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Mulciber is the surname of a wizarding family that is most likely pure-blood. Its members have traditionally attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and recent members have been Death Eaters.
Two members of different ages are mentioned, but their first names are unknown.
- One was a friend of Tom Marvolo Riddle
- The other was a friend of Severus Snape, of whom Lily Evans greatly disapproved.
Due to their ages it is likely that these two individuals are father and son.
Mulciber, meaning "smelter", is an alternate name for the Roman god of fire and metalurgy, Vulcan. It is also the name of a character from John Milton's Paradise Lost, who is a fallen angel and the architect of Pandæmonium, the capital city of Hell.
Behind the scenes
- Though members of this family seem to hold blood-purity in high regard, it was not one of the names listed in the Pure-Blood Directory (most likely authored by Cantankerus Nott).