Monday, October 21, 2013

Sybill Trelawney

"Certainly I knew, Minerva. But one does not parade the fact that one is All-Knowing. I frequently act as though I am not possessed of the Inner Eye, so as not to make others nervous."
~ Professor Sybill Trelawney

Sybill Trelawney
Professor Sybill Patricia Trelawney was a witch and professor of Divination, alongside the centaur, Firenze, at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The great-great-granddaughter of the celebrated Cassandra Trelawney, who was also a Seer.

Professor Sybill Trelawney (portrayed by Emma Thompson)
 It was Trelawney herself who made the prophecy concerning Voldemort and the one with the power to vanquish him (Voldemort took this to mean Harry Potter) during her job interview with Albus Dumbledore. At the end of the 1993–1994 school year, she accurately predicted the escape of Peter Pettigrew and return of Lord Voldemort. Two school years later, Trelawney was greatly distressed by Dolores Umbridge, who dismissed her and attempted to banish her from Hogwarts Castle, though Dumbledore allowed her to remain at the school. She participated in the Battle of Hogwarts, dropping crystal balls on Death Eaters' heads and tending to the wounded and killed with Padma Patil.

Professor Trelawney's later life is unknown. She presumably continued to teach — however, since Firenze was welcomed back to his herd, it is possible that she taught Divination on her own again. 

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