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Lilly Potter

Lily Potter


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  1. Lily Potter (née Evans), was a Muggle-born witch, member of the Order of the Phoenix, and the mother of Harry Potter. She is celebrated for her profound love and sacrifice, which provided Harry with lasting protection against Lord Voldemort.

Lily Potter Biography & History

Lily Potter (née Evans) (30 January, 1960 – 31 October, 1981) was born to Muggle parents and discovered to be a witch at a young age, attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and being sorted into Gryffindor House. At Hogwarts, Lily was known for her remarkable talent in Potions and her strong sense of justice and kindness, which endeared her to many, including Severus Snape, with whom she formed a complicated friendship, and James Potter, whom she later married.

Lily joined the Order of the Phoenix during the First Wizarding War, standing against Voldemort and his Death Eaters. Her legacy is most profoundly marked by her ultimate sacrifice; she died protecting her son, Harry, from Voldemort. This selfless act cast a powerful protective spell on Harry, marking him as “The Boy Who Lived” and leading to Voldemort’s first downfall.

Lily Potter’s Magical Abilities & Skills

  • Potions: Lily was exceptionally skilled in Potions, receiving high praise from her professors.
  • Charms: She also showed considerable talent in Charms, contributing to her overall magical proficiency.
  • Protective Magic: Lily’s love for Harry created a powerful protective charm, one of the most profound examples of sacrificial magic known in the wizarding world.
  • Bravery: As a member of the Order of the Phoenix, Lily demonstrated great courage in the face of dark forces, ultimately sacrificing her life for her son.

Lily Potter References

1.) Lily J. Potter – Harry Potter Fandom