Harry Potter Trivia

Hermione GrangerDid You Know?

This post is dedicated to Hermione Granger for she loves books, reading and studying.

Trivia #1: Albus is a Latin word for “White” and Dumbledore is an old English term for a “bumblebee.” Therefore Albus Dumbledore in direct translation is “white bumblebee”

Trivia #2: St. Mungo’s hospital for magical maladies and injuries in book 5 was named after a real person. St. Mungo was a seventh century bishop in Scotland.

Trivia #3: St. Hedwig was a female saint. She lived from 1174-1243 in Germany.

Trivia #4: In northern England where the boggart legend originated, they were believed to be malicious house spirits.

Trivia #5: Sirius is a star. It is located in the constellation Canis Major and is known as the “god star.”

Trivia #6: Beauxbatons Academy, in the story, is located in France. Its name means “beautiful sticks”

Trivia #7: Dobbies (dictionary) – npl. lazy, but not particularly mischievous or malevolent spirits, who, according to Palmer (1976), “would attach themselves to a particular farm. In times of trouble they sometimes exerted themselves on behalf of the family.”

By. Miguel Perez

Photo from: http://www.lair2000.net/wHarry_potter_picture/Harry_Potter_Pictures.html 


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An AB Psychology student who loves Harry Potter books and movies

4 comments on “Harry Potter Trivia

  1. I didnt know these, thanks for sharing! White bumblebee.. hahaha!

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