Agatha Timms was a witch who owned an eel farm.
Behind the scenes
- In the early German translation, Agatha owns an owl farm, in later editions corrected to eel farm.
The name "Agatha" is the Latinized form of the Greek name Αγαθη (Agathe), derived from Greek αγαθος (agathos) meaning "good". Saint Agatha was a 3rd-century martyr from Sicily who was tortured and killed after spurning the advances of a Roman official. The saint was widely revered in the Middle Ages, and her name has been used throughout Christian Europe (in various spellings). The mystery writer Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was a famous modern bearer of this name.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (First mentioned)
Notes and references
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 7 (Bagman and Crouch)