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Scamander is the surname of a wizarding family. Many of its members have worked as magizoologists. They are related to the Lovegood family. The family had ties to the Magical Congress of the United States of America, through Newt Scamander's marriage to American Auror Porpentina Goldstein.
Recent family history
The mother of Newt and Theseus Scamander bred hippogriffs for a living and helped to inspire her son's lifelong interest in magical creatures.
Theseus Scamander worked as an Auror with the British Ministry of Magic, being described as a powerful wizard. He participated in the wizarding effort in the First World War, and afterward was considered a war hero. By 1927, he had proposed to Leta Lestrange.
Newton Scamander, O.M. (Second Class), was born in in 1897. He was a famed Magizoologist and author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Early in life, Scamander developed an interest in magical Creatures, influenced by his mother's breeding of hippogriffs. He attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he was Sorted into Hufflepuff House, and was later expelled. Newt would go on to marry Porpentina Goldstein, an American witch, and together they had at least one child, presumably a son.
The Scamander family were "not impressed" by Newt's career in Magizoology.
|Mrs Scamander||Breeder of fancy Hippogriffs; mother of Newton and Theseus|
|Newton Artemis Fido Scamander||Magizoologist author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, who used to work for the Ministry of Magic|
|Porpentina Esther Scamander (née Goldstein)||American witch who worked for the Magical Congress of the United States of America; wife of Newton|
|Theseus Scamander||Auror; brother of Newton|
|Leta Lestrange||fiancé of Theseus|
|Rolf Scamander||magizoologist; grandson of Newton and Porpentina|
|Luna Scamander (née Lovegood)||Former member of Dumbledore's Army and a wizarding naturalist; wife of Rolf and mother of Lorcan and Lysander|
|Lorcan||Twin brother of Lysander and son of Rolf and Luna|
|Lysander||Twin brother of Lorcan and son of Rolf and Luna|
|Scamander family||Goldstein family||Lovegood family|
|Mr Scamander||Mrs Scamander||Mr Goldstein||Mrs Goldstein|
|Theseus Scamander||Newton Scamander|
|Scamander||Pandora Lovegood||Xenophilius Lovegood|
|Rolf Scamander||Luna Lovegood|
|Lorcan Scamander||Lysander Scamander|
In Greek mythology, Scamander was a river god who fought for Troy during the Trojan War. He was also considered a personification of the Scamander River, along the lower plains of which the battles of the Trojan War were fought, according to The Iliad. The river is now called Karamenderes and flows through the Turkish province of Çanakkale. It is also the name of a town and a river in Tasmania.
Notes and references
- ↑ Pottermore introduction for Hufflepuffs (transcription available here)
- ↑ "‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’: 43 Things to Know about the New Wizarding World Story" from Collider
- ↑ "Orphans, Aurors & War Vets: we meet the 'Fantastic Beasts' film cast on set (Part 2)" from SnitchSeeker.com
- ↑ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, Scene 60
- ↑ Inside the Magic: The Making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Newt Scamander