Monthly Archives: May 2012

Harry Potter Etymology- Historic Pure-blood Families

It is mentioned numerous times that almost all the purebloods are related to each other because of inbreeding. I came across this wonderful chart(apparently with input from JK Rowling, here-  that gives a better graphical representation of the Wizarding families than I can explain in words. (Note that...


Harry Potter Etymology- Great Wizards

In the following series of posts, I do a little etymology- origin of the character names and the spells(of course, many are quite obvious). But first, a warning to those who haven’t read all 7 books or watched the movies- these posts contain a lot of spoilers. When I...