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I, _anime_love_ (srri I will not use my real name) will be teaching you Defense Against the Dark Arts this semester. I will not be tough on you unless needed to. Please state your username, house, and year.



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Lesson 3: Hand of Glory

The Hand of Glory is the dried and pickled hand of a man who has been hanged, often specified as being the left (Latin: sinister) hand, or else, if the man were hanged for murder, the hand that "did the deed."
According to old European beliefs, a candle made of the fat from a malefactor who died on the gallows, virgin wax, and Lapland sesame oil (the candle could only be put out with milk), and the hand having come from the said hanged criminal, lighted and placed in the Hand of Glory (as in a candlestick) would have rendered motionless all persons to whom it was presented. (In another version the hair of the dead man is used as a wick, also the candle is said to give light only to the holder.) The Hand of Glory also purportedly had the power to unlock any door it came across.
The legend is traceable to about 1440, but the name only dates from 1707. It was originally a name for the mandrake root (via French "mandragore" and thus, "maindegloire" - "hand of glory") that became conflated with the earlier legend. The confusion may have occurred because mandrakes are said to grow beneath the bodies of hanged criminals.

Recap for those who don't remember wear they showed the Hand Of Glory: The Hand of Glory is an instrument used by Draco in Half-Blood Prince. In Chamber of Secrets, it is described as a large shriveled hand displayed on a cushion in Borgin & Burkes. However, when a candle is placed in the hand, it gives light only to the person wielding it.
It was first seen in the second book, when Draco and his father, Lucius Malfoy, visited the Dark Arts store Borgin and Burkes in Knockturn Alley. (At that point, Lucius denied Draco's request to have it, saying that it was a tool for a common thief). And later on, in the sixth book, it was used by Draco when leaving the Room of Requirement, allowing him to escape from Ron and a few other members of Dumbledore's Army after using the Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder.

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Posted 8/2/08
im here....animexcool! or just call me Rai!
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_anime_love_ wrote:

I, _anime_love_ (srri I will not use my real name) will be teaching you Defense Against The Dark Arts this semester. I will not be tough on you unless needed to.

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hey sensei ru on?
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Hi I'm Yuki, Ravenclaw, 1st year
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Hey! I'm Torath Morkan, Gryffindor, and the Potions Master for the school!
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Jhengchie.. Gryffindor, 1st yr..
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L6CL wrote:

Hey! I'm Torath Morkan, Gryffindor, and the Potions Master for the school!


this is funnily odd professors are taking subjects too.
hmm..or maybe its your masteral Professor Morkan?
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Ello, my names Itachisneko, Gryffindor and the Care for Magical Creatures sensei.
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Hi!! My name is fly_so_high, but you can call me Rissa...I'm from Slytherin [hahahas...yes, I know..I'm a loner...I only have one other housemate in my house] and I'm the Muggle Studies teacher...Can professors take classes too? I'm just registering anyways then
Posted 8/5/08
im in all of em except the one im teaching -_-
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im LovelessJulieanne,Ravenclaw,1st year
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ummm, I think u have me twice on ur list of students....
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I'm Samy-Chan,I'm in the 1st year and in hufflpuff
Posted 8/6/08

_anime_love_ wrote:

I, _anime_love_ (srri I will not use my real name) will be teaching you Defense Against The Dark Arts this semester. I will not be tough on you unless needed to. Please state your username, house, and year.

Register Down There!!
1. gr8sh, Griffindor
2.BlackYuki, Ravenclaw
3. BlackYuki, Ravenclaw
4. L6CL, Gryffindor
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scuse me r u still active?
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