The woman behind the greatest wizard of all time, JK Rowling is known to every Harry Potter fan. Her works are loved by millions and while she has been pretty open about most of the things from the books, the Inspiration For The Deathly Hallows Symbol wasn’t known to anyone, till now.
The BBC has a new documentary about the Harry Potter books and in it, JK Rowling revealed the inspiration for the Deathly Hallows. In the documentary, Harry Potter and The History of Magic, JK Rowling explained that the symbol came from a movie she was watching when she found out that her mother was dead.
She explained “The reason I can be incredibly precise about when I drew this is that at some point when I was drawing the picture and watching the movie, my mother died,”
Infact, she herself didn’t know at the time that the symbol was inspired by the movie The Man Who Would Be King.
“The Masonic Symbol is very important in that movie. It was literally twenty years later that I looked at the sign of the Deathly Hallows and realised how similar they were.” Rowling explained
According to Rowling, her mother’s death was an important part of creating the series. She explained that
“The Potter series is hugely about loss, If my mother hadn’t died, I think the stories would be utterly different and not what they are.”
Harry Potter: A History of Magic is available to stream on BBC iPlayer