Sunday, October 20, 2013

Pomona Sprout

"I feel that if a single pupil wants to come, then the school ought to remain open for that pupil."
~ Professor Sprout after the death of Albus Dumbledore.

Pomona Sprout
Professor Pomona Sprout was a witch who worked as Head of Hufflepuff House and Head of the Herbology Department at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She attended the school in her youth, where she was sorted into Hufflepuff House and excelled at Herbology. Some time after her graduation, Sprout returned to Hogwarts to teach.

Professor Pomona Sprout (portrayed by Miriam Margoyles)
Professor Sprout opposed Lord Voldemort during the Second Wizarding War. In 1993, she brewed the Mandrake Restorative Draught for those who were petrified by Slytherin's Monster. She also opposed Dolores Umbridge and her tyranny over the school in the 1995-1996 school year, which the rest of the staff were happy to join her in doing, voted for the school to remain open after the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, and assisted in ousting Severus Snape in 1998. Sprout took a group of students to the battlements during the Battle of Hogwarts and threw Devil's Snare and various other dangerous plants onto the invading Death Eaters. She ultimately survived the War and had retired by 2017, with Neville Longbottom replacing her in the post of Herbology teacher.

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