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1. The phrase « vol de mort », in French, can be loosely translated as « flight of death », in reference to Voldemort's quest for immortality.
2. Professor McGonagall was named after Minerva, Roman goddess of wisdom.
3. In Greek mythology, Cassandra was a woman who was gifted the power of prophecy by the god Apollo. After she refused to marry him, he cursed her so that her prophecies would never be believed. Professor Trelawney's grandmother was named Cassandra.