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Cadmus girlfriend
Cadmus Peverell's fiancée
Biographical information
Died

c. 13th century

Marital status

Engaged to Cadmus Peverell

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Female

Hair colour

Brown

Skin colour

Pale

Affiliation
Loyalty

Cadmus Peverell

"Meanwhile, the second brother journeyed to his own home, where he lived alone. Here he took out the stone that had the power to recall the dead, and turned it thrice in his hand. To his amazement and delight, the figure of the girl he had once hoped to marry, before her untimely death, appeared at once before him. Yet she was sad and cold, separated from him as by a veil. Though she had returned to the mortal world, she did not truly belong there and suffered. Finally the second brother, driven mad with hopeless longing, killed himself so as to truly join her."
Beedle the Bard, The Tale of the Three Brothers.[src]

According to legend, this woman was in love with Cadmus Peverell, and was set to be married to him before her untimely death. Although Cadmus attempted to use the Resurrection Stone he had taken from Death to bring her back to the world of the living, she was unable to fully return to life, existing as "neither ghost nor truly flesh".[1] In his despair, Cadmus committed suicide in order to be with her again.

Behind the scenes

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Cadmus is haunted by his lost love.

  • The House of Gaunt are direct descendants of Cadmus Peverell, so it is certain that Cadmus had at least one child in his lifetime. It is not specified if this woman was the mother, or if Cadmus had fathered children from a previous or later relationship. If this woman is the mother of Cadmus Peverell's child/children then she is a direct relative to Tom Riddle Jnr. However, as Albus Dumbledore believed that, in reality, the Deathly Hallows had not been gifts from Death but rather inventions of the Peverells themselves, it is also possible that the circumstances of Cadmus' death were embellished somewhat with the passing down of the legend. Yet, it could be true that he created the Resurrection Stone before his fiancee died, likely in childbirth with his heir, and so he committed suicide after the use of his creation taunted him with her solid, undead figure.
  • In the consoles versions LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, the woman becomes playable only when Cadmus Peverell uses the Resurrection Stone at some dangerous events.
  • The woman of the story bears some resemblance to the Ancient Greek character of Eurydice. In the myth, Eurydice hoped to marry the musician, Orpheus, but was tricked by a satyr into being bitten on the foot by a poisoned snake on her wedding day. Orpheus tries to being her back from the dead, but sadly fails.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 34 (The Forest Again)


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