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"Not a bad turnout. The Wailing Widow came all the way up from Kent… It's nearly time for my speech, I'd better go and warn the orchestra..."
Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington to Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley, and Hermione Granger during his five-hundredth Deathday Party[src]

The Wailing Widow was a female ghost from Kent. She was a close friend of Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington as she attended his five-hundredth Deathday Party, having had to travel all the way from Kent to Scotland.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • In the Danish dub of the Disc 2 of the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the title for Travels with Trolls was mistranslated as Danser med Den Hvide Dame, which means Dacing with the White Lady, and Den Hvide Dame are coincidentally also the Danish translation for "the Wailing Widow", meaning it was both mistranslated as well as using the same words to describe two different things.


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 8 (The Deathday Party)