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Lysander was one of the twins born to Luna Lovegood and Rolf Scamander. He has a twin brother, Lorcan.[4]

When his mother travelled to the Patagonian Desert, in Argentina, to attend the final of the 427th Quidditch World Cup, in July 2014, Lysander was left at home with his grandfather, along with Lorcan.[2]

Etymology

  • Lysander means "liberator of mankind" or simply "liberator" in greek.
  • Lysander is the name of a principal character in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The play takes place largely at night, "lit by moonlight" as Oberon states, which hearkens back to Lysander's mother, Luna.
  • Lysander was also the name of a Spartan General, credited as the architect of Sparta's eventual victory over Athens in the Peloponnesian War.
  • Lysander also happens to be the name of the primary antagonist in Pokémon X and Y versions.
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Luna Lovegood, his mother

  • Lysander also happens to be the male form of the name Lysandra (see Lysandra Yaxley).

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life confirms that Luna had children "considerably later" than Harry and his friends; Harry's last child was born in 2008 as was Ron and Hermione's. While the exact date cannot be established as "considerable" has too many variables, we know it was after 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pottermore - DUMBLEDORE'S ARMY REUNITES AT QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP_FINAL (Archived)
  3. Lysander's mother, Luna is a witch, and his father Rolf is a magizoologist, so Lysander is not muggle or muggle-born.
  4. J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life (see this image)