Mythology in Harry Potter

Hello witches or wizards,

My mother bought me a book about mythology in Harry Potter. That means, you got it, the best combination ever. Percy Jackson in Harry Potter! (Shout out to the Rick Riordan fans!) I’m just at the beginning of the fourth one and loving it!

So one of todays story is about Bellatrix Lestrange. Bellatrix means woman warrior in Latin. It’s the female word from bellator which means man warrior. These words both come from the same family as the word bellum which means war.

Bellatrix is also a star from the constellation of Orion. It was a tradition in the Black family to give a name of a constellation or a star to your children. That shows that she is related with Orion Black, her uncle on her father’s side. 😀

The second one is about Hermione and Athena and their resemblance. By her intelligence, her knowledge, her prudence and her wisdom, Hermione can be compared with Athena. Hermione is exceptionally good in all areas to which Athena presides.

Now here is the fun part I didn’t know about: While Athena devotes herself to the arts of weaving and embroidery, of which she is the appointed protector, Hermione knits hats, socks and scarves for the Hogwarts elves. 😉

That’s it for todays post I hope you liked it 😉 :-D,

Bye, -ChH