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Grizel Hurtz was an advice columnist who wrote for the Daily Prophet. She dealt with queries of an emotional nature, while her co-columnists Zamira Gulch, Helbert Spleen, and Dempster Wiggleswade addressed more straightforward issues. On one occasion, Hurtz responded to a letter from a lovelorn witch, who was thinking about using a Love Potion to attract the man whom she loved. Grizel suggested she use a Hate potion instead, to rid herself of her obsession.[2]

Etymology

  • Hurtz is a homophone of the English word hurts. This may be a play on the term "agony aunt", which is a British slang term for a advice columnist.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. As she was employed by the Daily Prophet by 1999 she was presumably over 17.
  2. Daily Prophet Newsletters: June 1st. 1999, Problem Page
Daily Prophet employees
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Security Editor R. Amorim
Correspondents Rita Skeeter (Gossip) · Ginny Potter (Quidditch) Columnists D. Shaman · Dempster Wiggleswade · E. Limus · Grizel Hurtz · Helbert Spleen · Limunus · Dr. Medusa · Winkus Oddpick · Zamira Gulch
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