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
A 7 book 8 movie series that consists of magic, magical creatures, and evil wizards/witches. The author of the books is known as "J.K. Rowling" and she calls her fans "Potterheads." Each book is about 500+ pages long but defiantly worth while! Although the series ended a while ago the fandom is still alive and well. For more info see pottermore.com
Potterhead: "OMG Harry Potter is the best thing ever!"

Friend; You're obsessed."
by my.name.is.mine.not.yours January 08, 2015
A Harry Potter is when your fucking a chick from behind, and as your about to bust, you shove a stick in their asshole and yell Expecto-Patronum! Then you proceed to snap the stick off in thier ass.
Chick 1: Why'd you break up with him?
Chick 2: He broke a stick off in my ass!

Chick 3: Oh he Harry Potter 'd you...HE'S A KEEPER!
by Drew Peacock54565 March 09, 2012
QUITE POSSIBLY THE GREATEST SERIES OF BOOKS OF ALL TIME
Idiot: dude Harry Potter sux
Sensible human: I say, you seem highly uneducated my dear chum.
Idiot: I'm gonna get drunk and drive home with my shot gun
by vincerella January 10, 2016
When you have sex with a women and as youre about to jizz scream as loud as possible "expelliarmus" and drown her vagina with your magic juice. If the women is pleased with your performance then you will recieve ten points for griffin dor
Harry potter is awesome in so many ways, he defeats voldemort and my girlfriends pussy
by poseidon1221 October 25, 2014
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
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
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

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