Wizards, Witches and Beings: D
The inventor of Wolfsbane Potion and the uncle of Hogwarts student Marcus Belby. Damocles was a favorite student of Horace Slughorn (HBP7), and was awarded the Order of Merlin. Marcus’s father and his Uncle Damocles have had a bit of a falling out of late (HBP4).
Damocles' last name is not given, though it probably is Belby too.
(b. circa 1978)
Roger went with Fleur Delacour to the Yule Ball; he appeared to be so besotted with her that he could barely think. He missed his mouth with his fork when he tried to eat and babbled stupidly in response to what she said. Later, he and Fleur spent some romantic time in the rose garden outside (GF22, GF23). Roger asked out Cho Chang in early February 1996, but she turned him down; Cho used the incident to try to make Harry jealous as they sat in Madam Puddifoot's with Roger and his current girlfriend sitting at an adjacent table, kissing and cuddling (OP25, OP30).
(b. circa 1980)
Tracey Davis' name appears in the draft of the classlist of Harry's year that Jo displayed during the "Harry Potter and Me" TV interview (HPM). The chart appears to indicate that Tracey is a Half-blood witch (HPM). Davis has never appeared in canon, but her name is listed here because she apparently existed in early plans for the books. [Essay on the classlist]
Auror, very capable and self-assured. He left Hogwarts with Outstandings in all his N.E.W.T.s. He accompanied Fudge to Hogwarts to confront Harry about his secret D.A. meetings. Dawlish was knocked out along with Kingsley Shacklebolt, Dolores Umbridge, and Cornelius Fudge when Dumbledore, who had taken the blame on himself, escaped. Dawlish is described as a "tough-looking wizard with very short wiry hair;" his hair is grey (OP27). According to Snape, Dawlish was susceptible to the Confundus Charm (DH1).
Rowling named Dawlish 'John' for Leaky Cauldron Creative Director John Noe (PC/JKR1).
Caradoc was a British Celtic Prince (usually Latinised to to Caractacus) who led a rebellion against Roman rule (Thanks to Ross Gillson).
d'Eath, Lorcan, see d'Eath, Lorcan (the d' is not considered the beginning of his last name).
Married to Monsieur Delacour and mother of Fleur and Gabrielle Delacour. Was present for the Third Task of the Triwizard Tournament held at Hogwarts (GF31). Also attended the wedding of her daughter, Fleur, to Bill Weasley (DH8). Madame Delacour is described as being a beautiful blonde woman and accomplished at household spells (DH6)
Apolline = more than likely derived from the male Apollo who was, among other things, the god of beauty.
- Fleur (b. circa 1977)
Fleur is a very beautiful girl who attended Beauxbatons Academy of Magic. She is part Veela and was the Beauxbatons champion in the Triwizard Tournament (GF16). After leaving school, Fleur took a job at Gringotts in London, (OP4). In the summer of 1997 (HBP5), Fleur became engaged to marry Bill Weasley; the marriage is set for July of 1997. (More...)
"Fleur Delacour" means "flower of the court" in French according to JKR (AOL).
- Gabrielle (b. 1986)
Fleur's younger sister. Harry thought at the time of the second task, when she served as hostage for her sister, that Gabrielle looked no more than eight (GF26). According to Fleur, Gabrielle talks about Harry all the time (HBP5).
Gabrielle = feminine form of Gabriel (Hebrew, 'God is my strength'); archangel particularly noted as a messenger who heralds and helps interpret dreams and visions. Of the angels associated with the four elements (Earth, Air, Fire, Water), Gabriel is associated with water. This seems apt, given the nature of the second task. -- MLW
Monsieur (no first name given)
Married to Appoline Delacour and father of Fleur and Gabrielle Delacour. Attended the Third Task of the Triwizard Tournament (GF31). Monsieur Delacour is described as shorter, plump, and as having a little, pointed black beard (DH6).
A bearded ghost; leader of the Headless Hunt. Delaney-Podmore wrote to Nick denying his request for membership in the Hunt. Sir Patrick and the Hunt arrived at Nick's 500th Deathday party on horseback, then interrupted Nick's speech by playing a game of Head Hockey. Nick bitterly refers to him as "Sir Properly Decapitated-Podmore." (CS8)
It has been pointed out by several people that there is a similarity of surnames between that of this ghost and Sturgis Podmore. We have no hard evidence regarding any possible connection between the two other than the coincidence of name, so far. -- MLW
de Montmorency, Laverne (SEE Montmorency, Laverne de)
(b. circa 1982)
Hogwarts student, 1993 - 2000.
Stayed over Christmas holidays December 1993 during his first year; Derek was startled when Dumbledore passed him the chipolatas at Christmas dinner, breaking the ice a bit (PA11).
(b. circa 1977)
Mungo's Healer 1722 - 1741 (OP22).
Headmistress of Hogwarts 1741 - 1768 (OP22).
Dumbledore says she was a "celebrated" Headmistress which is why copies of her portrait hang not only in Dumbledore's office but in the main admitting area for St. Mungo's (OP22). Derwent has long silver ringlets.
The pseudonym Ron used when he accompanied Hermione—Polyjuiced into Bellatrix—into Diagon Alley and Gringotts. Along with the fake name, Hermione gave Ron a Transfigured look: long wavy hair, a beard and mustache, and heavy eyebrows. Harry said that he wasn’t really his type, but he’d do (DH26).
It is a testimony to the eccentricity of Wizarding names that no one batted an eye at Ron's alias.
Dragomir=Ron probably got this first name from the Chudley Cannons' Chaser, Dragomir Gorgovich.
A member of the Order of the Phoenix in both the first and second wars against Voldemort (OP3, OP9), this wizard was in the Leaky Cauldron when Hagrid brought Harry in on July 31, 1991. Diggle once bowed to Harry in a shop (PS5), much to Petunia Dursley's horror. He lives in Kent and, according to Minerva McGonagall, has never had any sense (PS1). Diggle served as an escort for Vernon, Petunia, and Dudley Dursley, getting them to safety when the enchantment of Harry’s protection was broken. While he was taking care of the Dursleys, his house was searched by Death Eaters and burned down (DH11).
Daedalus (Greek mythology) - the legendary inventor who designed the labyrinth to imprison the Minotaur. When Minos later imprisoned him on Crete, Daedalus created wings out of wax and feathers so that he and his son Icarus could fly to safety; Icarus flew too near the sun and fell to his death when the wax melted, but Daedalus escaped. - MLW
Cedric's father, works for the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures (GF9).
Cedric (1977 -
24 June, 1995)
Hufflepuff (1989 - 1995), Quidditch Seeker
Good-looking Triwizard champion. Killed by Wormtail at Voldemort's command, June 24, 1995 (GF32). ( More...)
- Diggory, Mrs.
Mother of Cedric (GF36).
Wizard interviewed by Rita Skeeter for her book The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore. Claims he discovered eight uses of Dragon’s Blood when Dumbledore “borrowed his papers” (DH2). Dillonsby is also is of the opinion that Bathilda Bagshot is senile (DH18).
Tried to sell what he claimed was powdered dragon claw to other students as a study aid; Hermione confiscated and destroyed them because they were really dried Doxy droppings (OP31).
"Dip" U.S. slang for someone who is rather inept and silly.
Young wizard who tried to impress Veela at the Quidditch World Cup by telling them that he was a dragon killer for the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures (GF9).
(b. circa 1983)
Builder and first landlady of the Leaky Cauldron. Daisy wanted to create a gateway between the Muggle world and Diagon Alley. Her inn became famous for its welcoming atmosphere (and for the connection to Diagon Alley, of course) (fw/32).
JKR's Wizard of the Month for March, 2006.
(b. circa 1881 - present)
Old wizard the same age as Dumbledore, with a wheezy voice and silver hair (DH8). Doge was part of the original Order of the Phoenix and at the time wore a "stupid" hat. Part of the Advance Guard that helped Harry in his escape from number four, Privet Drive (OP3). Has been previously mentioned as a member of the Order of the Phoenix. Special Advisor to the Wizengamot and longstanding friend of Albus Dumbledore who wrote the latter's obituary for the Daily Prophet (DH2). Doge was disinclined to cooperate with Rita Skeeter in her preparation of The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore (DH8), and was referred to by her as "Dodgy" (DH2) and "Dogbreath" (DH18).
An Elphias Levi wrote Dogme et Rituel de Haute Magie (Dogma and Ritual of High Magic). -- MLW
(d. May 2, 1998?)
Dolohov was one of Tom Riddle’s friend after leaving school, one of the original Death Eaters (HBP20). He was sent to Azkaban for the murders of Gideon and Fabian Prewett (OP25). Dolohov escaped from Azkaban early in 1996, along with Bellatrix Lestrange and several other high-security prisoners, and rejoined Voldemort. He participated in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries and was recaptured. Dolohov's "specialty attack" was a jet of purple light cast in a zigzag pattern which causes severe internal injury (OP31). Released again from Azkaban, Dolohov attacked Harry, Ron, and Hermione in a café on Tottenham Court Road (DH9). During the Battle of Hogwarts, Dolohov killed Remus Lupin (DH31, BLC) but was finally taken down by Flitwick (DH36).
Note: this date does not fit with canon.
Fake name Harry uses as an alias to hide his identity from Greyback and the Snatchers (DH23).
A fan of the Holyhead Harpies, Matilda saw Puddlemere United Chaser Wilda Griffiths disappear during a match and assumed she’d turned herself invisible, which is against the rules. It took awhile for Matilda to realize that Wilda had been kidnapped (DP).
Aberforth (b. circa 1884)
Albus Dumbledore's slightly odd younger brother who tends bar at the Hog's Head (EBF). (More...)
Albus Percival Wulfric Brian (1881 - 1997)
Attended Hogwarts 1892 - 1899.
Transfiguration teacher, c. 1940.
Headmaster, Hogwarts c. 1970 - 1997. (More...)
- Dumbledore, Ariana (1884 or 1885 - August 1899)
Younger sister of Albus Dumbledore and Aberforth Dumbledore (DH2, DH28); daughter of Kendra and Percival Dumbledore. (More...)
- Dumbledore, Kendra (d. early summer 1899)
Mother of Albus, Aberforth and Ariana Dumbledore; wife of Percival. (More...)
- Dumbledore, Percival (dates
Father of Albus, Aberforth and Ariana Dumbledore; husband of Kendra. (More...)
Sat in the second row of Harry's Wizengamot trial and whispered to a "frizzy-haired" witch (OP8).
Chinese Alchemist (fw).