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The term Prophecy is used to refer to two different objects. The first and more expected for Muggles is the actual utterance, the description of things yet to come. The second is the glass sphere which is used to contain a record, a memory of that prophecy, in order that it may be acted upon or checked for validity at a later time.
While [[Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Divination|Divination]], as a means of predicting the future, tries to achieve the same validity as Prophecy, its methods remain laughable to those who care to analyze them. However, the one person we see in the series who is capable of Prophecy is the Divination teacher, [[Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Characters/
During the course of the story, we actually see only two Prophecies, both provided by Professor Trelawney. The first concerns the escape of [[Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Characters/Peter Pettigrew|Peter Pettigrew]], and his return to [[Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Characters/Lord Voldemort|"the Dark Lord"]], and is couched in terms that [[Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Characters/Harry Potter|Harry]] cannot understand until after the named events have taken place. Part of the perceived ambiguity in the prophecy is the use of the term "his greatest servant" to refer to Pettigrew; at this point, all of the characters in the story believe Voldemort's greatest servant to be [[Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Characters/Sirius Black|Sirius Black]].
Prophecies, stored in crystal spheres, are kept in the Department of Mysteries, in a store-room associated with the areas used for the study of the mystery of Time. As the areas involved with the study of the Mysteries are interconnected in the same way that the Mysteries are, it is unsurprising that there is also apparently some interconnection between the Prophecy warehouse and the areas devoted to the mysteries of Consciousness and Death.
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