Uncovered: the religious symbolism of Harry Potter

Sep 14, 2021 by

from: Beyond Belief, BBC:

It’s not hard to spot some of the many literary influences from the Muggle world that appear in the magical universe of Harry Potter.

Greek mythology winds its way through the Triwizard Tournament, there are nods to Chaucer in the wizards’ folktales, and themes from Shakespeare and British folklore make appearances too.

What may be less obvious are the religious themes from Christianity which influenced JK Rowling in her writing.

In Radio 4’s Beyond Belief Ernie Rea is joined by three experts who are all keen Harry Potter fans to discuss the Christian allegory and religious themes in the books.

Here’s what was revealed…

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