- "Muggles are more observant than we might like to think."
- —Professor Penrose.[src]
Professor Phoebus Penrose is a wizard who worked for the Ministry of Magic. He was head of the committee which wrote the report "A Study into Muggle Suspicions about Magic".Phoebus was also head of the Department of Defence and was incharge of getting policy in the wizarding world.
Behind the scenes
- Phoebus was referred to in the Daily Prophet by the title "Professor." However, it is unknown whether he ever taught at Hogwarts, or for another wizarding school.
The name "Phoebus" is the Latinized form of the Greek name Φοιβος (Phoibos), which meant "bright, pure". This was an epithet of the Greek god Apollo.
- Daily Prophet Newsletters (Mentioned only)