Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Assignment Done!

Fleur Delacour and her sister, Gabrielle are one-quarter Veela. Fleur's wand contains a single hair from her grandmother, a Veela. Fleur's mother Apolline Delacour, is a half Veela, due her mother's marriage to a wizard
Fleur Isabelle Weasley (née Delacour) (born c.
1977) is a witch who attended Beauxbatons Academy of Magic. She is one quarter Veela and is a native of France. During the 1994 to 1995 school year, she put her name forward to compete in the Triwizard Tournament, and was chosen by the Goblet of Fire as the Beauxbatons Champion. She competed bravely, but the Tournament ended in tragedy with the death of Cedric Diggory. In the following summer, she took a part-time job at Gringotts Wizarding Bank to improve her English, and started dating co-worker Bill Weasley

Beauxbâtons Academy of Magic is a school of wizardry in France. Beauxbatons's current
Headmistress is Madame Olympe Maxime. The school Coat of Arms is two golden wands crossed over one another, each shooting three stars. "Beaux bâtons" is French for "beautiful batons." The "bâtons" part is presumably a reference to wands. The Academy is a glittering castle, probably newer and brighter than the Hogwarts castle. Both Hogwarts and Durmstrang are in castles; however

Veela are a race of semi-human, semi-magical creatures reminiscent of the
Sirens of Greek Mythology. They appear to be young, beautiful human women, and their appearance and especially their dance are magically seductive to all males. When Veela are angry, however, they transform into something more like Harpies -- their faces turn into cruel-beaked bird heads and long scaly wings burst from their shoulders, and they can launch balls of fire from their hand. (1994)
They have been known to take jobs as cheerleaders for leading
Quidditch teams, including the Bulgarian team during the Quidditch World Cup. Other hints also point to Veela being of eastern European origin.