- "The Dukuwaqa lives in a warm ocean, the Selma in an icy freshwater lake. The former is a shape-shifter that can transform from fish to man, the latter is a serpent that devours human flesh and fish. You would need the brains of a Billywig not to foresee an immediate bloodbath if both were crammed tightly together in tepid, brackish water."
- —Rolf Scamander's remarks to the Daily Prophet, following the disastrous opening ceremony of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup.[src]
Rolf Scamander was a magizoologist and the grandson of Newt Scamander and his wife Porpentina. He married fellow naturalist Luna Lovegood, and the couple had twin sons named Lorcan and Lysander.
By the 2010s, Rolf Scamander was the Chief Consulting Magizoologist to the Daily Prophet. It was in this capacity that he remarked about the Argentinian Council of Magic's lack of foresight over the organisation of the opening ceremony of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, which escalated into a fight between various team mascots prompted by an attempt to make the Fijian Dukuwaqa and Norwegian Selma share a lake.
Luna is Rolf's wife, and they presumably met out of Hogwarts. They were both naturalists and both spent their time "globetrotting and looking for weird creatures". Rolf had two sons with Luna; both were born "considerably later" than the children of Harry Potter and their other friends.
Rolf is a name, formed from the words hrodr and ulf, meaning "honour" and "wolf", respectively. His name therefore means "Honourable wolf".
Notes and references
- ↑ Rolf´s grandparents were wizards, meaning one of his parents must have been wizard or Squib.
- ↑ In Ch. 4 of Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince, Horace Slughorn states that family members are often Sorted into the same House.
- ↑ JK Rowling Web Chat, 30th July
- ↑ Times Online - The Unwritten Story of Harry's Friends and Their Children
- ↑ New from J.K. Rowling - Daily Prophet: 12 April 2014
- ↑ J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life