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'''Selina Sapworthy''' was a [[Wizards|witch]]. As a child, she attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], where she was [[Sorting ceremony|sorted]] into [[Gryffindor]] [[Hogwarts Houses|House]].<ref name="portrait">See [[:File:SelinaSapworthy.jpg|this image]].</ref>
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'''Selina Sapworthy''' was a [[Wizards|witch]], a [[Gryffindor]] alumna at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] and, later in her life, an award-winning author in the fields of [[Herbology]] and plant-related [[Divination]]. She was also a loyal servant to the [[International Quidditch Team]]<ref name="HPLE"/>, sometime after her graduation.
   
She went on to become a loyal aide to the [[International Quidditch Team]],<ref name="portrait" /> and also wrote an award-winning [[herbology]] [[list of books|book]], ''[[Winogrand's Wonderous Water Plants]]''.<ref name="book">See [[:File:WinograndsWondrousWaterPlants.jpg|this image]].</ref>
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==Biography==
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===Early life===
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Selina Sapworthy was born somewhere in the [[Great Britain|British Isles]] and, as a child, attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], where she was [[Sorting ceremony|Sorted]] into [[Gryffindor]] [[Hogwarts Houses|House]].<ref name="portrait">See [[:File:SelinaSapworthy.jpg|this image]].</ref> During this time, she presumably excelled in the studies of [[Herbology]] and [[Divination]], as she later wrote books on both subjects.
   
A [[Portraits|portrait]] of her hung at [[Hogwarts Castle]], near the sixth-floor landing of the [[Grand Staircase]], in the [[1990s]].
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===Later life===
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Once she graduated from Hogwarts, Sapworthy became a loyal servant to the [[International Quidditch Team]].<ref name="HPLE"/>
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She went on to write an [[Herbology]] [[list of books|book]], ''[[Winogrand's Wonderous Water Plants]]'', focusing specifically on the water plants among [[Winogrand|Sir Winogrand's]] collection in the [[African Lakes]]. It was part of the required reading at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] for at least a quarter of a century.<ref name="book">''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'' - ''A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films'' (see [[:File:Winogrand'sFrontAndBackCover.png|this image]]).</ref> She also published ''[[Xylomancy (book)|Xylomancy]]'', a book exploring the eponymous (and often overlooked) art of [[Xylomancy|Divination by twigs]].<ref name="Pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>
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A [[Portraits|portrait]] of her was hung at [[Hogwarts Castle]] by the [[1990s]], near the sixth-floor landing of the [[Grand Staircase]].
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==Etymology==
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*"Selena" is the Latinized form of "Selene", a Greek name that means "moon". Selene was the name of a Greek goddess of the moon, sometimes identified with the goddess Artemis.<ref name="BTN">[http://www.behindthename.com/name/selena "Selena"] on [http://www.behindthename.com/ Behind the Name]</ref> "Sapworthy" may be a variation of the [[England|English]] surname "Sapworth", and a pun on the word "sap", the word used to describe the juice of plants of any kind, especially the ascending and descending juices or circulating fluid essential to nutrition, as both her known published works involve plants in some way.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*Selina Sapworthy's portrait seems to have been based on a [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/RothwellMaryShelley.jpg 1840 portrait of Mary Shelley], author of the Gothic novel ''[[Wikipedia:Frankenstein|Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus]]'', by artist [[Wikipedia:Richard Rothwell|Richard Rothwell]].
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*The portrait of Selina Sapworthy featured in the [[Harry Potter films|''Harry Potter'' films]] seems to have been based on a [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/RothwellMaryShelley.jpg 1840 portrait of Mary Shelley], author of the Gothic novel ''[[Wikipedia:Frankenstein|Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus]]'', by artist [[Wikipedia:Richard Rothwell|Richard Rothwell]].
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]'' {{Portrait}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]'' {{Portrait}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'' {{Comment|Name on book cover}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'' {{Comment|Name on book cover}}
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*''[[Pottermore]]'' {{Mention}}
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
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{{Herbology}}
 
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Latest revision as of 12:37, July 11, 2014

SelinaSapworthy
Selina Sapworthy
Born

before 1969, ,
Great Britain or Ireland[1]

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Female

Hair colour

Black

Eye colour

Dark

Skin colour

Pale

Affiliation
Occupation
House

Gryffindor

Selina Sapworthy was a witch, a Gryffindor alumna at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and, later in her life, an award-winning author in the fields of Herbology and plant-related Divination. She was also a loyal servant to the International Quidditch Team[2], sometime after her graduation.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Selina Sapworthy was born somewhere in the British Isles and, as a child, attended Hogwarts, where she was Sorted into Gryffindor House.[3] During this time, she presumably excelled in the studies of Herbology and Divination, as she later wrote books on both subjects.

Later lifeEdit

Once she graduated from Hogwarts, Sapworthy became a loyal servant to the International Quidditch Team.[2]

She went on to write an Herbology book, Winogrand's Wonderous Water Plants, focusing specifically on the water plants among Sir Winogrand's collection in the African Lakes. It was part of the required reading at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for at least a quarter of a century.[4] She also published Xylomancy, a book exploring the eponymous (and often overlooked) art of Divination by twigs.[5]

A portrait of her was hung at Hogwarts Castle by the 1990s, near the sixth-floor landing of the Grand Staircase.

EtymologyEdit

  • "Selena" is the Latinized form of "Selene", a Greek name that means "moon". Selene was the name of a Greek goddess of the moon, sometimes identified with the goddess Artemis.[6] "Sapworthy" may be a variation of the English surname "Sapworth", and a pun on the word "sap", the word used to describe the juice of plants of any kind, especially the ascending and descending juices or circulating fluid essential to nutrition, as both her known published works involve plants in some way.

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. World Exclusive Interview with J K Rowling
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Harry Potter Limited Edition
  3. See this image.
  4. Harry Potter Limited Edition - A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films (see this image).
  5. Pottermore
  6. "Selena" on Behind the Name


Herbology
Pottedmandrake
Professors: Herbert Beery · Pomona Sprout · Neville Longbottom
Textbooks: Flesh-Eating Trees of the World · Goshawk's Guide to Herbology · Magical Water Plants of the Mediterranean · One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi · Winogrand's Wonderous Water Plants
Hogwarts class: Herbology Award · Herbology Lesson Cup · Herbology Race Cup · Herbology Store
Hogwarts greenhouses: One · Two · Three · Four · Five · Six · Seven · Professor's Office
Herbologists: Herbert Beery · Miranda Goshawk · Elladora Ketteridge · Beaumont Marjoribanks · Nepali wizard · Phyllida Spore · Tilden Toots · Hadrian Whittle · Sir Winogrand · Selina Sapworthy
Plants Studied: Bouncing Bulb · Bubotuber · Devil's Snare · Fire Seed Bush · Mandrake · Mimbulus Mimbletonia · Puffapod · Screechsnap · Self-fertilising shrub · Snargaluff · Spiky Bush · Spiky Prickly Plant · Umbrella Flower · Venomous Tentacula · Walking plant · Whomping Willow · Wild rice


Hogwarts Castle
Locations on the sixth floor

Classroom 6A · Classroom 6B · Corridor · Disused bathroom · East Wing · Empty classroom · Floor 6 Bonus · Glanmore Peakes' Corridor · Horace Slughorn's office · Room of Rewards · Storeroom · Writing Supplies Room

Portraits, statues and other artwork located on the sixth floor

Damara Dodderidge · Edgar Stroulger · Edessa Sakndenberg · Glanmore Peakes · Selina Sapworthy · Skeleton in a top hat · Portrait in storeroom · Temeritus Shanks · Vindictus Viridian · Wendelin the Weird

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