What is the deathly hallows symbol?
The deathly hallows symbol represents the three objects: the invisibility cloak, the resurrection stone, and the elder wand, which according to a legend, make one who owns it, the master of Death. The triangle shape of the deathly hallows symbol represents - the invisibility cloak. This symbol's circle depicts - the resurrection stone, concerning the straight line that goes down symbolizes - the elder wand.
But, what are these three magical objects? As it is known, these objects are the main focus of the famous Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. By legend, when one person owns the symbol, they are said to receive mastery over Death. These three objects are mostly remembered only as part of a wizard's fairy tale called "The Tale of the Three Brothers" and has become mythological over time. However, quite a small number of wizards like Dumbledore (from the Harry Potter series) still seek them and believe in their existence. According to J. K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, these objects' Origin came into existence based upon "The Pardoner's Tale" from Geoffrey Chaucer.
Origin of deathly hallows symbol
The deathly hallows symbol, as mentioned above, consists of a triangle with a circle inside it. There is also a straight line that divides the circle and the top of the triangle. The deathly hallows themselves have mythologized objects in "Beedle the Bard: Three brothers encounter Death." These brothers are skilled wizards who decided to unite their powers to cross a river, where Death usually claims victims.
Death schemes to trick the brothers by offering each of them a gift. The eldest brother asked for an unbeatable wand, the 2nd brother asked for the power to raise the dead, and the third brother asked for an invisibility cloak. In the story, Death claims the first two brothers, but the youngest brother appears to live until he is ready to take off the invisible cloak and reveal himself. Hence, the hallows are united and are said to make the person who owns them the master of Death itself.
The spread of deathly hallows symbol
Since the deathly hallows symbol represents the three Deathly Hallows (three objects) united, this symbol can represent the Master of Death. The symbol has been only seen a few times in the movie, but it is inscribed and mentioned several times in the books, namely:
- "On the tomb of Ignotus Peverell," where the third brother, who was buried in Godric's Hollow in the yard of the Parish Church of St. Clementine.
- Viktor Krum unknowingly believes the deathly hallows symbol is Grindelwald’s symbol (since Grindelwald was obsessed with collecting the Deathly Hallows).
- Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour's wedding; Xenophilius Lovegood's necklace.
- The Tales of Beedle the Bard - where Dumbledore draws the deathly hallows symbol on that story's page.
- The symbol is also inscribed on the Resurrection Stone.
How to type the deathly hallows symbol in text
To create the deathly hallows symbol and use it in a text or a message input box, you may copy the symbol itself and then paste it wherever you wish it to appear. Copy the symbol: △⃒⃘ ⚯͛ and paste it.
There are other suggestions on how to create the symbol on MS Word, here it is:
- /@\ /0\ /O\ /o\; In that symbol, there are all four configurations, but the underlines did not copy-and-paste here. In that symbol, you can see two slashes, forward and backward, along with the @ (“at sign”), zero 0, capital O, and small o, in between the slashes.
Another way is to type a large font lower case 'l' and then add the parentheses symbols is preferably a smaller font at the bottom of the "l" sign. You should finish with large font forward and backward slashes like the following - /\ - and next, connect the slashes along with the underline key. Besides, if you have apps like Paint or Photoshop, you can draw the deathly hollow symbol and then paste it into the text.