Pyrites (fl. 1981) was a servant of Lord Voldemort at around the time of the First Wizarding War. He was a dandy wizard who often wore white silk gloves, which would sometimes be stained with blood.
Behind the scenes
- Pyrites only appears in early drafts of the first chapter Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. In these drafts, he would have met up with Sirius Black in front of the Potter cottage. He was cut, however, with the switch in perpective to Vernon Dursley's day rather than the scene at Godric's Hollow.
- He may have been related to Argo Pyrites, who authored Alchemy, Ancient Art and Science.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Early draft)