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In the Harry Potter books, Divination professor, Sybill Trelawney, appears to be a fraud that isn't very good at predicting. However, she is the one who created the prophecy about Harry Potter and Voldemort that said "Neither can live while the other survives". But that's not the only prediction she made in the series that came true.

Here's what I'm talking about, and MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD INVOLVING THE DEATHS OF MULTIPLE HARRY POTTER CHARACTERS.

At one point in the novel, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, shortly after Harry gets the Firebolt, Harry, Ron, Hermione, Dumbledore, Snape, McGonagall, Sprout, Flitwick, Filch, two first years, and a fifth year ate breakfast in the Great Hall. That's 12 people and then, Professor Trelawney comes downstairs. Dumbledore invites her to sit down, and her response is:

I dare not, Headmaster! If I join the table, we shall be thirteen! Nothing could be more unlucky! Never forget that when thirteen dine together, the first to rise will be the first to die!

However, if she joined the table, that would actually make 14, because Ron had Scabbers with him and Scabbers was an animagus.

Dumbledore had stood up to draw a chair for Trelawney, and he was sitting at a table of 13. Professor Dumbledore is later the first to die out of them.

Now, this isn't the first time this prediction worked out.

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, thirteen dine together and Sirius is the first to rise. Sirius later dies at the Ministry.

It's pretty amazing that her prediction worked out not once, but TWICE. But how about again?

After the Battle of the Seven Potters in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, thirteen dine at the Burrow. Remus Lupin stands up to give a toast to Mad-Eye's death. Lupin is then the first to die at the Battle of Hogwarts.

Wow...

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