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'''Professor Eoessa Sakndenberg'''<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]'' DVD (Disc 2 - ''The Quest of Sir Cadogan'')</ref> (d. [[1500s|1503]]) was a [[Headmaster|Headmistress]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in the early [[16th century|sixteenth century]].<ref name="cosdvd">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]'' DVD (Disc 2 - ''Dumbledore's Office'')</ref>
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'''Professor Edessa Skanderberg '''(or possibly '''Skandenberg''')<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]'' DVD (Disc 2 - ''The Quest of Sir Cadogan'')</ref> was a [[Headmaster|Headmistress]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in the early [[16th century|sixteenth century]].<ref name="cosdvd">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]'' DVD (Disc 2 - ''Dumbledore's Office'')</ref>
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Lifetime===
 
===Lifetime===
Professor Sakndenberg lived in the [[15th century|fifteenth century]] and was appointed [[Headmaster|Headmistress]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. She died in [[1500s|1503]].
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Professor Skanderberg lived in the [[15th century|fifteenth century]]. In her lifetime, she was a social historian, specialising in [[Muggle]] society.<ref name="HPLE">''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'' - ''A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films'' {{see image|File:HomeLifeAndSocialHabitsOfBritishMuggles.png}}</ref> She was appointed [[Headmaster|Headmistress]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], and had a [[portrait]] painted in [[1500s|1503]].<ref>See [[:File:EdessaSakndenbergPortrait.jpg|this image]].</ref>
   
 
===Post-mortem===
 
===Post-mortem===
After her death, her [[Headmaster portraits|portrait]] was hung in the [[Headmaster's office]], so that she could advise the current Headmaster.<ref name="cosdvd" /> She had more portraits around the castle: in the [[East Wing]],<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]''</ref> [[Grand Staircase]]<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]''</ref> and other halls.
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After her death, her [[Headmaster portraits|portrait]] was hung in the [[Headmaster's office]], so that she could advise the current Headmaster.<ref name="cosdvd" /> She had more portraits around the castle: in the [[East Wing]],<ref name="PoAVG">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]''</ref> [[Grand Staircase]]<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]''</ref> and other halls such as the [[Glanmore Peakes' Corridor]]<ref name="PoAVG"/>
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
*"Eoessa" is Ancient Greek for "she who has dawn".
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*"Edessa" (probably originally from a Phrygian or Illyrian word meaning ‘tower in the water’) is the name of a [[wikipedia:Edessa,_Greece|Greek city]] and, in Ancient Greece, also a province.
 
*Her surname may be the {{wplink|Albania}}n name {{wplink|Skanderbeg}} influenced by German names ending in ''-en-berg''.
 
*Her surname may be the {{wplink|Albania}}n name {{wplink|Skanderbeg}} influenced by German names ending in ''-en-berg''.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
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*Edessa Skanderberg's portrait was based on a [http://www.nationalgalleries.org/media/5/artworks_other/the_hen_wife.jpg 1706 portrait of the Henwife of Castle Grant] by [[Wikipedia:Richard Waitt|Richard Waitt]].
 
*The phrase on Skandenberg's portrait (''mirabile visu'') is a Latin expression, meaning "wonderful to behold."<ref>"[http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mirabile%20visu Mirabile visu]" at Meriam-Webster.com</ref>
 
*The phrase on Skandenberg's portrait (''mirabile visu'') is a Latin expression, meaning "wonderful to behold."<ref>"[http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mirabile%20visu Mirabile visu]" at Meriam-Webster.com</ref>
*On a wood panel in the Divination Classroom of Hogwarts, her last name seems to be [[Skanderberg]].
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*On a wood panel in the Divination Classroom of Hogwarts, her last name seems to be Skanderberg.
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)]]'', this portrait is seen, while Harry battles against a Death Eater.
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*On the cover of the ''[[Home Life and Social Habits of British Muggles]]'' prop that was featured on the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', Edessa Skanderberg is credited to have authored the book. This is canonically wrong, as we know the book was written by [[Wilhelm Wigworthy]] in [[1987]], but nevertheless we can conclude from the text of the back cover blurb that Edessa was a "''social historian and Muggle specialist''".<ref name="HPLE" />
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{Portrait}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{Portrait}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]'' {{Portrait}}
 
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]'' {{Portrait}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]'' {{Portrait}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)]]'' {{Portrait}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)]]'' {{Portrait}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)]]'' <ref>Eoessa herself has escaped during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], but the portrait is there.</ref>
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)]]'' <ref>Edessa herself has escaped during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], but the portrait is there.</ref>
 
*''[[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]]'' {{Portrait}}
 
*''[[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]]'' {{Portrait}}
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'' {{Portrait}}
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'' {{Portrait}}
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]'' {{Portrait}}
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]'' {{Portrait}}
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*''[[The Making of Harry Potter]]'' {{Portrait}}
   
 
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Latest revision as of 22:47, April 26, 2016

Professor Edessa Skanderberg (or possibly Skandenberg)[2] was a Headmistress of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the early sixteenth century.[3]

BiographyEdit

LifetimeEdit

Professor Skanderberg lived in the fifteenth century. In her lifetime, she was a social historian, specialising in Muggle society.[4] She was appointed Headmistress of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and had a portrait painted in 1503.[5]

Post-mortemEdit

After her death, her portrait was hung in the Headmaster's office, so that she could advise the current Headmaster.[3] She had more portraits around the castle: in the East Wing,[6] Grand Staircase[7] and other halls such as the Glanmore Peakes' Corridor[6]

EtymologyEdit

  • "Edessa" (probably originally from a Phrygian or Illyrian word meaning ‘tower in the water’) is the name of a Greek city and, in Ancient Greece, also a province.
  • Her surname may be the Albanian name Skanderbeg influenced by German names ending in -en-berg.

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Wiki
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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. J.K. Rowling stated at the Edinburgh Book Festival on 15 August 2014 (source) that all portraits at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry are of deceased individuals. Thus, Sakndenberg must have died sometime in or before 1992, given her portrait's appearance in the Headmaster's office in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
  2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) DVD (Disc 2 - The Quest of Sir Cadogan)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) DVD (Disc 2 - Dumbledore's Office)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter Limited Edition - A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films (see this image)
  5. See this image.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)
  7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)
  8. "Mirabile visu" at Meriam-Webster.com
  9. Edessa herself has escaped during the Battle of Hogwarts, but the portrait is there.



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Locations on the sixth floor

Classroom 6A · Classroom 6B · Corridor · Disused bathroom · East Wing · Empty classroom · Floor 6 Bonus · Glanmore Peakes' Corridor · Horace Slughorn's office · Room of Rewards · Storeroom · Trophy Room · Writing Supplies Room · Staircase between the sixth-floor and seventh-floor corridor

Portraits, statues and other artwork located on the sixth floor

Damara Dodderidge · Edgar Stroulger · Edessa Sakndenberg · Glanmore Peakes · Selina Sapworthy · Skeleton in a top hat · Portrait in storeroom · Temeritus Shanks · Vindictus Viridian · Wendelin the Weird

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