I need to vent. Seriously. The title's getting to my head. I can't think straight. Therefore, I must get all my new theories out on here. Sorry, dear friends. You don't need to read this.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
So I didn't realize till just now that the "Hallows" in the new title and the "hollow" in Godric's Hollow were spelled differently. Which makes me mad. And crushes my best theory. I still think they are connected, though. The title and the place where Lily and James were killed. Actually, my theory pertaining to this is that the Final Battle between Harry and LV will take place there, at Godric's Hollow, right where everything began.
Deathly--I'm thinking ghosts, or inferi, or other scary things that we've yet to be introduced to. Mostly ghosts (although the word "deathly" means simply "like death" not "dead"), perhaps a reunion from Sirius, or DD (more likely the former than the latter, I think--I mean, we've still got the two-way mirror and all). Perhaps Lily and James, too. Not saying they are going to become resurrected or anything, that would be a far fetch--plus then what would be the point of killing them off in the first place?--but maybe Harry'll find something that once belonged to one of the deceased people above, or they will help him by way of Pensieve, Two-Way Mirror, or ghost-form. Or something else.
Also, I found this online, which I found fascinating:
Hallow ("holy" or "holy night") the Oct. 31 Greater Sabbat, also called November Eve, the Celtic Samhain ("sow-en"); the beginning of the Celtic winter, and of the Celtic year; the beginning of the Witches' Year, when the Veil Between the Worlds grows thin and the spirits of the dead may return to Earth; the Descent of the Goddess to the Underworld; the final Harvest festival.
This was like, some kind of definition thing, not related to HP whatsoever. Only note the "Veil Between the Worlds"--remind you of another veil, perhaps? Like, maybe, the stupid Veil in OotP that Sirius fell through. That was a veil between the worlds of the living and dead, by all means. Note also: "spirits of the dead may return to earth..." Okay, so I don't really believe they will in DH. The ghosts in the Wizarding World can come and go as they please, any day of the year, not just on Halloween.
Enough of analysizing, now for the theories!
I already mentioned my Final Battle theory.
Other theories include returning to the Chamber of Secrets (it is plural, after all)--perhaps the final horcrux is hidden there. I've been convinced there's more to the Chamber since, like, book 4. I also remember Jo saying in an interview on the 3rd DVD that Alfonzo Cuaron (sp?) tried to put a graveyard near Hagrid's hut in the film, and she wouldn't let him, saying "no, it can't go there. The graveyard is somewhere else" (that wasn't the exact quote). Meaning there is a graveyard. And we've yet to see a graveyard. Meaning it will show up in book 7--I mean Deathly Hallows--DH. I originally thought the graveyard could be directly above the CoS, and something in the graveyard might be a sort of portal (door, whatever)to a specific corridor in the Chamber. But of course this is just coming out of my Brilliant Writer Mind and has no facts to back it up. It would just be cool.
Last thing until I think of more:
Kind of irrelevant, but interesting nonetheless. A breakdown of the word Horcrux:
HOR--Horology—the study of measuring time (there was that room in the DoM that was all about time, also the Horcrux essentially makes you immortal, which is definitely major-time-related)
CRUX--"essential or deciding point or element in something, for example, in an argument" (or giant battle with evil and all-powerful wizard). ALSO an extremely difficult or puzzling problem (Um, duh, I'd definitely call what Harry's going through a difficult or puzzling problem.)
Have I made any sense at all? I'm kind of rambling, but that's okay. Rambling is fun. I got an A on my English essay final for rambling. It was pretty cool. ^_^
Sorry about the long-ness of this post--I kind of forgot how to do the little short clicky thingy (crap, I don't even know what it's called, let alone how to *do* it!)
Anyway, I've been yelled at multiple times for not posting frequently enough. So there you go. ^_^
music: Marian the Librarian--Music Man. It's getting to my head