Corvus Lestrange was a wizard and a member of the pure-blood Lestrange family.

Corvus Lestrange sired two children of two different marriages: Leta Lestrange was born of his first marriage to Laurena Kama, and Credence Barebone was born of his second marriage to Clarisse Tremblay.[1]


"Corvus" is Latin for "raven", probably from the Greek κόραξ (korax, "raven"). Corvus is the family name of medium to large black birds including crows, ravens, jackdaws and the like. This is thus an allusion to the Dark nature of the Lestrange family, as such birds (particularly ravens) have often been harbingers of doom in folklore[2].


Notes and references

  1. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (see this image)
  2. See, for instance, the legend of the ravens at the Tower of London; or edgar Allen Poe's The Raven.