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'''Abraxas Malfoy''' was a [[pure-blood]] wizard, father of [[Lucius Malfoy]], grandfather of [[Draco Malfoy]] and great-grandfather of [[Scorpius Malfoy]]. He was related by marriage to the [[House of Black|Blacks]], through his daughter-in-law Narcissa, and, more distantly, to the [[Lestrange family|Lestranges]].
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'''Abraxas Malfoy''' (fl. 1954-1968) was a [[pure-blood]] wizard, father of [[Lucius Malfoy]], grandfather of [[Draco Malfoy]] and great-grandfather of [[Scorpius Malfoy]]. He was related by marriage to the [[House of Black|Blacks]], through his daughter-in-law Narcissa, and, more distantly, to the [[Lestrange family|Lestranges]].
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
{{dialogue a-b|Draco|Sir, I think you knew my grandfather, Abraxas Malfoy?|Slughorn|Yes. I was sorry to hear he had died, although of course it wasn't unexpected, dragon pox at his age...|[[Draco Malfoy]] being an attention seeker during Potions|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
 
{{dialogue a-b|Draco|Sir, I think you knew my grandfather, Abraxas Malfoy?|Slughorn|Yes. I was sorry to hear he had died, although of course it wasn't unexpected, dragon pox at his age...|[[Draco Malfoy]] being an attention seeker during Potions|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
   
Abraxas had at least one child, [[Lucius Malfoy]], who was born in [[1950s|1954]]. He apparently knew Horace Slughorn, according to Slughorn and Draco Malfoy.
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Abraxas had at least one child, [[Lucius Malfoy]], who was born in [[1950s|1954]];<ref name="OP15">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 15 (''The Hogwarts High Inquisitor'')</ref> the fate of Lucius's mother, Abraxas's wife, is currently unknown. Abraxas apparently knew [[Horace Slughorn]], according to his grandson [[Draco Malfoy|Draco]] and Slughorn himself.<ref name="HBP9">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 9 (''The Half-Blood Prince'')</ref>
   
Abraxas Malfoy was widely belived to have been part of the shady plot that, in [[1960s|1968]], forced [[Minister for Magic]] [[Nobby Leach]] (the first [[Muggle-born]] ever to have held the office) to leave his post prematurely. Nothing was, however, conclusively proven against Malfoy.<ref name="pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]'' - "The Malfoy Family"</ref>
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Abraxas Malfoy was widely believed to have been part of the shady plot that, in [[1960s|1968]], forced [[Minister for Magic]] [[Nobby Leach]] (the first [[Muggle-born]] ever to have held the office) to leave his post prematurely. Nothing was, however, conclusively proven against Malfoy.<ref name="pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/book2/chapter4/moment3/the-malfoy-family New from J.K. Rowling: "The Malfoy Family"]</ref>
   
Abraxas died of a case of [[dragon pox]], a relatively common malady of the elderly, some time before September [[1996]]. [[Horace Slughorn]] knew him at one time and was sorry to hear that he had passed away, as he informed Abraxas's grandson [[Draco Malfoy|Draco]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref> Abraxas may also have been a well-respected wizard, as Draco attempted to use his name to charm Slughorn into letting Draco into the Slug club, because Slughorn was impressed with heritage. However, the name was not good enough to earn Slughorn's favour.
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Abraxas died of a case of [[dragon pox]], a relatively common malady of the elderly, some time before September [[1996]]. [[Horace Slughorn]] knew him at one time and was sorry to hear that he had passed away, as he informed Abraxas's grandson [[Draco Malfoy|Draco]].<ref name="HBP9"/> Abraxas may also have been a well-respected wizard, as Draco attempted to use his name to charm Slughorn into letting Draco into the Slug club, because Slughorn was impressed with heritage. However, perhaps due to Lucius's renewed criminal records, the name was not good enough to earn Slughorn's favour.
   
 
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==Behind the scenes==
 
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*In [[1992]], [[Harry Potter]], speaking about [[Draco Malfoy]], said, ''"Look at his family... The whole lot of them have been in Slytherin, he's always boasting about it"''.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', Ch. 9</ref> This indicates that Abraxas was most likely a [[Slytherin]] when he attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], though it cannot be confirmed.
 
*In [[1992]], [[Harry Potter]], speaking about [[Draco Malfoy]], said, ''"Look at his family... The whole lot of them have been in Slytherin, he's always boasting about it"''.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', Ch. 9</ref> This indicates that Abraxas was most likely a [[Slytherin]] when he attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], though it cannot be confirmed.
*In [[1997]] a [[Unidentified portrait in Malfoy Manor (II)|portrait]] was hung in [[Malfoy Manor]] showing a wizard; Abraxas may be that wizard.
 
*[[wikipedia:Abraxas (comics)|Abraxas ]]is a character in [[wikipedia:Marvel Comics|Marvel Comics]]. Also known as Dark Man, he is depicted as an adversary of the [[wikipedia:Fantastic Four|Fantastic Four]].
 
   
 
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Abraxas Malfoy
Biographical information
Died

Before 2 September, 1996

Blood status

Pure-blood

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Family information
Family members
Magical characteristics
Wand

Elm, 18", dragon heartstring (presumably)[1]

Affiliation
House

Slytherin (possibly)

Loyalty

Malfoy family

Abraxas Malfoy (fl. 1954-1968) was a pure-blood wizard, father of Lucius Malfoy, grandfather of Draco Malfoy and great-grandfather of Scorpius Malfoy. He was related by marriage to the Blacks, through his daughter-in-law Narcissa, and, more distantly, to the Lestranges.

BiographyEdit

Draco: "Sir, I think you knew my grandfather, Abraxas Malfoy?"
Slughorn: "Yes. I was sorry to hear he had died, although of course it wasn't unexpected, dragon pox at his age..."
Draco Malfoy being an attention seeker during Potions[src]

Abraxas had at least one child, Lucius Malfoy, who was born in 1954;[2] the fate of Lucius's mother, Abraxas's wife, is currently unknown. Abraxas apparently knew Horace Slughorn, according to his grandson Draco and Slughorn himself.[3]

Abraxas Malfoy was widely believed to have been part of the shady plot that, in 1968, forced Minister for Magic Nobby Leach (the first Muggle-born ever to have held the office) to leave his post prematurely. Nothing was, however, conclusively proven against Malfoy.[4]

Abraxas died of a case of dragon pox, a relatively common malady of the elderly, some time before September 1996. Horace Slughorn knew him at one time and was sorry to hear that he had passed away, as he informed Abraxas's grandson Draco.[3] Abraxas may also have been a well-respected wizard, as Draco attempted to use his name to charm Slughorn into letting Draco into the Slug club, because Slughorn was impressed with heritage. However, perhaps due to Lucius's renewed criminal records, the name was not good enough to earn Slughorn's favour.

EtymologyEdit

The word Abraxas was engraved on stones that were considered amulets in the Ancient Roman-Greco world. They often had figures carved on them as well that resembled basilisks or chimaeras. The name may be related to the word abracadabra, which is notable as this may also be the root of the Killing Curse incantation "Avada Kedavra". The name Abraxas is also mentioned in Gnostic texts, and in Ancient Egyptian mythology as a god or demon.

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. This wand was passed down the family, meaning Abraxas may have had it before passing it to Lucius.
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 15 (The Hogwarts High Inquisitor)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 9 (The Half-Blood Prince)
  4. Pottermore - New from J.K. Rowling: "The Malfoy Family"
  5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Ch. 9

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