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Damocles Belby

"I daresay he's busy ... I doubt he invented the Wolfsbane Potion without considerable hard work!"
-- Horace Slughorn (HBP7)

Damocles Belby was the potioneer who invented the Wolfsbane Potion, and a favorite student of Horace Slughorn (HBP7).

  • Received the Order of Merlin for his discovery.
  • His nephew, Marcus Belby was invited to join the Slug Club due to his illustrious connection, but admitted he knew little about his famous uncle because his father didn't "get on well" with him (HBP7)


Uncle of Marcus Belby, a Ravenclaw student in the Slug Club.

Possibly related to Flavius Belby, famous for surviving a Lethifold attack in 1782, according to his Chocolate Frog Card.



Damocles Belby
Gender Male
Dates fl. 1996
Species / Race Wizard
Distinguishing Features "Outstanding" student at Hogwarts, according to Slughorn
School Hogwarts - Student
Profession Potioneer
First Introduced HBP7: The Slug Club



In an ancient Greek story, Damocles is an attentive courtier who likes to be close to and in the good graces of his ruler - but learns the hard way that being the actual center of power has its drawbacks (source: Wikipedia).

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