Hogwarts uses the same colors as Melissa Joan Hart's
symbol for HARRY POTTER is the same as the symbol of
Sayville, the demonic
lightning bolt. That is the symbol of the Sayville schools, where
Hart spent her childhood. Author J.K. Rowling was able to find a publisher in 1997 because
Sabrina the Teenage Witch was the number one kids show in England. Sabrina is much bigger
in England than in America. Sabrina started in 1996, and the show's influence
can be seen in the book. The book publisher,
Bloomsbury, saw how successful Sabrina was and took a chance. J.K. Rowling
and Bloomsbury had an intimate knowledge of Sabrina and Melissa. There are also
lots of ghost stories,
witches, and a
Origin of the Lightening Bolt Symbol
Harry Potter Shirt
Rowling gives two contradictory origins of the lightening bolt symbol:
SCHOLASTIC INTERVIEW February 3, 2000 SCHOLASTIC: "Why did you choose the lightning bolt as a
trademark for Harry Potter?" JKK: "Just because I decided that it would be an interesting and
Live from Edinburgh - 2000 America Online, Inc.
UKMC Live: Beanie6426 asks... "Why did you pick a "lightning bolt"
to be the symbol on Harry's forehead?" JKR Live: "It had to be something that suggested the intensity of
the pain that Voldemort was trying to inflict upon him but a simple and
plausible shape for a scar."
Witchcraft used. Kids use magic.
Group of outcast Kids.
colors/lightening bolt - Exactly the same as Melissa Joan Hart's school.
Leader of the outcasts is the star. Stars
learn magic because they did not know they were supernatural.
No parents in stories (Harry looks in a mirror, Sabrina looks in a book for her
Escaped pain of childhood though magic.
Finds out he has powers and is a witch at the beginning of the show, like
Kid in school just like Libby, the mean cheerleader.
Hogwarts LOOKS like Sabrina's school.
Melissa Joan Hart's school where she was taught the supernatural.
Melissa (Sabrina the Teenage Witch) went more
total years (P/T) here than any other
school in Sayville. Compare to
Hogwarts. See castle type roof on left, and protruding castle type window. The door looks like a door to a castle as well, though obscured in this picture.
Melissa Joan Hart went here for her spiritual
instruction and learned about people from medieval times such as
Sanctus Franciscuswho had the supernatural power to talk
to animals. Other supernatural topics covered in this school was
demons, and flying people.
Upon completing her training at this school, Melissa had to pick a name. She
picked Catherine, after the medieval
Sancta Caterina, who had a "kind of mystical death, in which she had a
vision of Hell." Melissa was then known as Melissa Joan CATHERINE Hart.
Students in this school learned about
Sanctus Josephus, who
had the mystical ability to fly. After being taught it was possible for people
to fly if they had supernatural powers, the children would have races
pretending they could fly, sort of like quidditch.
Ash Wednesday was a big deal in Sayville since there are a
lot of Catholics. Kids would put the ashes on their foreheads in the shape of a lightning
bolt, to match the symbol of the village and schools. What the kids would
like to do would later become the Harry Potter symbol.
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Sayville Parish info about Prince of Peace Regional
School in Sayville. Parochial School in Sayville. St. Lawrence Catholic Church
information. Mass at the the St. Lawrence Parish. Nuns and priests in Sayville.
The PARISH of
Roman Catholic Church. Mary Kelly is
the principal, John Rowan and John Heinlein are part of the school.