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Euphemia Potter[3] (died c. 1979) was a pure-blood witch. She was married to Fleamont Potter, with whom she had one son, James; she was, thus, the paternal grandmother of Harry Potter, and the great-grandmother of James Sirius, Albus Severus, and Lily Luna Potter.


Little is known about Euphemia's early life. She and her husband Fleamont did not become parents until later in their lives when she gave birth to her son James on 27 March, 1960,[4] after having already given up hope of ever having a son or daughter.[3] As such, James was an only child, and was doted on quite a lot.[5]

When James's friend, Sirius Black, ran away from home at age sixteen, he found refuge in the Potter household. Euphemia and her husband came to regard Sirius as something of a second son. After Sirius moved into his own flat, he kept in touch with the Potters, and was always welcome to have lunch with them on Sundays.[6]


Harry Potter seeing his mother, father, and other relatives in the Mirror of Erised.

Advancing in age, both Euphemia and her husband Fleamont succumbed to dragon pox shortly after the marriage of their son James to Lily Evans, in 1978-1979, dying within days of each other.[3] Euphemia never got a chance to meet her grandson, who would only be born after his grandparents' deaths, on 31 July, 1980, but she was probably among the relatives who Harry saw when he looked into the Mirror of Erised in 1991.[7]


Euphemia is a Greek name. "Eu" means good and "phemi" means to speak.[8]

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