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Celtic Irish goddess of beauty, whose magical birds could cure the sick with their healing songs (FW). Harry saw her as a “druidess” who was scratching her nose when he collected her Chocolate Frog Card during his first trip on the Hogwarts Express (PS6).

 

Family

Eldest daughter of the last Druid of Ireland.

Skills

Excellent at Transfiguration, Cliodna could transform into a bird or a wave in the sea.

Cliodna
Gender Female
Dates circa 1400s
Species / Race Witch or Banshee
Profession Druidess, Queen of the Fairies, Queen of the Banshees
First Introduced PS6

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Etymology

From clodhna meaning “shapely.” Pronounced "CLEEV-nah"

Notes

Cliodna is associated with the Irish tale of the Blarney Stone. She told the owner of Blarney Castle to kiss a stone in the morning before he went to court to plead a case, and his words gained eloquence and favor. The man was so impressed he built the stone into a tower of the castle. To this day people visit the castle and "kiss the Blarney Stone" to give them the gift of gab and the ability to flatter others.

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