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The '''Sacred Twenty-Eight''' were, according to the author of the ''[[Pure-Blood Directory]]'' (widely believed to have been [[Cantankerus Nott]]), the twenty-eight [[Great Britain|British]] families that were still "truly [[pure-blood]]" by the [[1930s]]. The Sacred Twenty-Eight comprised the families of:
 
The '''Sacred Twenty-Eight''' were, according to the author of the ''[[Pure-Blood Directory]]'' (widely believed to have been [[Cantankerus Nott]]), the twenty-eight [[Great Britain|British]] families that were still "truly [[pure-blood]]" by the [[1930s]]. The Sacred Twenty-Eight comprised the families of:
   
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*[[Abbott family|Abbott]]
 
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*[[Avery family|Avery]]
 
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*[[Carrow family|Carrow]]
 
*[[Carrow family|Carrow]]
 
*[[Crouch family|Crouch]]
 
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*[[Fawley family|Fawley]]
 
*[[Fawley family|Fawley]]
 
*[[Flint family|Flint]]
 
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*[[Longbottom family|Longbottom]]
 
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*[[Macmillan family|Macmillan]]
 
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*[[Malfoy family|Malfoy]]
 
*[[Malfoy family|Malfoy]]
 
*[[Nott family|Nott]]
 
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*[[Rosier family|Rosier]]
 
*[[Rosier family|Rosier]]
 
*[[Rowle family|Rowle]]
 
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*[[Selwyn family|Selwyn]]
 
*[[Selwyn family|Selwyn]]
 
*[[Shacklebolt family|Shacklebolt]]
 
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*[[Weasley family|Weasley]]
 
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*[[Yaxley family|Yaxley]]
 
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
* Interestingly, the Ollivander family is considered one of the Sacred Twenty-Eight, despite [[Garrick Ollivander|a known half-blood]] having been born to the family approximately ten years prior to the book's publication. It is possible, however, that the Directory's author was unaware of this, or decided not to consider Garrick as part of the family.
 
* Interestingly, the Ollivander family is considered one of the Sacred Twenty-Eight, despite [[Garrick Ollivander|a known half-blood]] having been born to the family approximately ten years prior to the book's publication. It is possible, however, that the Directory's author was unaware of this, or decided not to consider Garrick as part of the family.
* It is unknown why the Potter family was excluded from the list, as [[Dorea Black]] married [[Charlus Potter]], yet was not disowned, which would almost certainly indicate that the family had no known Muggle ancestors or relatives. Also, [[James Potter]] is consistently mentioned as being a [[pure-blood]].
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* The Potter family was excluded from the list because it is also a common Muggle surname, and that [[Henry Potter]] also made an outspoken pro-Muggle view during his time in the [[Wizengamot]].<ref>https://www.pottermore.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/the-potter-family</ref> This is despite [[Dorea Black]] marrying [[Charlus Potter]], and not being disowned, which would almost certainly indicate that the family had no known [[Muggle]] ancestors or relatives. Also, [[James Potter I|James Potter]] is consistently mentioned as being a [[pure-blood]]. One possible theory indicates that the author of the Directory considered the Potters and other "pure-blood" families (such as the Prince line, or the Crabbes) to have some amount of Muggle ancestry.
* The Weasleys deplore their status as one of the twenty-eight, due to their ancestral interest in the Muggle world. Their protests had earned the distaste from some of the other families on the list.
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* The Weasleys deplore their status as one of the twenty-eight, due to their ancestral interest in the Muggle world. Their protests had earned the distaste from some of the other families on the list, effectively labelling every member of their clan as "[[blood traitor]]s."
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** Ironically, despite Henry Potter's outspoken pro-Muggle views being a chief reason of the Potter family being excluded from the Sacred Twenty-Eight, the Weasleys did not share such a treatment despite their same beliefs.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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Latest revision as of 09:34, February 11, 2016

The Sacred Twenty-Eight were, according to the author of the Pure-Blood Directory (widely believed to have been Cantankerus Nott), the twenty-eight British families that were still "truly pure-blood" by the 1930s. The Sacred Twenty-Eight comprised the families of:

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Interestingly, the Ollivander family is considered one of the Sacred Twenty-Eight, despite a known half-blood having been born to the family approximately ten years prior to the book's publication. It is possible, however, that the Directory's author was unaware of this, or decided not to consider Garrick as part of the family.
  • The Potter family was excluded from the list because it is also a common Muggle surname, and that Henry Potter also made an outspoken pro-Muggle view during his time in the Wizengamot.[1] This is despite Dorea Black marrying Charlus Potter, and not being disowned, which would almost certainly indicate that the family had no known Muggle ancestors or relatives. Also, James Potter is consistently mentioned as being a pure-blood. One possible theory indicates that the author of the Directory considered the Potters and other "pure-blood" families (such as the Prince line, or the Crabbes) to have some amount of Muggle ancestry.
  • The Weasleys deplore their status as one of the twenty-eight, due to their ancestral interest in the Muggle world. Their protests had earned the distaste from some of the other families on the list, effectively labelling every member of their clan as "blood traitors."
    • Ironically, despite Henry Potter's outspoken pro-Muggle views being a chief reason of the Potter family being excluded from the Sacred Twenty-Eight, the Weasleys did not share such a treatment despite their same beliefs.

AppearancesEdit

  1. https://www.pottermore.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/the-potter-family

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