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  1. Mythology and other Latin things in Harry Potter

  2. Fluffy Who is Fluffy in mythology?

  3. Felix Felicis Potion

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

  5. 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

  6. Errol • Weasly’s family owl • Old and clumsy • From erro, errare, erravi: to wander

  7. 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

  8. Argus Filch

  9. Albus Dumbledore • First name is from the adjective albus, alba, album: white • Dumbledore is Old English for bumblebee

  10. 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

  11. Remus Lupin Remus is the legendary brother of Romulus, The founder of Rome lupus, lupi: wolf

  12. Professor Filius Flitwick • Filius is from filius, filii: son • Flitwick is a town in England

  13. Professor Minerva McGonagall

  14. 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

  15. Hermes • Percy’s pet owl • Named after the god Mercury/Hermes • What was Hermes the god of?

  16. Professor Sibyl Trelawney Trelawney is an English name meaning “for God”

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. Rubeus Hagrid • Possibly from the Latin word rubeus, rubea, rubeum: red • Last name is oldEnglish for bad night

  21. Professor Septima Vector • Ancient ruins teacher • First name Septima from septem • vector is from vecto, vectare, vectvi: to carry • vector used in math