We met several new wizards and witches in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Some we’d actually met before, but never really got to know properly; others were brand-spanking new characters. Each one, of course, comes with a mini-mystery in their name, a tiny puzzle only to be attempted by a stalwart few. This week, we take a look at some of the new witches and wizards and try to decipher something from their names. So, Elphias Doge, Bathilda Bagshot and, of course, Pius Thicknesse: step on up, it’s your moment to shine!
A few pages referenced in the podcast:
- A page with details on a few Potter character’s names and their relation to people from the real world.
- HogwartsProfessor.com (John Granger) on the possible connection between Pope Pius XII and Pius Thicknesse.
- Sword of Gryffindor on the Fabian Society.
No news this week.
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