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Harry Potter, Money, and Shit: What are the biggest plot holes and errors in Harry Potter? Hannah Yang 75.3k Views Here's one of my favorites, and it doesn't even involve magic... According to Hagrid, there are 17 Sickles to a Galleon. Sickles are made of silver, Galleons are made of gold. Simple enouglh But here's the thing about silver and gold in the Muggle economy: the ratio fluctuates. The price of gold and the price of silver are constantly changing. In fact, the gold-to- silver ratio is a tool many people use to determine when to buy these metals. Before 1900, the ratio averaged around 16:1, which seems to reasonably parallel wizarding standards. Throughout the twentieth century, though, the ratio has averaged around 45:1 So if you're a wizard in need of money, here's what you'd want to do. Wait for a time when the gold to silver ratio is really, really high. Take all of your gold Galleons, melt them down into lumps of pure gold, and sell them in the Muggle economy. Use that Iuggle money to buy as much pure silver as you can - you'll get an enormous bund of it, since the gold to silver ratio is so high. Finally, take that silver back to Gringotts and get it all minted into Sickles. If you want, you can even exchange them back to Galleons at the fixed 17:1 rate, and feel smug over the fact that you now have over twice as many Galleons as you started with Profit. It's a sweet, sweet thing fattyatomicmutant: iamtheaardvark: aboutreciprocation: …holy shit None of the characters ever figure this out because they stop taking math at age 11 Lord Voldemort wasted his time building horctuz when he could have made mad wizard dough
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Best Friend, Family, and God: 233 Snape was the only Death Eater who could conjure a Patronus. A product of an unstable and possibly abusive family, and frequent target of bullying at Hogwarts, Snape took a liking to the Dark Arts at an early age. This immediately put him at odds with his best friend and object of affection, Lily Evans, who was very much against the use of dark magic. Nevertheless, Snape’s desire for revenge and need to impress Lily became stronger when James Potter began vying for her attention as well. At the start of the First Wizarding War, he joined the Death Eaters along with other Slytherins from his year. Dementors and other dark magical creatures were aligned with Lord Voldemort during both Wizarding Wars. They were all drawn to the darkness and negativity surrounding him. What need, then, did a Death Eater have of producing a Patronus– a powerful light charm that was the complete antithesis of what they stood for? Unlike his Death Eater comrades, however, Snape’s immense capacity for love was stronger than his pull toward the darkness. His memories and feelings around growing up with Lily brought Snape his only true happiness and as such he was able to produce a full Patronus. QOTD: The object placed at right of you would be the thing to kill Voldemort! What is it? I have a bed oh god! @harrypotteredits

A product of an unstable and possibly abusive family, and frequent target of bullying at Hogwarts, Snape took a liking to the Dark Arts at a...

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