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Mythology and other Latin things in Harry Potter. Fluffy. Who is Fluffy in mythology?. Felix Felicis Potion. Hermione Granger. In Greek mythology Hermione is the only daughter of Melelaus and Helen. Voldemort / The Dark Lord. volo, volare, volavi = to fly de = from mors = death

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Mythology and other latin things in harry potter l.jpg

Mythology and other Latin things in Harry Potter


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Fluffy

Who is Fluffy in mythology?


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Felix Felicis Potion


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Hermione Granger

  • In Greek mythology Hermione is the only daughter of Melelaus and Helen


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Voldemort / The Dark Lord

  • volo, volare, volavi = to fly

  • de = from

  • mors = death

  • French for “Flight of Death”

  • Anagram Tom Marvalo Riddle

  • volo, velle, volui

  • mirabilis

  • Shakespeare character Malvolio


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Errol

  • Weasly’s family owl

  • Old and clumsy

  • From erro, errare, erravi: to wander


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Arabella Figg

  • Arabella is a combination of the Latin words ara and bella

  • Ara is the Latin word for altar and bella is the Latin adjective for beautiful


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Argus Filch


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Albus Dumbledore

  • First name is from the adjective albus, alba, album: white

  • Dumbledore is Old English for bumblebee


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Ludo Bagman

  • The word Ludo is from ludus, ludi- game/play/sport in Latin

  • In the Goblet of Fire he had a role in the Quidditch World Cup and in the TriWizard tournament

  • Bagman is Englishslang for someone who collects money


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Remus Lupin

Remus is the legendary

brother of Romulus,

The founder of Rome

lupus, lupi: wolf


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Professor Filius Flitwick

  • Filius is from filius, filii: son

  • Flitwick is a town in England


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Professor Minerva McGonagall


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Professor Severus Snape

  • Severus was the name of several Roman emperors and saints

  • severus, severa, severum: adjective that means strict or severe

  • Snape is a town in England

  • Snape is a ship building Term


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Hermes

  • Percy’s pet owl

  • Named after the god Mercury/Hermes

  • What was Hermes the god of?


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Professor Sibyl Trelawney

Trelawney is an English

name meaning “for God”


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Dolores Umbridge

  • dolor, doloris means pain or grief in Latin

  • Umbridge is a homonym for the English word umbrage which means to take offense

  • It can also be derived from the Latin word umbra


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Professor Sinistra

  • sinistra is the Latin word for left hand

  • Sinister is English means something that is evil

  • She is the astronomy teacher at Hogwarts

  • Her first name is Aurora, who is the Roman goddess of the dawn


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Draco Malfoy and His family

  • Draco’s first name is from draco, draconis: dragon

  • His last name is French mal foy “bad faith”

  • Lucius is a Roman Name

  • Narcissus = Narcissa


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Rubeus Hagrid

  • Possibly from the Latin word rubeus, rubea, rubeum: red

  • Last name is oldEnglish for bad night


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Professor Septima Vector

  • Ancient ruins teacher

  • First name Septima from septem

  • vector is from vecto, vectare, vectvi: to carry

  • vector used in math


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