Minerva was a powerful witch. She was the grandmother of Isobel McGonagall née Ross, and, through her, the great-grandmother of Minerva, Malcolm and Robert McGonagall Jr

Isobel named her firstborn child in her grandmother's honour, because she missed the family and magical community which she had to leave behind when she married a Muggle man.[1]


Minerva is the Roman goddess of wisdom and craftsmanship. Her Greek deity is Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy, warfare, and craftsmanship. Minerva is less honoured than Athena and the warfare is left all to Mars, god of war.


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