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Magical history prior the 20th century Copies [Source] "Bathilda Bagshot embarked on the journey of magical knowledge decades ago. She has always been fascinated by the mysteries and curiosities of the wizarding world.
A History of Magic examines significant moments and facts from the beginning of time to the 19th century making this book an essential piece of wizarding literature. It covered the history of the wizarding world up to the end of the 19th century. The contents of the book covered various people and events such as: witch hunts , goblin rebellions , Uric the Oddball , giant wars , and other events as well.
This book cost two galleons at Flourish and Blotts. Books at an unknown date. Harry said he opened it once and since he said he got the name for his owl from the book, that may have been the only time he opened the book.
A History of Magic was one of the books Hermione packed in her handbag when the trio went to hunt Voldemort 's Horcruxes. When Harry admitted that he did not know Godric's Hollow was named after Godric Gryffindor , she read an extract from the book to him.
After their trip to Godric's Hollow , Hermione read A History of Magic at night while Harry struggled with the loss of his wand and learning about Albus Dumbledore 's friendship with Gellert Grindelwald. It was a required text for all Hogwarts students from the first year onward for the History of Magic class taught by Professor Binns. Hermione Granger had an extra copy of this book in her school trunk. When I say long I mean that its history goes back thousands of years.
There is a lot to tell about the ancient ways of sorcery, which makes it almost impossible to discuss everything from its very beginnings. We will therefore attempt to familiarise you with the most important happenings of the past, which have had a large influence upon the modern Wizarding world. Think of Goblin rebellions or Giant Wars. A lot of information will be left out, due to publishing restraints, however any decent library should provide the curious reader with additional information.
Also, you will notice that some Muggle Wars are linked to the Wizarding Wars, since there is normally a connection of some sorts. Of course, Wizarding Wars have a greater effect on the Muggle world than the other way round.
This book is written chronologically. I will start out with the most ancient uses of magic in battles and wars, which dates back to 10, years BC, when the earliest witches and wizards first discovered how to use magic. Also the beginnings of Hogwarts will be discussed in detail, starting with the four founders and what made them to work together. This was one of the most important events in our modern history, as without them there would be less wizards with such trained magical abilities.
Please remember that while this illustrious book may contain a lot of information regarding the history of magic, there is still much more information to be found. One book cannot fully replace an education in the subject, nor can it replace further study in the field.
Wishing you a lot of joy traveling through the past,. Chapter 2 The First Steps Ancient Egypt The logical place for us to start our exploration of the history of magic, is at the beginning. Or, as far back as we can trace at least. As I explained in my introduction, we have precious little information about the first witches and wizards.
We have no idea who the first witch or wizard was, or how they discovered their extraordinary powers. But one thing we can be certain of, is that they initially discovered their powers some time before the age of the Ancient Egyptians, who lived in North Africa around 5, years ago. The Ancient Egyptians are the earliest documented example of Wizarding culture. In those times, magic and Muggle societies were fully integrated and witches and wizards were held in high esteem by all members of the community.
Hieroglyphs inside several pyramids relate the importance of wizards in the Egyptian way of life.
They were valued for their ability to read minds, for see the future, heal people, and most commonly, place curses on the tombs of the pharaohs. Nowadays, curse breakers for wizard banks such as Gringotts, are hard at work deciphering these complicated and dangerous enchantments, in a bid to seize the treasures concealed within.
The magic that was used by these ancient wizards was very powerful but also very primitive, much like the innate powers that all magical children are born with, but are unable to control properly at first. They experimented with their powers and, although this often led to catastrophes a poorly executed curse is rumoured to have severed the nose of the famous Sphinx , it was also a necessary part of the early development of magic.
When the Egyptian city of Meggido rebelled against the Egyptian rulers, the Pharaoh besieged the city and people began to starve. This terrible incident sparked experimentation with transfiguration, as people attempted to change previously worthless objects into much-needed supplies. The Egyptians also experimented with basic potions but the baking sun often rendered their ingredients useless.
However, they were successful in creating some potions, particularly those that worked well with sun-dried or shriveled ingredients. Ancient Egypt was the cultural and magical centre of the world for thousands of years but eventually its reign came to an end when it was conquered by the Ancient Romans and so that is who we will learn about in the next chapter.
Chapter 3 Magic in Ancient Rome Before we can begin exploring the magical realm of Ancient Rome, we first must situate this region. Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew out of a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 10th century BC. Located along the Mediterranean Sea, it became one of the largest empires in history. According to here own legend, Rome was founded by the twins brothers: Romelus and Remus, who where the sons of the God of war: They where often seen as mysterious and being magical.
When the two brothers were washed upon the shore where they would found Rome, they met a strange man. He looked upon them and said: If you can find me six eagles in the sky Ill unlock your talent and help you to control it.
The phrase the man has used, is referring to foresight, a branch of magic commonly not appreciated by the magical world.
However we must admit that there are some, how few there may be or how often there talent appears on the surface, who truly possess the skill. In ancient Rome, foresight was seen as the most important branch, even the king would often consult with his priest to tell them what tomorrow might bring. The magic in ancient Rome in mostly found within the pages of the old myths and legends similar to the one of Romelus and Remus.
During the time of the old legends, magic was openly used. There where no laws concerning magic. It was believed to be good and helpful in many ways. Astronomy and Herbology were fields of great interest at the time, and many individuals worked tirelessly discovering the signs of the Zodiac as well as developing recipes for medicines using herbs and plants.
Most of the doctors of that time where wizards or witches who knew a lot about healing and plants. They where called Shay-mines, witch means healing hand. They are the ancestors of our healers. However after some time, the first evil wizards and witches appeared in the capital of Rome. Corruption and murder became the daily news from within the walls of Rome and soon all Muggles started to distrust the magical world.
They even became afraid of magic. The true stories of old where forgotten, and the fact that magic, in her essence, was something good, was lost. Truth became untruth and the dream became a nightmare. So it was that the hate and anger towards the wizards and witches grew.
It was rooted deep within the society of the Romans and began the rise to the most sad event from our history namely the witch hunts in the Middle Ages but that is explained in a different chapter.
Very little from the history of that time reached our day, but it is quite sure that by the Middle Ages the Wizard world has suffered many changes. This was a time of legends, magic and war.
The arousal of evil wizards and witches was followed by the appearance of the first secret orders of magic, most of which created by those evil wizards with the objective to get rid of the Muggle persecution, destroy every wizard who make any opposition to this, and, finally, rule the world.
The plague, known as the Black Death, which killed millions of both Muggles and wizards, was caused by several curses created by those evil wizards above mentioned. The development of the Dark Arts was followed by the increasing interest of the wizard population in general for the art of dueling and also for the study of charms and spells.
In the end of the Middle Ages, with the creation of the first wizardry schools and of the Wizards Council, the wizard community showed great interest in the Defense Against the Dark Arts. Another very important historical fact of the Dark Age is the earliest record of the use of Broomsticks as a mean of transportation.
Soon the use of the broomstick would be widespread and our all-time favorite sport would appear: It is unknown the date of creation of the first Wizards Council, but we know it was created in Britain by the most famous wizard of all time, Merlin. The Council has been essential in order to assemble the wizard community in one institution in order to achieve goals such as the fighting against the Dark Arts, government, and the pacific coexistence between wizards and Muggles.
Merlin also created the Order of Merlin, originally an institution with the goal of promoting laws to protect and benefit Muggles. It is unknown when the Order changed from an organization to an award or when its focus shifted from advocating Muggle rights to honoring great accomplishments in general. At the ending of the Middle Ages happened the most horrifying chapter of our history: The Witch Hunting.
The Muggles all over the known world gathered together in order to burn alive every witch our wizard they could find.
Thousands of wizards were killed for no specific reason. It was a time of intolerance and anger.
The Wizards Council worked very hard to end up with the persecution, which would only be definitely over during the modern age with the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy. The ending of the Middle Ages, and beginning of Modern Age, is frequently related to the discovering of American Witchcraft and the creation of the Ministry of Magic as governmental institution in replace of the Wizards Council. We will be studying both facts in the upcoming chapters.
Chapter 5 A History of Magic: The Americas While it is easy to trace magical history in the Old World, from Egyptian mummies down to modern advances in magical DNA manipulation, it is important for every scholar to explore the magical history of the New World. From the Skinwalker stories of the Southwest United States, to Aztec Nahualli traditions, the Americas are filled with magic traditions still in use to this day.
The Americas are filled with strong traditions in animal and magical creature magics. The Aztec belief in Nahualli, or "totems", is rooted in Aztec histories and deities. The Aztec pantheon is filled with Gods and Goddesses who all take animal form, from Coatilicue's snakes to Huitzilopotchii the patron deity of Mexico , who often appears as a hummingbird.
Nahaualli is available to all people, and modern Aztec worshipers encourage finding one's inner totem. Yet the strongest Nahaualli are often revered wizards and witches, able to shapeshift into their totemic animal's form. Strong Nahaualli can pass powerfully magical spellsand brew strong potions on the feast days for their animal side. Thus the Aztec calendar an entire area for separate magical history inquiry remains important for Aztec magic to this day.
Beyond Aztec cultures, learning from magical creatures and animals remains a major theme in the Americas. Stories about animals and magical creatures are part of strong oral traditions for teaching the young. Creation stories across many cultures revere the Turtle Cherokee and Haudenosaunee Confederacy as the base of the world; Spiders spin the world and create many cultures Hopi, Tewa, Cheyenne, Osage, Muskegee , and Coyote is the head trickster who brings chaos to many stories and spells New Perce, Dine, Menomini, Winnebago.
Calling upon Turtle or Spider or Coyote can influence the power of spells, protection charms, and potion making. Magical creatures also abound. The Yunwi Tsunsdi little people still help Cherokee people escape trouble throughout the Smokey mountains, leading children on trails through snowstorms and helping all who respect the land.
An offering to the Little People will increase a spell or potion to this day. Healers call on White Buffalo Woman, who brings powerful magic to healing spells. Another large body of history comes from magical flute traditions. The famous flutist, Kokopelli, dates in pictures to c.
The Kokopelli figure runs through Pueblo and Zuni rain and fertility stories for almost years. Invoking or calling Kokopelli invokes powerful magic; potion makers use Kokopelli to increase the strength of spells, and of course Kokopelli charms are by now ubiquitous.
There are other important flute traditions.