It's been a while since the last "Harry Potter" movie came out, but up until now, J.K. Rowling still keeps some secrets to herself and gives the fans a surprise once in a while. Every now and then, J.K. Rowling still likes to keep in touch with the fans and keep up with book-related questions on the fan website, Pottermore.

The recent revelation from the creator of Harry Potter herself shocked the fans once again as they came to know that there were two Harry Potters that existed.

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This specific information was not mentioned once in the seven book, eight films, spin-off movie and book. With the recent revelation, it looks like the Boy Who Lived actually has a name doppelganger.

The "Harry Potter" book and series might be considered over, but in the world of Pottermore, a lot of unanswered questions are still afloat. According to Mail Online, J.K. Rowling recently revealed that Harry's paternal great-grandfather was also named Harry, which primarily meant that there were several wizards in the past who used the said name.

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Hello, Harry Potter Sr.

According to Mail Online, J.K. Rowling further revealed on Pottermore that Harry Potter Sr. was known to be a defender of the Muggle and eventually died with from Dragon Pox. The recent revelation proved once again how big the role of Pottermore is to staunch "Harry Potter" fans.

Established in 2012, Pottermore served as an avenue for J.K. Rowling to continue writing snippets related to the franchise, as well as address some musings of the fans.

It is an established fact that the family tree of the titular character was not really given much focus in the books and movies, which means that the newest revelation is one of the biggest information bombs dropped in Harry Potter history.

Harry was a muggle after all

The younger Harry's lineage was a mix of pure-blood wizard and Muggle. Young Harry's father was a pure-blood wizard, while his mother was born as a Muggle - with two non-magic parents.

J.K. Rowling's big reveal gave the fans a much clearer explanation as to why Harry Potter and his family were not included in The Sacred Twenty-Eight.

To make it clear, Harry Potter Sr. was actually Henry Potter but was clearly specified in Pottermore that he was known as Harry to his close friends. The Potters are descendants of an eccentric 12th-century wizard named Linfred of Stinchcombe. Linfred was given the nickname, The Potterer, and as time passed, the moniker was shortened to The Potter.

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