The life and death of Lily Potter née Evans

The life story of Lily potter née Evans


2. Childhood

Lily was born to Mr and Mrs Evans, two Muggles of the Evans family, on 30 January, 1960. She had an elder sister named Petunia, and the family lived in Cokeworth, England. At the age of nine, Lily became friends with Severus Snape, who lived down in Spinner's End, which was in walking distance of the Evans' house. But, it seems like they were better off, since Petunia sneered at Snape for coming from that very poor neighbourhood. Severus was the first person to tell Lily that she was a witch, and he went on to teach Lily a great deal about the wizarding world while the two enthusiastically awaited the time when they could go to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry together. Originally, Petunia and Lily were quite close, but her magical powers and her friendship with Severus caused problems between the sisters. Jealous of her sister's abilities, Petunia wrote to Dumbledore, asking if she could go to Hogwarts with Lily.

Lily bought her wand from Ollivanders Wand Shop in Diagon Alley at the age of eleven. The wand was 10¼" willow, "swishy", and, according to Mr Ollivander, also good for charm work.

                                                                                  Lily and Severus by the river


                                                                               Lily and Severus talking by the river

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