A seven part series of hugely successful British novels written by Joanne Rowling. (More popularly known as J.K. Rowling) While each successive books release has received high critical praise the series still maintains popular criticism from a subsect of fantasy readers. This subsect criticizes the popularity of the series as having stolen premises and plots from other, older fantasy series. Most claims of plagiarism in Harry Potter are generally groundless and unjustified, as many successful plot elements have been reused for thousands of years or more.

Part One: Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone (UK)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone (US)
Part Two: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Part Three: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Part Four: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Part Five: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Part Six: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Part Seven: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The series basic plot involves following a child who grew up parentless at the hands of his aunt and uncle into a world of literal magic and wonder that allows him to escape from the torture he faces at the hands of his cruel relatives. The mythology of Harry Potter follows the same basic story outline that many other contemporary and past examples of successful writing follow. The Heroes Journey is the basic outline for the Entire Harry Potter Series, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, (the original trilogy and episodes I, II, and III are each their own 'Heroes Journey') and King Arthur, among others.
The Heroes Journey begins with your not-so-likely hero (whether it is an orphan, a hobbit, a squire, or a moisture farmer from a desert planet in the outer rim of the galaxy) who is elevated to a higher status when some new, fantastic element is given to them. The fantastic element varies depending on the main premises of each story, but it is generally ability or some kind of 'magic' item. (A 'magic sword' is a metaphor for great change in both King Arthur and Star Wars) After the hero enters the world that is unknown to most normal people, a central challenge or villain emerges. While there may be small deviations that prove as challenges along the way to the goal, the main quest remains at the finish line of the Heroes Journey. A perfect example of a miniature Heroes Journey can be found in 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.' Harry competes in a magical tournament in which he must go through three different trials that each prove his worth as a wizard. Inevitably, at the end of the third trial (the final steps of the Heroes Journey) he is faced with the villain throughout the entire showdown. Harry is unable to defeat the villain at this point but does manage to (barely) escape and return to safety. This is where the fourth book's miniature example of a Heroes Journey ends, as an actual Heroes Journey cannot end in the hero merely escaping from the villain, as the evil still exists in the world. Along the way, the Hero meets a mentor who teaches them all about the new magic that they recently acquired, and usually gives them subtle insight on the world and more importantly, how to defeat the villain. Then, sadly, the mentor (the word comes from the name of the helpful servant of Odysseus in the Odyssey, -arguably the worlds first heroes journey) has to die to give the hero the chance to understand that they have indeed learned from the mentor, and the hero is then free to complete the task of defeating the villain -or dying heroically in the process.

The series has also been reiterated in film versions of the books. The films have recieved mixed reviews and arguably poor quality contrary to the universally critically high reviews of the books.
Harry Potter is arguably the worlds most popular series of books
by Mashimoto July 02, 2007
an outrageous sex position, for people into beastuality and probing.
1)billy used the harry potter on me last night !

2)can't get hotter, then harry potter
by voldemort_muahahahaha March 26, 2009
After partaking in sexual intercourse and the male has ejaculated, the female often experiences cum leaking into her anus. While the cum is still present, the female may feel the urge to pass gas. Upon doing so, the noise resulting is that of a bubbling cauldron a.k.a. the Harry Potter.
"Did you hear what happened to Joe last night? His girlfriend totally Harry Pottered!"
by BTENKDSS February 10, 2009
a famous wizard in the wizarding world who survived the most powerful wizard, Voldemort's attack on him, and has a thunderbolt-shaped scar across his forehead, and wears glasses, and has jet black-hair.
the boy who lived
by aya December 10, 2003
A Harry Potter is the action of sitting on someone's face, smothering their face with the anus, and then defecating.

This is so called because the receiver of the 'Harry Potter' does not see where the feces came from (due to close proximity to the anus), suggesting the feces appeared by 'magic'.
"Last night, a chick sat on my face and gave me a 'Harry Potter'. It stunk like hell but was a bloody good laugh"

"Excuse me good sir, would you care to participate in a 'Harry Potter'?"
by SgtJericho April 23, 2008
To pull a Harry Potter (obviously from the character) is to survive almost certain death, somewhat miraculously.
"Did you see Kill Bill?"
"Yeah, Uma pulled a Harry Potter!"
by Craigg August 05, 2005
1. A random guy on a stupid war game that you're best guy friend ditches you on the phone for because he finds male interaction over the internet more amusing than actually talking to one of his best friend's who happens to be a girl. Also, this best friend who is a girl is about as close as he will get to having a girlfriend and ditching her for Harry Potter was a very stupid move.

2. A stupid enemy tank on WiiPlay named after the above ditcher's online friend because of the above situation.
1.
Guy Friend: Sorry, I got to go.
Girl Friend: Why? I haven't talked to you since I left for camp!
Guy Friend: Harry Potter really needs my help right now. Sorry.
Girl Friend: ...Gr. Fine. Bye.

2.
Girl 1: Hey, what should we name these tanks?
Girl 2: Benedict Arnold, Retriever, Mutt and...Harry Potter.
Girl 1: Harry Potter?
Girl 2: That's the person on that stupid game I got ditched for.
Girl 1: Okay. I'm gonna kill me some tank ass today!
Girl 2: *BOOM!*
by Skybound 895 January 27, 2009
Verb: To inflict injury upon one's self resulting in a large Harry Potter-like wound in the middle of one's forehead.
"Hey Eric, why do you have a band-aid on your forehead?" Eric: "Dude, I fuckin Harry Pottered myself!!"
by Ruck Fafa December 10, 2007

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