Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Chapter Eight: What's In a Name?

Obviously, as most people I have enlightened with a basic outline of my fic, To Give the Devil His Due, have noticed that names play a huge role in the foundation of the characters. Though the wonderful J.K. Rowling has supplied all names for all the canon characters within the fic, I will at some point have to give an alias to a certain someone (if you've read TGTDHD, you may be able to guess).

For this person, I have had to stick to the quasi-guidelines of the Pureblood genealogy, therefore there is not much of a choice with regards to their surname. With their given name, it is another matter entirely. It must have some sort of sophistication, references to Greek or Roman mythology and/or stars and constellations.

Therefore I chose a very similar name to the character at hand: HARMONIA. Harmonia was the daughter of the goddess Aphrodite and the god Ares. Harmonia was thus born through the culmination of love and war, fitting for my "anonymous" character as her alias has been made to save those she loves as she starts her journey into the battlefield between Light and Dark.

I then had to decide on a middle name, as it was a very common tradition in Pureblood families: TISIPHONE. Tisiphone was one of the Furies (Erinyes) and her name means "Avenger of Murder". Again there is a huge plot link with the name.

Finally, there had to be a blatant link with a famous Pureblood family, so I chose the House of BLACK. Through time the descendants of Isla Black (a blood traitor therefore her place on the tapestry was destroyed as she married a Muggle Bod Hitchens) became linked once again to Pureblood society.


View the family tree that I made branching from the original House of Black Tree, which you can view here.

This is the original Black Family Tree (see Isla Black in the top Right hand corner)

This is the crest of the House of Black, which will come into use in a couple chapters time.

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