We are celebrating 20 Years of the Lexicon with a Twentieth Anniversary Canon Celebration!
Muggle
Blood status and prejudice History Muggles Transportation

Elias Story

Elias Story is the identity Isolt Sayre assumes when fleeing from her aunt, Gormlaith Gaunt, and sailing to North America on the Mayflower. Elias is a Muggle boy who fits in better with the shipful of Puritans than a witch would (Pm).

Around this time, Isolt cuts her hair short as part of her efforts to evade her aunt, but it is unclear whether she does so before or after deciding to masquerade as Elias Story (Pm).

Commentary

Etymology

A boy or young man named Elias Story really is recorded as a passenger on the Mayflower (source: Wikipedia).

Rowling probably selected that name from the list of passengers for the reasons below.

Elias = similar to "alias"

Story = as in made up, fictional

Pensieve (Comments)

Tags: fake

Editors: and

Sources