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Selina Sapworthy

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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 aide to the International Quidditch Team, sometime after her graduation.


Early life

Selina Sapworthy was born somewhere in the British Isles and, as a child, attended Hogwarts, where she was Sorted into Gryffindor House.[1] During this time, she presumably excelled in the studies of Herbology and Divination, as she later wrote books on both subjects.

Later life

Once she graduated from Hogwarts, Sapworthy became a loyal aide to the International Quidditch Team.[1]

She also went on to write an award-winning herbology book, Winogrand's Wonderous Water Plants,[2] and Xylomancy, a book exploring the eponymous (and often overlooked) art of Divination by twigs.[3]

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


  • "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.[4] "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.

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Notes and references

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 · Trophy Room · Writing Supplies Room · Staircase between the sixth-floor and seventh-floor corridor

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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