5 things about Harry Potter that you don't necessarily know

He used spells in Latin

Harry is said to be an English boy, but most of the spells he used to counteract evil came from a Latin source. The author, J.K Rowling, studied linguistics during his student life at the University of Exeter. During this time, she had to take generous notes because words like "Wingardium Leviosa" and "Crucio" come from Latin.