On a cold, wet night sixteen years ago...
|So begins Dumbledore's introduction to the incident that produced the prophecy of Harry's fate....|
|The one with the power to vanquish the dark lord approaches....Born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies...and the dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not...and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live with the other survives.... The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh month dies....|
prophecy and Dumbledore's subsequent explanations, we learn that: