Category: Bathilda’s Notebook


“The Crimes of Grindelwald,” Kipling, and the Origins of the Deathly Hallows Symbol

The Deathly Hallows symbol has been at the center of most of the promotional content for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”. Dr. Beatrice Groves takes a look at the parallels between the Deathly Hallows and the Masonic symbols through John Huston’s 1975 adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Man Who Would Be King”.


“It’s Just Like Waking Up, Right?”: “Crimes of Grindelwald,” Kipling, and Shakespeare’s Midsummer Dreaming

Dr. Beatrice Groves explores the links between the “low fantasy” nature of Rowling’s wizarding world and the “Green World” in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and examines how Kipling’s “Puck of Pook’s Hill”, “Stalky & Co.”, and “The Man Who Would Be King” influenced “Harry Potter”.