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Epithalamium Characters

The Epithalamium Series has a cast of thousands.

Some are canon characters, some are original, and many are canon characters that are only mentioned or loosely fleshed out in the books.

In the case of the major and important supporting characters, I have invented full biographies, which I am (slowly!) posting on my blog. I’ll link them to each character here as they are published.

For canon characters, I’ve tried to keep to book canon from the original seven novels as much as possible, ignoring other sources (like the films, Wizarding World info, and JKR interviews.)

If you see a canon character in one of the lists below, keep in mind that for many of them, I’ve invented first and middle names, dates of birth, and other biographical details.

With the exceptions of the major characters (who look remarkably like the actors who played them in the films because I lack imagination that way), I try to avoid getting too specific about characters’ appearances. Although I generally have an idea in mind when I write a character, unless a physical characteristic is important, I prefer to allow the reader to imagine how a character looks.

Table of Contents

Main Characters

Minerva Sigrid Aithne McGonagall
b. 4 October 1925. Auror, researcher, Transfiguration teacher, Head of Gryffindor, Deputy Headmistress, Wizengamot elder, Order of the Phoenix member
Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore
b. 12 August 1881. Researcher, Transfiguration teacher, Head of Gryffindor, Deputy Headmaster, Headmaster, Supreme Mugwump -ICW, Chief Warlock - Wizengamot, Order of the Phoenix founder
Tom Marvolo Riddle
b. 31 December 1927. Clerk - Borgin & Burkes, Dark wizard
Full Bio
Severus Tobias Snape
b. 9 January 1960. Death Eater, spy, Potions teacher, Order of the Phoenix member, Head of Slytherin, Headmaster
FULL BIO
Poppy Penelope Pomfrey
b. 25 February 1932. Minerva's friend, St Mungo's mediwitch, Hogwarts matron, St Mungo's instructor
FULL BIO

Supporting Characters

Original Character

b. 7 April 1879

  • Minerva’s father
  • magical historian & sociologist
  • author

FULL BIO

Original Character

b. 29 November 1929

  • Minerva’s brother
  • Muggle Liaison officer
  • Head, Muggle Liaison Office

FULL BIO

Original Character

b. 22 July 1859

  • Minerva’s maternal grandmother
  • amateur herbologist

b. 8 January 1884

  • Albus’s brother
  • shop clerk
  • shopkeeper
  • publican
  • member, Order of the Phoenix

b. 12 November 1920

  • Minerva’s friend
  • Auror
  • Director, Auror Training Programme
  • Head, Auror Office
  • Head, Department of Magical Law Enforcement

b. 16 April 1884

  • Albus’s friend
  • researcher
  • duelling champion
  • Charms teacher
  • Deputy Headmaster
  • Head, Ravenclaw House
  • Wizengamot elder

FULL BIO

b. 3 September 1929

  • Einar & Minerva’s friend
  • Auror
  • instructor, Auror Training Programme
  • Order of the Phoenix member

b. 30 October 1949

  • Gryffindor
  • Minerva’s friend
  • Order of the Phoenix member

b. 6 February 1960

  • Gryffindor
  • husband of Molly Weasley
  • Order of the Phoenix member
  • Chief Warlock, Wizengamot

b. 31 July  1980

  • Hogwarts student
  • Auror
  • Head, Auror Office

b. 1 January 1882

  • Albus’s lover
  • Dark wizard

b. ca 1300

  • Albus’s friend
  • alchemist
  • creator of the Philosopher’s Stone & the Elixir of Life

b. ca 1300

  • Albus’s friend
  • Nicolas Flamel’s wife

Original Character

b. 1928

  • Einar McGonagall’s wife
  • magizoologist

Original Character

b. 18 September 1956

  • Einar & Katherine McGonagall’s daughter
  • Quidditch player

Original Character

b. 7 June 1896

  • Thorfinn McGonagall’s second wife
  • Amelia & Edgar Bones’s mother

Original Character

b. 4 September 1923

  • Minerva’s friend
  • Auror
  • grandfather of canon Cormac McLaggen

Original Character

b. 26 December 1922

  • Minerva’s friend
  • Auror
  • uncle of canon Molly Prewett (later Weasley)

Original Character

b. 5 April 1894

  • Director, Auror Training Programme
  • great-great uncle of canon Hannah Abbott Abbott (later Longbottom)

Original Character

b. 1915

  • Minerva’s supervisor
  • Auror; brother of Marlene McKinnon

b. 5 June 1931

  • Amelia Bones’s brother
  • grandfather of canon Susan Bones

Original Character

b. 1902

  • Albus’s friend
  • Alchemy student
  • Healer

Original Character

b. 1923

  • Poppy Pomfrey’s lover
  • researcher
  • Healer

b. 6 March 1917

  • Amelia Bones’s lover
  • Minerva’s friend
  • Healer
  • Order of the Phoenix member

b. 1 September 1863

  • Albus’s friend
  • Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher
  • Head, Ravenclaw House

b. 15 May 1934

  • Minerva’s friend
  • herbologist
  • Herbology teacher
  • Head, Hufflepuff House

Original Character

b. 1910

  • Albus’s friend
  • Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher
  • consultant

b. 21 November 1937

  • Minerva’s friend
  • Quidditch player
  • Flying instructor

b. 6 December 1928

  • Minerva & Albus’s friend
  • assistant groundskeeper
  • groundskeeper
  • Care of Magical Creatures teacher
  • Order of the Phoenix member

Original Character

b. 1897

  • Muggle Studies teacher
  • Minerva’s landlady
  • grandmother of canon Charity Burbage

Original Character

b. 1899

  • Arithmancy teacher
  • Head, Gryffindor House

b. unknown

  • History of Magic Teacher
  • ghost

b. 1908

  • Care of Magical Creatures Teacher

b. 3 November 1959

  • Gryffindor
  • friend of James Potter, Remus Lupin, & Peter Pettigrew
  • Harry Potter’s godfather
  • Order of the Phoenix member

b. 27 March 1960

  • Gryffindor
  • friend of Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, & Peter Pettigrew
  • Harry Potter’s father
  • Order of the Phoenix member

Original Character

b. 1851

  • Nicolas Flamel’s friend
  • glass enchanter

Original Character

b. 1906

  • American Muggle

Original Character

b. 1903

  • American Muggle
  • Mary Cox’s husband

Original Character

b. ca 1889

  • McGonagall family house-elf

Original Character

b. ca 1889

  • McGonagall family house-elf

Original Character

b. 1934

  • Son of canon shopkeeper Borgin
  • informant to Albus

Original Character

b. 1940

  • Healer

Original Character

b. 1940

  • St Mungo’s mediwitch

Original Character

b. 1952

  • Gryffindor
  • later wife to canon Amos Diggory & mother to Cedric
  • Wizengamot elder

b. 1970

  • Healer

b. 1960

  • Gryffindor
  • friend of James Potter, Sirius Black, & Remus Lupin
  • spy
  • Death Eater

b. 1960

  • Gryffindor
  • friend of James Potter, Sirius Black, & Remus Lupin
  • spy
  • Death Eater

b. 1 November 1926

  • Death Eater
  • brother of Remus & Romulus Lestrange
  • uncle to canon Rabastan & Rodolphus Lestrange

b. 1936

  • Death Eater
  • father of canon Theodore Nott

Original Character

b. 1937

  • first wife of Sebastian Nott

Hogwarts Staff

Dilys Derwent (1741–1768)
Everard Montague  (1768–1821)
Heliotrope Wilkins  (1860–1889)
Phineas Nigellus Black (1889–1922)
Armando Dippet (1922–1956)
Albus Dumbledore (1956–1997)
Dolores Umbridge  (acting, 1996)
Severus Snape (1997–1998)
Minerva McGonagall (acting, 1996; 1998–2017)

Phineas Nigellus Black (1860–1889)
Armando Dippet (1889–1922)
Galatea Merrythought (1922–1937)
Albus Dumbledore (1937–1944; 1945–1956)
Horace Slughorn (1944–1945, acting)
Filius Flitwick (1956–1963)
Minerva McGonagall (1963–1998)

Gryffindor

Albus Dumbledore (1937–1944; 1945–1956)
Silvanus Kettleburn (1944–1945, temporary)
Diophantus Lemmas (1956–1978)
Minerva McGonagall (1978–1998)
Septima Vector (1998–2025)

Hufflepuff

Perpetua Fancourt (1939–1963)
Pomona Sprout (1963–2017)

Ravenclaw

Galatea Merrythought (1925–1945)
Herbert Beery (1945–1963)
Filius Flitwick (1963–2003)

Slytherin

Herbert Burke (1910–1944)
Horace Slughorn (1944–1981; 1997–1999)
Severus Snape (1981–1997)

Ancient Runes

Frida Thorsun (1955–1990)
Bathsheda Babbling (1990–2012)

Arithmancy

Diophantus Lemmas (1949–1978)
Septima Vector (1978–2025)

Astronomy

Perpetua Fancourt (1939–1983)
Aurora Sinistra (1983–2017)

Care of Magical Creatures

Silvanus Kettleburn (1936–1993)
Rubeus Hagrid (1993–2009)
Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank (1994–1995, temporary; 1995–1995, temporary)

Charms

Herbert Burke (1910–1956)
Filius Flitwick (1956–2003)

Defence Against the Dark Arts

Galatea Merrythought (1898–1945)
Julian Meadowes (1945–1957)
Terence Baumert (1957–1958)
Quirinius Quirrell (1991–1992)
Gilderoy Lockhart (1992–1993)
Remus Lupin (1993–1994)
Bartemius Theodore Crouch (as Alastor Moody) (1994–1995)
Dolores Umbridge (1995–1996)
Severus Snape (1996–1997)
Amycus Carrow (1997–1998, as Dark Arts)

Divination

Axali Chopra (1922–1951)
Esmeralda Alliette (1951–1979)
Sybill Trelawney (1979–2018)

Flying

Archie Sinclair (1957–1976)
Rolanda Hooch (1976–1998)

Herbology

Armando Dippet (1868–1922)
Herbert Beery (1922–1963)
Pomona Sprout (1963–2017)
Neville Longbottom (2017–present)

History of Magic

Cuthbert Binns (1820–1998)

Muggle Studies

Charity Burbage (1937–1968)
Charles Burbage (1968–1990)
Charity Burbage II (1990–1997)
Alecto Carrow (1997–1998)

Potions

Horace Slughorn (1930–1981; 1996–1999)
Severus Snape (1981–1996)

Transfiguration

Albus Dumbledore (1929–1944; 1945–1956)
Wendolin Brown (1944–1945, temporary)
Minerva McGonagall (1956–1998)

Caretaker

Apollyon Pringle (1943–1972)
Argus Filch (1972–2023)

Groundskeeper

Valentine Ogg (1929–1965)
Rubeus Hagrid (1944–1965, assistant; 1965–2009)

Librarian

Demetria Phalereus (1898–1953)
Irma Pince * (1953–2019)

Matron

Alfidia Soranus (1882–1961)
Poppy Pomfrey (1961–2010)

Order of the Phoenix

Albus Dumbledore (1974–1997)
Minerva McGonagall (1974–1998)
Alastor Moody (1974–1977)
Aberforth Dumbledore (1974–1978)
Molly Weasley (née Prewett) (1974–1998)
Arthur Weasley (1974–1998)
Fabian Prewett (1974–1976)
Gideon Prewett (1974–1976)
Marlene McKinnon (1974–1981)
Edgar Bones (1974–1981)
Elphias Doge (1974–1998)
Remus Lupin (1978–1998)
James Potter (1978–1981)
Sirius Black (1978–1998)
Lily Potter (née Evans) (1978–1981)
Peter Pettigrew (1978–1981)

William Weasley (1995–1998)
Charles Weasley (1995–1998)
Nymphadora Tonks (1995–1998)
Kingsley Shacklebolt (1995–1998)
Fred Weasley (1995–1998)
George Weasley  (1995–1998)
Harry Potter (1995–1998)
Hermione Granger (1995–1998)
Ronald Weasley (1995–1998)

Death Eaters

Rufinus Lestrange (1955–1981)
Romulus Lestrange (1956–1981)
Remus Lestrange (1956–1978)
George Avery (1955–1979)
Graham Nott (1955–1956); defected
Byron Macnair (1955–1978)
Madoc Borgin (1955–1999)
Antonin Dolohov (1956–1998)
Laurence Rosier (1956–1998)
Sebastian Nott (1956–1998)
Gordon Mulciber (1956–1978)
Orcus Carrow (1956–1969)
Titus Yaxley (1957–1988)

Rabastan Lestrange (1960–1998)
Rodolphus Lestrange
1966–1998)
Igor Karkaroff (1977–1981)
Bellatrix Lestrange (née Black) (1971–1998)
Alexander Crabbe (1975–1998)
Melchior Yaxley (1977–1998)
Lucius Malfoy (1974–1998)
Henry Mulciber (1976–1998)
Severus Snape (1978–1998); defected
Fenrir Greyback (1978–1998)
Amycus Carrow (1979–1998)
Bartemius Theodore Crouch (1979–1998)
Alecto Carrow (1975–1998)
William Avery (1976–1998)
Lucius Malfoy (1974–1998)
Peter Pettigrew (1980–1998)
Draco Malfoy (1997–1998)