If you've ever truly been a part of the world of "Harry Potter," you know that sometimes, a horcrux just can't be helped. One minute, you're up to your eyeballs in all things wizardly whimsy -- and the next, a little piece of your actual soul has broken off and buried itself somewhere in the story. Where do our fractured selves reside now, years after the last page has been turned? Here are the seven things that are every die-hard (and we mean that in the most literal sense) "Harry Potter" fan's personal horcrux.
1. Platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross Station.
Thousands of fans have made Potterhead pilgrimages to this magical spot, where Harry's journey to Hogwarts began. (And, yes, you can visit.)
2. The python in the reptile house at the London Zoo.
The first magic-containing scene in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was filmed here -- and we all know that snakes make great horcruxes. Just ask Voldemort.
3. The napkin on which J.K. Rowling wrote the first words of the book that started it all.
Or at least, the little Edinburgh cafe called The Elephant House, from whence that notable napkin came.
4. The bust of Hermes in room 652 at the Balmoral Hotel.
This noble marble statue, the only witness to the moment when J.K. Rowling penned the final words of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," bears an inscription from the author commemorating the moment -- making it a horcrux must.
5. The majestic snowy owl who played Hedwig on-screen.
Hedwig lives on in all of us, and all our little soul-pieces live on inside Hedwig.
6. The Butterbeer you can drink by the gallon at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Misty, butterscotchy memories live in every cup, and a piece of our immortal soul lives in that enormous vat.
7. Daniel Radcliffe.
Harry Potter only housed one little teensy piece of Voldemort inside his noble self. The actor who played him, on the other hand, holds the soul shards of millions of Potterheads.