The Heartbreaking Truth Behind Snape’s First Words To Harry In ‘Harry Potter’

The true meaning of Snape's first words to Harry Potter has finally been revealed...

“Harry Potter” movie franchise is something that everyone needs to watch. The story of a wizard boy called Harry Potter took its toll over the hearts of millions of people worldwide.

Today, even though the last “Harry Potter” movie was released six years ago, the secrets about Harry Potter, his friends, family, and enemies are still being revealed.

But, there’s one secret about the first movie about Harry Potter that no one noticed besides a Tumblr user, tomhiddles. He always wondered what was the true meaning of Snape’s first words to Harry Potter in “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.”

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Snape’s first words to Harry Potter were: “Potter! What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?”

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The aforementioned Tumblr user, tomhiddles, has been curious about the true meaning of these words for decades. However, he finally found out the hidden meaning behind Snape’s first words to Harry. He was genuinely shocked by the meaning of Snape’s first words!


According to the Victorian Flower language, the Asphodel Snape mentioned is a special type of lily that means: “My regrets follow you to the grave.” But what about the wormwood Snape also mentioned? It turns out that wormwood signifies absence and symbolizes sorrow.

If you combine that all, you can conclude that Snape meant “I bitterly regret Lily’s death.”

And truly he did regret Lily’s death for they were besties since childhood.