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Belvina Burke (née Black)
Biographical information
Born

1886[1]

Died

1962[1] (aged 76)

Blood status

Pure-blood[1]

Marital status

Married

Physical information
Species

Human[1]

Gender

Female[1]

Skin colour

White[1]

Family information
Family members
Affiliation
House

Slytherin (possibly)

Loyalty

Belvina Burke (née Black) (18861962) was a pure-blood witch and member of the noble Black family.

Biography

Belvina was born in 1886. She was the only daughter of Phineas Nigellus Black (Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry) and Ursula Flint. She was also the sister of Sirius II, Cygnus II, Phineas and Arcturus. She married Herbert Burke, and they had three children: two sons and a daughter.[1]

Etymology

The name Belvina does not fit in with the Black family tradition of naming its members after stars or constellations. It may derived from Latin, in which it would mean something like "lovely wine" or "fair one". Alternatively, it could be derived from Beltane, an ancient Celtic holiday related to Walpurgis Night, "Witches' Night".[2]

Behind the scenes

  • Based on a statement by Horace Slughorn, Belvina may have been a member of the Slytherin House. However, she attended Hogwarts c. 1897 - 1904, when Slughorn was not Potions teacher.
  • It is possible that she was related to Elizabeth Burke by marriage.

Appearances

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