Sybil-Trelawney

[Image: a grid of photos of Hogwarts professors: Dumbledore, McGonagall, Lupin, Sprout, Snape, Flitwick, Hagrid, Hooch, and Trelawney. Over all of them but Snape are the words ‘Thanks for teaching us that magic is real’ Over Snape are the words  ‘Not you’]

Blissful Suffering

Professor Trelawney: Here in this room, you will discover if you possess the Sight!

Professor Trelawney: Your aura is pulsing! 

Are you in the beyond? I think you are! 

  Ron: Sure… 


Professor Trelawney: Look at the cup, tell me what you see! 

Ron: Oh yeah… well, Harry’s got a sort of wonky cross… that’s trials and suffering. 

And, uh, that there could be the sun, and that’s happiness, so…

 you’re gonna suffer… but you’re gonna be happy about it…

4

“You may be young in years, but your heart is as shriveled as an old maid’s, your soul as dry as the pages of the books to which you so desperately cleave.”
“Have I said something?”
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Language headcanons 

Charlie is terrible with languages - he’d tried to pick up several over the years, especially when he lived in Eastern Europe, but to no avail. 

WSL - Wizarding Sign Language - was adapted as a more reserved form of regular BSL by a deaf Ravenclaw who kept triggering accidental magic with the excited movements of her hands. 

Sybil Trelawney was born speaking Ancient Greek. No one knows why. It was hardly the thing that scared her parents the most.

Ron has an unexpected knack for languages, and after the Parseltounge incident during the Battle of Hogwarts, Hermione encourages him to explore it. He picks up French and German without a hitch (although he can’t spell for shit in either), and learned Giant Language on a whim to make Ginny laugh. All three come in handy as an Auror. 

Fleur takes great pride in being bilingual. She thinks about her history in French and her future in English. 

Snape writes up all his formal calculations, experiments, and new Potions recipes in Latin. It narrows down the amount of people who can read it, and comes in useful to recite in his head while practicing Occulemency. 

Hermione kept up her study of Ancient Runes after leaving Hogwarts - partly because she loved the way it made everything simple and clean, just tracing the power words hold, and partly because it made her indispensable at the Ministry. Most of the best Runologists of the generation had taken a side during the war that made them no longer welcome in polite company. 

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make me choose: @nevillelonbottom​ asked Flitwick or Trelawney

I frequently act as though I am not possessed of the Inner Eye, so as not to make others nervous.

3

Two bodies fell from the balcony overhead as they reached the ground a gray blur that Harry took for an animal sped four-legged across the hall to sink its teeth into one of the fallen.

“NO!” shrieked Hermione, and with a deafening blast from her wand, Fenrir Greyback was thrown backward from the feebly struggling body of Lavender Brown.

Things to remember

Augusta Longbottom showed up to the Battle of Hogwarts, ready to kick some ass.

Sybill Trelawney killed Fenrir Greyback with a crystal ball.

Grawp joined the fight.

Ron wanted to save the Hogwarts house-elves.

“CHARGE!”

When the trio couldn’t conjure their patronuses, Luna, Seamus, and Ernie MacMillan saved them.

Dumbledore didn’t tell Harry about the Hallows because he was afraid Harry would make the same mistakes he did.

Kreacher joined the fight

The Malfoys were still there when the battle ended.

Harry used the Elder Wand to fix his own.