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Google Stump (fl. 1700)[1] was a shy and stuttering wizard.


His portrait

He had some portraits of himself hung in Hogwarts Castle. In 1994 one of them hung in the Tapestry Corridor and by 1995, a portrait was in the Viaduct Entrance. Stump's portrait guarded a secret passage from there to the first floor corridor. He never told anyone the password. When confronted by Harry Potter, who asked if he was really doing his job if no one used his shortcut, the portrait told the student the password. The password, Volo futurus unus, meaning in Latin "I want to be alone", brings out the shyness of the wizard. Later in the school year, he directed Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger to the portrait of Giffard Abbott to obtain the password to access the shortcut behind Percival Pratt's portrait.[2]

Behind the scenes

  • He may have been related to former Minister for Magic Grogan Stump.
  • This individual died sometime prior to 1991, as the portraits hung at Hogwarts depict deceased individuals.[3]
  • His first name is Google, possibly derived from the popular search engine Google. This is further implied when one of the other portraits describes him as a "man with answers."


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter Limited Edition - The Paintings of Hogwarts: Masterpieces from the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Sets
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)
  3. JK Rowling at the Edinburgh Book Festival Sunday August 15 2004 - Q: All the paintings we have seen at Hogwarts are of dead people... JKR: "They are all of dead people;"
  4. Seen when Hermione says, Staircases change, remember.
  5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) - PS1 version -- In the hall leading the the First-Floor Girls' Toilets in which a troll chase Harry.

Hogwarts Castle
Locations on the ground floor

Astronomy Tower courtyard · Bean Bonus Room · Boys' toilets · Room 234-00 · Central tower courtyard · Chamber off the Great Hall · Chamber of Reception · Classroom Eleven · Classroom 1B · Corridor off the Entrance Hall · Entrance Hall · Great Hall · Great Hall balcony · Ground Floor Corridor · Herbology Store · House Point Ceremony Chamber · Link Building · Marble Staircase · Middle Courtyard · Northern Courtyard · Northern Courtyard Annex · North Tower courtyard · Out Of Bounds · Oxford Corridor · Paved grounds · Portrait Room · Side chamber · Staffroom · Staffroom corridor · Storage Cupboard · Storeroom · Storeroom courtyard · Suspension Bridge · Temporary Defence Against the Dark Arts Classroom · Transfiguration department · Viaduct Courtyard · Viaduct Entrance · Viaduct · Viaduct Courtyard Gatehouses · West Tower courtyard · West Well · Suspension Bridge foyer · The Quad

Portraits, statues and other artwork located on the ground floor

Brian Gagwilde · Circe · Gargoyles at the staff room entrance · George von Rheticus · Giffard Abbott · Glanmore Peakes · Godric Gryffindor · Google Stump · Greta Catchlove · Henry Bumblepuft · Lonely Male Gargoyle · Lonely Male Gargoyle's friend · Medieval couple · Merwyn the Malicious · Mirabella Plunkett · Miserable Female Gargoyle · Norvel Twonk · Old Posh Baron · People watching Quidditch · Staring Portrait · Professor Swoopstikes · Temeritus Shanks · Timothy the Timid · Violet · Architect of Hogwarts · First Headmaster of Hogwarts · Jocunda Sykes · Sarcastic Male Gargoyle · Portrait of a girl with flowers · Wizard with a walrus moustache

First-floor of Hogwarts Castle
First-Floor Girls' Toilets · Moaning Myrtle's Bathroom
Class 1 · Classroom 1A · Classroom 1C · Classroom 1D · Classroom 1E · Classroom 4F · Classroom used for storage · Classroom with maps of Great Britain and Ireland · Muggle Studies Classroom
First-floor corridor · Library corridor · Passage of the Fouls · Tapestry Corridor
Halls and rooms
Detention Chamber · East Wing · Hospital wing · Library · Rear Hall · Severus Snape's storeroom
Minerva McGonagall's office · Poppy Pomfrey's office
Other locations
Minerva McGonagall's bedroom · Stone Bridge
Portraits, statues and other artwork
Bearded man · Elizabeth Burke · Count · Fat Friar · Female nurse · Male nurse · Beaumont Marjoribanks · Hengist Rawkes · Scholar · Google Stump
Staircase to the second-floor corridor · Staircase to the Serpentine Corridor · Staircase to the library corridor