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What Else Might the Triwizard Riddles Be Telling Us?

J.K. Rowling likes to hide clues in unusual ways, and one of the most cryptic ways to hide a clue is to embed it in another clue. While the Sorcerer’s Stone riddle has received a fair amount of conversation, the sphinx’s riddle and the merpeople’s riddle in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” have received much less talk, yet they seem to function in a similar way to the Sorcerer’s Stone riddle.

Close-up on the spines of Harry Potter books

The Two-Way Mirror #10: The Triwizard Tasks and the Seven Books

Seven tunnels of tasks, like seven books of tasks. In “Goblet”, we actually have a network of tunnels, the square maze, so much like a chessboard of tasks. And we have the two grand tournaments (like the two matrix groups of elements): one tournament is Quidditch (in which the players seem to be the most important part); the other is the Triwizard Tournament (here, the tasks are important).

The Triwizard Map

by Anne “Book Four’s a very very VERY important book. Something very important happens in Book Four. But also, it’s literally a central book. It’s almost the heart of the series, and it’s pivotal.”...