Morrigan was a famous Irish pure-blood witch, notable for being an Animagus who could turn into a crow.[2]

Morrigan was an ancestor of William Sayre, who nicknamed his daughter, Isolt, "Morrigan" due to her affinity for all things natural when she was young.[2]

Magical skills and abilities

  • Animagus: Morrigan was revealed to have mastered the art of Self-Transfiguration, being able to turn herself into a crow at will.
  • Transfiguration: Morrigan was so skilled in Self-Transfiguration, that she became an Animagus, showing her to have been exceptionally talented in this very complex, scientific and even dangerous branch of magic.

Behind the scenes

  • According to Irish mythology, the Morrígan ("phantom queen") or Mórrígan (moe-ree-gan) ("great queen") was a figure associated with fate, especially with foretelling doom and death in battle — in this capacity, she would take the shape of a crow, flying above the battlefield.[3]


Notes and references

  1. Her descendant Isolt was said to be born of two pure-blood families so Morrigan must be pure-blood as well
  2. 2.0 2.1 Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry" at Pottermore
  3. "The Morrígan" on Wikipedia

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