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{{Quote|Mens sana in corpore sano.|Aragon's motto, as inscribed on the portrait depicting him and [[Brian Gagwilde|Professor Gagwilde]] playing chess.|Harry Potter Limited Edition}}
 
'''Professor Walter Aragon''' <ref>[[:File:Professor Walter Aragon.jpg|His portrait]] bears his name.</ref> was a [[Wizards|wizard]]. Professor Aragon worked in the capacity of [[Headmaster]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] at some point during his life.<ref name="Lego HP">''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''</ref>
 
'''Professor Walter Aragon''' <ref>[[:File:Professor Walter Aragon.jpg|His portrait]] bears his name.</ref> was a [[Wizards|wizard]]. Professor Aragon worked in the capacity of [[Headmaster]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] at some point during his life.<ref name="Lego HP">''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''</ref>
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Lifetime===
 
===Lifetime===
At some point in his life, Professor Aragon became the [[Headmaster]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]].<ref name="Lego HP"/>
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At some point in his life, Professor Aragon became the [[Headmaster]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]].<ref name="Lego HP"/> 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]]''.<ref>''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'' - ''A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films'' {{see image|File:NewtsofBognor.jpg}}</ref>
   
 
===Post-mortem===
 
===Post-mortem===
 
Professor Aragon died sometime before [[1993]].<ref name="interviews"/> There were portraits of the professor hung at the [[Grand Staircase]]<ref name="PA/g">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]'' - PC version</ref> and one at the [[Headmaster's office]]<ref name="Lego HP"/> in order to give advice to the current [[Headmaster|Head]].
 
Professor Aragon died sometime before [[1993]].<ref name="interviews"/> There were portraits of the professor hung at the [[Grand Staircase]]<ref name="PA/g">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]'' - PC version</ref> and one at the [[Headmaster's office]]<ref name="Lego HP"/> in order to give advice to the current [[Headmaster|Head]].
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*Aragon's portrait at the [[Headmaster's office]] appears only in ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''. In the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' the portrait of [[Amberose Swott]] occupies that space, and in the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' and the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' the portrait of [[Everard|Professor Everard]] is hung there.
 
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
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.
 
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.
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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,[http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Aragorn_II_Elessar Aragorn Elessar].
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*The portrait of Walter Aragon was based on a [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/32/Joseph_Chamberlain_John_Singer_Sargent_1896.jpeg 1896 portrait of The Right Honourable Joseph Chamberlain], by [[Wikipedia:John Singer Sargent|John Singer Sargent (1856–1925)]].<ref name="HPLE">''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'' - ''The Paintings of Hogwarts: Masterpieces from the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Sets''</ref>
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*Aragon's portrait at the [[Headmaster's office]] appears only in ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''. In the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' the portrait of [[Amberose Swott]] occupies that space, and in the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' and the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' the portrait of [[Everard|Professor Everard]] is hung there.
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*His motto "''Mens sana in corpore sano''" is a Latin phrase quotation often translated as "A sound mind in a healthy body."<ref name="Wikimenssana">{{wikilink|Mens sana in corpore sano}}</ref>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)]]'' {{Portrait}} <ref>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 of Hogwarts|Battle]]. </ref>
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)]]'' {{Portrait}} <ref>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 of Hogwarts|Battle]]. </ref>
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'' {{Portrait}}
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'' {{Portrait}}
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*''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'' {{Mention}}
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
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Walter Aragon
Walter Aragon
Biographical information
Died

Before 1993[1]

Title(s)
Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Hair colour

Black

Skin colour

White

Affiliation
Occupation
Loyalty

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

"Mens sana in corpore sano."
—Aragon's motto, as inscribed on the portrait depicting him and Professor Gagwilde playing chess.[src]

Professor Walter Aragon [2] was a wizard. Professor Aragon worked in the capacity of Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at some point during his life.[3]

BiographyEdit

LifetimeEdit

At some point in his life, Professor Aragon became the Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.[3] 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.[4]

Post-mortemEdit

Professor Aragon died sometime before 1993.[1] There were portraits of the professor hung at the Grand Staircase[5] and one at the Headmaster's office[3] in order to give advice to the current Head.

EtymologyEdit

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 scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 In interviews, J.K. Rowling has stated that "all the portraits you see in the headmaster's study are all headmasters and mistresses who died". Aragon's portrait is visible in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game).
  2. His portrait bears his name.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  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. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game) - PC version
  6. Harry Potter Limited Edition - The Paintings of Hogwarts: Masterpieces from the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Sets
  7. WP favicon Mens sana in corpore sano on Wikipedia
  8. 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.



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