28 Magical Facts about Dumbledore You Probably Haven’t Heard Before
Like Harry, Dumbledore sees his whole family in the Mirror of Erised
Dumbledore obviously lied when he told Harry he saw a pair of woolen socks in the Mirror of Erised. That was never believable, but Harry was only 11 years old when he first discovered the Mirror, so why would Dumbledore have told him what he desires most? We know Harry saw his parents in the Mirror, and Dumbledore’s greatest desire wasn’t much different. When Dumbledore looks in the Mirror, he sees his family whole: Aberforth no longer hating him, his mother alive, his father free, and Ariana alive and able to perform magic.