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"Tamper with the deepest mysteries ― the source of life, the essence of self ― only if prepared for consequences of the most extreme and dangerous kind."
—Waffling's first Fundamental Law of Magic[src]

Adalbert Waffling (18991981) was a British wizard who was a magical theoretician, credited to have written "all about magic". Waffling is somewhat seen as the "father of magical theory", as it is a popular claim that every modern witch or wizard has learned from his writings.

Waffling was the one who formulated the Fundamental Laws of Magic and wrote Magical Theory, a most popular textbook still being used today in the of young wizards at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Biography

Early life

Adalbert Waffling was born in the 19th-century. By the 1890s he was already a most notable theoretician.[1] Waffling might have attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in his youth, like so many other wizards before him.

Later life

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Waffling studying Magic

By the 1890s, Waffling was already one of most notable wizards of the date,[1][2] so it is more than likely he published some of his writings before this point. Around this time Albus Dumbledore, the "most brilliant student ever seen [at Hogwarts]", was in regular correspondence with Waffling in order to exchange ideas about magic.[1]

Waffling died in 1981.

Behind the scenes

Theory

Magical Theory, Waffling's most popular textbook

Etymology

Adal is Old High German for "noble" or "aristocratic"; berta, "bright". To waffle means unable to make a firm decision.

Appearances

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 2 (In Memoriam)
  2. Pottermore - things we bet the Hogwarts portraits do when no-one is looking - Imagine you’re a long-suffering wizarding portrait of someone famous, like Adalbert Waffling.
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