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This event took place in 1899[1] while Gellert Grindelwald and Albus Dumbledore were young wizards.[2]


Sometime in mid-1899[1], Gellert Grindelwald and Albus Dumbledore went to a barn one day. They faced each other and layed their hands out, facing each other and with their wands they scored their palms, breathing heavily with pain they interlaced their hands together. They lifted their hands into the air and two drops of blood, mingle and merged together to create a Blood pact, medal then formed around the drop of blood, and created a beautiful vial that contained their blood pact which secured their bond and promising to never fight eachother.[2]


Albus observing scared

Sometime in 1927, Albus Dumbledore went to the Room of Requirement during the night time, where the Mirror of Erised was placed at the time. Albus sensitively and scared, he saw this memory and carefully watched, as they created it, trying not to impulse and cover the mirror.[2]

Newt giving Dumbledore the blood pact pendant at Hogwarts

Soon after, Newton Scamander's niffler secretly stole the vial from Gellert Grindelwald during his rally and Newt gave it to Albus Dumbledore planning to destroy it, which would allow him to finally participate in the war and defeat the Dark Wizard once and for all.[3]


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 18 (The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore) it is stated that young Albus met Grindelwald just before his 18th birthday and that their friendship lasted two months. Dumbledore was born in 1881, meaning he turned 18 in 1899.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay, Scene 73
  3. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay, Scene 119