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Hestia Carrow was a witch and Slytherin student who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the 1990s. She and her twin sister, Flora were both members of the Slug Club. Hestia was present in the Great Hall prior to the Battle of Hogwarts when classmate Pansy Parkinson urged students to hand over Harry Potter to Lord Voldemort.

Biography

1996-1997 school year

"The ceiling and walls had been draped with emerald, crimson and gold hangings, so that it looked as though they were all inside a vast tent. The room was crowded and stuffy and bathed in the red light cast by an ornate golden lamp dangling from the centre of the ceiling in which real fairies were fluttering, each a brilliant speck of light."
—Slug Club Christmas party that Hestia attended[src]

Hestia was sorted into Slytherin House along with her identical twin sister, Flora, at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at the age of eleven, and became a member of the Slug Club in the 1996–1997 school year.[3]

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Flora and Hestia at the Slug Club Christmas party

Hestia and her sister were seemingly quiet at Slug Club meetings, and both had a fondness for the colour green, which they wore not only as part of their House robes, but by their choosing, as reflected by the formal dresses they wore to the Slug Club Christmas party.

1997-1998 school year

"Before Harry could speak, there was a massive movement. The Gryffindors in front of him had risen and stood facing, not Harry, but the Slytherins."
—Wands being turned on the Slytherin students moments before the battle[src]
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Flora and Hestia standing behind Pansy Parkinson

Hestia was present in the Great Hall prior to the Battle of Hogwarts when classmate Pansy Parkinson urged students to hand over Harry Potter to Lord Voldemort. At the beginning of The Battle of Hogwarts, Hestia and her sister were seen departing to the Dings. It is not known if she lived through the battle, though it is highly likely given that her and her sister's natures are not battle-oriented, and thus they would likely have fled at the first chance.

Etymology

"Hestia" comes from the Greek Ἑστία (estía, meaning "hearth"). Hestia is the Greek goddess of the hearth, architecture, the right ordering of domesticity, the family, and the state. She is therefore one of the more mighty Greek gods.

Behind the Scenes

Flora and Hestia Carrow studying at Transfiguration Courtyard

The Carrow twins taking notes and reading "Magical Theory" by Adalbert Waffling

WW ~ Slytherin House ~ Lerneners ~ Carrow, Flora & Hestia -w. Yates-

Actresses Amber and Ruby Evans with director David Yates on the set of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. They must have been at least eleven years old to attend Hogwarts.
  2. World Exclusive Interview with J K Rowling
  3. 3.0 3.1 New original characters cast for Half-Blood Prince

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