What Tries to Kill Harry Potter Once He is Born?

I have been studying the Gnostic spiritual tradition over the past year, and I am finding it quite fascinating. Like all traditions, there are groups who take the creation myths literally, those who see them as allegory of ourselves, and those who believe they are both.

I fall into the last category.

Since Christmas is approaching, I have decided to take a second look at Harry Potter's birth from a Gnostic perspective, to try and see exactly why Voldemort found Harry's birth so threatening. If I can pinpoint why Voldemort wanted Harry dead, and what Voldemort himself represents, then we'll have a better idea of WHAT tries to kill the soul once it wakes up.

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