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The Horcruxes

Slytherin's Locket and Voldemort's Horcrux

Objects used by Voldemort to conceal parts of his soul and tether him to life. They can only be created after committing murder


Voldemort's Horcruxes fact file


Type

Objects of great importance to Voldemort, used to conceal parts of his soul

Magical properties

Once created, the Horcruxes make the wizard immortal as long as they remain intact

When it was made

The first was made while Voldemort was still at school, his last was created when he murdered Bertha Jorkins

Slughorn sang plaintively: ‘And Odo the hero, they bore him back home...


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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

by J.K. Rowling

Harry hides his copy of Advanced Potion-Making in the Room of Requirement

Ravenclaw's lost Diadem


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Well, you split your soul, you see, and hide part of it in an object outside the body. Then, even if one’s body is attacked or destroyed, one cannot die, for part of the soul remains earthbound and undamaged. But, of course, existence in such a form...


Horace Slughorn
Quirrell and Harry in front of the Mirror of Erised.

Professor Quirrell

By J.K. Rowling


The ring Horcrux and Resurrection Stone

Crafting Voldemort’s Horcruxes


Tom Riddle's blank diary open from The Chamber of Secrets.

A bad choice of confidant


The scream of rage, of denial, left him as if it were a stranger’s: he was crazed, frenzied, it could not be true...


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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Tom Riddle's diary with a Basilisk fang

Diary destroyed