Why did Harry drop the resurrection stone in “Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows part 2”?


We’ve all grown up dreaming of going to the school of magic called Hogwarts, the fantastic world hidden from the human eye and created by J.K.Rowling, the author of “Harry Potter” novel chronicle.

Throughout his pursuit of all the Horcruxes (explained later), Harry Potter, who is a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, fights off several enemies in order to protect the ones he loves.

Just before the final battle with the one-who-must-not-be-named (also known as the Dark Lord, Lord Voldemort, Tom Riddle), Harry Potter dropped the resurrection stone in the forest, one of the three deathly hallows.

Read on to find out what Horcruxes and deathly hallows are, as well as why Harry dropped the stone.

Warning: If you did not read the books nor watch the movies, we suggest you stop reading since there will be plenty of spoilers!


The names of some of the main characters were changed from Rowling’s original names. Before she changed them, they were: Hermione Puckle, Draco Spinks, Neville Puff, and Lily Moon.

Harry Potter novel chronicle and movie franchise

The author J.K.Rowling created this magical world while riding on a train, and quickly after the release of the first book “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” in 1997, we’ve all fallen in love with Hogwarts, Harry, and his friends.
“Harry Potter” book chronicle has seven books in total, with the last one being “Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows”, as well as numerous spin-offs and tales such as “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, and “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”.

The novel chronicle had its first movie adaptation in 2001, with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint as the main student trio from Hogwarts.

The last film “Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows” was released in June 2011, leaving us all broken-hearted.

P.S. I don’t know about you, but I downloaded the CAM version from the torrent and bawled my eyes out, along with my entire family!

As for all the Potterheads out there, you can enjoy the activities available on the Pottermore website, as well as visit one of the many theme parks that recreate the amazing Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

What is the resurrection stone?

In the first part of Deathly Hallows, the Tale of Three Brothers reveals what deathly hallows are and the powers they hold. 

The three brothers, all of them wizards, were traveling when they came across a river with no bridge, so the trio used their wizarding powers to create a bridge and cross the river.

However, the trio was not meant to survive crossing the river, as Death immediately appeared in front of them.

Angry because he had been crossed by humans, Death pretended to give each brother a gift, which ought to get them killed eventually. 

But Death was tricked yet again, as the brothers were clever using the gifts they were given, called “Deathly Hallows”.

Deathly Hallows are the cloak of invisibility, the resurrection stone, and the Elder Wand, all of them had immense magical power no other wizard could ever achieve.

Before the resurrection stone was in the possession of Harry Potter, previous owners were Tom Riddle and Albus Dumbledore.

Tom Riddle didn’t know he actually had the powerful Deathly Hallow in his hands, as it was passed on to him in a form of the ring. 

After Professor Slughorn’s class, Tom Riddle found out it is technically possible to split one’s soul into several material objects, called Horcruxes. 

Enjoying the power of the dark side of magic, Tom turned his ring (with the resurrection stone) into one Horcrux.

Why did Harry Potter drop the resurrection stone? 

Harry made it his life call to avenge his family and friends he lost along the way by facing Lord Voldemort in one final battle.

Before facing him, Harry Potter tracked down six Horcruxes Tom Riddle had split his soul in, in order to destroy them and make Voldemort as weak as possible.

One of these Horcruxes was the resurrection stone.

In the final part of the novel chronicle, Harry Potter was walking through the Forbidden Forest, carrying the resurrection stone with him.

Just before the final battle, Harry used the stone to summon his parents, friends, Remus Lupin and Sirius Black, who all appeared and gave him all the strength he needed (and made us all cry our eyes out).

The presence of his family seemed to be exactly what he needed, as he dropped the resurrection stone immediately and faced Voldemort in the final battle.

Harry dropped the resurrection stone in the forest intentionally and never went to look for it, wishing no one would ever find it and use its powers.