On closer inspection, you can see that it’s true – the Dark Mark brand/tattoo does indeed feature what appears to be a figure of 8, but only in the films.
In the book (Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire) it was originally described as “a colossal skull, comprised of what looked like emerald stars, with a serpent protruding from its mouth like a tongue”.
Did JK Rowling tell the filmmakers to depict the serpent in the shape of a figure 8 to hint at Voldemort’s accidental splitting of his soul into 8 pieces? Or is it just another magical coincidence?
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