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Post August 25th, 2015, 1:44 pm

Why was the blood silver?

In the forbidden forest, you can see that Voldemort/Quirrell is drinking unicorn blood, now why was the blood silver? Why not red?
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Post August 25th, 2015, 7:15 pm

Re: Why was the blood silver?

" [...] it is a monstrous thing, to slay a unicorn. Only one who has nothing to lose, and everything to gain, would commit such a crime. The blood of a unicorn will keep you alive, even if you are an inch from death, but at a terrible price. You have slain something pure and defenceless to save yourself, and you will have but a half-life, a cursed life, from the moment the blood touches your lips."
—Firenze explains to Harry Potter why the slaying of a unicorn is a crime.[src]
Unicorn blood is a thick, silvery substance that runs within a unicorn's veins. The blood of a unicorn can be drunk in order to keep a person alive. However, the act of slaying a unicorn will cause the drinker to suffer a cursed life[1] though the specifics of what this actually entails are not known well. It is probably a Non-Tradeable Item, since the sale of this substance is controlled by the Ministry of Magic, making it strictly forbidden.

A unicorn is the purest of animals, therefore it's blood is the purest of substances. Fits with the majestic-ness of the animal
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