When Harry explains that "my [common Muggle-born] mother died to save me" Voldemort concludes that she must have used some kind of "powerful countercharm
," which proves there is nothing special about Harry after all; it was merely a lucky chance or lucky charm that saved him.
(11.) For their mutuality, see Levi 66--"He and Hallam hero-worshipped one another"--and Ricks, Tennyson 36: "So [Hallam] who declared in March 1830, "I am one of strong passions, irresolute purposes, vacillating opinions," was far from being a bright countercharm
to Tennyson's gloom.
Beliefs in countercharms
existed in Newfoundland folklore as in the Maritimes, but the number of cases reported is not high enough to determine whether these forms of opposition to Native witchcraft are used more often against women than men.