Salazar Slytherin’s Locket Breaks A Horcrux Pattern?

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Voldemort’s Horcruxes were all destroyed by Harry Potter and friends, except for one, Salazar Slytherin’s locket, which broke a pattern. Let’s take a look.

Salazar Slytherin's Locket

The Harry Potter series introduced the notion of Horcruxes and the perils that might result when one person. Like Lord Voldemort, decides to make one or more. Although Harry and his friends eventually destroyed all of Voldemort’s Horcruxes. One of them violated an interesting pattern.

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The Wizarding World, developed by J.K. Rowling and presented in her debut novel. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is one of the most popular and beloved universes in the area of fantasy and science fiction. The Wizarding World continued to grow in following novels and additional material, spawning a franchise of books, movies, theme parks, and other attractions.

The Harry Potter series follows “the boy who lived” on his quest to defeat Lord Voldemort. The worst wizard of all, who had some very terrible intentions for both the Wizarding and Muggle worlds. As well as a personal grudge against Harry after failing to murder him as a newborn.

The Wizarding World, its most important events, individuals, spells, items. More were all introduced to readers and viewers through Harry’s adventure. Among the most famous objects in the story are the Horcruxes, of which Voldemort created not one but seven in his quest for immortality.

A Horcrux is an item in which a wizard or witch hides a piece of their soul in order to gain life. The stages to making a Horcrux are a mystery since Rowling hasn’t revealed all of them. Claiming that they include a “horrific act” that she won’t reveal because it made her editor ill. The method is known to require a spell and a murder, as the latter act fractures the soul.

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Of course, Voldemort was unconcerned about this and went on to make seven Horcruxes (though some say that Harry is more of a “pseudo Horcrux” because it was unintentional). All but one of which were destroyed in Hogwarts territory, with the exception of Salazar Slytherin’s locket.

Salazar Slytherin's Locket

Except for the locket, all of Voldemort’s Horcruxes were destroyed somewhere within Hogwarts’ borders, including the part of his soul retained in Harry Potter. The first Horcrux introduced in Harry Potter was Tom Riddle’s journal. Which Harry destroyed with one of the Basilisk’s teeth in the Chamber of Secrets inside Hogwarts Castle.

Then there was Marvolo Gaunt’s Ring, which was destroyed by Albus Dumbledore with Godric Gryffindor’s sword in his office within Hogwarts Castle. Hermione also smashed Helga Hufflepuff’s cup with a Basilisk fang in the Chamber of Secrets.

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Crabbe accidentally destroyed Rowena Ravenclaw’s diadem in the Room of Requirement, also inside the castle. Nagini was killed by Neville Longbottom with Gryffindor’s sword on Hogwarts’ front steps. Harry was killed by Voldemort in the Forbidden Forest, which is part of Hogwarts’ territory. But he came back to life. Salazar Slytherin’s locket was destroyed at the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire. It was thanks to Ron Weasley and Gryffindor’s sword that it was destroyed.

After a long search, Harry, Ron, and Hermione were able to obtain the locket, which had been taken by Mundungus Fletcher and replaced with a fake. They had to penetrate the Ministry of Magic to collect the genuine one.

The trio had to flee once their refuge was discovered. Spent months in the wilderness, where they had to store the locket until they figured out how to destroy it.

Harry ultimately discovered the sword at the bottom of a frozen pond. Ron used it to destroy the locket that had caused so many difficulties for them.

The destruction of Salazar Slytherin’s locket violated a Horcrux tradition of the circumstances surrounding it. Its recovery were extremely different from the rest of the Horcruxes. It was the one that had the strongest and most devastating consequences on Harry Potter and his companions.

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