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Mulciber was 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.

There were two people with the surname Mulciber, and unknown first names.

Due to their ages it is likely that these two individuals are father and son.

Etymology

The name may refer to Mulciber (Hephaestus), meaning "smelter", is an alternate name for the gentle son of Zeus and Hera who had a club foot and was a craftsman and blacksmith in Greek mythology. In Roman mythology he is the god of fire and metallurgy, Vulcan.

Mulciber is also a character in John Milton's Paradise Lost, a story based on mankind falling into sin and the struggle of heaven and hell. Mulciber was a fallen angel who is the architect of Pandemonium, the capital of Hell and home to the demons' council.

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