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"They were funny... Never the same again."
Mrs Cole[src]

Dennis Bishop was a resident of the same orphanage as Tom Riddle (later Lord Voldemort).[1]


Amy Benson (also a resident of the orphanage) along with Dennis Bishop were taken to the cave (later home to the Horcrux locket), against their will, where Tom Riddle did something so terrible, the two would not speak of it.[1]

Behind the scenes[]


The name "Dennis" comes from Denys or Denis, the medieval French forms of Dionysius. Also, the name “Dennis”, comes from the Greek god of wine and insanity, Dionysius, possibly referencing Dennis's mental trauma. Saint Denis was a 3rd-century missionary to Gaul who was beheaded in Paris. He is credited with converting the Gauls to Christianity and is considered the patron saint of France.


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 13 (The Secret Riddle)