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Corvinus Gaunt

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An 18th-century descendant of Salazar Slytherin who made sure the hidden entrance to the Chamber of Secrets was well-protected when “new-fangled plumbing” was built around it, which later became Moaning Myrtle’s bathroom (Pm:Chamber of Secrets).

Obviously Corvinus was a Parselmouth, like many in the Slytherin family line, including Tom Riddle.

Family

A descendant of Salazar Slytherin, and an ancestor of Tom Riddle, who became Lord Voldemort.

Skills

Building skills to protect the Chamber of Secrets.

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Etymology

Possibly named for Matthias Corvinus (Matthias the Just) 1443 – 1490) was king of Hungary and Croatia, ruling between 1458 and 1490. Corvinus is derived from the Latin for "raven," thus he is also referred to as "the Raven King."

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