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Wands, Skinwalkers and The Middle Ages: The ‘History of Magic in North America’ is being revealed on Pottermore this week


J K Rowling is adding to the Harry Potter world of wizarding lore this week as Pottermore is updated with the ‘History of Magic in North America’.

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Get your time-turners ready because you don’t want to miss out on these entries as they’re released.

What do we know so far? Well, spanning the 14th-17th centuries, the biggest difference between European wizarding communities and the Native American is the use of wands, or lack thereof.

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Before settlers came to the Americas, the natives were proficient in ‘skinwalking’ as no-maj people coined it. But it was actually an animagus, often seeking escape from persecution or “to hunt for the tribe”.

It’s a fascinating read that makes us wish that our school History lessons were that cool… And who wouldn’t want Rowling as a teacher?

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You can read the full piece here. Further pieces will be released on Wednesday and Friday.

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