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The d ig ita l h eart
of th e W iz ard in g W orld
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CO NTEN TS
CH APT ER O NE
Min erv a M cG onag all
Anim ag i
CH APT ER T W O
Rem us L upin
Were w olv es
CH APT ER T H REE
Sybill T re la w ney
Nam in g S eers
CH APT ER F O UR
Silv an us K ettl e b urn

FR O M T H E P O TTER M ORE E D IT O R:
The w iz a rd in g w orld c a n b e a d ark a nd d angero us p la ce. T here a re s p ells t h at c a n k ill i n s ix
sy lla ble s, p otio ns t h at c a n r o b s o m eo ne o f f r e e w ill a nd m agic a l b ea sts t h at c a n t e a r e ven t h e
bra vest w iz a rd l im b f r o m l im b. T hat’s w hat m akes v a lia nt a cts o f h ero is m m ore p ow erfu l a nd
more n ecessa ry.
Havin g a w and i n h and c a n i n stil c o ura ge, b ut m agic i s n ’t t h e o nly t h in g y o u n eed i n t h e
wiz a rd in g w orld t o m ake b ra ve c h oic es. I n t h is c o lle ctio n o f w ritin g b y J .K . R ow lin g, y o u
will r e a d a bout t h e l o ve, g rie f a nd e n durin g d ig nity o f M in erv a M cG onagall, t h e t r a gic f a te
of R em us L upin , t h e r e ckle ss b eh avio ur o f o ne S ilv a nus K ettle b urn , a nd s o m uch m ore .

Min erv a M cG onagall i s m any t h in gs: g ifte d w itc h , s te rn H ogw arts p ro fe sso r, l ife lo ng
Quid ditc h e n th usia st a nd o cca sio nal t a bby c a t. I f t h ere ’s o ne t h in g s h e’s n ot, i t’s a n o pen
book. T here ’s r e a lly n o b ette r w ay t o g et t o k n ow s o m eo ne t h an h ea rin g a bout t h eir p are n ts ,
th eir c h ild hood, t h eir f ir st l o ve, a nd t h eir s tu bborn ly h eld g ru dges. S o i t’s w ith g re a t j o y w e
fo llo w J .K . R ow lin g’s w ritin g b ack t o t h e S co ttis h H ig hla nds, w here w e c a n g lim pse
McG onagall’s l ife a s s h e f o und j o y, f r ie n dsh ip , m agic a nd a j o b a t H ogw arts .

MIN ERVA M CG ON AGA LL
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
BIR TH DAY:
4th O cto ber
WAND :
Fir a n d d ra g on h earts tr in g , n in e a n d a h alf i n ch es, s ti f f
HOGW ARTS H OUSE :
Gry ffin do r
SP EC IA L A BIL IT IE S:
Anim ag us ( d is ti n cti v ely m ark ed s ilv er ta b by c at)
PA R ENTA G E:
Mug gle f a th er, w itc h m oth er
FA M IL Y:
Husb an d E lp hin sto ne U rq uart, d ecease d , n o c h ild re n
HOBBIE S:
Need le w ork , c o rre cti n g a rti c le s i n
Tra nsfig ura tio n T o day
, w atc h in g Q uid ditc h , s u ppo rti n g th e
Montr o se M ag pie s
Child hood
M in erv a M cG onag all w as th e f ir st c h ild , a n d o nly d au g hte r, o f a S co tti s h P re sb yte ria n m in is te r a n d a
H ogw arts -e d ucate d w itc h . S he g re w u p i n th e H ig hla n ds o f S co tl a n d i n th e e arly tw en ti e th c en tu ry , a n d
o nly g ra d ually b ecam e a w are th at th ere w as s o m eth in g s tr a n g e, b o th a b o ut h er o w n a b iliti e s, a n d h er
p are n ts ’ m arria g e.
Min erv a’s f a th er, th e R ev ere n d R obert M cG onag all, h ad b eco m e c ap ti v ate d b y th e h ig h-s p ir ite d
I s o bel R oss, w ho l iv ed i n th e s a m e v illa g e. L ik e h is n eig hbo urs, R obert b elie v ed th at I s o bel a tte n ded a
s e le ct l a d ie s’ b o ard in g s c h o ol i n E ng la n d. I n f a ct, w hen I s o bel v an is h ed f r o m h er h o m e f o r m onth s a t
a ti m e, i t w as to H ogw arts S ch o ol o f W itc h cra ft a n d W iz ard ry th at s h e w en t.

Aw are th at h er p are n ts ( a w itc h a n d w iz ard ) w ould f r o w n o n a c o nnecti o n w ith th e s e rio us y o ung
Mug gle , I s o bel k ep t th eir b urg eo nin g r e la ti o nsh ip a s e cre t. B y th e ti m e s h e w as e ig hte en , s h e h ad
fa lle n i n l o ve w ith R obert. U nfo rtu nate ly , s h e h ad n o t f o und th e c o ura g e to te ll h im w hat s h e w as.
The c o uple e lo ped , to th e f u ry o f b o th s e ts o f p are n ts . N ow e str a n g ed f r o m h er f a m ily , I s o bel
co uld n o t b rin g h erse lf to m ar th e b lis s o f th e h o ney m oon b y te llin g h er s m itte n n ew h usb an d th at s h e
had g ra d uate d to p o f h er c la ss i n C harm s a t H ogw arts , n o r th at s h e h ad b een C ap ta in o f th e s c h o ol
Quid ditc h te am . I s o bel a n d R obert m oved i n to a m an se ( m in is te r’s h o use ) o n th e o uts k ir ts o f
Caith ness, w here th e b eau ti f u l I s o bel p ro ved s u rp ris in g ly a d ep t a t m ak in g th e m ost o f th e m in is te r’s
ti n y s a la ry .
The b ir th o f th e y o ung c o uple ’s f ir st c h ild , M in erv a, p ro ved b o th a j o y a n d a c ris is . M is sin g h er
fa m ily , a n d th e m ag ic al c o m munity s h e h ad g iv en u p f o r l o ve, I s o bel i n sis te d o n n am in g h er n ew bo rn
dau g hte r a fte r h er o w n g ra n dm oth er, a n i m men se ly ta le n te d w itc h . T he o utl a n dis h n am e r a is e d
ey eb ro w s i n th e c o m munity i n w hic h s h e l iv ed , a n d th e R ev ere n d R obert M cG onag all f o und i t
dif fic u lt to e x pla in h is w if e ’s c h o ic e to h is p aris h io ners. F urth erm ore , h e w as a la rm ed b y h is w if e ’s
moodin ess. F rie n ds a ssu re d h im th at w om en w ere o fte n e m oti o nal a fte r th e b ir th o f a b ab y, a n d th at
Is o bel w ould s o on b e h erse lf a g ain .
Is o bel, h o w ev er, b ecam e m ore a n d m ore w ith dra w n, o fte n s e clu din g h erse lf w ith M in erv a f o r
day s a t a ti m e. I s o bel l a te r to ld h er d au g hte r th at s h e h ad d is p la y ed s m all, b ut u nm is ta k ab le , s ig ns o f
mag ic f r o m h er e arlie st h o urs. T oys th at h ad b een l e ft o n u pper s h elv es w ere f o und i n h er c o t. T he
fa m ily c at a p peare d to d o h er b id din g b efo re s h e c o uld ta lk . H er f a th er’s b ag pip es w ere o ccasio nally
heard to p la y th em se lv es f r o m d is ta n t r o om s, a p hen o m en o n th at m ad e th e i n fa n t M in erv a c h uck le .
Is o bel w as to rn b etw een p rid e a n d f e ar. S he k new th at s h e m ust c o nfe ss th e tr u th to R obert b efo re
he w itn esse d s o m eth in g th at w ould a la rm h im . A t l a st, i n r e sp o nse to R obert’ s p ati e n t q uesti o nin g ,
Is o bel b urst i n to te ars, r e tr ie v ed h er w an d f r o m th e l o ck ed b o x u nder h er b ed , a n d s h o w ed h im w hat
sh e w as.
Alth o ug h M in erv a w as to o y o ung to r e m em ber th at n ig ht, i ts a fte rm ath l e ft h er w ith a b itte r
understa n din g o f th e c o m plic ati o ns o f g ro w in g u p w ith m ag ic i n a M ug gle w orld . A lth o ug h R obert
McG onag all l o ved h is w if e n o l e ss u po n d is c o verin g th at s h e w as a w itc h , h e w as p ro fo undly s h o ck ed
by h er r e v ela ti o n, a n d b y th e f a ct th at s h e h ad k ep t s u ch a s e cre t f r o m h im f o r s o l o ng . W hat w as
more , h e, w ho p rid ed h im se lf o n b ein g a n u prig ht a n d h o nest m an , w as n o w d ra w n i n to a l if e o f
se cre cy th at w as q uite f o re ig n to h is n atu re . I s o bel e x pla in ed , th ro ug h h er s o bs, th at s h e ( a n d th eir
dau g hte r) w ere b o und b y th e I n te rn ati o nal S ta tu te o f S ecre cy, a n d th at th ey m ust c o nceal th e tr u th
ab o ut th em se lv es, o r f a ce th e f u ry o f th e M in is tr y o f M ag ic . R obert a ls o q uaile d a t th e th o ug ht o f h o w
th e l o cals – i n th e m ain , a n a u ste re , s tr a ig ht- la ced a n d c o nven ti o nal b re ed – w ould f e el a b o ut h av in g a
witc h a s th eir m in is te r’s w if e .
Love e n dure d , b ut tr u st h ad b een b ro ken b etw een h er p are n ts , a n d M in erv a, a c le v er a n d
obse rv an t c h ild , s a w th is w ith s a d ness. T w o m ore c h ild re n , b o th s o ns, w ere b o rn to th e M cG onag alls ,
an d b o th , i n d ue c o urse , r e v eale d m ag ic al a b ility . M in erv a h elp ed h er m oth er e x pla in to M alc o lm a n d
Robert J u nio r th at th ey m ust n o t f la u nt th eir m ag ic , a n d a id ed h er m oth er i n c o ncealin g f r o m th eir
fa th er th e a ccid en ts a n d e m barra ssm en ts th eir m ag ic s o m eti m es c au se d .
Min erv a w as v ery c lo se to h er M ug gle f a th er, w ho m i n te m pera m en t s h e r e se m ble d m ore th an
her m oth er. S he s a w w ith p ain h o w m uch h e s tr u g gle d w ith th e f a m ily ’s s tr a n g e s itu ati o n. S he s e n se d ,
to o, h o w m uch o f a s tr a in i t w as f o r h er m oth er to f it i n w ith th e a ll- M ug gle v illa g e, a n d h o w m uch
sh e m is se d th e f r e ed o m o f b ein g w ith h er k in d, a n d o f e x erc is in g h er c o nsid era b le ta le n ts . M in erv a
nev er f o rg ot h o w m uch h er m oth er c rie d , w hen th e l e tte r o f a d m itta n ce i n to H ogw arts S ch o ol o f
Witc h cra ft a n d W iz ard ry a rriv ed o n M in erv a’s e le v en th b ir th day ; s h e k new th at I s o bel w as s o bbin g ,
no t o nly o ut o f p rid e, b ut a ls o o ut o f e n vy.

Sch ool C are er
A s i s o fte n th e c ase w here th e y o ung w itc h o r w iz ard c o m es f r o m a f a m ily w ho h as s tr u g gle d w ith i ts
m ag ic al i d en ti ty , H ogw arts w as, f o r M in erv a M cG onag all, a p la ce o f j o yfu l r e le ase a n d f r e ed o m .
Min erv a d re w u nusu al a tte n ti o n to h erse lf o n h er v ery f ir st e v en in g , w hen s h e w as r e v eale d to b e
a H ats ta ll. A fte r f iv e a n d a h alf m in ute s, th e S orti n g H at, w hic h h ad b een v acilla ti n g b etw een th e
h o use s o f R av en cla w a n d G ry ffin do r, p la ced M in erv a i n th e l a tte r. ( In l a te r y ears, th is c ir c u m sta n ce
w as a s u bje ct o f g en tl e h um our b etw een M in erv a a n d h er c o lle ag ue F iliu s F litw ic k , o ver w ho m th e
S orti n g H at s u ffe re d th e s a m e c o nfu sio n, b ut r e ach ed th e o ppo site c o nclu sio n. T he tw o H ead s o f
H ouse w ere a m use d to th in k th at th ey m ig ht, b ut f o r th o se c ru cia l m om en ts i n th eir y o uth s, h av e
e x ch an g ed p o siti o ns).
Min erv a w as q uic k ly r e co gnis e d a s th e m ost o uts ta n din g s tu den t o f h er y ear, w ith a p arti c u la r
t a le n t f o r T ra n sfig ura ti o n. A s s h e p ro gre sse d th ro ug h th e s c h o ol, s h e d em onstr a te d th at s h e h ad
i n herite d b o th h er m oth er’s ta le n ts a n d h er f a th er’s c ast- ir o n m ora l s e n se . M in erv a’s s c h o ol c are er
o verla p ped b y tw o y ears w ith th at o f P om ona S pro ut, l a te r H ead o f H uffle p uff H ouse , a n d th e tw o
w om en e n jo yed a n e x celle n t r e la ti o nsh ip b o th th en , a n d i n l a te r y ears.
By th e e n d o f h er e d ucati o n a t H ogw arts , M in erv a M cG onag all h ad a ch ie v ed a n i m pre ssiv e
r e co rd : to p g ra d es i n O .W .L .s a n d N .E .W .T .s , P re fe ct, H ead G ir l, a n d w in ner o f th e
Tra nsfig ura tio n
T o day
M ost P ro m is in g N ew co m er a w ard . U nder th e g uid an ce o f h er i n sp ir a ti o nal T ra n sfig ura ti o n
t e ach er, A lb us D um ble d o re , s h e h ad m an ag ed to b eco m e a n A nim ag us; h er a n im al f o rm , w ith i ts
d is ti n cti v e m ark in g s ( ta b by c at, s q uare s p ecta cle s m ark in g s a ro und e y es) w ere d uly l o gged i n th e
M in is tr y o f M ag ic ’s A nim ag us R eg is tr y . M in erv a w as a ls o , l ik e h er m oth er, a g if te d Q uid ditc h p la y er,
a lth o ug h a n asty f a ll i n h er f in al y ear ( a f o ul d urin g th e G ry ffin do r v ersu s S ly th erin g am e w hic h
w ould d ecid e th e C up w in ner) l e ft h er w ith c o ncu ssio n, s e v era l b ro ken r ib s a n d a l if e lo ng d esir e to
s e e S ly th erin c ru sh ed o n th e Q uid ditc h p itc h . T ho ug h s h e g av e u p Q uid ditc h o n l e av in g H ogw arts , th e
i n nate ly c o m peti ti v e P ro fe sso r M cG onag all l a te r to ok a k een i n te re st i n th e f o rtu nes o f h er h o use
t e am , a n d r e ta in ed a k een e y e f o r Q uid ditc h ta le n t.

Early H eartb re ak
U po n g ra d uati o n f r o m H ogw arts , M in erv a r e tu rn ed to th e m an se to e n jo y o ne l a st s u m mer w ith h er
f a m ily b efo re s e tti n g o ut f o r L ondo n, w here s h e h ad b een o ffe re d a p o siti o n a t th e M in is tr y o f M ag ic
( D ep artm en t o f M ag ic al L aw E nfo rc em en t) . T hese m onth s w ere to p ro ve s o m e o f th e m ost d if fic u lt
o f M in erv a’s l if e , f o r i t w as th en , a g ed o nly e ig hte en , th at s h e p ro ved h erse lf tr u ly h er m oth er’s
d au g hte r, b y f a llin g h ead -o ver-h eels i n l o ve w ith a M ug gle b o y.
It w as th e f ir st a n d o nly ti m e i n M in erv a M cG onag all’s l if e th at s h e m ig ht h av e b een s a id to l o se
h er h ead . D oug al M cG re g or w as th e h an dso m e, c le v er a n d f u nny s o n o f a l o cal f a rm er. T ho ug h l e ss
b eau ti f u l th an I s o bel, M in erv a w as c le v er a n d w itty . D oug al a n d M in erv a s h are d a s e n se o f h um our,
a rg ued f ie rc ely , a n d s u sp ecte d m yste rio us d ep th s i n e ach o th er. B efo re e ith er o f th em k new i t, D oug al
w as o n o ne k nee i n a p lo ug hed f ie ld , p ro po sin g , a n d M in erv a w as a ccep ti n g h im .
She w en t h o m e, i n te n din g to te ll h er p are n ts o f h er e n g ag em en t, y et f o und h erse lf u nab le to d o
s o . A ll th at n ig ht s h e l a y a w ak e, th in kin g a b o ut h er f u tu re . D oug al d id n o t k no w w hat s h e, M in erv a,
t r u ly w as, a n y m ore th an h er f a th er h ad k no w n th e tr u th a b o ut I s o bel b efo re th ey h ad m arrie d .
M in erv a h ad w itn esse d a t c lo se q uarte rs th e k in d o f m arria g e s h e m ig ht h av e i f s h e w ed D oug al. I t
w ould b e th e e n d o f a ll h er a m biti o ns; i t w ould m ean a w an d l o ck ed a w ay, a n d c h ild re n ta u g ht to l ie ,
p erh ap s e v en to th eir o w n f a th er. S he d id n o t f o ol h erse lf th at D oug al M cG re g or w ould a cco m pan y
h er to L ondo n, w hile s h e w en t to w ork e v ery d ay a t th e M in is tr y . H e w as l o okin g f o rw ard to
i n heriti n g h is f a th er’s f a rm .
Early n ex t m orn in g , M in erv a s lip ped f r o m h er p are n ts ’ h o use a n d w en t to te ll D oug al th at s h e
h ad c h an g ed h er m in d, a n d c o uld n o t m arry h im . M in dfu l o f th e f a ct th at i f s h e b ro ke th e I n te rn ati o nal
S ta tu te o f S ecre cy, s h e w ould l o se th e j o b a t th e M in is tr y f o r w hic h s h e w as g iv in g h im u p, s h e c o uld
g iv e h im n o g ood r e aso n f o r h er c h an g e o f h eart. S he l e ft h im d ev asta te d , a n d s e t o ut f o r L ondo n
t h re e d ay s l a te r.

Min is tr y C are er
T ho ug h u ndo ubte d ly h er f e elin g s f o r th e M in is tr y o f M ag ic w ere c o lo ure d b y th e f a ct th at s h e h ad
r e cen tl y s u ffe re d a n e m oti o nal c ris is , M in erv a M cG onag all d id n o t m uch e n jo y h er n ew h o m e a n d
w ork pla ce. S om e o f h er c o -w ork ers h ad a n e n g ra in ed a n ti - M ug gle b ia s th at, g iv en h er a d o ra ti o n o f
h er M ug gle f a th er, a n d h er c o nti n uin g l o ve f o r D oug al M cG re g or, s h e d ep lo re d . T ho ug h a m ost
e ffic ie n t a n d g if te d e m plo yee, a n d f o nd o f h er m uch o ld er b o ss, E lp hin sto ne U rq uart, M in erv a w as
u nhap py i n L ondo n, a n d f o und th at s h e m is se d S co tl a n d. F in ally , a fte r tw o y ears a t th e M in is tr y , s h e
w as o ffe re d a p re sti g io us p ro m oti o n, y et f o und h erse lf tu rn in g i t d o w n. S he s e n t a n o w l to H ogw arts ,
a sk in g w heth er s h e m ig ht b e c o nsid ere d f o r a te ach in g p o st. T he o w l r e tu rn ed w ith in h o urs, o ffe rin g
h er a j o b i n th e T ra n sfig ura ti o n d ep artm en t, u nder H ead o f D ep artm en t, A lb us D um ble d o re .

Frie n dsh ip w ith A lb us D um ble d ore
T he s c h o ol g re ete d M in erv a M cG onag all’s r e tu rn w ith d elig ht. M in erv a th re w h erse lf i n to h er w ork ,
p ro vin g h erse lf a s tr ic t b ut i n sp ir a ti o nal te ach er. I f s h e k ep t l e tte rs f r o m D oug al M cG re g or l o ck ed i n
a b o x u nder h er b ed , th is w as ( s h e to ld h erse lf f ir m ly ) b ette r th an k eep in g h er w an d l o ck ed th ere .
N ev erth ele ss, i t w as a s h o ck to l e arn f r o m th e o bliv io us I s o bel ( in th e m id dle o f a c h atty l e tte r o f l o cal
n ew s) th at D oug al h ad m arrie d th e d au g hte r o f a n o th er f a rm er.
Alb us D um ble d o re d is c o vere d M in erv a i n te ars i n h er c la ssro om , l a te th at e v en in g , a n d s h e
c o nfe sse d th e w ho le s to ry to h im . A lb us D um ble d o re o ffe re d b o th c o m fo rt a n d w is d o m , a n d to ld
M in erv a s o m e o f h is o w n f a m ily h is to ry , p re v io usly u nkno w n to h er. T he c o nfid en ces e x ch an g ed th at
n ig ht b etw een tw o i n te n se ly p riv ate a n d r e se rv ed c h ara cte rs w ere to f o rm th e b asis o f a l a sti n g m utu al
e ste em a n d f r ie n dsh ip .
Min erv a M cG onag all w as o ne o f o nly a h an dfu l o f p eo ple w ho k new , o r s u sp ecte d , h o w d re ad fu l
a m om en t i t w as f o r A lb us D um ble d o re w hen , i n 1 945, h e m ad e th e d ecis io n to c o nfr o nt a n d d efe at
t h e D ark w iz ard G elle rt G rin delw ald .

Vold em ort’s F ir s t R is e
M in erv a M cG onag all d id n o t te ach th e y o ung T om R id dle , b ut s h e w as p riv y to D um ble d o re ’s f e ars
a n d s u sp ic io ns a b o ut h im . M in erv a w as n o t i n ducte d i n to th e O rd er o f th e P ho en ix d urin g
V old em ort’ s f ir st c lim b to p o w er ( a t th at ti m e th e O rd er o f th e P ho en ix w as s e en a s a r e n eg ad e o utf it
b y th e M in is tr y ; s u ccessiv e M in is te rs f e are d D um ble d o re ’s c h aris m a a n d m ag ic al ta le n t, a n d w ere
i n clin ed to h arb o ur f e ars th at h e w is h ed to s u cceed th em ). M in erv a’s a b iliti e s a s a n A nim ag us w ere to
p ro ve u se fu l i n th ese d ark p erio ds o f w iz ard in g h is to ry , h o w ev er, a n d u nbek no w nst to h er s tu den ts
s h e s p en t m an y n ig hts s p yin g f o r th e M in is tr y i n th e g uis e o f a ta b by c at, b rin g in g th e A uro rs c ru cia l
i n fo rm ati o n o n th e a cti v iti e s o f V old em ort’ s f o llo w ers.
Lik e m ost o f th e m ag ic al c o m munity s h e s u ffe re d p erso nal b ere av em en ts d urin g th e f ir st p erio d
o f V old em ort’ s p o w er. A m ong th e w orst w ere th e l o ss o f h er b ro th er, R obert; tw o o f h er f a v o urite
s tu den ts , L ily E van s a n d J a m es P otte r; a n d D oug al M cG re g or, w ho w as m urd ere d , a lo ng w ith h is
w if e a n d c h ild re n , i n a r a n do m a n ti - M ug gle a tta ck b y th e D eath E ate rs. T his l a st n ew s w as a te rrib le
b lo w to M in erv a, w ho a sk ed h erse lf w heth er s h e m ig ht n o t h av e b een a b le to s a v e D oug al’s l if e h ad
s h e m arrie d h im .

Marria g e
T hro ug h a ll h er e arly y ears a t H ogw arts , M in erv a M cG onag all r e m ain ed o n te rm s o f f r ie n dsh ip w ith
h er o ld b o ss a t th e M in is tr y , E lp hin sto ne U rq uart. H e c am e to v is it h er w hile o n h o lid ay to S co tl a n d,
a n d to h er g re at s u rp ris e a n d e m barra ssm en t, p ro po se d m arria g e i n M ad am P uddif o ot’ s te ash o p. S ti ll
i n l o ve w ith D oug al M cG re g or, M in erv a tu rn ed h im d o w n.
Elp hin sto ne, h o w ev er, h ad n ev er c ease d to l o ve h er, n o r to p ro po se e v ery n o w a n d th en , e v en
t h o ug h s h e c o nti n ued to r e fu se h im . T he d eath o f D oug al M cG re g or, h o w ev er, a lth o ug h tr a u m ati c ,
s e em ed to f r e e M in erv a. S ho rtl y a fte r V old em ort’ s f ir st d efe at, E lp hin sto ne, n o w w hite -h air e d ,
p ro po se d a g ain d urin g a s u m merti m e s tr o ll a ro und th e l a k e i n th e H ogw arts g ro unds. T his ti m e
M in erv a a ccep te d . E lp hin sto ne, n o w r e ti r e d , w as b esid e h im se lf w ith j o y, a n d p urc h ase d a s m all
c o tta g e i n H ogsm ead e f o r th e p air o f th em , w hen ce M in erv a c o uld tr a v el e asily to w ork e v ery d ay.
Kno w n to s u ccessiv e g en era ti o ns o f s tu den ts a s ‘ P ro fe sso r M cG onag all,’ M in erv a – a lw ay s
s o m eth in g o f a f e m in is t – a n no unced th at s h e w ould b e k eep in g h er o w n n am e u po n m arria g e.
T ra d iti o nalis ts s n if fe d – w hy w as M in erv a r e fu sin g to a ccep t a p ure -b lo od n am e, a n d k eep in g th at o f
h er M ug gle f a th er?
The m arria g e ( c u t tr a g ic ally s h o rt, th o ug h i t w as d esti n ed to b e) w as a v ery h ap py o ne. T ho ug h
t h ey h ad n o c h ild re n o f th eir o w n, M in erv a’s n ie ces a n d n ep hew s ( c h ild re n o f h er b ro th ers M alc o lm
a n d R obert) w ere f r e q uen t v is ito rs to th eir h o m e. T his w as a p erio d o f g re at f u lf illm en t f o r M in erv a.
The a ccid en ta l d eath o f E lp hin sto ne f r o m a V en o m ous T en ta cu la b ite , th re e y ears i n to th eir
m arria g e, w as a n e n o rm ous s o rro w to a ll w ho k new th e c o uple . M in erv a c o uld n o t b ear to r e m ain
a lo ne i n th eir c o tta g e, b ut p ack ed h er th in g s a fte r E lp hin sto ne’s f u nera l a n d r e tu rn ed to h er s p arse
s to ne-flo ore d b ed ro om i n H ogw arts C astl e , a ccessib le th ro ug h a c o nceale d d o or i n th e w all o f h er
f ir st- flo or s tu dy. A lw ay s a v ery b ra v e a n d p riv ate p erso n, s h e p o ure d a ll h er e n erg ie s i n to h er w ork ,
a n d f e w p eo ple – e x cep ti n g p erh ap s A lb us D um ble d o re – e v er r e alis e d h o w m uch s h e s u ffe re d .

Seco nd W iz ard in g W ar
B y th e ti m e o f th e s e co nd w iz ard in g w ar, M in erv a w as n o l o ng er p re p are d to a ct a s a s p y f o r a
M in is tr y s h e b elie v ed h ad b eco m e c o rru pt a n d d an g ero us. H er a tti tu de w as u ndo ubte d ly h ard en ed b y
t h e i n tr u sio n a t H ogw arts o f D olo re s J a n e U m brid g e, a M in is tr y i n sp ecto r a n d D efe n ce A gain st th e
D ark A rts te ach er, w ith w ho m M in erv a c la sh ed m ore v io le n tl y th an w ith a n y o th er c o lle ag ue i n h er
l o ng a n d v arie d c are er. F ollo w in g th e c o nfr o nta ti o n w ith th e D eath E ate rs w ho h ad i n vad ed H ogw arts
a t th e ti m e o f A lb us D um ble d o re ’s d eath , M in erv a b ecam e a f u lly f le d g ed m em ber o f th e O rd er o f th e
P ho en ix , w hic h w as n o w , m ore th an e v er, s e en a s a n o utl a w o rg an is a ti o n.
Follo w in g th e p ro m oti o n o f S ev eru s S nap e to H ead m aste r, a fte r h er te m po ra ry s te w ard sh ip o f
t h e s c h o ol, M in erv a M cG onag all r e m ain ed i n p o st to p ro te ct th e s tu den ts a s b est s h e c o uld f r o m th e
m alic io us a tte n ti o ns o f th e C arro w s, th e D eath E ate r te ach ers i m po se d u po n th e s c h o ol b y L ord
V old em ort. I n s p ite o f h er w ell- k no w n l o yalty to P ro fe sso r D um ble d o re , V old em ort a n d h is f o llo w ers
b elie v ed th at M in erv a w as b o th to o g if te d to l o se , a n d to o s e n sib le n o t to j o in th em f u lly o nce th eir
v ic to ry w as a ssu re d .
In th is , h o w ev er, th ey w ere q uite m is ta k en , a n d M in erv a M cG onag all’s a cti o ns d urin g th e f a m ous
B attl e o f H ogw arts p ro ved th at h er a lle g ia n ce to th e O rd er o f th e P ho en ix h ad n ev er w av ere d . S he w as
o ne o f th e l a st to d uel V old em ort b efo re h is d eath , a n e n co unte r s h e s u rv iv ed , a n d s h e s u bse q uen tl y
b ecam e a s u ccessfu l a n d i n sp ir a ti o nal H ead m is tr e ss o f th e s c h o ol s h e h ad s e rv ed s o l o ng a n d w ell.
M in erv a M cG onag all w as l a te r a w ard ed th e O rd er o f M erlin , F ir st C la ss, b y th e n ew M in is te r f o r
M ag ic , K in g sle y S hack le b o lt, a n d s h o rtl y a fte rw ard s a p peare d o n a c ard i n th e C ho co la te F ro g
F am ous W itc h es a n d W iz ard s s e rie s, a n a cco la d e s h e a d m itte d s h e h ad n ev er i m ag in ed r e ceiv in g .

Rela tio nsh ip w ith H arry P otte r
M in erv a M cG onag all w as n o t i m mune to a s e cre t a m use m en t a t th e a n ti c s o f r u le -b re ak ers.
N ev erth ele ss, s h e f r e q uen tl y q uesti o ned D um ble d o re ’s p o lic y o f a llo w in g H arry to r u n e x tr e m e r is k s,
a n d b en d m an y s c h o ol r u le s, d urin g h is a d o le sc en ce, o fte n s h o w in g h erse lf to b e m ore p ro te cti v e o f
H arry th an th e th en H ead m aste r. H arry h ad a c la im o n M in erv a’s a ffe cti o ns, n o t o nly b ecau se h e w as
t h e s o n o f tw o o f h er a ll- ti m e f a v o urite s tu den ts , b ut b ecau se h e, l ik e h erse lf , h ad s u ffe re d s e rio us
b ere av em en ts . A lth o ug h s h e n eith er s p o ile d n o r f a v o ure d H arry w hen h e w as h er s tu den t, s h e
r e v eale d th e d ep th o f h er tr u st i n h im d urin g th e B attl e o f H ogw arts , a t w hic h ti m e s h e s u ppo rte d h im
u neq uiv o cally e v en th o ug h s h e h ad n ev er b een f u lly i n h is o r D um ble d o re ’s c o nfid en ce.
Follo w in g a p riv ate c o nversa ti o n w ith H arry , M in erv a M cG onag all l a te r to ok th e c o ntr o versia l
d ecis io n to a d d a p o rtr a it o f S ev eru s S nap e to th e g alle ry o f o ld h ead m aste rs a n d h ead m is tr e sse s i n
h er to w er o ffic e.

J.K . R ow lin g’s t h oughts
M in erv a w as th e R om an g oddess o f w arrio rs a n d w is d o m . W illia m M cG onag all i s c ele b ra te d a s th e
w orst p o et i n B riti s h h is to ry . T here w as s o m eth in g i r re sis ti b le to m e a b o ut h is n am e, a n d th e i d ea th at
s u ch a b rillia n t w om an m ig ht b e a d is ta n t r e la ti v e o f th e b uffo onis h M cG onag all.
A s m all s a m ple o f h is w ork w ill g iv e a f la v o ur o f i ts u nin te n ti o nal c o m ed ic v alu e. T he f o llo w in g
w as w ritte n a s p art o f a p o em c o m mem ora ti n g a V ic to ria n r a ilw ay d is a ste r:
Bea utifu l R ailw ay B rid ge o f t h e S il’ v ry T a y!
Ala s! I a m v ery s o rry t o s a y
That n in ety l iv es h ave b een t a ken a w ay
On t h e l a st S abbath d ay o f 1 879,
Whic h w ill b e r e m em ber’d f o r a v ery l o ng t im e.

The f ir st t im e w e m eet P ro fe sso r M cG onagall, s h e’s a t t h e c o rn er o f P riv et D riv e i n t h e f o rm
of a t a bby c a t, r e a din g a m ap. I t’s o nly w hen D um ble d ore a rriv es t h at s h e T ra nsfig ure s b ack
in to h er h um an f o rm . T his r a re a bility t o s w itc h b etw een f e lin e a nd h um an f o rm m akes
McG onagall a n A nim agus. E xa ctly h ow a rd uous a nd p artic u la r i s t h is t y p e o f m agic ? L et’s
fin d o ut.


ANIM AGI
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
A n A nim ag us i s a w itc h o r w iz ard w ho c an tr a n sfo rm a t w ill i n to a n a n im al. W hile i n th eir a n im al
f o rm , th ey r e ta in m ost o f th eir a b ility to th in k a s a h um an , th eir o w n s e n se o f i d en ti ty a n d th eir
m em orie s. T hey w ill a ls o r e ta in n o rm al h um an l if e e x pecta n cy, e v en i f th ey ta k e th eir a n im al f o rm
f o r l o ng p erio ds o f ti m e. H ow ev er, f e elin g s a n d e m oti o ns a re s im plif ie d a n d th ey w ill h av e m an y
a n im al d esir e s, f e ed in g o ff w hate v er th eir a n im al b o dy c ra v es, r a th er th an d em an din g h um an f o od.
It i s i m men se ly d if fic u lt to c h an g e o nese lf i n to a n A nim ag us a n d th e p ro cess, w hic h i s c o m ple x
a n d ti m e-c o nsu m in g , c an g o d ra m ati c ally w ro ng . A s a r e su lt, i t i s b elie v ed th at f e w er th an o ne i n a
t h o usa n d w itc h es o r w iz ard s a re A nim ag i.
An A nim ag us h as a g re at p o te n ti a l a d van ta g e i n th e s p here s o f e sp io nag e a n d c rim e. F or th is
r e aso n, a n A nim ag us R eg is tr y e x is ts o n w hic h a ll A nim ag i a re e x pecte d to l o g th eir p erso nal d eta ils
a n d th e p re cis e a p peara n ce o f th eir tr a n sfo rm ed s e lf . I t i s u su ally th e c ase th at d is ti n cti v e m ark in g s o r
d is a b iliti e s b elo ng in g to th e h um an b o dy w ill tr a n sfe r to th e a n im al s e lf . F ailu re to e n te r o nese lf o nto
t h e R eg is tr y m ay r e su lt i n a s tr e tc h i n A zk ab an .
When th e p ro cess o f b eco m in g a n A nim ag us g oes w ro ng , i t o fte n g oes s e rio usly w ro ng .
I m pati e n ce w ith th e l o ng a n d c o m plic ate d p ro cess i s g en era lly a t th e r o ot o f s u ch d is a ste rs, w hic h
u su ally ta k e th e f o rm o f h o rrib le h alf -h um an , h alf -a n im al m uta ti o ns. T here i s n o k no w n c u re f o r s u ch
m is ta k es a n d th o se w ho m ak e th em a re o fte n f o rc ed to l iv e o ut th eir d ay s i n th eir p iti a b le c o nditi o n,
b ein g u nab le to b eco m e f u lly a n im al o r f u lly h um an .
Tale n t i n b o th T ra n sfig ura ti o n a n d P oti o ns i s n ecessa ry to b eco m e a n A nim ag us. N o
r e sp o nsib ility c an b e ta k en f o r a n y p hysic al o r m en ta l p ro ble m s r e su lti n g f r o m f o llo w in g th ese
i n str u cti o ns.
1 .
F or th e s p ace o f o ne e n ti r e m onth ( fr o m f u ll m oon to f u ll m oon), a s in g le l e af f r o m a M an dra k e
m ust b e c arrie d c o nsta n tl y i n th e m outh . T he l e af m ust n o t b e s w allo w ed o r ta k en o ut o f th e m outh a t
a n y p o in t. I f th e l e af i s r e m oved f r o m th e m outh , th e p ro cess m ust b e s ta rte d a g ain .
2 .
R em ove th e l e af a t th e f u ll m oon a n d p la ce i t, s te ep ed i n y o ur s a liv a, i n a s m all c ry sta l p hia l th at
r e ceiv es th e p ure r a y s o f th e m oon ( if th e n ig ht i s c lo udy, y o u w ill h av e to f in d a n ew M an dra k e l e af
a n d b eg in th e w ho le p ro cess a g ain ). T o th e m oon-s tr u ck c ry sta l p hia l, a d d o ne o f y o ur o w n h air s, a
s ilv er te asp o on o f d ew c o lle cte d f r o m a p la ce th at n eith er s u nlig ht n o r h um an f e et h av e to uch ed f o r a
f u ll s e v en d ay s, a n d th e c h ry sa lis o f a D eath ’s -h ead H aw k M oth . P ut th is m ix tu re i n a q uie t, d ark p la ce
a n d d o n o t l o ok a t i t o r o th erw is e d is tu rb i t u nti l th e n ex t e le ctr ic al s to rm .
3 .
W hile w aiti n g f o r th e s to rm , th e f o llo w in g p ro ced ure s h o uld b e f o llo w ed a t s u nris e a n d s u ndo w n.
T he ti p o f th e w an d s h o uld b e p la ced o ver th e h eart a n d th e f o llo w in g i n can ta ti o n s p o ken : ‘ A m ato

Anim o A nim ato A nim ag us.’
4.
T he w ait f o r a s to rm m ay ta k e w eek s, m onth s o r e v en y ears. D urin g th is ti m e, th e c ry sta l p hia l
sh o uld r e m ain c o m ple te ly u ndis tu rb ed a n d u nto uch ed b y s u nlig ht. C onta m in ati o n b y s u nlig ht g iv es
ris e to th e w orst m uta ti o ns. R esis t th e te m pta ti o n to l o ok a t y o ur p o ti o n u nti l l ig htn in g o ccu rs. I f y o u
co nti n ue to r e p eat y o ur i n can ta ti o n a t s u nris e a n d s u nse t th ere w ill c o m e a ti m e w hen , w ith th e to uch
of th e w an d-ti p to th e c h est, a s e co nd h eartb eat m ay b e s e n se d , s o m eti m es m ore p o w erfu l th an th e
fir st, s o m eti m es l e ss s o . N oth in g s h o uld b e c h an g ed . T he i n can ta ti o n s h o uld b e u tte re d w ith o ut f a il a t
th e c o rre ct ti m es, n ev er o m itti n g a s in g le o ccasio n.
5.
I m med ia te ly u po n th e a p peara n ce o f l ig htn in g i n th e s k y, p ro ceed d ir e ctl y to th e p la ce w here y o ur
cry sta l p hia l i s h id den . I f y o u h av e f o llo w ed a ll th e p re ced in g s te p s c o rre ctl y , y o u w ill d is c o ver a
mouth fu l o f b lo od-r e d p o ti o n i n sid e i t.
6.
I t i s e sse n ti a l to m ove, a t o nce, to a l a rg e, s e cu re p la ce w here y o ur tr a n sfo rm ati o n c an no t c au se
ala rm o r p la ce y o u i n p hysic al d an g er. P la ce y o ur w an d-ti p a g ain st y o ur h eart, s p eak th e i n can ta ti o n
‘A m ato A nim o A nim ato A nim ag us,’ a n d th en d rin k th e p o ti o n.
7.
I f a ll h as g one c o rre ctl y , y o u w ill f e el a f ie ry p ain a n d a n i n te n se d o uble h eartb eat. I n to y o ur m in d
will c o m e th e s h ap e o f th e c re atu re i n to w hic h y o u a re s h o rtl y to tr a n sfo rm . Y ou m ust s h o w n o f e ar. I t
is to o l a te , n o w , to e sc ap e th e c h an g e y o u h av e w ille d .
8.
T he f ir st tr a n sfo rm ati o n i s u su ally u nco m fo rta b le a n d f r ig hte n in g . C lo th in g a n d i te m s s u ch a s
gla sse s o r j e w elle ry m eld to th e s k in a n d b eco m e o ne w ith f u r, s c ale s o r s p ik es. D o n o t r e sis t a n d d o
no t p an ic o r th e a n im al m in d m ay g ain th e a sc en dan cy a n d y o u c o uld d o s o m eth in g f o olis h , s u ch a s
tr y to e sc ap e th ro ug h a w in do w o r c h arg e a w all.
9.
W hen y o ur tr a n sfo rm ati o n i s c o m ple te y o u s h o uld f in d y o urse lf p hysic ally c o m fo rta b le . Y ou a re
str o ng ly a d vis e d to p ic k u p y o ur w an d a t o nce, a n d h id e i t i n a p la ce o f s a fe k eep in g , w here y o u w ill
be a b le to f in d i t w hen y o u r e g ain a h um an f o rm .
10.
T o r e tu rn to a h um an f o rm , v is u alis e y o ur h um an s e lf a s c le arly a s y o u c an . T his s h o uld b e
su ffic ie n t, b ut d o n o t p an ic i f th e tr a n sfo rm ati o n d o es n o t o ccu r i m med ia te ly . W ith p ra cti c e, y o u w ill
be a b le to s lip i n a n d o ut o f y o ur a n im al f o rm a t w ill, s im ply b y v is u alis in g th e c re atu re . A dvan ced
Anim ag i c an tr a n sfo rm w ith o ut w an ds.
Gen era lly w iz ard s p re fe r to h av e th eir c lo th es T ra n sfig ure w ith th em , to e sc ap e th e e m barra ssm en t o f
re ap pearin g n ak ed . H ow ev er, i t i s p o ssib le to l e av e c lo th es b eh in d i f o ne w is h es to g iv e th e
im pre ssio n o f h av in g g one f o r a b ath o r s o m eth in g s im ila r. T he l o ng er a w itc h o r w iz ard h as b een a n
Anim ag us, th e b ette r th ey w ill b eco m e a t c h o osin g th e p re cis e f o rm o f th eir tr a n sfo rm ati o ns.
The a n im al i n to w hic h o ne tu rn s, i f a n A nim ag us, s e em s a lw ay s to b e th at w hic h b eco m es th e
Patr o nus. T here i s n o k no w n i n sta n ce o f th e A nim ag us f o rm c h an g in g to m atc h th e P atr o nus i f th e
la tte r c h an g es, b ut th e A nim ag us w ho c an a ls o p ro duce a P atr o nus i s h ig hly u nusu al a n d n o s tu dy h as
ev er b een d o ne o n s u ffic ie n t n um bers to d ra w f ir m c o nclu sio ns.

Bein g a n A nim agus i s a p riv ile g e – o ne t h at r e q uir e s i m men se s k ill a nd h ard w ork . B ein g a
were w olf, o n t h e o th er h and, i s s o m eth in g t h at h appen s t o w itc h es a nd w iz a rd s a gain st t h eir
will. T he l ife o f a w ere w olf c a n b e t o rtu ro us a nd o fte n l o nely , a s w e l e a rn ed f r o m R em us
Lupin .
Fin d o ut a bout L upin ’s c h ild hood, h is l o ve f o r N ym phadora T o nks a nd t h e d ay h e w as b itte n
by F en rir G re yb ack, a nd d is c o ver w hy w ritin g h is b io gra phy s a dden ed J .K . R ow lin g a ll o ver
again .


REM US L U PIN
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
BIR TH DAY:
10th M arc h
WAND :
Cypre ss a n d u nic o rn h air , te n a n d a q uarte r i n ch es, p lia b le
HOGW ARTS H OUSE :
Gry ffin do r
SP EC IA L A BIL IT IE S:
Excep ti o nally g if te d i n D efe n ce A gain st th e D ark A rts , w ere w olf
PA T R ONUS:
Wolf
PA R ENTA G E:
Wiz ard f a th er, M ug gle m oth er
FA M IL Y:
Wif e N ym phad o ra T onks, s o n E dw ard R em us ( T ed dy) L upin
Pare n ts
R em us L upin w as th e o nly c h ild o f th e w iz ard L yall L upin a n d h is M ug gle w if e H ope H ow ell.
Lyall L upin w as a v ery c le v er, r a th er s h y y o ung m an w ho , b y th e ti m e h e w as th ir ty , h ad b eco m e
a w orld -r e n o w ned a u th o rity o n N on-H um an S pir ito us A ppariti o ns. T hese i n clu de p o lte rg eis ts ,
B oggarts a n d o th er s tr a n g e c re atu re s th at, w hile s o m eti m es g ho stl ik e i n a p peara n ce a n d b eh av io ur,
h av e n ev er b een tr u ly a liv e a n d r e m ain s o m eth in g o f a m yste ry e v en to th e w iz ard in g w orld .
On a n i n vesti g ati v e tr ip i n to a d en se W els h f o re st i n w hic h a p arti c u la rly v ic io us B oggart w as
s u ppo se d to b e l u rk in g , L yall r a n a cro ss h is f u tu re w if e . H ope H ow ell, a b eau ti f u l M ug gle g ir l w ho
w ork ed i n a n i n su ra n ce o ffic e i n C ard if f, h ad ta k en a n i ll- a d vis e d w alk th ro ug h w hat s h e b elie v ed to
b e i n no cen t w oodla n d. B oggarts a n d p o lte rg eis ts m ay b e s e n se d b y M ug gle s, a n d H ope, a p arti c u la rly

im ag in ati v e a n d s e n siti v e p erso n, h ad b eco m e c o nvin ced th at s o m eth in g w as w atc h in g h er f r o m
betw een th e d ark tr e es. E ven tu ally , h er i m ag in ati o n b ecam e s o o vera cti v e th at th e B oggart a ssu m ed a
fo rm : th at o f a l a rg e, e v il- lo okin g m an , b earin g d o w n o n h er w ith a s n arl a n d o uts tr e tc h ed h an ds i n
th e g lo om . H earin g h er s c re am , y o ung L yall c am e s p rin ti n g th ro ug h th e tr e es, c au sin g th e a p pariti o n
to s h rin k i n to a f ie ld m ush ro om w ith o ne w av e o f h is w an d. T he te rrif ie d H ope th o ug ht, i n h er
co nfu sio n, th at h e h ad d riv en h er w ould -b e a tta ck er a w ay, a n d h is f ir st w ord s to h er – ‘ it’ s a ll r ig ht, i t
was o nly a B oggart’ – m ad e n o i m pre ssio n o n h er. N oti c in g h o w v ery b eau ti f u l s h e w as, L yall m ad e
th e w is e d ecis io n n o t to ta lk a b o ut B oggarts a n y m ore , b ut i n ste ad a g re ed th at th e m an h ad b een v ery
big a n d s c ary , a n d th at th e o nly s e n sib le th in g to d o w as f o r h im to a cco m pan y H ope h o m e to p ro te ct
her.
The y o ung c o uple f e ll i n l o ve, a n d n o t e v en L yall’s s h am efa ced a d m is sio n, s o m e m onth s l a te r,
th at H ope h ad n ev er r e ally b een i n d an g er, d en te d h er e n th usia sm f o r h im . T o L yall’s d elig ht, H ope
accep te d h is p ro po sa l o f m arria g e a n d th re w h erse lf e n th usia sti c ally i n to p re p ara ti o ns f o r th e
wed din g , c o m ple te w ith a B oggart- to pped c ak e.
Lyall a n d H ope’s f ir st a n d o nly c h ild , R em us J o hn, w as b o rn a fte r a y ear o f m arria g e. A h ap py,
health y l ittl e b o y, h e s h o w ed e arly s ig ns o f m ag ic a n d b o th p are n ts i m ag in ed th at h e w ould f o llo w i n
his f a th er’s f o ots te p s, a tte n din g H ogw arts S ch o ol o f W itc h cra ft a n d W iz ard ry i n d ue c o urse .

Bitte n
B y th e ti m e th at R em us w as f o ur y ears o ld , th e a m ount o f D ark m ag ic al a cti v ity a cro ss th e c o untr y
w as i n cre asin g s te ad ily . W hile f e w y et k new w hat l a y b eh in d th e m ounti n g a tta ck s a n d s ig hti n g s, L ord
V old em ort’ s f ir st a sc en t to p o w er w as i n p ro gre ss a n d D eath E ate rs w ere r e cru iti n g a ll k in ds o f D ark
c re atu re s to j o in th em i n th eir q uest to o verth ro w th e M in is tr y o f M ag ic . T he M in is tr y c alle d i n th e
s e rv ic es o f a u th o riti e s o n D ark c re atu re s – e v en th o se a s m in o r a s B oggarts a n d p o lte rg eis ts – to h elp
i t u ndersta n d a n d c o nta in th e th re at. L yall L upin w as a m ong th o se a sk ed to j o in th e D ep artm en t f o r th e
R eg ula ti o n a n d C ontr o l o f M ag ic al C re atu re s, w hic h h e d id g la d ly . I t w as h ere th at L yall c am e f a ce-
t o -fa ce w ith a w ere w olf c alle d F en rir G re y back , w ho h ad b een b ro ug ht i n f o r q uesti o nin g a b o ut th e
d eath o f tw o M ug gle c h ild re n .
The W ere w olf R eg is tr y w as b ad ly m ain ta in ed . W ere w olv es w ere s o s h unned b y w iz ard in g
s o cie ty th at th ey g en era lly a v o id ed c o nta ct w ith o th er p eo ple ; th ey l iv ed i n s e lf -d esc rib ed ‘ p ack s’ a n d
d id a ll th ey c o uld to a v o id b ein g r e g is te re d . G re y back , w ho m th e M in is tr y d id n o t k no w to b e a
w ere w olf , c la im ed to b e n o th in g m ore th an a M ug gle tr a m p w ho w as u tte rly a m azed a t f in din g
h im se lf i n a r o om f u ll o f w iz ard s, a n d h o rrif ie d b y th e ta lk a b o ut th e p o or, d ead c h ild re n .
Gre y back ’s f ilth y c lo th in g a n d l a ck o f w an d w ere s u ffic ie n t to p ersu ad e tw o o verw ork ed a n d
i g no ra n t m em bers o f th e q uesti o nin g c o m mitte e th at h e w as te llin g th e tr u th , b ut L yall L upin w as n o t
s o e asily f o ole d . H e r e co gnis e d c erta in te llta le s ig ns i n G re y back ’s a p peara n ce a n d b eh av io ur a n d
t o ld th e c o m mitte e th at G re y back o ug ht to b e k ep t i n d ete n ti o n u nti l th e n ex t f u ll m oon, a m ere tw en ty -
f o ur h o urs l a te r.
Gre y back s a t i n s ile n ce w hile L yall w as l a u g hed a t b y h is f e llo w c o m mitte e m em bers ( ‘L yall,
y o u j u st s ti c k to W els h B oggarts , th at’ s w hat y o u’r e g ood a t’ ). L yall, g en era lly a m ild -m an nere d m an ,
g re w a n g ry . H e d esc rib ed w ere w olv es a s ‘ s o ulle ss, e v il, d ese rv in g n o th in g b ut d eath ’. T he c o m mitte e
o rd ere d L yall o ut o f th e r o om , th e h ead o f th e c o m mitte e a p o lo gis e d to th e M ug gle tr a m p a n d
G re y back w as r e le ase d .
The w iz ard w ho e sc o rte d G re y back o ut o f th e i n quir y w as i n te n din g to p la ce a M em ory C harm
u po n h im , s o th at h e w ould f o rg et h av in g b een i n sid e th e M in is tr y . B efo re h e h ad a c h an ce to d o s o ,
h e w as o verp o w ere d b y G re y back a n d tw o a cco m plic es w ho h ad b een l u rk in g a t th e e n tr a n ce, a n d th e
t h re e w ere w olv es f le d .
Gre y back l o st n o ti m e i n s h arin g w ith h is f r ie n ds h o w L yall L upin h ad j u st d esc rib ed th em . T heir
r e v en g e o n th e w iz ard w ho th o ug ht th at w ere w olv es d ese rv ed n o th in g b ut d eath w ould b e s w if t a n d
t e rrib le .
Sho rtl y b efo re R em us L upin ’s f if th b ir th day, a s h e s le p t p eacefu lly i n h is b ed , F en rir G re y back
f o rc ed o pen th e b o y’s w in do w a n d a tta ck ed h im . L yall r e ach ed th e b ed ro om i n ti m e to s a v e h is s o n’s
l if e , d riv in g G re y back o ut o f th e h o use w ith a n um ber o f p o w erfu l c u rse s. H ow ev er, h en cefo rth ,
R em us w ould b e a f u lly f le d g ed w ere w olf .
Lyall L upin n ev er f o rg av e h im se lf f o r th e w ord s h e h ad s p o ken i n f r o nt o f G re y back a t th e
i n quir y : ‘ s o ulle ss, e v il, d ese rv in g n o th in g b ut d eath ’. H e h ad p arro te d w hat w as th e c o m mon v ie w o f
w ere w olv es i n h is c o m munity , b ut h is s o n w as w hat h e h ad a lw ay s b een – l o veab le a n d c le v er – e x cep t
f o r th at te rrib le p erio d a t th e f u ll m oon w hen h e s u ffe re d a n e x cru cia ti n g tr a n sfo rm ati o n a n d b ecam e

a d an g er to e v ery o ne a ro und h im . F or m an y y ears, L yall k ep t th e tr u th a b o ut th e a tta ck , i n clu din g th e
id en ti ty o f th e a tta ck er, f r o m h is s o n, f e arin g R em us’s r e crim in ati o ns.

Child hood
L yall d id a ll h e c o uld to f in d a c u re , b ut n eith er p o ti o ns n o r s p ells c o uld h elp h is s o n. F ro m th is ti m e
o nw ard s, th e f a m ily ’s l iv es w ere d o m in ate d b y th e n eed to h id e R em us’s c o nditi o n. T hey u pro ote d
t h em se lv es f r o m v illa g e to to w n, l e av in g th e i n sta n t th at r u m ours o f th e b o y’s o dd b eh av io ur s ta rte d .
F ello w w itc h es a n d w iz ard s n o ti c ed h o w p eak y R em us b ecam e a s n ew m oon a p pro ach ed , n o t to
m en ti o n h is m onth ly d is a p peara n ces. R em us w as n o t a llo w ed to p la y w ith o th er c h ild re n , i n c ase h e
l e t s lip th e tr u th o f h is c o nditi o n. I n c o nse q uen ce, a n d i n s p ite o f h is l o vin g p are n ts , h e w as a v ery
l o nely b o y.
While R em us w as s m all, h is c o nta in m en t d urin g h is tr a n sfo rm ati o n w as n o t d if fic u lt; a l o ck ed
r o om a n d p le n ty o f s ile n cin g s p ells u su ally s u ffic ed . H ow ev er, a s h e g re w , s o d id h is w olf is h s e lf , a n d
b y th e ti m e h e w as te n y ears o ld , h e w as c ap ab le o f p o undin g d o w n d o ors a n d s m ash in g w in do w s.
E ver m ore p o w erfu l s p ells w ere n eed ed to c o nta in h im a n d b o th H ope a n d L yall g re w th in w ith w orry
a n d f e ar. T hey a d o re d th eir s o n, b ut th ey k new th at th eir c o m munity – a lr e ad y b ese t w ith f e ars a t th e
m ounti n g D ark a cti v ity a ro und th em – w ould n o t b e l e n ie n t o n a n u nco ntr o lle d w ere w olf . T he h o pes
t h at th ey h ad o nce h ad f o r th eir s o n s e em ed i n r u in s, a n d L yall e d ucate d R em us a t h o m e, c erta in th at
h e w ould n ev er b e a b le to s e t f o ot i n s c h o ol.
Sho rtl y b efo re R em us’s e le v en th b ir th day, n o l e ss a p erso n th an A lb us D um ble d o re , H ead m aste r
o f H ogw arts , a rriv ed u nin vite d o n th e L upin s’ d o orste p . F lu ste re d a n d f r ig hte n ed , L yall a n d H ope
t r ie d to b lo ck h is e n tr a n ce, b ut s o m eh o w , f iv e m in ute s l a te r, D um ble d o re w as s itti n g a t th e f ir e sid e,
e ati n g c ru m pets a n d p la y in g G obsto nes w ith R em us.
Dum ble d o re e x pla in ed to th e L upin s th at h e k new w hat h ad h ap pen ed to th eir s o n. G re y back h ad
b o aste d o f w hat h e h ad d o ne a n d D um ble d o re h ad s p ie s a m ong D ark c re atu re s. H ow ev er,
D um ble d o re to ld th e L upin s th at h e s a w n o r e aso n w hy R em us s h o uld n o t c o m e to s c h o ol, a n d
d esc rib ed th e a rra n g em en ts th at h e h ad m ad e to g iv e th e b o y a s a fe a n d s e cu re p la ce f o r h is
t r a n sfo rm ati o ns. D ue to th e w id esp re ad p re ju dic e a ro und w ere w olv es, D um ble d o re a g re ed th at f o r
R em us’s o w n s a k e h is c o nditi o n s h o uld n o t b e b ro ad cast. O nce a m onth , h e w ould l e av e f o r a s e cu re
a n d c o m fo rta b le h o use i n th e v illa g e o f H ogsm ead e, g uard ed b y m an y s p ells a n d r e ach ed o nly b y a n
u nderg ro und p assa g e f r o m th e H ogw arts g ro unds, w here h e c o uld tr a n sfo rm i n p eace.
Rem us’s e x cite m en t w as b ey o nd a n yth in g h e h ad k no w n b efo re . I t w as th e d re am o f h is l if e to
m eet o th er c h ild re n a n d h av e, f o r th e f ir st ti m e, f r ie n ds a n d p la y m ate s.

Sch ool
S orte d i n to G ry ffin do r h o use , R em us L upin w as s w if tl y b efr ie n ded b y tw o c h eerfu l, c o nfid en t a n d
r e b ellio us b o ys, J a m es P otte r a n d S ir iu s B la ck . T hey w ere a ttr a cte d b y R em us’s q uie t s e n se o f
h um our a n d a k in dness th at th ey v alu ed , e v en i f th ey d id n o t a lw ay s p o sse ss i t th em se lv es. R em us,
a lw ay s th e u nderd o g’s f r ie n d, w as k in d to s h o rt a n d r a th er s lo w P ete r P etti g re w , a f e llo w G ry ffin do r,
w ho m J a m es a n d S ir iu s m ig ht n o t h av e th o ug ht w orth y o f th eir a tte n ti o n w ith o ut R em us’s p ersu asio n.
S oon, th ese f o ur b ecam e i n se p ara b le .
Rem us f u ncti o ned a s th e c o nsc ie n ce o f th is g ro up, b ut i t w as a n o ccasio nally f a u lty c o nsc ie n ce.
H e d id n o t a p pro ve o f th eir r e le n tl e ss b ully in g o f S ev eru s S nap e, b ut h e l o ved J a m es a n d S ir iu s s o
m uch , a n d w as s o g ra te fu l f o r th eir a ccep ta n ce, th at h e d id n o t a lw ay s s ta n d u p to th em a s m uch a s h e
k new h e s h o uld .
In ev ita b ly , h is th re e b est f r ie n ds s o on b ecam e c u rio us a s to w hy R em us h ad to v an is h o nce a
m onth . C onvin ced b y h is l o nely c h ild ho od th at h is f r ie n ds w ould d ese rt h im i f th ey k new th at h e w as a
w ere w olf , R em us m ad e u p e v er m ore e la b o ra te l ie s to a cco unt f o r h is a b se n ces. J a m es a n d S ir iu s
g uesse d th e tr u th i n th eir s e co nd y ear. T o R em us’s a sto nis h ed g ra ti tu de, th ey n o t o nly r e m ain ed h is
f r ie n ds b ut th o ug ht u p a n i n g en io us m eth o d o f e asin g h is m onth ly i s o la ti o n. T hey a ls o g av e h im a
n ic k nam e th at w ould f o llo w h im a ll th ro ug h s c h o ol: ‘ M oony’. R em us f in is h ed h is s c h o ol c are er a s a
P re fe ct.

The O rd er o f t h e P hoen ix
B y th e ti m e th e f o ur f r ie n ds l e ft s c h o ol, L ord V old em ort’ s a sc en dan cy w as a lm ost c o m ple te . T ru e
r e sis ta n ce to h im w as c o ncen tr a te d i n th e u nderg ro und o rg an is a ti o n c alle d th e O rd er o f th e P ho en ix ,
w hic h a ll f o ur y o ung m en j o in ed .
The d eath o f J a m es P otte r, a lo ng w ith h is w if e L ily , a t th e h an ds o f L ord V old em ort, w as o ne o f
t h e m ost tr a u m ati c e v en ts o f R em us’s a lr e ad y tr o uble d l if e . H is f r ie n ds m ean t e v en m ore to h im th an
t o o th er p eo ple , b ecau se h e h ad l o ng s in ce a ccep te d th e f a ct th at m ost p eo ple w ould tr e at h im a s
u nto uch ab le , a n d th at th ere c o uld b e n o p o ssib ility o f m arry in g a n d h av in g c h ild re n . E ven w orse ,
w ith in tw en ty -fo ur h o urs h e h ad a ls o l o st h is tw o o th er b est f r ie n ds. R em us w as i n th e n o rth o f th e
c o untr y o n O rd er o f th e P ho en ix b usin ess w hen h e h eard th e h o rrib le n ew s th at o ne o f th em h ad
m urd ere d th e o th er, a n d w as n o w i n A zk ab an , a tr a ito r to th e O rd er a n d to L ily a n d J a m es th em se lv es.
The d o w nfa ll o f V old em ort, s u ch a s o urc e o f j u bila ti o n to th e r e st o f th e w iz ard in g c o m munity ,
m ark ed th e b eg in nin g o f a l o ng s tr e tc h o f l o nelin ess a n d u nhap pin ess f o r R em us. H e h ad l o st h is th re e
c lo se f r ie n ds a n d, w ith th e O rd er d is b an ded , h is p re v io us c o m ra d es r e tu rn ed to b usy l iv es w ith
f a m ilie s. H is m oth er w as n o w d ead , a n d w hile L yall, h is f a th er, w as a lw ay s d elig hte d to s e e h is s o n,
R em us r e fu se d to e n dan g er h is f a th er’s p eacefu l e x is te n ce b y r e tu rn in g to l iv e w ith h im .
Rem us n o w l iv ed a h an d-to -m outh e x is te n ce, ta k in g j o bs th at w ere f a r b elo w h is l e v el o f a b ility ,
a lw ay s k no w in g th at h e w ould h av e to l e av e th em b efo re h is p atte rn o f g ro w in g s ic k o nce a m onth a t
t h e f u ll m oon w as n o ti c ed b y h is w ork m ate s.

The W olf s b an e P otio n
O ne d ev elo pm en t i n th e w iz ard in g c o m munity g av e R em us h o pe: th e d is c o very o f th e W olf s b an e
P oti o n. W hile th is d id n o t p re v en t a w ere w olf l o sin g h is h um an f o rm o nce a m onth , i t r e str ic te d h is
t r a n sfo rm ati o n to th at o f a n o rd in ary a n d s le ep y w olf . I t h ad a lw ay s b een R em us’s w orst f e ar th at h e
w ould k ill w hile o ut o f h is r ig ht m in d. H ow ev er, th e W olf s b an e P oti o n w as c o m ple x a n d th e
i n g re d ie n ts v ery e x pen siv e. R em us h ad n o c h an ce to s a m ple i t w ith o ut a d m itti n g w hat h e w as a n d s o
h e c o nti n ued h is l o nely , i ti n era n t e x is te n ce.

Retu rn t o H ogw arts
O nce a g ain , A lb us D um ble d o re c h an g ed th e c o urse o f R em us L upin ’s l if e w hen h e tr a ck ed h im d o w n
t o a tu m ble d o w n, s e m i- d ere lic t c o tta g e i n Y ork sh ir e . D elig hte d to s e e th e H ead m aste r, R em us w as
a m azed w hen D um ble d o re o ffe re d h im th e p o st o f D efe n ce A gain st th e D ark A rts te ach er. H e w as
o nly p ersu ad ed to a ccep t w hen D um ble d o re e x pla in ed th at th ere w ould b e a l im itl e ss s u pply o f
W olf s b an e P oti o n, c o urte sy o f th e P oti o ns m aste r, S ev eru s S nap e.
At H ogw arts , R em us r e v eale d h im se lf to b e a g if te d te ach er, w ith a r a re f la ir f o r h is o w n s u bje ct
a n d a p ro fo und u ndersta n din g o f h is p upils . H e w as, a s e v er, p arti c u la rly d ra w n to th e u nderd o g, a n d
b o th N ev ille L ong bo tto m a n d H arry P otte r b en efite d f r o m h is w is d o m a n d k in dness.
How ev er, R em us’s o ld f la w w as a t w ork . H e h ad g ra v e s u sp ic io ns a b o ut o ne o f h is o ld f r ie n ds, a
k no w n f u g iti v e, b ut d id n o t s h are th em w ith a n yo ne a t H ogw arts . H is d esp era te d esir e to b elo ng a n d to
b e l ik ed m ean t th at h e w as n eith er a s b ra v e n o r a s h o nest a s h e o ug ht to h av e b een .
An u nfo rtu nate c o m bin ati o n o f c ir c u m sta n ces a ro se th at r e su lte d i n R em us u nderg oin g a tr u e
w ere w olf ’s tr a n sfo rm ati o n o n th e g ro unds o f th e s c h o ol. S ev eru s S nap e’s r e se n tm en t, n ev er a b ate d b y
R em us’s s u bse q uen t r e sp ectf u l p o lite n ess, m ad e s u re th at i t w as w id ely k no w n w hat th e D efe n ce
A gain st th e D ark A rts te ach er w as. R em us f e lt o blig ed to r e sig n a n d d ep arte d H ogw arts o nce m ore .

Marria g e
A s L ord V old em ort o nce a g ain g ain ed a sc en dan cy, th e o ld r e sis ta n ce r e g ro uped a n d R em us f o und
h im se lf o nce m ore p art o f th e O rd er o f th e P ho en ix .
This ti m e, th e g ro up i n clu ded a n A uro r w ho h ad b een to o y o ung to b elo ng to th e O rd er d urin g
i ts f ir st i n carn ati o n. C le v er, b ra v e a n d f u nny, p in k-h air e d N ym phad o ra T onks w as a p ro té g ée o f
A la sto r ‘ M ad -E ye’ M oody, th e to ug hest a n d m ost g riz zle d A uro r o f th em a ll.
Rem us, s o o fte n m ela n ch o ly a n d l o nely , w as f ir st a m use d , th en i m pre sse d , th en s e rio usly s m itte n
b y th e y o ung w itc h . H e h ad n ev er f a lle n i n l o ve b efo re . I f i t h ad h ap pen ed i n p eaceti m e, R em us w ould
h av e s im ply ta k en h im se lf o ff to a n ew p la ce a n d a n ew j o b, s o th at h e d id n o t h av e to e n dure th e p ain
o f w atc h in g T onks f a ll i n l o ve w ith a h an dso m e, y o ung w iz ard i n th e A uro r o ffic e, w hic h w as w hat h e
e x pecte d to h ap pen . H ow ev er, th is w as w ar; th ey w ere b o th n eed ed i n th e O rd er o f th e P ho en ix , a n d
n o bo dy k new w hat th e n ex t d ay w ould b rin g . R em us f e lt j u sti f ie d i n r e m ain in g e x actl y w here h e w as,
k eep in g h is f e elin g s to h im se lf b ut s e cre tl y r e jo ic in g e v ery ti m e s o m eb o dy p air e d h im w ith T onks o n
s o m e o vern ig ht m is sio n.
It h ad n ev er o ccu rre d to R em us th at T onks c o uld r e tu rn h is f e elin g s b ecau se h e h ad b eco m e s o
u se d to c o nsid erin g h im se lf u ncle an a n d u nw orth y. O ne n ig ht w hen th ey l a y i n h id in g o uts id e a k no w n
D eath E ate r’s h o use , a fte r a y ear o f i n cre asin g ly w arm f r ie n dsh ip , T onks m ad e a n i d le r e m ark a b o ut
o ne o f th eir f e llo w O rd er m em bers ( ‘H e’s s ti ll h an dso m e, i s n ’t h e, e v en a fte r A zk ab an ?’). B efo re h e
c o uld s to p h im se lf , R em us h ad r e p lie d b itte rly th at h e s u ppo se d s h e h ad f a lle n f o r h is o ld f r ie n d ( ‘H e
a lw ay s g ot th e w om en .’ ). A t th is , T onks b ecam e s u dden ly a n g ry . ‘ Y ou’d k no w p erfe ctl y w ell w ho I ’ v e
f a lle n f o r, i f y o u w ere n ’t to o b usy f e elin g s o rry f o r y o urse lf to n o ti c e.’
Rem us’s i m med ia te r e sp o nse w as a h ap pin ess h e h ad n ev er e x perie n ced i n h is l if e , b ut th is w as
e x ti n g uis h ed a lm ost a t o nce b y a s e n se o f c ru sh in g d uty . H e h ad a lw ay s k no w n th at h e c o uld n o t
m arry a n d r u n th e r is k o f p assin g o n h is p ain fu l, s h am efu l c o nditi o n. H e th ere fo re p re te n ded n o t to
u ndersta n d T onks, w hic h d id n o t f o ol h er a t a ll. W is e r th an R em us, s h e w as s u re th at h e l o ved h er, b ut
t h at h e w as r e fu sin g to a d m it i t o ut o f m is ta k en n o bility . H ow ev er, h e a v o id ed a n y f u rth er e x cu rsio ns
w ith h er, b are ly ta lk ed to h er, a n d s ta rte d v o lu nte erin g f o r th e m ost d an g ero us m is sio ns. T onks
b ecam e d esp era te ly u nhap py, c o nvin ced n o t o nly th at th e m an s h e l o ved w ould n ev er w illin g ly s p en d
t i m e w ith h er a g ain , b ut a ls o th at h e m ig ht w alk to h is d eath r a th er th an a d m it h is f e elin g s.
Rem us a n d T onks b o th f o ug ht L ord V old em ort a n d h is D eath E ate rs i n th e D ep artm en t o f
M yste rie s, a b attl e th at r e su lte d i n th e p ublic e x po su re o f V old em ort’ s r e tu rn . T he l o ss o f th e l a st o f
h is s c h o ol f r ie n ds d urin g th is b attl e d id n o th in g to s o fte n R em us’s i n cre asin g ly s e lf -d estr u cti v e
a tti tu de. T onks c o uld o nly w atc h i n d esp air a s h e v o lu nte ere d to s p y f o r th e O rd er, l e av in g to l iv e
a m ong f e llo w w ere w olv es to tr y to p ersu ad e th em to D um ble d o re ’s s id e. I n d o in g th is , h e w as
e x po sin g h im se lf to th e p o ssib le r e p ris a ls o f th e w ere w olf w ho h ad c h an g ed h is l if e f o re v er, F en rir
G re y back .
Rem us c am e f a ce-to -fa ce w ith b o th G re y back a n d T onks a t H ogw arts b are ly a y ear l a te r, w hen
t h e O rd er c la sh ed w ith D eath E ate rs w ith in th e c astl e . D urin g th is b attl e , R em us l o st y et a n o th er
p erso n h e h ad l o ved : A lb us D um ble d o re . D um ble d o re h ad b een a d o re d b y e v ery m em ber o f th e
O rd er o f th e P ho en ix , b ut to R em us, h e h ad r e p re se n te d th e s o rt o f k in dness, to le ra n ce a n d

understa n din g th at h e h ad r e ceiv ed f r o m n o bo dy i n th e w orld o uts id e h is p are n ts a n d h is th re e b est
fr ie n ds, a n d h ad b een th e o nly m an e v er to o ffe r h im a p o siti o n w ith in n o rm al w iz ard in g s o cie ty .
In th e a fte rm ath o f th e b lo ody f ig ht, i n sp ir e d b y F le u r D ela co ur’s p ro te sta ti o n o f e n durin g l o ve
fo r B ill W easle y, w ho h ad b een s a v ag ed b y G re y back , T onks m ad e a b ra v e, p ublic d ecla ra ti o n o f h er
fe elin g s f o r R em us, w ho w as f o rc ed to a d m it th e s tr e n g th o f h is l o ve f o r h er. I n s p ite o f c o nti n uin g
mis g iv in g s th at h e w as a cti n g s e lf is h ly , R em us m arrie d T onks q uie tl y i n th e n o rth o f S co tl a n d, w ith
witn esse s ta k en f r o m th e l o cal w iz ard in g ta v ern . H e c o nti n ued to f e ar th at th e s ti g m a a tta ch ed to h im
would i n fe ct h is w if e a n d w is h ed f o r n o f a n fa re a ro und th eir u nio n; h e s w ung c o nsta n tl y b etw een
ela ti o n th at h e w as m arrie d to th e w om an o f h is d re am s a n d te rro r o f w hat h e m ig ht h av e b ro ug ht
upo n th em b o th .

Pare n th ood
W ith in a f e w w eek s o f th eir m arria g e, R em us r e alis e d th at T onks w as p re g nan t a n d e v ery f e ar h e h ad
e v er h ad s u rfa ced . H e w as c o nvin ced th at h e h ad p asse d o n h is c o nditi o n to a n i n no cen t c h ild a n d th at
h e h ad c o ndem ned T onks to th e s a m e l if e a s h is m oth er, f o re v er m ovin g a ro und, u nab le to s e ttl e ,
h av in g to h id e h er i n cre asin g ly v io le n t c h ild f r o m s ig ht. F ull o f r e m orse a n d s e lf -r e crim in ati o n,
R em us f le d , l e av in g th e p re g nan t T onks, s e ek in g o ut H arry a n d o ffe rin g to a cco m pan y h im o n
w hate v er d eath -d efy in g a d ven tu re a w aite d .
To R em us’s s h o ck a n d d is p le asu re , th e s e v en te en -y ear-o ld H arry n o t o nly d eclin ed h is o ffe r b ut
b ecam e a n g ry a n d i n su lti n g . H e to ld h is e x -te ach er th at h e w as a cti n g s e lf is h ly a n d i r re sp o nsib ly .
R em us r e sp o nded w ith u nch ara cte ris ti c v io le n ce a n d s to rm ed o ut o f th e h o use , ta k in g r e fu g e i n a
c o rn er o f th e L eak y C au ld ro n, w here h e s a t d rin kin g a n d f u m in g .
How ev er, a fte r a f e w h o urs’ r e fle cti o n, R em us w as f o rc ed to a ccep t th at h is e x -p upil h ad j u st
t a u g ht h im a v alu ab le l e sso n. J a m es a n d L ily , R em us r e fle cte d , h ad s tu ck w ith H arry e v en u nto th eir
o w n d eath s. H is o w n p are n ts , L yall a n d H ope, h ad s a crif ic ed th eir p eace a n d s e cu rity to k eep th e
f a m ily to geth er. B itte rly a sh am ed , R em us l e ft th e i n n a n d r e tu rn ed to h is w if e , w here h e b eg ged h er
f o rg iv en ess a n d a ssu re d h er th at, c o m e w hat m ay, h e w ould n ev er l e av e h er a g ain . F or th e r e st o f
T onks’s p re g nan cy, R em us e sc h ew ed m is sio ns f o r th e O rd er o f th e P ho en ix a n d m ad e i t h is f ir st
p rio rity to p ro te ct h is w if e a n d u nbo rn c h ild .
The L upin s’ s o n, E dw ard R em us ( ‘T ed dy’), w as n am ed f o r R em us’s r e cen tl y d ecease d f a th er-in -
l a w . T o b o th p are n ts ’ r e lie f a n d d elig ht, h e s h o w ed n o s ig n o f l y can th ro py w hen b o rn , b ut i n herite d
h is m oth er’s a b ility to c h an g e h is a p peara n ce a t w ill. O n th e n ig ht o f T ed dy’s b ir th , R em us b rie fly l e ft
T onks a n d h is s o n i n th e c h arg e o f h is m oth er-in -la w , s o th at h e c o uld g o a n d f in d H arry f o r th e f ir st
t i m e s in ce th eir a n g ry c o nfr o nta ti o n. H ere , h e a sk ed H arry to b e T ed dy’s g odfa th er, f e elin g n o th in g
b ut f o rg iv en ess a n d g ra ti tu de to w ard s th e p erso n w ho h ad s e n t h im h o m e to th e f a m ily th at g av e h im
h is g re ate st h ap pin ess.

Death
B oth R em us a n d T onks r e tu rn ed to H ogw arts f o r th e f in al b attl e a g ain st V old em ort, l e av in g th eir ti n y
s o n i n th e c are o f h is g ra n dm oth er. T he c o uple k new th at i f V old em ort w on th is b attl e , th eir f a m ily
w as s u re to b e e lim in ate d : b o th w ere n o to rio us m em bers o f th e O rd er o f th e P ho en ix . T onks w as a
m ark ed w om an i n th e e y es o f h er D eath E ate r a u nt, B ella tr ix L estr a n g e, a n d th eir s o n w as th e v ery
a n ti th esis o f a p ure -b lo od, h av in g m an y M ug gle r e la ti v es a n d a d ash o f w ere w olf .
Hav in g s u rv iv ed n um ero us e n co unte rs w ith D eath E ate rs a n d f o ug ht h is w ay s k ilf u lly a n d
b ra v ely o ut o f m an y ti g ht c o rn ers, R em us L upin m et h is e n d a t th e h an ds o f A nto nin D olo ho v, o ne o f
t h e l o ng est- s e rv in g , m ost d ev o te d a n d s a d is ti c o f a ll V old em ort’ s D eath E ate rs. R em us w as n o l o ng er
i n p rim e f ig hti n g c o nditi o n w hen h e r u sh ed to j o in th e f ig ht. M onth s o f i n acti v ity , u sin g m ostl y s p ells
o f c o ncealm en t a n d p ro te cti o n, h ad b lu nte d h is d uellin g c ap ab iliti e s, a n d w hen h e r a n u p a g ain st a
d uelle r o f D olo ho v’s s k ill, n o w b attl e -h ard en ed a fte r m onth s o f k illin g a n d m aim in g , h is r e acti o ns
w ere to o s lo w .
Rem us L upin w as p o sth um ously a w ard ed th e O rd er o f M erlin , F ir st C la ss, th e f ir st w ere w olf
e v er to b e a cco rd ed th is h o no ur. T he e x am ple o f h is l if e a n d d eath d id m uch to l if t th e s ti g m a o n
w ere w olv es. H e w as n ev er f o rg otte n b y a n yo ne w ho k new h im : a b ra v e, k in d m an w ho d id th e b est h e
c o uld i n v ery d if fic u lt c ir c u m sta n ces a n d w ho h elp ed m an y m ore th an h e e v er r e alis e d .

J.K . R ow lin g’s t h oughts
R em us L upin w as o ne o f m y f a v o urite c h ara cte rs i n th e e n ti r e P otte r s e rie s. I m ad e m yse lf c ry a ll
o ver a g ain w hile w riti n g th is e n tr y , b ecau se I h ate d k illin g h im .
Lupin ’s c o nditi o n o f l y can th ro py ( b ein g a w ere w olf ) w as a m eta p ho r f o r th o se i lln esse s th at
c arry a s ti g m a, l ik e H IV a n d A ID S. A ll k in ds o f s u persti ti o ns s e em to s u rro und b lo od-b o rn e
c o nditi o ns, p ro bab ly d ue to ta b o os s u rro undin g b lo od i ts e lf . T he w iz ard in g c o m munity i s a s p ro ne to
h yste ria a n d p re ju dic e a s th e M ug gle o ne, a n d th e c h ara cte r o f L upin g av e m e a c h an ce to e x am in e
t h o se a tti tu des.
Rem us’s P atr o nus i s n ev er r e v eale d i n th e P otte r b o oks, e v en th o ug h i t i s h e w ho te ach es H arry
t h e d if fic u lt a n d u nusu al a rt o f p ro ducin g o ne. I t i s , i n f a ct, a w olf – a n o rd in ary w olf , n o t a w ere w olf .
W olv es a re f a m ily -o rie n ta te d a n d n o n-a g gre ssiv e, b ut R em us d is lik es th e f o rm o f h is P atr o nus, w hic h
i s a c o nsta n t r e m in der o f h is a fflic ti o n. E very th in g w olf is h d is g usts h im , a n d h e o fte n p ro duces a n o n-
c o rp o re al P atr o nus d elib era te ly , e sp ecia lly w hen o th ers a re w atc h in g .

Lyca nth ro py d oesn ’t m ake f o r a n e a sy l ife . I n t h is n ext p ie ce o f w ritin g o n w ere w olv es, w e
le a rn w hy i t’s b een s o d iffic u lt f o r R em us a nd h is k in d t o i n te g ra te i n to t h e r e st o f s o cie ty .


WER EW OLV ES
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
T here a re w ere w olv es w orld w id e a n d th ey h av e tr a d iti o nally b een p aria h s i n th e w iz ard in g
c o m muniti e s f r o m w hic h th ey o fte n s p rin g ; w itc h es a n d w iz ard s w ho a re f r e q uen tl y i n vo lv ed i n
h unti n g o r s tu dyin g s u ch c re atu re s a re e x po se d to a h ig her r is k o f a tta ck th an th e a v era g e M ug gle . I n
t h e l a te n in ete en th c en tu ry th e g re at E ng lis h a u th o rity o n w ere w olv es, P ro fe sso r M arlo w e F orfa n g ,
u nderto ok th e f ir st c o m pre h en siv e s tu dy o f th eir h ab its . H e f o und th at n early a ll th o se h e m an ag ed to
s tu dy a n d q uesti o n h ad b een w iz ard s b efo re b ein g b itte n . H e a ls o l e arn ed f r o m th e w ere w olv es th at
M ug gle s ‘ ta ste ’ d if fe re n t to w iz ard s a n d th at th ey a re m uch m ore l ik ely to d ie o f th eir w ounds,
w here as w itc h es a n d w iz ard s s u rv iv e to b eco m e w ere w olv es.
The M in is tr y o f M ag ic ’s p o lic ie s o n w ere w olv es h av e a lw ay s b een m uddle d a n d i n effic ie n t. A
W ere w olf C ode o f C onduct w as d ev elo ped i n 1 637, w hic h w ere w olv es w ere s u ppo se d to s ig n,
p ro m is in g n o t to a tta ck a n yo ne b ut to l o ck th em se lv es u p s e cu re ly e v ery m onth . U nsu rp ris in g ly ,
n o bo dy s ig ned th e C ode, a s n o bo dy w as p re p are d to w alk i n to th e M in is tr y a n d a d m it to b ein g a
w ere w olf , a p ro ble m f r o m w hic h th e l a te r W ere w olf R eg is tr y a ls o s u ffe re d . F or y ears, th is W ere w olf
R eg is tr y , o n w hic h e v ery w ere w olf w as s u ppo se d to e n te r th eir n am e a n d p erso nal d eta ils , h as
r e m ain ed i n co m ple te a n d u nre lia b le , b ecau se s o m an y o f th e n ew ly -b itte n s o ug ht to c o nceal th eir
c o nditi o n a n d e sc ap e th e i n ev ita b le s h am e a n d e x ile . W ere w olv es h av e b een s h unte d b etw een th e B east
a n d B ein g d iv is io ns o f th e D ep artm en t f o r th e R eg ula ti o n a n d C ontr o l o f M ag ic al C re atu re s f o r
y ears, b ecau se n o bo dy c o uld m ak e u p th eir m in ds w heth er a w ere w olf s h o uld b e c la ssif ie d a s h um an
o r b esti a l. A t o ne p o in t, th e W ere w olf R eg is tr y a n d W ere w olf C ap tu re U nit w ere b o th i n th e B east
D iv is io n, w hile a t th e s a m e ti m e a n o ffic e f o r W ere w olf S uppo rt S erv ic es w as e sta b lis h ed i n th e
B ein g D iv is io n. N obo dy e v er p re se n te d th em se lv es f o r S uppo rt S erv ic es, f o r th e s a m e r e aso ns th at
v ery f e w e v er s ig ned th e R eg is tr y , a n d i t w as e v en tu ally c lo se d d o w n.
To b eco m e a w ere w olf , i t i s n ecessa ry to b e b itte n b y a w ere w olf i n th eir w olf is h f o rm a t th e
t i m e o f th e f u ll m oon. W hen th e w ere w olf ’s s a liv a m in g le s w ith th e v ic ti m ’s b lo od, c o nta m in ati o n
w ill o ccu r.
The m an y M ug gle m yth s a n d l e g en ds s u rro undin g w ere w olv es a re , i n th e m ain , f a ls e , a lth o ug h
s o m e c o nta in n ug gets o f tr u th . S ilv er b ulle ts d o n o t k ill w ere w olv es, b ut a m ix tu re o f p o w dere d s ilv er
a n d d itta n y a p plie d to a f r e sh b ite w ill ‘ s e al’ th e w ound a n d p re v en t th e v ic ti m b le ed in g to d eath
( a lth o ug h tr a g ic ta le s a re to ld o f v ic ti m s w ho b eg to b e a llo w ed to d ie r a th er th an to l iv e o n a s
w ere w olv es).
In th e s e co nd h alf o f th e tw en ti e th c en tu ry , s e v era l p o ti o ns w ere d ev is e d to s o fte n th e e ffe cts o f
l y can th ro py. T he m ost s u ccessfu l w as th e W olf s b an e P oti o n.
The m onth ly tr a n sfo rm ati o n o f a w ere w olf i s e x tr e m ely p ain fu l i f u ntr e ate d a n d i s u su ally
p re ced ed a n d s u cceed ed b y a f e w d ay s o f p allo r a n d i ll h ealth . W hile i n h is o r h er w olf is h f o rm , th e
w ere w olf l o se s e n ti r e ly i ts h um an s e n se o f r ig ht o r w ro ng . H ow ev er, i t i s i n co rre ct to s ta te ( a s s o m e

au th o riti e s h av e, n o ta b ly P ro fe sso r E m ere tt P ic ard y i n h is b o ok
Lupin e L aw le ssn ess: W hy
Lyca nth ro pes D on’t D ese rv e t o L iv e
) th at th ey s u ffe r f r o m a p erm an en t l o ss o f m ora l s e n se . W hile
hum an , th e w ere w olf m ay b e a s g ood o r k in d a s th e n ex t p erso n. A lte rn ati v ely , th ey m ay b e d an g ero us
ev en w hile h um an , a s i n th e c ase o f F en rir G re y back , w ho a tte m pts to b ite a n d m aim a s a m an a n d
keep s h is n ails s h arp en ed i n to c la w -lik e p o in ts f o r th e p urp o se .
If a tta ck ed b y a w ere w olf th at i s s ti ll i n h um an f o rm , th e v ic ti m m ay d ev elo p c erta in m ild ,
wolf is h c h ara cte ris ti c s s u ch a s a f o ndness f o r r a re m eat, b ut o th erw is e s h o uld n o t b e tr o uble d b y
lo ng -te rm i ll e ffe cts . H ow ev er, a n y b ite o r s c ra tc h g iv en b y a w ere w olf w ill l e av e l a sti n g s c ars,
wheth er o r n o t h e o r s h e w as i n a w olf ’s f o rm a t th e ti m e o f th e a tta ck .
While i n i ts a n im al f o rm , th e w ere w olf i s a lm ost i n dis ti n g uis h ab le i n a p peara n ce f r o m th e tr u e
wolf , a lth o ug h th e s n o ut m ay b e s lig htl y s h o rte r a n d th e p upils s m alle r ( in b o th c ase s m ore ‘ h um an ’)
an d th e ta il tu fte d r a th er th an f u ll a n d b ush y. T he r e al d if fe re n ce i s i n b eh av io ur. G en uin e w olv es a re
no t v ery a g gre ssiv e, a n d th e v ast n um ber o f f o lk ta le s r e p re se n ti n g th em a s m in dle ss p re d ato rs a re
no w b elie v ed b y w iz ard in g a u th o riti e s to r e fe r to w ere w olv es, n o t tr u e w olv es. A w olf i s u nlik ely to
atta ck a h um an e x cep t u nder e x cep ti o nal c ir c u m sta n ces. T he w ere w olf , h o w ev er, ta rg ets h um an s
alm ost e x clu siv ely a n d p o se s v ery l ittl e d an g er to a n y o th er c re atu re .
Were w olv es g en era lly r e p ro duce b y a tta ck in g n o n-w ere w olv es. T he s ti g m a s u rro undin g
were w olv es h as b een s o e x tr e m e f o r c en tu rie s th at v ery f e w h av e m arrie d a n d h ad c h ild re n . H ow ev er,
where w ere w olv es h av e m arrie d h um an p artn ers, th ere h as b een n o s ig n o f th eir l y can th ro py b ein g
passe d to th eir o ffs p rin g .
One c u rio us f e atu re o f th e c o nditi o n i s th at i f tw o w ere w olv es m eet a n d m ate a t th e f u ll m oon ( a
hig hly u nlik ely c o nti n g en cy, w hic h i s k no w n to h av e o ccu rre d o nly tw ic e) th e r e su lt o f th e m ati n g
will b e w olf c u bs w hic h r e se m ble tr u e w olv es i n e v ery th in g e x cep t th eir a b no rm ally h ig h i n te llig en ce.
They a re n o t m ore a g gre ssiv e th an n o rm al w olv es a n d d o n o t s in g le o ut h um an s f o r a tta ck . S uch a
litte r w as o nce s e t f r e e, u nder c o nditi o ns o f e x tr e m e s e cre cy, i n th e F orb id den F ore st a t H ogw arts ,
with th e k in d p erm is sio n o f A lb us D um ble d o re . T he c u bs g re w i n to b eau ti f u l a n d u nusu ally i n te llig en t
wolv es a n d s o m e o f th em l iv e th ere s ti ll, w hic h h as g iv en r is e to th e s to rie s a b o ut ‘ w ere w olv es’ i n th e
Fore st – s to rie s n o ne o f th e te ach ers, o r th e g am ek eep er, h as d o ne m uch to d is p el b ecau se k eep in g
stu den ts o ut o f th e F ore st i s , i n th eir v ie w , h ig hly d esir a b le .

Fro m M cG onagall’s g rie f t o L upin ’s l ife lo ng b ea stly a fflic tio n, w e’v e h ea rd a bout h ero is m
and h ard sh ip . N ow w e h ea d i n to d iffe re n t t e rrito ry, r id dle d w ith o m in ous p ro phecie s ( o nly
tw o o f w hic h a re g en uin e), o m en s a nd d angero us h obbie s.
Dis c o ver m ore a bout t h e H ogw arts D iv in atio n t e a ch er a nd r e sid en t d oom sa yer S yb ill
Tre la w ney, t h e o nly p ro fe sso r l ik ely t o p re d ic t y o ur g ris ly d em is e f r o m a c u p o f t e a .

SY BIL L T RELAW NEY
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
BIR TH DAY:
9th M arc h
WAND :
Hazel a n d u nic o rn h air , n in e a n d a h alf i n ch es l o ng , v ery f le x ib le
HOGW ARTS H OUSE :
Rav en cla w
SP EC IA L A BIL IT IE S:
A S eer, th o ug h th e g if t i s u npre d ic ta b le a n d u nco nsc io us
PA R ENTA G E:
Mug gle m oth er, w iz ard f a th er
FA M IL Y:
E arly m arria g e e n ded i n u nfo re se en r u ptu re w hen s h e r e fu se d to a d o pt th e s u rn am e ‘ H ig gle b o tto m ’,
no c h ild re n
HOBBIE S:
Pra cti s in g m ak in g d o om -la d en p ro phecie s i n f r o nt o f th e m ir ro r, s h erry
S ybill i s th e g re at- g re at g ra n ddau g hte r o f a g en uin e S eer, C assa n dra T re la w ney. C assa n dra ’s g if t h ad
b een m uch d ilu te d o ver e n su in g g en era ti o ns, a lth o ug h S ybill i n herite d m ore th an s h e k new . H alf -
b elie v in g i n h er o w n f ib s a b o ut h er ta le n t ( fo r s h e i s a t l e ast n in ety p er c en t f r a u d), S ybill c u lti v ate d a
d ra m ati c m an ner a n d e n jo ys i m pre ssin g h er m ore g ullib le s tu den ts w ith p re d ic ti o ns o f d o om a n d
d is a ste r. S he i s g if te d i n th e f o rtu ne te lle r’s tr ic k s; s h e a ccu ra te ly r e ad s N ev ille ’s n erv o usn ess a n d
s u g gesti b ility i n h is f ir st c la ss, a n d te lls h im h e i s a b o ut to b re ak a c u p, w hic h h e d o es. O n o th er
o ccasio ns, g ullib le s tu den ts d o h er w ork f o r h er. P ro fe sso r T re la w ney te lls L av en der B ro w n th at
s o m eth in g s h e i s d re ad in g w ill h ap pen to h er o n th e s ix te en th o f O cto ber; w hen L av en der r e ceiv es
n ew s o n th at d ay th at h er p et r a b bit h as d ie d , s h e c o nnects i t i n sta n tl y w ith th e p re d ic ti o n. A ll o f
H erm io ne’s l o gic a n d g ood s e n se ( L av en der w as n o t d re ad in g th e d eath o f th e r a b bit, w hic h w as v ery
y o ung ; th e r a b bit d id n o t d ie o n th e s ix te en th , b ut th e p re v io us d ay ) a re l o st: L av en der w an ts to b elie v e
h er u nhap pin ess w as f o re to ld . B y th e l a w o f a v era g es, P ro fe sso r T re la w ney ’s r a p id -fir e p re d ic ti o ns
s o m eti m es h it th e m ark , b ut m ost o f th e ti m e s h e i s f u ll o f h o t a ir a n d s e lf -im po rta n ce.
Nev erth ele ss, S ybill d o es e x perie n ce v ery r a re f la sh es o f g en uin e c la ir v o yan ce, w hic h s h e c an
n ev er r e m em ber a fte rw ard s. S he s e cu re d h er p o st a t H ogw arts b ecau se s h e r e v eale d , d urin g h er

in te rv ie w w ith D um ble d o re , th at s h e w as th e u nco nsc io us p o sse sso r o f i m po rta n t k no w le d g e.
Dum ble d o re g av e h er s a n ctu ary a t th e s c h o ol, p artl y to p ro te ct h er, p artl y i n th e h o pe th at m ore
gen uin e p re d ic ti o ns w ould b e f o rth co m in g ( h e h ad to w ait m an y y ears f o r th e n ex t) .
Consc io us o f h er l o w s ta tu s o n th e s ta ff, w ho a re a lm ost a ll m ore ta le n te d th an s h e i s , S ybill
sp en ds m ost o f h er ti m e a p art f r o m h er c o lle ag ues, u p i n h er s tu ffy a n d o verc ro w ded to w er o ffic e.
Unsu rp ris in g ly , p erh ap s, s h e h as d ev elo ped a n o ver-r e lia n ce o n a lc o ho l.

J.K . R ow lin g’s t h oughts
P ro fe sso rs T re la w ney a n d M cG onag all a re p o la r o ppo site s; th e o ne s o m eth in g o f a c h arla ta n ,
m an ip ula ti v e a n d g ra n dio se , th e o th er f ie rc ely i n te llig en t, s te rn a n d u prig ht. I k new , h o w ev er, th at
w hen th e c o nsu m mate o uts id er a n d n o n-H ogw arti a n D olo re s U m brid g e a tte m pte d to o ust S ybill f r o m
t h e s c h o ol, M in erv a M cG onag all, w ho h ad b een c riti c al o f T re la w ney o n m an y o ccasio ns, w ould
s h o w th e tr u e k in dness o f h er c h ara cte r a n d r a lly to h er d efe n ce. T here i s a p ath o s a b o ut P ro fe sso r
T re la w ney, i n fu ria ti n g th o ug h I w ould f in d h er i n r e al l if e , a n d I th in k th at M in erv a s e n se d h er
u nderly in g f e elin g o f i n ad eq uacy.
I c re ate d d eta ile d h is to rie s f o r m an y o f th e H ogw arts s ta ff ( s u ch a s A lb us D um ble d o re , M in erv a
M cG onag all a n d R ubeu s H ag rid ), s o m e o f w hic h w ere u se d i n th e b o oks, a n d s o m e o f w hic h w ere
n o t. I t i s i n s o m e w ay s f itti n g th at I o nly e v er h ad a v ag ue i d ea o f w hat h ad h ap pen ed to th e D iv in ati o n
t e ach er b efo re s h e w ash ed u p a t H ogw arts . I i m ag in e th at S ybill’s p re -H ogw arts e x is te n ce c o nsis te d o f
d rif ti n g th ro ug h th e w iz ard in g w orld , tr y in g to tr a d e o n h er a n cestr y to s e cu re e m plo ym en t, b ut
s c o rn in g a n y th at d id n o t o ffe r w hat s h e f e els i s th e s ta tu s d ue to a S eer.
I l o ve C orn is h s u rn am es, a n d h ad n ev er u se d o ne u nti l th e th ir d b o ok i n th e s e rie s, s o th at i s h o w
P ro fe sso r T re la w ney g ot h er f a m ily n am e. I d id n o t w an t to c all h er a n yth in g c o m ic al, o r w hic h
s u g geste d c h ic an ery , b ut s o m eth in g i m pre ssiv e a n d a ttr a cti v e. ‘ T re la w ney ’ i s a v ery o ld n am e,
s u g gesti v e o f S ybill’s o ver-r e lia n ce o n h er a n cestr y w hen s e ek in g to i m pre ss. T here i s a b eau ti f u l o ld
C orn is h s o ng f e atu rin g th e n am e ( ‘T he S ong o f th e W este rn M en ’). S ybill’s f ir st n am e i s a h o m onym
o f ‘ S ib yl’ , w hic h w as a f e m ale c la ir v o yan t i n a n cie n t ti m es. M y A m eric an e d ito r w an te d m e to u se
‘ S ib yl’ , b ut I p re fe rre d m y v ersio n, b ecau se w hile i t k eep s th e r e fe re n ce to th e a u g ust c la ir v o yan ts o f
o ld , i t i s r e ally n o m ore th an a v aria n t o n th e u nfa sh io nab le f e m ale n am e ‘ S ybil’ . P ro fe sso r
T re la w ney, I f e lt, d id n o t r e ally q ualif y a s a ‘ S ib yl’ .

J.K . R ow lin g m ay h ave o nly a v a gue i d ea o f S yb ill T re la w ney’s p re -H ogw arts l ife , b ut s h e h as
defin ite i d ea s a bout S eers, p artic u la rly t h e p ra ctic e o f c o nsu ltin g a N am in g S eer.


NAM IN G S E ER S
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
A v ery g re at v arie ty o f f ir st n am es a re g iv en to c h ild re n b y th eir w iz ard p are n ts , s o m e o f th em b ein g
w hat w e m ig ht th in k o f a s M ug gle n am es ( e .g . J a m es, H arry , R onald ), o th ers g iv in g a d is ti n ct f la v o ur
o f th e p erso nality o r d esti n y o f th e b eare r ( e .g . X en o philiu s, R em us, A le cto ).
Som e w iz ard s h av e a f a m ily tr a d iti o n o f n am es. T he B la ck f a m ily , f o r i n sta n ce, l ik e to n am e
t h eir o ffs p rin g a fte r s ta rs a n d c o nste lla ti o ns ( w hic h m an y w ould s a y s u its th eir l o fty a m biti o n a n d
p rid e). O th er w iz ard in g f a m ilie s ( lik e th e P otte rs a n d th e W easle y s) s im ply p ic k th eir f a v o urite n am es
f o r th eir c h ild re n , a n d l e av e i t a t th at.
A c erta in s e cto r o f m ag ic al s o cie ty , h o w ev er, f o llo w s th e a n cie n t w iz ard in g p ra cti c e o f
c o nsu lti n g a N am in g S eer, w ho ( u su ally f o r a h efty p ay m en t o f g old ) w ill p re d ic t th e c h ild ’s f u tu re
a n d s u g gest a n a p pro pria te m onik er.
This p ra cti c e i s b eco m in g i n cre asin g ly r a re . M an y p are n ts p re fe r to ‘ le t h im /h er f in d h is /h er
o w n w ay ’, a n d d is lik e ( w ith g ood r e aso n) r e ceiv in g p re m atu re h in ts o f a p ti tu de, l im ita ti o ns o r, a t
w orst, c ata str o phe. M oth ers a n d f a th ers h av e o fte n f r e tte d th em se lv es s illy o n th e w ay h o m e f r o m th e
N am in g S eer, w is h in g th at th ey h ad n o t h eard th e S eer’s p re d ic ti o ns a b o ut th eir c h ild ’s p erso nality o r
f u tu re .

If S yb ill T re la w ney’s p ost a s D iv in atio n t e a ch er r e q uir e d h er t o p re d ic t d anger, e m plo ym en t
as t h e C are o f M agic a l C re a tu re s t e a ch er p ut y o u r ig ht i n t h e m id dle o f i t. R ubeu s H agrid
adore d t h e b ea sts i n h is c a re , f r o m h is f o rb id den d ra gon t o h is a ra ch nid f r ie n d A ra gog. T he
man i n t h e j o b b efo re H agrid – S ilv a nus K ettle b urn – a ls o l o ved m agic a l b ea sts . H e a ls o ,
pre su m ably , l o ved h avin g t h e f u ll u se o f a ll h is l im bs – s o m eth in g h e c erta in ly d id n ot h ave
by t h e t im e h e r e tir e d .

SIL V A NUS K ET TLEBU RN
BY J .K . R O W LIN G
BIR TH DAY:
22nd N ovem ber
WAND :
Chestn ut a n d p ho en ix f e ath er, e le v en a n d a h alf i n ch es, w hip py
HOGW ARTS H OUSE :
Huffle p uff
SP EC IA L A BIL IT IE S:
Ency clo ped ic k no w le d g e o f m ag ic al c re atu re s, f e arle ssn ess
PA R ENTA G E:
Mag ic al f a th er, m ag ic al m oth er
FA M IL Y:
No w if e , n o c h ild re n
HOBBIE S:
Dan g ero us c re atu re s a re b o th h is w ork a n d h is h o bby
S ilv an us K ettl e b urn w as th e C are o f M ag ic al C re atu re s te ach er a t H ogw arts u nti l H arry ’s th ir d y ear,
w hen h e w as r e p la ced b y R ubeu s H ag rid .
Kettl e b urn w as a n e n th usia sti c a n d o ccasio nally r e ck le ss m an w ho se g re at l o ve o f th e o fte n
d an g ero us c re atu re s h e s tu die d a n d l o oked a fte r l e d to s e rio us i n ju rie s to h im se lf a n d, o ccasio nally ,
o th ers. T his f a ct l e d to n o f e w er th an s ix ty -tw o p erio ds o f p ro bati o n d urin g h is ti m e o f e m plo ym en t a t
t h e s c h o ol ( a r e co rd th at s ti ll s ta n ds). L ik e H ag rid a fte r h im , h e w as p ro ne to u ndere sti m ati n g th e r is k s
i n vo lv ed i n c arin g f o r c re atu re s s u ch a s O ccam ys, G rin dylo w s a n d F ir e C ra b s, a n d o nce f a m ously
c au se d th e G re at H all to c atc h f ir e a fte r e n ch an ti n g a n A sh w in der to p la y th e W orm i n a p la y o f ‘ T he
F ounta in o f F air F ortu ne’.
Kettl e b urn w as a l o veab le i f e ccen tr ic m an a n d h is c o nti n uin g e m plo ym en t a t th e s c h o ol w as
e v id en ce o f th e g re at a ffe cti o n i n w hic h s ta ff a n d s tu den ts h eld h im . H e f in is h ed h is c are er w ith o nly
o ne a rm a n d h alf a l e g . A lb us D um ble d o re p re se n te d h im w ith a f u ll s e t o f e n ch an te d w ooden l im bs
o n h is r e ti r e m en t, a g if t th at h ad to b e r e p la ced r e g ula rly s in ce, b ecau se K ettl e b urn ’s h ab it o f v is iti n g
d ra g on s a n ctu arie s i n h is s p are ti m e m ean t th at h is p ro sth eti c s w ere f r e q uen tl y s e t o n f ir e .
Kettl e b urn r e ti r e d to H ogsm ead e b ut w as u nab le , d ue to h is p hysic al i n fir m iti e s, to ta k e p art i n
t h e B attl e o f H ogw arts . D ete rm in ed to p la y h is p art, h e c la m bere d i n to h is a tti c a n d th re w h is e n ti r e

sto ck o f F lo bberw orm s o ut o f th e s k ylig ht a t p assin g D eath E ate rs. W hile th is m ay n o t h av e h ad m uch
effe ct o n th e o utc o m e o f th e b attl e , i t w as g en era lly f e lt to s h o w th e r ig ht s p ir it.

If t h ere ’s o ne t h in g t h ese s to rie s p ro ve, i t’s t h at h ero is m c o m es i n a ll s h apes, s iz e s a nd
va rie tie s – w heth er i t’s R em us L upin g iv in g h is l ife t o s a ve t h e w iz a rd in g w orld o r S ilv a nus
Kettle b urn h urlin g F lo bberw orm s a t D ea th E ate rs f r o m h is a ttic . A fte r a ll, y o u d on’t h ave t o
be a s w ord -w ie ld in g G ry ffin dor t o b e a h ero ; s o m etim es, a ll i t t a kes i s h avin g y o ur h ea rt i n
th e r ig ht p la ce.
We h ope y o u’v e e n jo yed t h is c o lle ctio n o f
J.K . R ow lin g’s w ritin g, p re se n te d b y P otte rm ore .

Dig ita l E diti o ns a ls o p ublis h ed b y P otte rm ore
Harry P otte r a n d th e P hilo so pher’s S to ne
Harry P otte r a n d th e C ham ber o f S ecre ts
Harry P otte r a n d th e P ris o ner o f A zk ab an
Harry P otte r a n d th e G oble t o f F ir e
Harry P otte r a n d th e O rd er o f th e P ho en ix
Harry P otte r a n d th e H alf -B lo od P rin ce
Harry P otte r a n d th e D eath ly H allo w s
Harry P otte r a n d th e C urse d C hild P arts O ne a n d T w o
Base d o n a n o rig in al n ew s to ry b y J .K . R ow lin g , J o hn T if fa ny a nd J a ck T ho rn e
A n ew p la y b y J a ck T ho rn e
Sho rt S to rie s f r o m H ogw arts o f H ero is m , H ard sh ip a n d D an g ero us H obbie s
Sho rt S to rie s f r o m H ogw arts o f P ow er, P oliti c s a n d P esk y P olte rg eis ts
Hogw arts : A n I n co m ple te a n d U nre lia b le G uid e

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