The 7 Horcruxes

Slytherin's locket: One of Lord Voldemort's 7 Horcruxes

Have you heard of Horcrux or Horcruxes? If you've read Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince, I'm sure you know what a Horcrux is. A Horcrux is a fictional magical object first introduced by J.K. Rowling in Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince. It is a Dark Magic device used by Lord Voldemort for the purpose of attaining mortality. Lord Voldemort's 7 Horcruxes are the main focus of the 6th Harry Potter book as well as the seventh one, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I am really fond of reading the whole Harry Potter series, actually, I just finished rereading Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince minutes ago (see, I'm getting ready for the movie).

Back to Horcruxes. According to J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter series author, a Horcrux can be created by committing a murder. Murder was said to be the supreme act of evil and thus by performing murder, you will rip your soul. After the murder, a spell is cast to infuse part of the ripped soul into an object, or a living thing, which becomes the Horcrux. One will become immortal as long as the Horcrux remains intact. Well, Lord Voldemort doesn't seem to be contented with a single Horcrux, he created seven.

What are the 7 Horcruxes?

1. Marvolo Gaunt's Ring- this is also called The Resurrection Stone. Marvolo Gaunt is Voldemort's maternal grandfather. This first Horcrux was created with the murder of Lord Voldemort's father, Tom Riddle,Sr. It was destroyed by Albus Dumbledore using Gryffindor's Sword.

2. Tom Riddle's Diary- the 2nd Horcrux which was destroyed by Harry Potter in the second book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. This Horcrux was destroyed using Basilisk fang.

3. Helga Hufflepuff's Cup- this Horcrux was destroyed by Hermione Granger using the Basilisk fang in the seventh book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

4. Salazar Slytherin's Locket- Lord Voldemort created this horcrux by killing a Muggle tramp. It was destroyed by Ron Weasley, Harry's friend using Gryffindor's sword.

5. Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem- a diadem is a tiara. This Horcrux was accidentally destroyed by Vincent Crabbe using Fiendfyre, a fire curse he used while dueling with Harry. (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)

6. Harry Potter- yes, Harry Potter himself is a Horcrux. When the attempted Killing curse rebounded, a part of Voldemort's soul flew into the nearest living thing, Harry Potter. This Horcrux was destroyed when Voldemort used the Killing Curse, Avada Kedavra on Harry (Book 7) and failed to kill him again.

7. Nagini- she is Lord Voldemort's snake. Nagini became a Horcrux after the murder of Bertha Jorkins. It was destroyed by Neville Longbottom using the Sword of Gryffindor.

I guess I've written this post because I was so excited with Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince movie. by the way, the movie will have its world premiere on July 15. So, Order-members, mark your calendars!!!

The 7 Horcruxes



  1. Kira here, Thanks for the link and for praising my blogs name. hehe..

  2. You are welcome, Kira. LOL, really nice name for a blog!


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