The Department of MYTHteries

The Department of MYTHteries is a super secret Quibbler column in which our witch and wizard investigators endeavor to discover the truth behind the myths and legends of the Harry Potter universe and fandom. For instance, is Nagini really the snake that Harry set free in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone? The answer to this and many other questions lies deep within this column.

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Rankings Explained

MuggleNet uses the below ratings to determine the validity or outcome of the myth as we see it. The below, along with the above seals, will immediately tell the reader the determination we have made regarding the myth. Disagree? Send us an email and tell us why.

True: Minerva McGonagall
Pull up a stiff-backed chair, have a biscuit, and let us give you the facts.

Mostly True: Dobby
This scuttlebutt is truly fresh from the Hogwarts kitchens.

Mixture: Rita Skeeter
This was likely written by Rita Skeeter’s Quick-Quotes Quill.

Mostly False: Gilderoy Lockhart
Here’s why this is about as true as Lockhart’s published works.

False: Dolores Umbridge
Let's go over why this is straight from Umbridge's desk.

Unproven: Luna Lovegood
Proceed with caution: Be wary of Wrackspurts.

Outdated: Cornelius Fudge
This mythtery is as out of fashion as a lime-green bowler hat.

Legend: Sybill Trelawney
Trelawney’s tea leaves are legendary for leading people astray.


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