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Heliotrope Willis was a witch who lead the activist group Troll Rights Movement. She claimed trolls have a non-violent nature and make excellent guards, but, when her group crashed an anti-troll rally, she was knocked unconscious by their indiscriminate club-swinging.

Etymology

Heliotrope is a term used to describe a plant which turns to face the sun, derived from the Greek helios, "sun", and tropein, "to turn."[1] In the language of flowers, heliotropes represent devotion.[2] Miss Heliotrope is a character in The Little White Horse, a 1946 novel by Elizabeth Goudge, which was a childhood favourite of J. K. Rowling.[3]

The surname Willis is derived from the given name William,[4] which means "will helmet", from the Germanic elements wil, "will," and helm, "helmet."[5]

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Notes and references

  1. "Heliotropium" on Wikipedia
  2. "Language of flowers" on Wikipedia
  3. Sydney Morning Herald article on Accio Quote!
  4. "Willis" on Behind the Name
  5. "William" on Behind the Name

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