by End the Cold
Theories abound in the world of Harry Potter. We all know this, and we love it. Even if we don’t like one another’s theories, we create our own and abide by them, dwell on them even more. Most people would jump on the theory that I am about to convey, but hear me out. Jo has said and has been quoted as saying, that if people associated her with Christianity, they would know the outcome of the books. Now before you look at that comment and say, “Oh great let the freaks come out,” I don’t believe that this story is about a Christ-like figure. I don’t see the point for it to be that, with every movie that has come out within the past 10 years, at least 2 films a year either have a theoretical stab at a Savior or an actual account of the Savior himself. (i.e. The Passion) Jo is far too original in her collective works to follow in anyones footsteps, which is why my conclusion is this: angels. Our guardians of the Christian religion who are associated with good and evil and all things in between. Where the characters of the Harry Potter series fall in with the angels of the biblical sense can be hard to pinpoint, but it can be done.
Let’s start with Voldemort. What was the main reason that Tom Riddle turned into Voldemort over the course of time? His hatred for muggles and his pride. The pride of a Pure Blood wizard, when in fact he isnt. The angel that I speak of in relation to Tom is Lucifer.
Isaiah 14:12 begins:
How you are fallen from heaven. O Lucifer, son of the morning. How you are cut down to the ground. You who weakened the nations. For you have said in your heart: I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne Above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation. On the Farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.
Also in 1Tomothy chapter 6, it describes the reason why Lucifer fell from heaven: pride.
Not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the Devil.
Biblically, Lucifer wants to be exalted and feared by God’s most precious creation: the human race. He wants dominion and power over the people of the earth and over God himself. Tom Riddle in relation felt that as hatred for his father, who is a muggle. In concordance, he now hates all humans and half humans. He exalts himself as something he is not: a pure blood. If you follow this theory through to conclusion it means this; Lucifer was an angel, not a god. Angels are holy beings that are not human, but are not gods either. They are close to us in some respects, but they are close to God in some respects too. God would be the Pure blood, the one being whose purity can still be instilled in some of us. Lucifer (and the rest of the angels) are half bloods. Close to us and even closer to God. Humans are considered just that. Humans.
Tom wants to be Pure Blood (God) so he wants to destroy that part of himself that makes it impossible for him to be Pure Blood (Humans). Muggles. So Lucifer changes his name to Satan, as does Tom Riddle to Voldemort. When it all boils down to it, they are the same person and will always be the same person. Voldemort will always be the Half-Blooded angel named Tom and Satan will always be the fallen Angel named Lucifer.
Bear with me, this isn’t a sermon. I am not preaching to you, this is just a theory.
Now let’s look at the Angel Michael, also known as an Archangel, he is the General in Gods army.
When Lucifer becomes full of sin and pride it is Michael who is sent by God to cast him out of heaven and onto earth, and in Revelations, he is the one who wars against Satan and casts him onto the earth.
War broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Later we learn that Satan is bound for 1000 years and then released to torment the people again, but God sends his wrath down upon him and casts him into the fiery pit of brimstone for eternity. A fate worse than death, because they will be tormented day and night forever.
How does this Angel relate to the novels? Why, through Harry Potter of course.
Put this in perspective. Harry as a child nearly kills Voldemort, but he lives to roam the earth as an insignificant soul trying to regain the power he once had over everyone. Now that the years have passed and Voldemort has returned, it is Harry’s job to put Voldemort in the position where fire and brimstone can fall down on him and send him to a worse fate than death. An eternity of pain and suffering with no release from a dark captivity. Harry is the Archangel Michael. Now I know some of you are thinking, but Harry does have Christ-like qualities– doesnt he? Well, yes he does. As does everyone who sacrifices themselves or their own well being for the lives of others, but what led me to the conclusion that Harry is a parallel to Michael is the new title of Jo’s book: The Half Blood Prince. As we all know, she said neither Harry nor Voldemort is the actual HBP. In perspective, wouldnt we all call the biblical God; King? And wouldn’t Christ be known as the prince? In other words, Christ’s death, biblically, signifies the freedom of us all from the terrors of Lucifer. Again, I dont mean to make you feel like you are at church right now, so please put all that to the side of your mind right now. Whoever this Half Blood prince is, may die and in turn, may give Harry the power to put Voldemort in that special moment, where he can be put to eternal damnation. Ok, one more.
Gabriel, the angel of prophesy. He foretold of the victory that would incur when Michael casts Satan to earth. This would obviously be Trelawney, who prophesied that Harry would bring about the fall of Voldemort. I dont think I need to explain that one in any more detail.
Ok so now that leaves the final thought:
Who is God in all of this? I don’t think we will find out until the Final Book. Just like we won’t find out who the real God is until we die.