|"Is this all real? Or has this been happening inside my head?"
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The Unknown is personified in the runic alphabet as an egg-shaped creature with four legs. It also looks like a faceless head (symbolic of its meaning). The Unknown is used in said alphabet to represent the number seven, given that the symbolic meaning of the number is yet to be discovered. The unknown is when one is scared and doesn't know what of.
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Mentioned only)
- J. K. Rowling's official site (First appearance)
Notes and references
|Study of Ancient Runes|
|Professor: Bathsheda Babbling|
|Textbooks: Advanced Rune Translation · Ancient Runes Made Easy · Magical Hieroglyphs and Logograms · Rune Dictionary · Spellman's Syllabary|
|Known Runes: Acromantula · Demiguise · Ehwaz · Eihwaz · Fwooper · Graphorn · Hydra · Quintaped · Runespoor · Salamander · Unicorn · Unknown · Mark of Merlin|