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Wilfred the Wistful was a wizard from an unknown period. A statue of him was located in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Mrs Norris disappeared behind the statue when she encountered Harry Potter heading towards the Owlery in 1995.[1]


The name "Wilfred" means "desiring peace" from Old English wil "will, desire" and frið "peace". Saint Wilfrid was a 7th-century Anglo-Saxon bishop. The name was rarely used after the Norman conquest, but it was revived in the 19th century.


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 14 (Percy and Padfoot)
Hogwarts Castle
Unknown locations

Ædificium Oriens · Apothecary department · Book of Monster's Repair Workshop · Care of Magical Creatures classroom · Cauldron cupboard · First year written exams classroom · Ghoul Studies classroom · The Grindylow Lagoon · Horace Slughorn's first office · Laundry · Lower Art Room · Quad balcony · Rolanda Hooch's office · Stink Bomb Store · Study Hall

Portraits, statues and other artwork located in unknown locations

Emeric Switch · Iris Pius · Phillipus von Hohenheim · Portrait of an old man · Reginald Oddpick · Sidley Smirk Platter · Thomas More · Tobias Misslethorpe · Wilfred the Wistful