At some point in his life, Professor Aragon became the Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He also seemed to have an interest in Care of Magical Creatures, as he authored at least one title on the subject, Newts of Bognor.
Walter is from a Germanic name, meaning "ruler of the army", composed of the elements wald, "rule" and hari, "army". The Normans brought it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Wealdhere. A famous bearer of the name was Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), a Scottish novelist who wrote 'Ivanhoe' and other notable works.
Aragon is a region in Northern Spain, previously a large and influential Mediaeval kingdom. It could also be a reference to one of the main characters in The Lord of the Rings,Aragorn Elessar.
Behind the scenes
- The portrait of Walter Aragon was based on a 1896 portrait of The Right Honourable Joseph Chamberlain, by John Singer Sargent (1856–1925).
- Aragon's portrait at the Headmaster's office appears only in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4. In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets the portrait of Amberose Swott occupies that space, and in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince the portrait of Professor Everard is hung there.
- His motto "Mens sana in corpore sano" is a Latin phrase quotation often translated as "A sound mind in a healthy body."
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game) (Appears in portrait(s))
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game) (Appears in portrait(s))
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game) (Appears in portrait(s)) 
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Appears in portrait(s))
- Harry Potter Limited Edition (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 According to J.K. Rowling at the Edinburgh Book Festival (J.K. Rowling at the Edinburgh Book Festival (15 August, 2004) source), headmasters only get their portrait hung in the office if they die holding the title of headmaster. As Armando Dippet was headmaster from at least 1943 until being succeeded by Albus Dumbledore, Professor Limebert must have died at some point before 1943.
- ↑ His portrait bears his name.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- ↑ Harry Potter Limited Edition - A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films (see this image)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game) - PC version
- ↑ Harry Potter Limited Edition - The Paintings of Hogwarts: Masterpieces from the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Sets
- ↑ Mens sana in corpore sano on Wikipedia
- ↑ He appears in a portrait in Hogsmeade most likely because he had fled from his portrait at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry during the Battle.