Added my own transcription of the text. Not sure about some words though, indicated by (?), so please feel free to cross-reference and fix if you have a clearer copy. Thanks - Jakie
- Phoenixes do have golden plumage. If you look at it from a design perspective, it would look better if in was in gold. The reasoning for describing a large, golden bird was probably to connect the two to the Order of the Phoenix, but I guess that's why this is in BTS because it's unconfirmed. It was set in the time they would have joined the Order of the Phoenix. But I guess it could be a golden snidget, even though I find it unlikely.
- Something to add to the 1977 / 1978 debate in James Potter's edit history. J.K. Rowling stated it was "around three years before Harry's birth", not that it was precisely three years. It's kinda vague so I guess it could be 1978. - Kates39 (talk) 12:25, August 15, 2019 (UTC)
- In FB, they were described as having a "long golden tail, beak and talons". And in COS, Fawkes was described like that too: he had "glittering golden tail as long as a peacock's and gleaming golden talons" and a "long golden beak". I would say gold was a very noticeable and defining feature of a phoenix, and kinda powerful. I guess it's understandable people will connect them to that colour. - Kates39 (talk) 15:02, August 15, 2019 (UTC)
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In our Harry-Potter-Lexikon we have this article, too. As this page is saved I can't put the interwiki link on it. Can an admin do this please for me? This is the link:
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