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Corvus Lestrange was a French wizard and a member of the pure-blood Lestrange family. He was the son of Corvus Lestrange and Clarisse Tremblay. He died as an infant when the ship carrying him and his half-sister, Leta, to America sank in the Atlantic Ocean. Leta swapped Corvus with another child because she said she didn't want to hear him cry anymore.[2]

Etymology

"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.[3]

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. He was a member of the Sacred Twenty-Eight Lestrange family.
  2. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  3. See, for instance, the legend of the ravens at the Tower of London; or edgar Allen Poe's The Raven.