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Eglantine Lestrange was a witch and a member of the pure-blood Lestrange family. She was the daughter of Falco Lestrange and Salomé Lestrange. She married her cousin Corvus Lestrange and had a son with him, Corvus, through whom she was the grandmother of Leta Lestrange and Credence Barebone.
Eglantine's name originates from Old French and it means "spiny, needle-like", which is in reference to the thorns of the eglantine, which is a wild rose also known as sweet briar.
Behind the scenes
- Unlike all other spouses included in the family tree (Heloise Beaufort, Minette Rosier, Laurena Kama, and Clarisse Tremblay), Eglantine is depicted with the Lestrange surname. This might signify a case of inbreeding, since this was reported as a practise of the Lestrange family.
- A family tree released later reveals that Eglantine and Corvus (III) were first cousins, as their fathers (Falco and Corvus (II), respectively) were brothers.
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Name appears on family tree)
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Lestrange family tree (see this image)
- ↑ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (see this image)
- ↑ Writing by J.K. Rowling: "The Malfoy Family" at Pottermore - "The family has, however, eschewed the somewhat dangerous practise of inter-marrying within such a small pool of pure-bloods that they become enfeebled or unstable, unlike a small minority of fanatic families such as the Gaunts and Lestranges"