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|family=*[[Walburga Black]] (cousin)
 
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*[[Cygnus Black III]] (cousin)
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*[[Alphard Black]] (cousin)
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*[[Pollux Black]] (uncle)
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*[[Irma Crabbe]] (aunt)
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*[[Cassiopeia Black]] (aunt)
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*[[Dorea Black]] (aunt)
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*[[Charlus Potter]] (uncle by marriage)
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*[[Marius Black]] (uncle)
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*[[Orion Black]] (cousin by marriage/distant relative)
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*[[Lucretia Black]] (distant relative)
 
*[[House of Black|Black family]]
 
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{{Quote| ''[...]'' and Araminta Meliflua... cousin of my mother's... tried to force through a [[Ministry Bill to make Muggle-hunting legal]] ''[...]''|[[Sirius Black]] to [[Harry Potter]] on Araminta|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
 
{{Quote| ''[...]'' and Araminta Meliflua... cousin of my mother's... tried to force through a [[Ministry Bill to make Muggle-hunting legal]] ''[...]''|[[Sirius Black]] to [[Harry Potter]] on Araminta|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
   
'''Araminta Meliflua''' was [[Walburga Black]]'s cousin, and [[Sirius Black]]'s first or second cousin once removed. She was noted for her hatred of [[Muggle]]s. She once tried to get the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] to pass a law that would make Muggle-hunting legal. The bill was most likely turned down.
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'''Araminta Meliflua Black'''<ref name="scholastic">Wizard's Challenge at the [http://harrypotter.scholastic.com/ Scholastic Official Site]</ref> was [[Walburga Black]]’s cousin, and [[Sirius Black]]’s first or second cousin once removed. She was noted for her hatred of [[Muggle]]s. She once tried to get the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] to pass a law that would make Muggle-hunting legal. The bill was most likely turned down.
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
*[http://www.behindthename.com/name/araminta Araminta] is a name of uncertain origin. It may be an elaborated form of [http://www.behindthename.com/name/aminta Aminta], which derives from the Greek word ''amyntor'', meaning "defender." Araminta Ross was the birth name of African-American abolitionist [[Wikipedia:Harriet Tubman|Harriet Tubman]].
 
*[http://www.behindthename.com/name/araminta Araminta] is a name of uncertain origin. It may be an elaborated form of [http://www.behindthename.com/name/aminta Aminta], which derives from the Greek word ''amyntor'', meaning "defender." Araminta Ross was the birth name of African-American abolitionist [[Wikipedia:Harriet Tubman|Harriet Tubman]].
*Meliflua is presumably based on the English adjective "[http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=mellifluous mellifluous]," which means "sweet-sounding" and derives from the Latin ''mellifluus'', "flowing like honey".
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*''Meliflua'' is presumably based on the English adjective "[http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=mellifluous mellifluous]," which means "sweet-sounding" and derives from the Latin ''mellifluus'', "flowing like honey".
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*Although [[Sirius Black]] pointed out Araminta to his godson, [[Harry Potter]], on the [[House of Black|Black family tapestry]], her name did not appear on the copy of the family tree [[J. K. Rowling]] donated to a charity auction in [[2006]], and thus it is unknown precisely how she is related to the [[House of Black]].
 
*Although [[Sirius Black]] pointed out Araminta to his godson, [[Harry Potter]], on the [[House of Black|Black family tapestry]], her name did not appear on the copy of the family tree [[J. K. Rowling]] donated to a charity auction in [[2006]], and thus it is unknown precisely how she is related to the [[House of Black]].
*However, if Araminta was Walburga's first cousin, it can be presumed that she was related through Walburga's mother, [[Irma Crabbe|Irma Black (née Crabbe)]], as Walburga's father, [[Pollux Black]], had three siblings, of whom only his sister [[Dorea Black|Dorea]] married and had [[Charlus Potter's son|a son]].
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*However, if Araminta was Walburga’s first cousin, it can be presumed that she was related through Walburga's mother, [[Irma Crabbe|Irma Black (née Crabbe)]], as Walburga’s father, [[Pollux Black]], had three siblings, of whom only his sister [[Dorea Black|Dorea]] married and had [[Charlus Potter's son|a son]].
*It's also possible that Araminta was a daughter of [[Belvina Burke|Belvina]], [[Charis Crouch|Charis]], or [[Callidora Black|Callidora]]. If she was, that means that she must have a husband or that Meliflua was her middle name.
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*It is also possible that Araminta was a daughter of [[Charis Black|Charis]] or [[Callidora Black]], and possible granddaughter of [[Belvina Black]].
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
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[[Category:Females|Meliflua, Araminta]]
 
[[Category:Females|Meliflua, Araminta]]
 
[[Category:Wizards|Meliflua, Araminta]]
 
[[Category:Wizards|Meliflua, Araminta]]
[[Category:Pure-blood supremacists|Meliflua, Araminta]]
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[[Category:Pure-blood supremacists]]
 
[[Category:Pure-bloods]]
 
[[Category:Pure-bloods]]
 
[[Category:Members of the House of Black]]
 
[[Category:Members of the House of Black]]

Latest revision as of 12:23, February 11, 2014

Araminta Meliflua Black
Biographical information
Blood status

Pure-blood[1]

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Female

Family information
Family members
Magical characteristics
House

Slytherin

Loyalty

Black family

" [...] and Araminta Meliflua... cousin of my mother's... tried to force through a Ministry Bill to make Muggle-hunting legal [...]'"
Sirius Black to Harry Potter on Araminta[src]

Araminta Meliflua Black[2] was Walburga Black’s cousin, and Sirius Black’s first or second cousin once removed. She was noted for her hatred of Muggles. She once tried to get the Ministry of Magic to pass a law that would make Muggle-hunting legal. The bill was most likely turned down.

EtymologyEdit

  • Araminta is a name of uncertain origin. It may be an elaborated form of Aminta, which derives from the Greek word amyntor, meaning "defender." Araminta Ross was the birth name of African-American abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
  • Meliflua is presumably based on the English adjective "mellifluous," which means "sweet-sounding" and derives from the Latin mellifluus, "flowing like honey".

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. This is most likely, as she was not blasted off the Black family tree
  2. Wizard's Challenge at the Scholastic Official Site

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