remarkable work of literature and film together.

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Harry Potter: News & Updates

Keep up with the most recent reports, statements, and events in the Harry Potter universe. We'll make sure you never miss a beat in the always changing Potterverse, covering everything from impending book releases and movie adaptations to special events and conventions. In order to be the first to learn about new enchanted encounters and thrilling adventures, our dedicated news section keeps you connected and informed.

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Shop the Wizarding World to savor everything Harry Potter-related, including our carefully curated assortment of knickknacks. From challenging puzzles and magical wands to apparel and mementos, our online store contains a wide variety of products that will transport you to the wizarding realm. By obtaining a bit of the magic, you may demonstrate your admiration for Harry, Hermione, Ron, and the magical world they live in.

Start your remarkable voyage at The-Eldest-Wand.com, the one-stop shop for everything Harry Potter. Allow the enchantment to work its magic as you immerse yourself in the awe that has captured the hearts of millions of people worldwide. The journey begins right here!

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Why this name for a Harry potter website?

So why is this site called The Eldest Wand? Well, it's an obvious play on words with The Elder Wand of course but my point is it doesn't matter how young or old you are, we can all enjoy something as great as the Harry Potter series.

I was in fact slow to come to the books. In my day job of primary (elementary) teacher I resisted the urge and the urgings of my students to read the Potter series in class.

But once I relented I knew almost immediately it was futile to resist any longer.

Like many people all over the world, children of ALL ages if you will, children from 9 to 90, I could resist no longer.

It was like the irresistible power of Lord Voldemort was smothering my senses...

"You have no idea what he was like even then" (Horace Slughorn to Harry).

But seriously, it was something beyond the drama, something beyond the entertainment, something even beyond the great writing with its unending creativity, surprise, narrative mis-direction and humor.

Here was, I sensed, a great moral tale of our time. A way to guide generations towards the "light" and the "road less traveled", as it were.

I hope that doesn't sound too highbrow but I am in, I think, a unique position where I can see the influence on the young generation, their thoughts and dreams and hopes and fears.

Being in daily contact with children and seeing how they were/are affected by the whole Potter phenomenon, it really does have an incredible affect on their lives on many levels, overt and subtle.

It has "seeped" into the consciousness of millions and in doing so, as far as I can tell, given people hope, faith and confidence in their daily lives.

This has had a profound effect on me too. So much so, I can't let it go and neither should you! I invite you, dear reader, to join with me and keep the world of Harry Potter alive for generations to come.

I hope I can bring some perspective and highlight the life lessons contained in Harry Potter.

But, of course, no one person has an "all-knowing" perspective. That's where you, dear reader, come into the picture.

I want this site to be a collaborative effort of like-minded people in the discussion, study, celebration and fun in all things Potter.

I'll make available, where possible, the ability for you to contribute your opinion and insights on many pages.

But don't forget, it's a CELEBRATION - NOT a site for juvenile irrelevant comment or humor.

Yes, by all means show your sense of humor but do so in a way that both entertains, edifies and uplifts our community and we'll all be the better for the experience.

So you can see what I think of J. K. Rowling. In my privileged position of classroom teacher I've seen how her work has both entranced and delighted children over the years.

It is entertaining, insightful and thoroughly absorbing and stimulating.

In my humble opinion, her writing is up there with C.S. Lewis and Roald Dahl in its ability to capture a child's imagination and leave them, vicariously, a much more rounded person.

Harry Potter has all the elements of good narrative writing; orientation; complication and varied sequenced themes running throughout; plot; great character development; loss and redemption; resolution and much, much more!

I mean, just think of Harry Potter, Hermione and Ron Weasley. They're such well developed characters who grow over the entire series. We'll get to all the other characters (and your responses!) on other pages.

We must also look at the actors too.

Just what was the chance of finding and hiring people like Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint in the one series, not to mention all those other great British actors.

Actors like Dame Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon (and before him Richard Harris), Alan Rickman, Jim Broadbent, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Isaacs et al (I can't go on with the list or well be here all day!)

Really, it's impossible for anyone reading Harry Potter, whether a child of nine or ninety, and not come away from it with an increased awareness and perspective on life itself.

J. K. Rowling has really given us so much and I think it our "duty" almost to continue the memory!

With that, I'll let you discover the site. Just click on the navigation bar over on the left and "let your fancy take you where it will"...

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