Repetitious Messages: Coincidence or Communication?...What is it that changes those of us who have witnessed a passing—especially the death of someone dear? (I’m not sure you have to actually watch a passing or simply experience an agonizing loss for you to be forever altered.) Most of us regretfully accept that we will never be able to describe our experience to people who haven’t felt that kind of pain. Where is the balm for a loss of such magnitude?
The first thing Snape asks Harry is “Potter! What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?” According to Victorian Flower Language, asphodel is a type of lily meaning ‘My regrets follow you to the grave’ and wormwood means ‘absence’ and also typically symbolized bitter sorrow. If you combined that, it meant ‘I bitterly regret Lily’s death’. MIND BLOWN -
Centaur Harry Potter - A Centaur is a magical creature whose head, torso and arms appear to be human and are joined to a horse's body. They are, however, their own species, and are not any kind of half-breed. Despite possessing 'human intelligence', centaurs are classified as Beasts by the Ministry of Magic, at their own request, as they were unhappy at having to share Being status with hags and vampires. (Harry Potter Wikia 2013)