|“||To exist is to survive unfair choices.||”|
— Ariadne to Morwenna
Ariadne Fidelma Finnigan (b. 29 February) is a known half-blood witch of the Finnigan family, Arithmancer, and Professor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She is the youngest daughter of Seraphine Finnigan, a powerful dark witch and Lancel Bishop, a fellow dark wizard.
Personality and Traits
Magical Abilities and Skills
Arithmancy: Ariadne was known to be an exceptional Arithmancer with unprecedented ability in the field.
- Hornbeam wood wand:
The name Ariadne derives from Hesychius' listing of Άδνον, a Cretan-Greek form for 'arihagne' which means utterly pure. In mythology, Ariadne was the immortal wife of the god Dionysus and was the daughter of Minos, King of Crete. She is mostly associated with myths and labyrinths due to her involvement in the myths of the Minotaur and Theseus.
Her middle name, Fidelma, is of Irish origin and has a meaning of faithful.
The surname Finnigan is of Irish origin and is an Anglicization of the Gaelic "O' Fionnagain", meaning the descendant(s) of Fionnagan, an Old Irish personal name derived from the word "fionn", white, fairheaded.
- During her Hogwarts years, Ariadne studied the mandatory subjects necessary for O.W.L.s, as well as an optional two of Arithmancy and Study of Ancient Runes. For her N.E.W.T exams, she studied a total of nine subjects, including Charms, Potions, Transfiguration, Astronomy, History of Magic, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Arithmancy, Study of Ancient Runes and Alchemy.