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The Great Seal of Hogwarts

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Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus. This is the motto underneath the seal of Hogwarts.  But, what does it mean?

“Sleeping Dragons Should Not Be TIckled.”

Good advice. It may remind you of Tolkein’s warning, “Never laugh at live dragons.” The similarities are no coincidence. J.K. Rowling is a fan of J.R.R. Tolkein. But, then again… who isn’t?

You may have also noticed something else. The first word in the motto, Draco, is also the name of one of the book’s main characters. Why?

Find out here tomorrow…