What was Professor Trelawney's first correct prediction?

Dumbledore stated that Professor Trelawney made a prior prediction that was correct, what could it have been?

• Actualy, Professor Trelawney made already several known correct predictions. These were: (J10O15N141)

Prediction 1:
Lavender, looking relieved, stood up, took an enormous teapot from the shelf, and put it down on the table in front of Professor Trelawney. " 'Thank you, my dear. Incidentally, that thing you are dreading ... it will happen on Friday the sixteenth of October.' "

Prediction 2:
" 'Oh, and dear' ... she caught Neville by the arm as he made to stand up ... 'after you've broken your first cup, would you be so kind as to select one of the blue patterned ones? I'm rather attached to the pink.' "

Prediction 3:
"My dear", Professor Trelawney's huge eyes opened dramatically, "You have the Grim." "The what?" said Harry. He could tell that he wasn't the only one who didn't understand; Dean Thomas shrugged at him and Lavender Brown looked puzzled, but nearly everybody else clapped their hands to their mouths in horror. "The Grim, my dear, the Grim!" cried Professor Trelawney, who looked shocked that Harry hadn't understood. "The giant, spectral dog that haunts churchyards! My dear boy, it is an omen ... the worst omen ... of death!"

Prediction 4:
" 'Until we meet again', said Professor Trelawney faintly, 'fair fortune be yours. Oh, and dear' ... she pointed at Neville ... 'you'll be late next time, so mind you work extra-hard to catch up.' "

Prediction 5:
Professor Trelawney's voice suddenly became a good deal less misty. " 'If you must know, Minerva, I have seen that poor Professor Lupin will not be with us for very long. He seems aware, himself, that his time is short. He positively fled when I offered to crystal gaze for him...' "

Prediction 6:
" 'The fates have informed me that your examination in June will concern the Orb, and I am anxious to give you sufficient practice.' " (I know, I know, this is a cheap one.)

Prediction 7:
" 'There is something here' " Professor Trelawney whispered, lowerng her face to the ball, so that it was reflected twice in her huge glasses. " 'Something moving... but what is it?' "
... "My dear Professor Trelawney breathed, gazing up at Harry. " 'It is here, plainer than ever before... my dear, stalking toward you, growing ever closer... the Gr...' " " 'Oh, for goodness' sake!' " said Hermione loudly. " 'Not that ridiculous Grim again!' " (A repeat)

Prediction 8:
"Fine!" said Hermione suddenly, getting up and cramming Unfogging the Future back into her bag. "Fine!" she repeated, swinging the bag over her shoulder and almost knocking Ron off his chair. "I give up! I'm leaving!" " 'Ooooo!' " said Lavender suddenly, making everyone start. " 'Ooooo, Professor Trelawney, I've just remembered! You saw her leaving, didn't you? Didn't you, Professor? 'Around Easter, one of our number will leave us forever!' You said it ages ago, Professor!' " Professor Trelawney gave her a dewy smile.
" 'Yes, my dear, I did indeed know that Miss Granger would be leaving us.'

Prediction 9:
" 'IT WILL HAPPEN TONIGHT.' " ... "... Professor Trelawney spoke again, in the same harsh voice, quite unlike her own: " 'THE DARK LORD LIES ALONE AND FRIENDLESS, ABANDONED BY HIS FOLLOWERS. HIS SERVANT HAS BEEN CHAINED THESE TWELVE YEARS. TONIGHT, BEFORE MIDNIGHT... THE SERVANT WILL BREAK FREE AND SET OUT TO REJOIN HIS MASTER. THE DARK LORD WILL RISE AGAIN WITH HIS SERVANTS AID, GREATER AND MORE TERRIBLE THAN EVER HE WAS. TONIGHT... BEFORE MIDNIGHT... THE SERVANT... WILL SET OU... TO REJOIN... HIS MASTER...' "


• PREDICTION; The last of the line of Gryffindor will be the downfall of the last of the Last heir of Slytherin"; So Voldy wants to protect his own hide from Harry, so he tries to kill him.

1. In book 3, Dumbledore says that Trelawney's trance was her 2nd.
2. Voldemort went out of his way to try to kill Harry.
3-a. Voldemort was the last of line of Slytherin himself (CS)
3-b. Harry is the last of the line of Godric Gryffindor (Lilly and james lived in Godric's Hollow (PS/SS), and that just makes sense, with there being so many parralells between Voldy and Harry (see final chapters of CoS))
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Harry would bring down Voldemort, so Voldemort went to try to kill Harry in hopes of keeping the prediction from coming true. (B. Alexander)
We don't know if a prediction is accurate until the predicted event takes place. Voldemort is still at large, he hasn't been wiped out so if Potter destroying Voldy was the prediction, it hasn't been proved accurate yet. (Karen)

• PREDICTION; "Harry is going to become the greatest wizard ever". Greater then Dumbledore. Lord Voldemort, afraid of competition or even a more powerfull adversary, goes after Harry to take him out. (bdelene)

• PREDICTION; " Voldemort would be the greatest wizard of all time, and only a male wizard of the Potter line would stand in his way". That could be a reason to spare Lily, for she was not a Potter by blood, only by marriage, and so he didn't really have to kill her after all. (Anna)
Compare Voldemort's treatment of Lily to his treatment of Cedric in book 4, and see Arthur Weasley's explanation of why the Dark Mark caused such panic.

"Ron, You-Know-Who and his followers sent the Dark Mark into the air whenever they killed," said Mr. Weasley. "The terror it inspired . . . you have no idea, you're too young. Just picture coming home and finding the Dark Mark hovering over your house, and knowing what you're about to find inside . . ." "Harry, that's their idea of fun. Half the Muggle killings back when You-Know-Who was in power were done for fun." -GoF ch9

Voldemort and the Death Eaters weren't usually particular about who they killed. They actually preferred to kill the entire family. Why should Voldemort make a special effort to spare Lily Evans Potter? (E.M. St. John)


• Maybe it was that Lily would be Voldemort's downfall, if he killed
her. It makes sense, because she was. I mean, because he killed her he
couldn't kill Harry. So maybe he didn't want to kill her because he
wasn't sure what would happen. But then he killed her anyway because he
had no choice.. (La Apricot)


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