|"Is this all real? Or has this been happening inside my head?"
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Queen Mary was a witch and had a wand of her own. There was a portrait of her hung at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry by the 1990s, meaning she would have attended there in her youth, where she should have received her magical education.
The name "Mary" is the usual English form of Maria, which was the Latin form of the New Testament Greek names Μαριαμ (Mariam) and Μαρια (Maria) - the spellings are interchangeable - which were from the Hebrew name מִריָם (Miryam). The meaning is not known for certain, but there are several theories including "sea of bitterness", "rebelliousness", and "wished for child". However it was most likely originally an Egyptian name, perhaps derived in part from mry "beloved" or mr "love".
- Harry Potter films (Appears in portrait(s))
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Appears in portrait(s))
- The Making of Harry Potter (Appears in portrait(s))
Notes and references
- ↑ Her title may indicate she was Muggle-born or half-blood, as Remus Lupin told Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince that there were no princes in the wizarding world, and thus it follows that there was no other wizarding royalty as well.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Mary I of England" on Wikipedia
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 The Making of Harry Potter (see this image)