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Albus Dumbledore mentioned in his notes on Beedle the Bard that Necromancy was "a branch of magic that has never worked". Assuming the original goal of Necromancy was to bring people back from the dead, this is mostly true: whilst it was possible to create Inferi, these were mindless creatures with no soul or intelligence, despite possessing human corpses and hence were not truly "raised" persons.
Tom Riddle was a notable practitioner of this branch of dark magic, having created an army of Inferi during the First Wizarding War, mainly from the corpses of people he had murdered. Possibly his largest army of Inferi inhabited The Cave where he hid Salazar Slytherin's Locket, to protect it from potential intruders. He further grew his army of the undead during the Second Wizarding War, which often created thick grey mists in the areas they occupied.
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- If the Resurrection Stone was truly created by Cadmus Peverell rather than given to him by Death himself, it could be seen as a work of Necromancy, since it too was created with the purpose of bringing back the dead, albeit in a completely different way.
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Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 The Tales of Beedle the Bard (real)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 26 (The Cave)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 3 (The Dursleys Departing)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Act One, Scene Nineteen