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Corinne Demyanovich

"Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open."
-- Albus Dumbledore (GF37)

Reader. Writer. Photographer. Potterhead. Ravenclaw. Nerdfighter. Star Wars fan. Lover of YouTube, movies, music, hockey, and my cat.

That was the short version. The longer version is that I'm a fangirl and all-around nerd. I discovered Harry Potter in the early 2000s as a young kid and fell under its spell. As many do, I credit the Harry Potter series for inspiring my love of reading and writing - I even studied English at university. My involvement in the fandom grew as I grew up. Now, I am happy to say that I work with the Harry Potter Lexicon. It is an excellent encyclopedic website for Harry Potter fans!

Corinne Demyanovich (CD)
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House-elves really came into their own in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — this fact, and some similarities between the characters of the house-elves and the theme of the greatness of servitude in the Christian gospels, was not lost on new Lexicon essay contributor Leanne Bruno. Enjoy!… Read More
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Greetings! Check out Mike Weinstein’s essay, Astronomy in the Harry Potter Series—it’s been updated with analyses of a couple of astronomical references in Deathly Hallows. Read More
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Here’s a bonbon for all you shippers out there — a wicked fun and wildly speculative essay about potential relationships in the Marauder Era, by new Lexicon contributor hpboy13. Enjoy!… Read More
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Greetings on T-167 days and counting until Book 7 publication! I have an essay for any math wonks out there (that’s “maths” to Jo and others in the U.K.): check out our new essay on Wizard Money from a fan in Russia, Anton Generalov aka “XAHrOBEP” (pronounced “”Hangover”). Read More
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I’m just trying to make up for lost time over my busy holiday season! Here’s another great essay, this one by Dr. Immo Garrn, adapted from a presentation he made at the Patronus conference in Copenhagen during the Summer of 2006 about the physics of magic. Read More
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As part of our quest for the possible meanings of ‘hallows,’ Lexicon friend Bandersnatch kindly agreed to assemble some information for us. The result is an excellent essay which gives us some context for the new book’s title. Enjoy: The Grail Hallows and Harry Potter… Read More
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In medieval tales about the search for the Holy Grail, the word hallows has been used to describe a set of four sacred or magical objects. These objects have been connected back to Celtic mythology, as well as to the Tarot deck. Is Rowling referring to them in the title… Read More
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Introduction One of the most intriguing ideas in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is that Professor Dumbledore set up events so that Harry would try and stop the theft of the Philosopher’s Stone by Voldemort. Many events in Harry’s first year seem to indicate this: his dealings with Hagrid, being given his father’s Invisibility Cloak (twice), his discovery of the Mirror of Erised, and his detention in… Read More