For which Horcruxes were Muggles murdered?

Hepzibah Smith’s murder was used to create the Hufflepuff’s cup Horcrux, while the murder of a Muggle tramp was used to create the Slytherin’s locket Horcrux. Both were made at around the same time, but it’s not clear which one was made first.

What murders made the Horcruxes?

To create the Horcrux, Riddle murdered a Muggle tramp — hardly a significant death to match the importance of the object, but it would seem he had to use a target of opportunity, so to speak. That makes a total of five Horcruxes created before Voldemort’s first rise to power in the 1970s.

Why were Lily and James Potter murdered?

Having been told half of the prophecy by Severus Snape, Voldemort came to believe his mortal enemy to be Harry Potter. He travelled to the Potters’ home in Godric’s Hollow and murdered James and Lily Potter, whom died protecting infant Harry.

What happened to Herpo the foul Horcrux?

It is unknown when or under what circumstances Herpo the Foul died or his Horcrux was destroyed, assuming that these things did happen. If his Horcrux was never destroyed it is possible he is still alive in the series, possibly as a wandering soul (in a state that Horace Slughorn described as being worse than death).

Is Professor Quirrell a Horcrux?

Quirrell is, in effect, turned into a temporary Horcrux by Voldemort. He is greatly depleted by the physical strain of fighting the far stronger, evil soul inside him.

Why is there no Gryffindor Horcrux?

First, the sword could only be pulled out by a true Gryffindor. Second, I don’t think something that is used to destroy a horcrux can be made into one. I mean it had the ability to destroy horcruxes, so the horcrux won’t be able to settle in it.

Why were James and Lily Potter so rich?

James and Lily inherited the money. James’s father, Fleamont, invented Sleekeazy’s Hair Potion (what Hermione used to tame her hair for the Yule Ball.) Fleamont Potter made quite a bit of money from his invention, and upon retirement, sold the company for a large profit.