Minerva was a powerful witch. She was the grandmother of Isobel McGonagall (née Ross) and the great-grandmother of: Minerva, Malcolm, and Robert McGonagall Jr.

Isobel named her firstborn child in her grandmother's honour. She did this because she missed her family and the magical community, which she had to leave behind when she married a Muggle man.[1]

Magical abilities and skills

Minerva was an extremely powerful witch, just like her great-granddaughter would grow up to become. Not much is known about the true extent of her magical abilities, however.

  • Magical Mastery: Although it is not known exactly how powerful Minerva was, she was widely believed to be extremely powerful and her talents were renown to her granddaughter Isobel.


Minerva is the Roman goddess of wisdom and craftsmanship. Her Greek deity is Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy, warfare, and craftsmanship. Minerva is less honoured than Athena and the warfare is left all to Mars, god of war.


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