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Flavius Belby
Flavius Belby
Biographical information
Born

1715

Died

1791 (aged 76)

Title(s)

President

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Skin colour

White

Family information
Family members
Patronus

Something with horns

Affiliation
Loyalty
"Pointing the wand away from myself into the deadly folds of the creature, summoning the memory of the day I had been voted President of the local Gobstones Club, I performed the Patronus Charm... I looked up to see that deathly shadow being thrown into the air upon the horns of my Patronus."
—Flavius Belby's account of his Patronus Charm[src]

Flavius Belby (1715 - 1791) was a wizard who survived a Lethifold attack in Papua New Guinea in 1782. He was featured on a Chocolate Frog Card for his discovery of the most simple way of driving off a Lethifold.[1]

Biography

Early life

Flavius was born in 1715.[1] At some point in his life he was elected the President of his local Gobstones Club, a moment that he would always remember to be one of the happiest of his life.[2]

Lethifold attack

Some time during 1782 Belby was holidaying in Papua New Guinea. One night, when he was lying awake on his bed, a Lethifold entered his bedroom, sliding through the little space underneath the door. Being awake, Belby had time to defend himself; as the creature attempted to smother him, he grabbed his wand and tried some spells against the beast, but neither the Stunning Spell nor the Impediment Jinx had any effects on it. Belby struggled but the creature continued strangling him. Incapable of breathing, Belby was next to unconsciousness when, using his last ounce of strength, he recalled the memory of the day that he was elected president of his local Gobstones Club, and produced a Patronus that drove the creature off.[2]

Belby would later write about this near-death experience:[2]

"To my horror, the shadow began to creep up the bed, and I felt its slight weight upon me. It resembled nothing so much as a rippling black cape, the edges fluttering slightly as it slithered up the bed towards me. Paralysed with fear, I felt its clammy touch upon my chin...Desperately I mustered up my last reserve of energy. Pointing the wand away from myself into the deadly folds of the creature, summoning the memory of the day I had been voted President of the local Gobstones Club, I performed the Patronus Charm. Almost at once I felt fresh air upon my face. I looked up to see that deathly shadow being thrown into the air upon the horns of my Patronus. It flew across the room and slithered swiftly out of sight."
—Belby's account of the Lethifold Attack[src]

Legacy

Belby's account of the attack was recorded in the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them under the entry "Dealing with the Lethifold".

For his discovery that a Patronus can drive off Lethifolds he appeared on a Chocolate Frog Card.[1]

Behind the scenes

Etymology

"Flavius" is a Roman family name which meant "golden" or "yellow-haired" from Latin flavus "yellow, golden". Flavius was the family name of the 1st-century Roman emperors Vespasian, Titus and Domitian.

Appearances

Notes and references

Chocolate Frog Cards
Chocolate Frog Cards book
Gold cards:
Alguff the Awful | Amarillo Lestoat | Armando Dippet | Albus Dumbledore | Babayaga | Barberus Bragge | Bertie Bott | Billywig | Blodwyn Bludd | Bowtruckle | Bran the Bloodthirsty | Carlotta Pinkstone | Carmilla Sanguina | Common Welsh Green | Cyclops | Cordelia Misericordia | Double-ended Newt | Doxy | Dzou Yen | Eargit the Ugly | Giant Purple Toad | Giant Squid | Goliath | Gringott | Godric Gryffindor | Gytrash | Hermione Granger | Hebridean Black | Hengist of Upper Barnton | Herbert Varney | Herpo the Foul | Helga Hufflepuff | Harry Potter | Hungarian Horntail | Imp | Kelpie | Leticia Somnolens | Montague Knightley | Malodora Grymm | Manticore | Morholt | Mountain Troll | Norwegian Ridgeback | Old Mother Hubbard | Phillipus von Hohenheim | Phoenix | Roderick Plumpton | Rowena Ravenclaw | Romanian Longhorn | Ronald Weasley | Salazar Slytherin | Streeler | Troll | Ug the Unreliable | Unicorn | Urg the Unclean | Vlad Drakul
Silver cards:
Alberic Grunnion | Alberta Toothill | Andros the Invincible | Artemisia Lufkin | Blenheim Stalk | Bowman Wright | Chauncey Oldridge | Circe | Cliodna | Crispin Cronk | Cyprian Youdle | Daisy Dodderidge | Derwent Shimpling | Donaghan Tremlett | Dunbar Oglethorpe | Dymphna Furmage | Elfrida Clagg | Felix Summerbee | Fulbert the Fearful | Gaspard Shingleton | Gideon Crumb | Glenda Chittock | Gondoline Oliphant | Gregory the Smarmy | Gwenog Jones | Honoria Nutcombe | Ignatia Wildsmith | Joscelind Wadcock | Kirley Duke | Laverne de Montmorency | Leopoldina Smethwyck | Maeve | Mirabella Plunkett | Mopsus | Morgan le Fay | Oswald Beamish | Sacharissa Tugwood | Thaddeus Thurkell | Thurkell brothers | Wendelin the Weird | Xavier Rastrick
Bronze cards:
Adalbert Waffling | Almerick Sawbridge | Archibald Alderton | Balfour Blane | Beatrix Bloxam | Beaumont Marjoribanks | Bridget Wenlock | Burdock Muldoon | Cassandra Vablatsky | Celestina Warbeck | Cornelius Agrippa | Devlin Whitehorn | Dorcas Wellbeloved | Edgar Stroulger | Elladora Ketteridge | Ethelred the Ever-Ready | Flavius Belby | Gifford Ollerton | Glanmore Peakes | Glover Hipworth | Greta Catchlove | Grogan Stump | Gulliver Pokeby | Gunhilda of Gorsemoor | Havelock Sweeting | Hengist of Woodcroft | Heathcote Barbary | Herman Wintringham | Hesper Starkey | Jocunda Sykes | Justus Pilliwickle | Merlin | Merton Graves | Merwyn the Malicious | Miranda Goshawk | Mungo Bonham | Musidora Barkwith | Myron Wagtail | Newton Scamander | Norvel Twonk | Orsino Thruston | Perpetua Fancourt | Quong Po | Roland Kegg | Stoddard Withers | Tilly Toke | Uric the Oddball | Yardley Platt

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