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The Mayflower was an English merchant ship of the early 17th century, which became notable for transporting the first English Separatists, today known as the Pilgrims, from Plymouth to the New World in 1620.
Among its passengers was witch Isolt Sayre, disguised as a Muggle boy and under the name "Elias Story". Sayre was feeing from her fanatically pure-blood aunt, who had raised her cruelly and in seclusion, after having stolen her wand. The wand, as it turned out, was an important historical artefact, as it had originally belonged to Salazar Slytherin, one of the Hogwarts Four.
Behind the scenes
- In real-life history, the Mayflower did carry a "Elias Story" in its 1620 voyage. Apart from the fact that he came in the care of the Winslow family and that he died the first winter at Plymouth, little else is known about the historical Elias Story. The fact that he did not sign the Mayflower Compact suggests he was likely under the age of 18 or 21.