Violetta Black (née Bulstrode) (fl. 1912-1920) was a pure-blood witch, the wife of Cygnus Black II, and the mother of Pollux, Cassiopeia, Marius, and Dorea. She possibly may be related to Millicent Bulstrode.
Violetta is a version of the name Violet, derived from the flower. It was the stage name of a German-born circus performer born without legs or arms who was well-known during the 1920s. The name Violetta could also be meant to mean violent or violence.
Bulstrode is an English surname that can refer to the the medival village of Bulstrode in Berkshire. It means either "the bull's marsh", or "the fort on the marsh". It could refer to a violent attitude.
Behind the scenes
- Violetta is the great-grandmother of Narcissa Malfoy, Bellatrix Lestrange, Sirius Black, Andromeda Tonks, and Regulus Black, the great-great-grandmother of Nymphadora Lupin and Draco Malfoy, and the great-great-great-grandmother of Teddy Lupin and Scorpius Malfoy.
- Before the reveal that Fleamont and Euphemia Potter were the parents of James, it was speculated that Violetta's daughter Dorea and her husband Charlus were his parents and thus the grandparents of Harry Potter. Therefore, Violetta was the presumed grandmother and great-grandmother of James and Harry, respectively.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film) (Appears on Black family tree tapestry)
Notes and references
- Her youngest child was born in that year.
- Black family tree