Hestia and the Toaster

J. K. Rowling makes me laugh. At the prodding of my kids, I have picked up the Harry Potter series once again.  I read novels only at night as I am falling asleep.  Too much work the rest of the day.  Don’t grow up, kids. Anyway… I was recently reading in...

Lucius Malfoy

Lucius Malfoy, in the Harry Potter series, is the father of Draco Malfoy. In the last post about J.K. Rowling’s famous series, we looked into the meaning of Draco’s name.  In case you weren’t paying attention, Draco is Latin for dragon, or snake....

Draco Malfoy

Rowling plays with language throughout the Harry Potter series.  Consider this: One of the main characters in J.K. Rowling’s series is Draco Malfoy. This is no accidental name.  Draco, in Latin, means dragon, or even, snake.  Draco Malfoy is in Slytherin House....

Happy Birthday, Harry!

Happy Birthday, Harry! In honor of Harry Potter’s birthday, I am starting a new category:  Latin in Literature. J. K. Rowling plays with Latin, Greek, French,  and German throughout her famous series.  For example, Caput Draconis is  a password from the first...