The first thing Snape asks Harry is “Potter! What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?” According to Victorian Flower Language, asphodel is a type of lily meaning ‘My regrets follow you to the grave’ and wormwood means ‘absence’ and also typically symbolized bitter sorrow. If you combined that, it meant ‘I bitterly regret Lily’s death’.
Mother fucking J.K. Rowling. I just looked up the meanings to see if they were accurate and not just made up and they are legit.
Mind = blown.
wtf omg wSJFDLJKFJSF I JUST CANNOT BELIEVE THIS HOW MANY OF THESE HIDDEN MESSAGES ARE IN THE BOOKS