J.K Rowling just dropped a bombshell that could basically shake up the whole Harry Potter universe.
In a post on her Pottermore website titled "The Potter Family," J.K Rowling revealed that there are actually two people known as Harry Potter in the wizarding world.
Yup, you read it right...TWO HARRY POTTERS!
And the original one was Harry Potter's great-grandfather!
Long before the Harry Potter that we all know and love, there was another Harry Potter who lived in the beginning of the 20th century.
J.K Rowling wrote:
Henry Potter (Harry to his intimates), was a direct descendant of Hardwin and Iolanthe, and served on the Wizengamot from 1913 - 1921.
Henry caused a minor stir when he publicly condemned then Minister for Magic, Archer Evermonde, who had forbidden the magical community to help Muggles waging the First World War.
His outspokenness on the behalf of the Muggle community was also a strong contributing factor in the family’s exclusion from the ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight’.
The 'Sacred Twenty-Eight' are the families that were still "truly pure-blood" by the 1930s.
Henry/Harry had a son who was called Fleamont Potter, who married Euphemia, and together they had a son, named James.
The couple lived long enough to see James marry a Muggle-born girl called Lily Evans, but not to meet their grandson, Harry.
THIS IS ALL TOO MUCH!