Could Nicholas Flamel Be Beedle the Bard?
A Quibble response to “Tales of Albus Dumbledore.”
Summary: A discussion as to whether Nicolas Flamel is Beedle the Bard.
Could it be possible that Nicolas Flamel, creator of the Philosopher’s Stone, is Beedle the bard? I’ve been asking myself this question ever since I saw a previous Quibble saying that Dumbledore was Beedle, and I’ve decided that it is quite possible that Nicolas Flamel could be.
First of all, in 1991, Hermione reads from a library book that Nicolas Flamel recently celebrated his 665th birthday, which, assuming this book is magically always up to date, Flamel was born in 1326 AD (PS page 161). According to the introduction of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Beedle lived in the fifteenth century and had an “exceptionally luxuriant beard”. It is true that Flamel also lived through the fifteenth century and would have been a hundred or more years old by that point hence the luxuriant beard.
This introduction also says that he shared many views with Albus Dumbledore who was a good friend and alchemy partner with Flamel. This would mean Flamel and Beedle both shared views with Dumbledore.
The “Flamel is Beedle” theory opens up a lot of possibilities. For example, it could’ve been the Peverell brothers(who lived the previous century)’ story that inspired Flamel to create the Philosopher’s Stone. Maybe Flamel didn’t truly believe in the legend of the three brothers but he thought it was a good story so he wrote it in his collection of wizard fairytales.
Perhaps Flamel was attempting to recreate the deathly hallows when he discovered how to make the Philosophers Stone?
The possibilities are endless. Unlike the Dumbledore/Beedle theory, Flamel wouldn’t have needed to go back in time, five hundred years into the past – (that’s a lot of turns of the time-turner).
So in conclusion, the evidence I have collected suggests that Flamel could have been Beedle. Firstly, they lived around the same time, secondly, Beedle and Flamel most likely share views with Dumbledore and thirdly, there are many possibilities and theories that arise concerning the hallows and the Philosopher’s Stone.
If you have a sub-theory, objection or want to point out something I have missed or misinterpreted. Please leave a comment.