- Why did the Basilisk fang not destroy Harry’s Horcrux?
- Why didn’t the Basilisk kill Harry when he looked at it?
- Why is the Basilisk The only thing that can destroy Horcruxes?
- Could the Basilisk have killed Harry?
- Can Voldemort look at the Basilisk?
- Can Slytherin look at the Basilisk?
- Why are spiders afraid of the Basilisk?
- Why did Tom Riddle look at the Basilisk?
- Why did Hagrid send Harry to Aragog?
So why wasn’t the Horcrux residing in Harry’s head destroyed when he was bitten by the Basilisk? The answer is simple: He didn’t actually die. Fawkes quickly healed the bite wound with his phoenix tears just in time. Case closed.
Harry wasn’t petrified or killed because Harry made sure that he didn’t look directly or indirectly into the eyes of the basilisk, and by the time he looked at the basilisk it had been blinded by the brilliant Fawkes.
After being healed, Harry took the fang and stabbed Riddle’s diary, destroying that Horcrux beyond magical repair. Because Harry had stabbed the Basilisk with the sword, it was imbued with Basilisk venom and was therefore able to destroy Horcruxes and poison opponents that it cut through as well.
Harry Potter: Why The Basilisk Couldn’t Destroy Harry’s Horcrux. The basilisk’s poison was strong enough to destroy a horcrux, making fans wonder why the one in Harry didn’t die when he was bitten by the giant serpent. As it turns out, Fawkes not only saved Harry but also the part of Voldemort’s soul living in him.
He didn’t look at the basilisk’s eyes. We know this, because he didn’t die. Also, Tom Riddle can control Basilisks with his Parseltongue, so even if the Basilisk was able to kill Holograms using it’s killer gaze, Tommy boy would’ve stopped it from looking at him by talking to the Basilisk.
There is the fact that Slytherin was a Parselmouth, but based on the fact that Harry Potter, who is also a Parselmouth, couldn’t look the Basilisk directly in the eye, it is safe to conclude that the ability to speak Parseltongue doesn’t grant any protection from the Basilisk’s fatal gaze.
It has been theorised that spiders fear Basilisks because arachnids can see nearly 360-degrees around them and cannot shut their eyes, leaving them extremely vulnerable to the monster’s killing gaze.
Thanks to Jordan Mears for the edit. Simple answer – Because he didn’t look in the eyes. Long detailed answer follows: The only way you would look directly into a Basilisk’s eyes is when you are unaware of its presence.
Hagrid wanted Harry and Ron to gather more information regarding the Chamber of Secrets. So, he sent them to Aragog, a monster spider who can talk and has millions of giant children. Aragog was his pet since he was a student at Hogwarts.