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Wizard card for Cassandra Vablatsky Vablatsky, Cassandra Divination. Author Chocolate Frog Card

(1894 - 1997)

Celebrated Seer and author of Unfogging the Future (PA4).

"Cassandra" = (mythology) daughter of Priam and Hecuba, given the power of prophecy by Apollo, but when she spurned him, he added the curse that her prophecies should not be believed.
"Vablatsky" = comes from Madam Helena Blavatsky, 1831 - 1891, who brought Eastern philosophical ideas to the West, founded the Theosophy movement.

Vaisey Slytherin Quidditch

(Slytherin, 1990s; Quidditch Chaser, 1996 - 1997)

A Slytherin Quidditch player who Ron described as their best goal-scorer in 1996, despite his never having been previously mentioned. He was hit by a Bludger just before the match with Gryffindor that year and couldn’t play (HBP14).

Vance, Emmeline Order of the Phoenix

(d. 1996)

Member of the Order of the Phoenix, both in the 1970s and in the 1990s. She was part of the Advance Guard that escorted Harry from number four, Privet Drive to number twelve, Grimmauld Place (OP3, OP9). She is described as a stately-looking witch with an emerald green shawl.

She was brutally murdered by Death Eaters in the first weeks of the Second Wizarding War (late June or early July 1996) (HBP1); Severus Snape claimed to Bellatrix that he was the one who betrayed her (HBP2). Murder occurred near number ten Downing Street, London (HBP1).

Emmeline = Medieval pet form of Emma. This is the name of the central character in Jane Austen's novel Emma, which is JKR's favorite novel.

Vane, Romilda Gryffindor

(b. circa 1982)

Gryffindor 1993 - 2000.

A Gryffindor with dark eyes and long, dark hair, Romilda made it very obvious in her fourth year that she was pursuing Harry Potter (HBP7). Among other things she tried out for the Gryffindor Quidditch team (HBP11) and put a strong love potion in chocolates she gave Harry, which had inadvertently disastrous results when Ron ate them by mistake (HBP18).

In the film of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," the role of Romilda was played by Anna Shaffer.

Vector, Septima(?) Hogwarts staff

Arithmancy professor at Hogwarts (PA12, GF13, HBP24).

Professor Vector's first name appears on a list Jo created while planning Prisoner of Azkaban; however, her first name cannot be considered canon without further confirmation because other information on this page changed by the time the book was actually published (JKR scrapbook).

"Vector" = mathematics: "quantity having both a number value and a direction."

Verity

A young witch with short blonde hair who worked as a shop assistant at Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes in Diagon Alley during the summer before Harry's sixth year (HBP6).

Violet ("Vi") Portraits and other artwork

A pale, wizened witch who inhabits a portrait hanging in the antechamber off the Great Hall (GF16, GF17). Vi is a friend of the Fat Lady and the two of them get tipsy on chocolate liqueurs at Christmas (GF23). She winked from her frame at Bill Weasley when he visited Hogwarts for the Third Task (GF31).

Viridian, Vindictus Spells. Author

Author of the book Curses and Counter-curses (Bewitch Your Friends and Befuddle Your Enemies with the Latest Revenges: Hair Loss, Jelly-Legs, Tongue-Tying, and Much, Much More) (PS5).

To be 'vindictive' is to want revenge or to want to take things out on someone.
"viridis" = Latin for "green" (suggests the idea of being "green with envy").

Voldemort, Lord Slytherin Dark magic. Death Eater

(1926 - May 2, 1998)

Name chosen by Tom Marvolo Riddle in his new identity as a Dark wizard. He chose this name as an anagram of his given name, Tom Marvolo Riddle, because he didn't want to be known by his Muggle father's name (he rearranged the letters to form the phrase "I AM LORD VOLDEMORT") (CS17). Riddle was already using this name in secret while a student at Hogwarts among his closest Slytherin friends. The name is pronounced with a silent final 't' (VOL-de-more) (NPC, Scholastic website). (More...)

"volatus" = Latin for flight.
"de" = Latin for away from, from.
"mort" = Latin for death.

Volkov Quidditch

Bulgarian National Team, Beater at the World Cup of 1994 (GF8).

Vulchanov Quidditch

Beater who played for the Bulgarian National Team during the 1994 Quidditch World Cup (GF8).

 

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