True love is loving the unlovable.
— Megaera to the Knights
Megaera Chloris Mortan (née Alder) (b. 30 October – 2 August), sometimes known as Meg or even the Beast, was a Scottish half-blood witch and Maledictus of the Alder family, the youngest daughter of Oakley and Chloris Alder. She was also the elder sister of Marigold.
Death and post-mortem
- "Maybe I deserve this. Karma. Fate was always watching us."
- —Megaera confiding in her husband about her illness
- "I think you're prettier than you think."
- —Linus to Megaera after she reveals her insecurities
Personality and traits
- "The other students, they... they think I'm strange, but I don't want to be. I have to try and be a whole person before it's too late."
- —Megaera's desires for freedom and to fit in
Magical abilities and skills
- Dark Arts:
- Care of Magical Creatures:
- "There are so many fragile things in this world, after all. Megaera may be one of them."
- —Madam Quincey taking pity on Megaera's initial frailty
Megaera was the name of one of the three Furies in Greek mythology. The name is the Latinized form of Greek Μεγαιρα (Megaira) which was derived from μεγαιρω (megairo) "to grudge".
In Greek mythology, the name Chloris (meaning "greenish-yellow", "pale green", "pale", "pallid", or "fresh") appears in a variety of contexts. Some clearly refer to different characters; other stories may refer to the same Chloris, but disagree on details. One of these includes the minor goddess of vegetation, who was also the goddess of spring. The name is thus the Greek equivalent of Flora. It was used by the Roman poet Horace for one of his loves, and was used by Augustan poets of the 17th and 18th centuries.
The surname Alder is a type of tree in the birch family, and a typographical English surname for someone who lived near alder trees. It derives from the Dutch surname that means "son of Aldert"; Aldert means "old, noble and strong".
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