|“||You speak of justice? The mafia is bound by their own laws. They take their own justice.||”|
— Grace to James
Lady Grace Maria Virginia Cairistiona Luciano (née Antebellum) (b. 5 August) is an Italian noblewoman, entrepreneur, Mafiosi, and pure-blood witch. As the daughter of Madeline and Louis Antebellum, she is a member of the Carolla family and House of Antebellum. She is the younger sister of Regina and the younger half-sister of Maisie. Grace is also the wife of her schoolmate, Luka Luciano, an Italian half-blood wizard. She is known greatly for being the Matriarch of the Antebellum family house, as well as the Underboss of the Sicilian Wizard-Mafia and head of the Antebellum Empire.
In the tradition of her elder sister and father, Grace attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where she too was sorted into the Slytherin house that she later became a Prefect for. Grace was undermined by Regina's reputable intelligence, though the two were known equally for their wealth, elegance, and cunning. Grace, however, bore her own deal of great intellect and successfully achieved an 'Outstanding' in each of her O.W.Ls and a further six 'Outstanding' grades in her N.E.W.T exams with one 'Exceeds Expectations' in Defence Against the Dark Arts. The reputation that preceded Grace and Regina was infamous across Hogwarts, that further developed following the 'adoption' of their believed cousin, though in fact, half-sister, Maisie. Though towards the end of her education, she came to develop strong relationships with her cousins, Marina and Don Roberto, whom she came to love just as much as Regina.
Like Regina, Grace was born into her wealth and heritage, though was dealt a harder set of cards. After gaining experience from living in London, Grace discovered herself and returned to Italy, taking on the role as the head of the family, as well as a leading role in both the family empire and it's related organised crime syndicate. Although Grace is not recognised for her magical skill, she is feared for her ruthless ambitions and bloodthirst. She is also a master of both magical and muggle politics and is a merciless businesswoman.
- "To the happy couple. And I toast you, Signora Luciano. La Bella Mafia."
- —Vito Giancamo to Grace
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The name Grace is of English origin, a name derived from the Latin 'gratia', meaning God's favour.
Grace's first middle name, Maria, is the Latin form of the name Mary, which is derived from the Hebrew Miryām, a name of debated meaning. Many believe it to mean sea of bitterness or sea of sorrow. However, some sources cite the alternative definitions of rebellion, wished-for child, and mistress or lady of the sea.
Her second middle name, Virginia, derives from the Ancient Roman family name Virginius. The name likely derives from the Latin word virgo, meaning maiden or virgin.
Her final middle name, Cairistiona, is a Scottish Gaelic female name meaning Christian. The English equivalent is Christina. It originated in the Scottish Highlands, and is considered rare.
The surname Antebellum derives from the Latin word bellum that means war, which therefore defines Antebellum as before the war. It is most often used in context of the US Civil War.