As a Healer
At some point in her life, Gunhilda became a Healer. She was seen as a talented and hard-working Healer by everyone who knew her. A gifted potioneer, Gunhilda became very famous for her development of the cure for dragon pox, a disease that in worst cases can and did kill many wizards, including Chauncey Oldridge and, more recently, Abraxas Malfoy. Although effective, Gunhilda's cure has not eradicated the disease.
Death and legacy
After her death in 1639, everyone who knew her felt great sorrow. The great Healer might have died but she was not forgotten; her cure for Dragon Pox continued saving lives many centuries after her death. For this, Gunhilda was featured in a Chocolate Frog Card. A statue of Gunhilda can be found in the Gunhilda of Gorsemoor Corridor on the third-floor at Hogwarts Castle. When one taps the statue's hump with a wand and casts the opening charm Dissendium, a secret passage is opened, leading to the basement of Honeydukes Sweetshop in Hogsmeade Village, a passage which Harry Potter used.
Magical abilities and skills
- Healing magic: Gunhilda was a highly accomplished and gifted Healer, meaning she was highly knowledgeable and proficient with various Healing spells, healing potions and other magical remedies. She famously found the Dragon pox cure, showing her expertise in the art of medical magic.
- Potions: Gunhilda was also a highly talented Potioneer, as she created the Dragon pox cure, a potent healing potion which works as the cure for the often lethal disease Dragon Pox, a remarkable achievement in both the fields of potion-making and healing.
Behind the scenes
- Gunhilda shares her name with Gunhilda Kneen, an eleventh-century witch who came down with a "touch" of Dragon Pox, and as a result couldn't play in a Quidditch match.
The name "Gunhilda" is from the Old Norse name Gunnhildr, derived from the elements gunnr "war" and hildr "battle".
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) (Appears as statue)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) (Appears on a Famous Wizard Card)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (Appears on a Famous Wizard Card)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Appears as statue)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) (Appears as statue)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game) (Appears as statue) (Appears on a Famous Wizard Card)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game) (Appears as statue)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game) (Appears as statue)
- Pottermore (Appears as statue) (Appears on a Famous Wizard Card)
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Appears as statue)
Notes and references
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 9 (The Half-Blood Prince)
- Seen as Abraxas Malfoy died of it in the twentieth century.
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 10 (The Marauder's Map)
- Quidditch Through the Ages (real).
- Seen covered with cobwebs when the trio go to the Forbidden Corridor the first time.