Actual People?

On Pottermore it says: Mr Ollivander, however, was a purist who insisted that the best wands would never be produced merely by encasing the whiskers of a favourite Kneazle (or the stalk of a Dittany plant that once saved a wizard’s father from poisoning, or the mane of a kelpie a witch had once met on holiday in Scotland) in the customer’s favourite wood. Does this refer to an actual wizard and witch, or is it just to make difference between wand cores? --Danniesen 17:03, 23 January, 2012 (Denmark)

Hard to say for sure. He could have just been speaking metaphorically, so it would probably be better to not create articles about them. ProfessorTofty 16:16, January 23, 2012 (UTC)

Fancying G

Have anyone noticed that all named characters in the Ollivander family has the letter G. as their first letter? I think, and it's just a thought, that J. K. Rowling was very fond of naming all Ollivander family-members born into the family with the letter G. If this is true, then we know at least a part of Ollivander (382 B.C. era)'s, Garrick Ollivander's son's and Garrick Ollivander's daughter's first names. --Danniesen 20:05, 11 June, 2012 (Denmark)

To the best of my knowledge, the Romans had no major or organised presence in the British Isles in 382 BCE, nor, indeed, before JC's expedition in 55 BCE. Can anyone throw light on the matter? Jiskran (talk) 20:55, June 28, 2012 (UTC)

This seems to be a flint on Rowling's behalf (she is known to make the occasional mistake with dates), and it has been noted in the "Behind the scenes" section of the "Ollivander (382 B.C. era)" article: "Despite Garrick Ollivander's claims that the original Ollivander arrived to Great Britain with the Romans, this individual started his wand-making business in 382 B.C. but the Roman conquest of Britain (Britannia) only began effectively in 43 B.C., under Emperor Claudius." --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 21:15, June 28, 2012 (UTC)