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Eulalie Hicks

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Professor Eulalie “Lally” Hicks was an American witch and a professor at Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the late 1920s. In 1927, Nicolas Flamel used his gold, phoenix embossed, magical book to have a conversation with Dumbledore but his page was blank so he flipped to Eulalie Hicks’ page. She urged him to help Newt Scamander and told Flamel that “we believe in you”. [CG]

Eulalie Hicks
Gender Female
Dates fl.1920s
Species / Race Human
Blood Status Unknown
School
Profession Professor at Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
First Introduced CG

Commentary

Etymology

"Eulalie" is the French form of "Eulalia", which is derived from Greek ‘eulalos’ meaning "sweetly-speaking". The surname "Hicks" is an English patronymic derived from "Hick", which is from the medieval personal name "Hicke", a pet form of "Richard". It is a common surname in England and southern Wales.

Steve Vander Ark suggested the name might be a reference to characters in The Music Man. The mayor's wife is named Eulalie and her friend is Mrs. Hicks. Typical Rowling trying to find stereotypical names for people from a particular country and going with a very American musical for inspiration.

Notes

The exchange, through the magical book, suggests that Hicks and Flamel share a deep understanding of the current events and the stakes involved and that they will have a future role as events unfold. JKR Tweeted “You only see a HINT of Lally in Fantastic Beasts 2. Her true glory is revealed in FB3.”

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