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{{Quote|... and dear Aunt Elladora... she started the family tradition of beheading house-elves when they got too old to carry tea trays...|[[Sirius Black]] tells [[Harry Potter]] of the [[House of Black]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
 
{{Quote|... and dear Aunt Elladora... she started the family tradition of beheading house-elves when they got too old to carry tea trays...|[[Sirius Black]] tells [[Harry Potter]] of the [[House of Black]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
 
 
'''Elladora Black''' ([[1850s|1850]] – [[1930s|1931]]) was a [[pure-blood]] [[Wizardkind|witch]], member of the Noble and Most Ancient [[House of Black]].
 
'''Elladora Black''' ([[1850s|1850]] – [[1930s|1931]]) was a [[pure-blood]] [[Wizardkind|witch]], member of the Noble and Most Ancient [[House of Black]].
   
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Elladora was born in [[1850s|1850]].
 
Elladora was born in [[1850s|1850]].
   
She was possibly the daughter of [[Cygnus Black I]] and [[Ella Max]]. Her siblings were [[Sirius Black I]], [[Phineas Nigellus Black|Phineas Nigellus]], and [[Isla Black|Isla]]. She never married or had children.<ref name="BFT" />
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She was possibly the daughter of [[Cygnus Black I]] and his wife [[Ella Max]]. Her siblings were [[Sirius Black I]], [[Phineas Nigellus Black|Phineas Nigellus]], and [[Isla Black|Isla]]. She never married or had children.<ref name="BFT" />
   
 
Elladora instituted the policy of cutting off the heads of the family [[House-elf|house-elves]] and mounting them on the wall once they became too old to carry a tea tray.
 
Elladora instituted the policy of cutting off the heads of the family [[House-elf|house-elves]] and mounting them on the wall once they became too old to carry a tea tray.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*Based on a statement by [[Horace Slughorn]], Elladora may have been a member of the [[Slytherin]] House. This is most likely true, since [[Sirius Black]] said all of his [[House of Black|family]] was in the Slytherin House. However, she attended Hogwarts c. [[1860s|1861]] - [[1860s|1868]], when Slughorn wasn't Potions teacher.
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*Based on a statement by [[Horace Slughorn]], Elladora may have been a member of the [[Slytherin]] House. This is most likely true, since [[Sirius Black]] said all of his [[House of Black|family]] was in the Slytherin House. However, she attended Hogwarts c. [[1860s|1861]] - [[1860s|1868]], when Slughorn was not the Potions teacher.
*Elladora and her siblings may have been children of [[Cygnus Black I]] and [[Ella Max]]. In which case, their uncle would have been [[Arcturus Black I]], Cygnus' brother, and aunt [[Misapinoa Black|Misapinoa Blishwick née Black]].
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*Elladora and her siblings may have been children of [[Cygnus Black I]] and [[Ella Max]]. In this case, their uncle would have been [[Arcturus Black I]], Cygnus' brother, and aunt [[Misapinoa Black|Misapinoa Blishwick née Black]].
*Elladora's and Callidora's pictures on the Black family tree are the same. Either Callidora and Elladora have similar names.
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*Elladora's and Callidora's pictures on the [[Black family tree tapestry]] are the same. Also, Callidora and Elladora have similar names.
*Sirius once said to [[Harry Potter|Harry,]] "dear Aunt Elladora", but on the [[House of Black|Black family tree]], Elladora is Sirius' great-great-great aunt. Sirius may not have wanted to bore Harry with great-great-great aunt, and just chosen to call her aunt, as it was easier.
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*Sirius once said to [[Harry Potter|Harry,]] "dear Aunt Elladora", but on the [[House of Black|Black family tree]], Elladora is Sirius' great-great-great aunt. Sirius may not have wanted to bore Harry with "great-great-great aunt", and just chosen to call her aunt, as it was easier.
*Elladora was only three years old when her elder brother, [[Sirius Black I|Sirius]], died.
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*Elladora was only three years old when her elder brother [[Sirius Black I|Sirius]] died.
*Elladora could have possibly been a half-namesake for [[Callidora Black|Callidora]], as both have names ending with Dora (Which is the nickname of Elladora's [[Nymphadora Tonks|four-greats-niece]], given to her by her father, though Tonks came from her[[Andromeda Tonks| disowned mother]]).
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*Elladora could have possibly been a half-namesake for [[Callidora Black|Callidora]], as both have names ending with Dora (which is the nickname of Elladora's [[Nymphadora Tonks|four-greats-niece]], given to her by her father, though Tonks came from her[[Andromeda Tonks| disowned mother]]).
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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*The name ''Ella'' is a Norman form of the Germanic ''Alia'', meaning "other".<ref>[http://www.behindthename.com/php/search.php?terms=Ella&nmd=n&gender=both&operator=or Behind the Name: Ella]</ref> It is also possibly related to ''[[Wikipedia:Aelle|Aella]]'', a Greek name meaning "whirlwind". Aella of mythology was an Amazon killed by Hercules. The name ''Dora'', often considered a diminutive of ''Theodora'', is derived from the Greek word ''doron'', meaning "gift".<ref>[http://www.behindthename.com/name/theodora Behind the Name: Theodora]</ref>
*The name ''Ella'' is a Norman form of the Germanic ''Alia'', meaning "other"<ref>[http://www.behindthename.com/php/search.php?terms=Ella&nmd=n&gender=both&operator=or Behind the Name: Ella]</ref>. It is also possibly related to ''[[Wikipedia:Aelle|Aella]]'', a Greek name meaning "whirlwind". Aella of mythology was an Amazon killed by Hercules. The name ''Dora'', often considered a diminutive of ''Theodora'', is derived from the Greek word ''doron'', meaning "gift"<ref>[http://www.behindthename.com/name/theodora Behind the Name: Theodora]</ref>.
 
 
*Elladora was probably named after her mother Ella.
 
*Elladora was probably named after her mother Ella.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]'' {{Comment|Seen on Black family tree tapestry}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]'' {{Comment|Seen on Black family tree tapestry}}

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Elladora Black
Elladora Black
Biographical information
Born

1850[1]

Died

1931[1] (aged 81)

Blood status

Pure-blood[1]

Marital status

Single

Also known as

Aunt Elladora

Physical information
Species

Human[1]

Gender

Female[1]

Skin colour

White

Family information
Family members
Affiliation
House

Slytherin (possibly)

Loyalty

House of Black[1]

"... and dear Aunt Elladora... she started the family tradition of beheading house-elves when they got too old to carry tea trays..."
Sirius Black tells Harry Potter of the House of Black[src]

Elladora Black (18501931) was a pure-blood witch, member of the Noble and Most Ancient House of Black.

Biography

Elladora was born in 1850.

She was possibly the daughter of Cygnus Black I and his wife Ella Max. Her siblings were Sirius Black I, Phineas Nigellus, and Isla. She never married or had children.[1]

Elladora instituted the policy of cutting off the heads of the family house-elves and mounting them on the wall once they became too old to carry a tea tray.

Behind the scenes

  • Based on a statement by Horace Slughorn, Elladora may have been a member of the Slytherin House. This is most likely true, since Sirius Black said all of his family was in the Slytherin House. However, she attended Hogwarts c. 1861 - 1868, when Slughorn was not the Potions teacher.
  • Elladora and her siblings may have been children of Cygnus Black I and Ella Max. In this case, their uncle would have been Arcturus Black I, Cygnus' brother, and aunt Misapinoa Blishwick née Black.
  • Elladora's and Callidora's pictures on the Black family tree tapestry are the same. Also, Callidora and Elladora have similar names.
  • Sirius once said to Harry, "dear Aunt Elladora", but on the Black family tree, Elladora is Sirius' great-great-great aunt. Sirius may not have wanted to bore Harry with "great-great-great aunt", and just chosen to call her aunt, as it was easier.
  • Elladora was only three years old when her elder brother Sirius died.
  • Elladora could have possibly been a half-namesake for Callidora, as both have names ending with Dora (which is the nickname of Elladora's four-greats-niece, given to her by her father, though Tonks came from her disowned mother).

Etymology

  • The name Ella is a Norman form of the Germanic Alia, meaning "other".[2] It is also possibly related to Aella, a Greek name meaning "whirlwind". Aella of mythology was an Amazon killed by Hercules. The name Dora, often considered a diminutive of Theodora, is derived from the Greek word doron, meaning "gift".[3]
  • Elladora was probably named after her mother Ella.

Appearances

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