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{{Quote|I 'ave nevair been more insulted in my life! 'Alf-giant? Moi? I 'ave - I 'ave big bones!|Olympe Maxime to [[Rubeus Hagrid]].|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
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'''Madame Olympe Maxime''' was the [[Headmaster|headmistress]] of [[Beauxbatons Academy of Magic]]. Maxime's preferred mode of transportation is to travel with her students in a powder-blue [[Beauxbatons carriage|carriage]] drawn by twelve winged [[Abraxan]] horses, which are bred at [[Beauxbatons Academy of Magic]]. Madame Maxime is a half-giantess, although she claims merely to have "big bones."
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'''Madame Olympe Maxime''' (fl. 1994-2010) was the [[Headmaster|headmistress]] of [[Beauxbatons Academy of Magic]]. Maxime's preferred mode of transportation is to travel with her students in a powder-blue [[Beauxbatons carriage|carriage]] drawn by twelve winged [[Abraxan]] horses, which are bred at [[Beauxbatons Academy of Magic]]. Madame Maxime is a half-giantess, although she claims merely to have "big bones."
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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===1994-1995===
 
===1994-1995===
[[File:2005_harry_potter_and_the_goblet_of_fire_071.jpg|thumb|left|Madame Maxime with her fellow Beauxbatons students at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]].]]
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[[File:Butterfly_conjuring_spell.gif|frame|left|Madame Maxime with her fellow [[Beauxbatons]] students at Hogwarts]]
Maxime and some of her students went to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in October of [[1994]] for the [[Triwizard Tournament]]. She made such an impact on [[Professor]] [[Rubeus Hagrid]] that he immediately started trying to impress her: he tried to tame his hair, wore his best ill-fitting clothes, and even showed her the [[Triwizard Tournament]] [[dragon]]s while they were still meant to be a secret. Given his lack of social graces, however, this was not so successful. It is unclear whether she was impressed by this, but either way, [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] scuppered any chance he might have had at the [[Yule Ball]]. It was here that he put it to Olympe that she was a [[half-giant]]ess just like him - he was right, of course, but she was not inclined to conced such a point, and, for the rest of her stay, avoided his company.
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Maxime and some of her students went to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in October of [[1994]] for the [[Triwizard Tournament]]. She made such an impact on [[Professor]] [[Rubeus Hagrid]] that he immediately started trying to impress her: he tried to tame his hair, wore his best ill-fitting clothes, and even showed her the [[Triwizard Tournament]] [[dragon]]s while they were still meant to be a secret. Given his lack of social graces, however, this was not so successful. It is unclear whether she was impressed by this, but either way, [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] scuppered any chance he might have had at the [[Yule Ball]]. It was here that he put it to Olympe that she was a [[half-giant]]ess just like him - he was right, of course, but she was not inclined to conced such a point, and, for a while, avoided his company.  However, [[Harry Potter|Harry]] noticed that she did attempt to re-initiate contact with [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] while he dug in his garden, though apparently Hagrid did not warmly greet her and she left soon after.
   
 
During the summer of [[1995]] [[Rubeus Hagrid]] and Madame Maxime visited the [[giant]]s as envoys for [[Albus Dumbledore]]. [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] described her [[spell]]work as "brilliant". She separated from [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] during the return journey, however, because [[Rubeus Hagrid|he]] would not abandon his half-brother [[Grawp]], who proved to be a highly taxing travelling companion; she returned to [[Beauxbatons Academy of Magic|Beauxbatons]] alone.
 
During the summer of [[1995]] [[Rubeus Hagrid]] and Madame Maxime visited the [[giant]]s as envoys for [[Albus Dumbledore]]. [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] described her [[spell]]work as "brilliant". She separated from [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] during the return journey, however, because [[Rubeus Hagrid|he]] would not abandon his half-brother [[Grawp]], who proved to be a highly taxing travelling companion; she returned to [[Beauxbatons Academy of Magic|Beauxbatons]] alone.
   
 
===1997===
 
===1997===
[[File:Rubeus_Hagrid_Olympe_Maxime_D_H_Wedding_1.jpeg|thumb|234px|Maxime with Hagrid at Bill and Fleur's wedding.]]
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[[File:Rubeus_Hagrid_Olympe_Maxime_D_H_Wedding_1.jpeg|thumb|250px|Maxime with Hagrid at Bill and Fleur's wedding.]]
 
In [[1997]], Madame Maxime was among those paying respects at [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]]'s [[Funeral of Albus Dumbledore|funeral]]. She and [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] comforted each other during this occasion, though this may have been inspired solely by the emotion of the moment. She also attended the [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|wedding]] of [[Bill Weasley]] and former [[Beauxbatons]] student [[Fleur Delacour]] later on that same year.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''</ref>
 
In [[1997]], Madame Maxime was among those paying respects at [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]]'s [[Funeral of Albus Dumbledore|funeral]]. She and [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] comforted each other during this occasion, though this may have been inspired solely by the emotion of the moment. She also attended the [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|wedding]] of [[Bill Weasley]] and former [[Beauxbatons]] student [[Fleur Delacour]] later on that same year.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''</ref>
   
 
===Later life===
 
===Later life===
 
It is unknown if she and Hagrid ever rekindled their relationship, although ultimately they never married. <ref>[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/10/20/j-k-rowling-at-carnegie-hall-reveals-dumbledore-is-gay-neville-marries-hannah-abbott-and-scores-more J. K. Rowling at Carnegie Hall]</ref>
 
It is unknown if she and Hagrid ever rekindled their relationship, although ultimately they never married. <ref>[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/10/20/j-k-rowling-at-carnegie-hall-reveals-dumbledore-is-gay-neville-marries-hannah-abbott-and-scores-more J. K. Rowling at Carnegie Hall]</ref>
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By the 2010s, Madame Maxime was still headmistress of Beauxbatons.<ref>Pottermore: exclusive content about Beauxbatons Academy</ref>
   
 
==Physical appearance==
 
==Physical appearance==
[[File:Hagridandolympe.jpg|left|250px|thumb|right|[[Rubeus Hagrid]] and Olympe.]]
 
 
{{Quote|I don't know who Maxime thinks she's kidding, If Hagrid's half-giant, she definitely is. Big bones... the only thing that's got bigger bones than her is a dinosaur.|[[Harry Potter]] on Madam Maxime.|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
{{Quote|I don't know who Maxime thinks she's kidding, If Hagrid's half-giant, she definitely is. Big bones... the only thing that's got bigger bones than her is a dinosaur.|[[Harry Potter]] on Madam Maxime.|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
   
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[[File:Hagridandolympe.jpg|thumb|left|238px|[[Rubeus Hagrid]] and Olympe.]]
 
She is described as being elegant and wearing black satin robes. She is graceful despite her size (and reputedly a wonderful dancer), with handsome olive-skinned features, huge black eyes, and sleek hair drawn back from her face. She dresses from top to toe in black satin, and is laden with [[opal]] jewellery.
 
She is described as being elegant and wearing black satin robes. She is graceful despite her size (and reputedly a wonderful dancer), with handsome olive-skinned features, huge black eyes, and sleek hair drawn back from her face. She dresses from top to toe in black satin, and is laden with [[opal]] jewellery.
   
 
It is revealed that Maxime's huge size is due to her [[half-giant]] background. She fiercely denies this, claiming that she has "big bones".
 
It is revealed that Maxime's huge size is due to her [[half-giant]] background. She fiercely denies this, claiming that she has "big bones".
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In "[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire|Goblet]]", Harry notes he "had only ever seen one person as large as this woman in his life, and that was Hagrid; he doubted whether there was an inch difference in their heights.". In the films the discrepancy is noticeably greater, and the book fails to specify which of them is taller.
   
 
==Personality and traits==
 
==Personality and traits==
[[File:Hagrid_olympe.jpg|thumb|150px|Hagrid and Maxime at the [[Yule Ball]].]]
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[[File:Hagrid_olympe.jpg|thumb|190px|Hagrid and Maxime at the [[Yule Ball]].]]
Madam Maxime appeared to get on well with her students. She had a sense of fair play and felt it was unjust that Harry Potter had also been chosen for the [[Triwizard Tournament]] which gave Hogwarts two champions, and at first she refused to accept that Harry hadn't actually put his name in the [[Goblet of Fire]]. However, she did not judge Harry unfairly during the [[Triwizard Tournament]]'s tasks, giving him an 8 out of 10 on the dragon probably because the Horntail successfully attacked Harry once (though slightly lower than most of the others', it was far fairer than Karkaroff's four). She also was willing to give Harry full marks in the second task for moral fiber, despite Karkaroff only awarding him half marks. Olympe was ashamed of being a half giant and claimed that she was simply "big-boned." Though Hagrid described her as a fine, well dressed woman, Maxime didn't complain once about having to climb over boulders or sleep in caves during her and Hagrid's mission to visit the giants. She also had a fiery temper and Hagrid had to restrain her from attacking two [[Death Eaters]] during the mission, leading him to speculate that this may be due to the French in her.
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Madam Maxime appeared to get on well with her students. She had a sense of fair play and felt it was unjust that Harry Potter had also been chosen for the [[Triwizard Tournament]] which gave Hogwarts two champions, and at first she refused to accept that Harry hadn't actually put his name in the [[Goblet of Fire]]. However, she did not judge Harry unfairly during the [[Triwizard Tournament]]'s tasks, giving him an 8 out of 10 on the dragon probably because the Horntail successfully attacked Harry once (though slightly lower than most of the others', it was far fairer than Karkaroff's four). She also was willing to give Harry full marks in the second task for moral fibre, despite Karkaroff only awarding him half marks. Olympe was ashamed of being a half giant and claimed that she was simply "big-boned." Though Hagrid described her as a fine, well dressed woman, Maxime didn't complain once about having to climb over boulders or sleep in caves during her and Hagrid's mission to visit the giants. She also had a fiery temper and Hagrid had to restrain her from attacking two [[Death Eaters]] during the mission, leading him to speculate that this may be due to the French in her.
   
 
==Magical abilities and skills==
 
==Magical abilities and skills==
[[File:Olympe_Maxime.jpg|left|thumb|Olympe Maxime in Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4]]
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{{Dialogue a-b|Cornelius Fudge|But did you say it was just past the Beauxbatons Carriage? Dumbledore, do you know what that woman ''is''?|Albus Dumbledore|I consider her a very able Headmistress... and an excellent dancer.|Cornelius Fudge and [[Albus Dumbledore]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
{{Dialogue a-b|Cornelius Fudge|But did you say it was just past the Beauxbatons Carriage? Dumbledore, do you know what that woman ''is''|Albus Dumbledore|I consider her a very able Headmistress...and an excellent dancer.|Cornelius Fudge and [[Albus Dumbledore]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
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[[File:Olympe_Maxime.jpg|thumb|left|195px|Olympe Maxime in Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4.]]
 
As the headmistress of a prominent European Wizarding School, Madam Olympe Maxime is a competent Witch deserving of the title bestowed upon her.
 
As the headmistress of a prominent European Wizarding School, Madam Olympe Maxime is a competent Witch deserving of the title bestowed upon her.
   
*'''[[Duel]]ling:''' Though she was never shown actually fighting, Maxime has proven to be a capable duellist, since [[Rubeus Hagrid]] claimed that Madam Maxime performed an excellent [[Conjunctivitis Curse]] during their mission to rescue him when he was ambushed by the giants under Golgomath's command. He also said that she was able to do very fast spellwork.
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*'''[[Duel]]ling''': Though she was never shown actually fighting, Maxime has proven to be a capable duellist, since [[Rubeus Hagrid]] claimed that Madam Maxime performed an excellent [[Conjunctivitis Curse]] during their mission to rescue him when he was ambushed by the giants under Golgomath's command. He also said that she was able to do very fast spellwork.
*'''Care of Magical Creatures''': At Beauxbatons, Madam Maxime bred winged horses.
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*'''[[Care of Magical Creatures]]''': At Beauxbatons, Madam Maxime bred winged horses.
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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Latest revision as of 07:28, November 2, 2014

Maxime
Olympe Maxime
Biographical information
Title(s)
Physical information
Species

Half-giant

Gender

Female

Height

Between 11'5" and 11'7"[1]

Hair colour

Black

Eye colour

Brown

Skin colour

White

Family information
Family members
Affiliation
Occupation

Headmistress of Beauxbatons Academy of Magic (before 1994 - ?)

Loyalty
"I 'ave nevair been more insulted in my life! 'Alf-giant? Moi? I 'ave - I 'ave big bones!"
—Olympe Maxime to Rubeus Hagrid.[src]

Madame Olympe Maxime (fl. 1994-2010) was the headmistress of Beauxbatons Academy of Magic. Maxime's preferred mode of transportation is to travel with her students in a powder-blue carriage drawn by twelve winged Abraxan horses, which are bred at Beauxbatons Academy of Magic. Madame Maxime is a half-giantess, although she claims merely to have "big bones."

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Olympe Maxime was born to one magical parent and one giant, making her a half-giantess. She kept this heritage hidden, out of fear of the prejudice that would strike her were it to be revealed. She was likely educated at Beauxbatons Academy of Magic in France, where she later became Headmistress.

1994-1995Edit

Butterfly conjuring spell

Madame Maxime with her fellow Beauxbatons students at Hogwarts

Maxime and some of her students went to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in October of 1994 for the Triwizard Tournament. She made such an impact on Professor Rubeus Hagrid that he immediately started trying to impress her: he tried to tame his hair, wore his best ill-fitting clothes, and even showed her the Triwizard Tournament dragons while they were still meant to be a secret. Given his lack of social graces, however, this was not so successful. It is unclear whether she was impressed by this, but either way, Hagrid scuppered any chance he might have had at the Yule Ball. It was here that he put it to Olympe that she was a half-giantess just like him - he was right, of course, but she was not inclined to conced such a point, and, for a while, avoided his company.  However, Harry noticed that she did attempt to re-initiate contact with Hagrid while he dug in his garden, though apparently Hagrid did not warmly greet her and she left soon after.

During the summer of 1995 Rubeus Hagrid and Madame Maxime visited the giants as envoys for Albus Dumbledore. Hagrid described her spellwork as "brilliant". She separated from Hagrid during the return journey, however, because he would not abandon his half-brother Grawp, who proved to be a highly taxing travelling companion; she returned to Beauxbatons alone.

1997Edit

Rubeus Hagrid Olympe Maxime D H Wedding 1

Maxime with Hagrid at Bill and Fleur's wedding.

In 1997, Madame Maxime was among those paying respects at Dumbledore's funeral. She and Hagrid comforted each other during this occasion, though this may have been inspired solely by the emotion of the moment. She also attended the wedding of Bill Weasley and former Beauxbatons student Fleur Delacour later on that same year.[2]

Later lifeEdit

It is unknown if she and Hagrid ever rekindled their relationship, although ultimately they never married. [3]

By the 2010s, Madame Maxime was still headmistress of Beauxbatons.[4]

Physical appearanceEdit

"I don't know who Maxime thinks she's kidding, If Hagrid's half-giant, she definitely is. Big bones... the only thing that's got bigger bones than her is a dinosaur."
Harry Potter on Madam Maxime.[src]
Hagridandolympe

Rubeus Hagrid and Olympe.

She is described as being elegant and wearing black satin robes. She is graceful despite her size (and reputedly a wonderful dancer), with handsome olive-skinned features, huge black eyes, and sleek hair drawn back from her face. She dresses from top to toe in black satin, and is laden with opal jewellery.

It is revealed that Maxime's huge size is due to her half-giant background. She fiercely denies this, claiming that she has "big bones".

In "Goblet", Harry notes he "had only ever seen one person as large as this woman in his life, and that was Hagrid; he doubted whether there was an inch difference in their heights.". In the films the discrepancy is noticeably greater, and the book fails to specify which of them is taller.

Personality and traitsEdit

Hagrid olympe

Hagrid and Maxime at the Yule Ball.

Madam Maxime appeared to get on well with her students. She had a sense of fair play and felt it was unjust that Harry Potter had also been chosen for the Triwizard Tournament which gave Hogwarts two champions, and at first she refused to accept that Harry hadn't actually put his name in the Goblet of Fire. However, she did not judge Harry unfairly during the Triwizard Tournament's tasks, giving him an 8 out of 10 on the dragon probably because the Horntail successfully attacked Harry once (though slightly lower than most of the others', it was far fairer than Karkaroff's four). She also was willing to give Harry full marks in the second task for moral fibre, despite Karkaroff only awarding him half marks. Olympe was ashamed of being a half giant and claimed that she was simply "big-boned." Though Hagrid described her as a fine, well dressed woman, Maxime didn't complain once about having to climb over boulders or sleep in caves during her and Hagrid's mission to visit the giants. She also had a fiery temper and Hagrid had to restrain her from attacking two Death Eaters during the mission, leading him to speculate that this may be due to the French in her.

Magical abilities and skillsEdit

Cornelius Fudge: "But did you say it was just past the Beauxbatons Carriage? Dumbledore, do you know what that woman is?"
Albus Dumbledore: "I consider her a very able Headmistress... and an excellent dancer."
— Cornelius Fudge and Albus Dumbledore[src]
Olympe Maxime

Olympe Maxime in Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4.

As the headmistress of a prominent European Wizarding School, Madam Olympe Maxime is a competent Witch deserving of the title bestowed upon her.

  • Duelling: Though she was never shown actually fighting, Maxime has proven to be a capable duellist, since Rubeus Hagrid claimed that Madam Maxime performed an excellent Conjunctivitis Curse during their mission to rescue him when he was ambushed by the giants under Golgomath's command. He also said that she was able to do very fast spellwork.
  • Care of Magical Creatures: At Beauxbatons, Madam Maxime bred winged horses.

EtymologyEdit

Olumpemaxime

Madame Olympe Maxime.

Olympe is the French word for Olympus, the mountain home of the Greek gods. Maxime is French for "principle," a pun on "principal". It is derived from the Latin maxima, the feminine form of "maximus," meaning "greatest" or "biggest."

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Rubeus Hagrid's file, as created for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and seen in Harry Potter Limited Edition, states that he is 11'6". Harry claims in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire that there was only roughly an inch difference at most in the heights of Maxime and Hagrid.
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
  3. J. K. Rowling at Carnegie Hall
  4. Pottermore: exclusive content about Beauxbatons Academy
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Original Order of of the Phoenix:
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