I know you, because when it comes to the Mortans, the apple does not fall far from the tree, poison though it may be.
- "Your brother is dead. And in time I will be dead, and you, and your mother, and her mother and her children and all of their children, all of us dead, all of us rotting underground. There is a lesson to be learned here. It's the family name that lives on. That is all that lives on. Not your personal glory, not your own accomplishments, not your own honour... but family. I hope you understand that now."
- —Corvus to Wendy at Linus, Megaera and Andromeda's funeral
Relatives by marriage
- Astoria Malfoy-Potter — wife of Corvus Mortan
- Megaera Alder — wife of Linus Mortan
- "The Mortans are all as pretty as they are pompous."
- white-blonde hair
- delicate features
The surname Mortan may have several meanings. It could be seen as a variant of the Scottish habitational name Morton, meaning from the farm near the moor. However, it is believed to be a surname of French origin, taken from the old French word morte meaning "death" or "to die".