There are three things that cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
— Ody to Matthew
Odysseus Atticus Leander (b. 10 November), more commonly known simply as Ody, is a half-blood wizard of the Potter and Leander families, the youngest child of the late Jedidiah and his wife Lattice Leander (née Malfoy-Potter). He is also the younger brother of Sirius and the twin brother of Lily. When the twins were merely six years old, their father accidentally died by means of a backfiring spell, leaving the children to be raised alone by their mother at home in Godric's Hollow. He was the only one of his siblings who did not bear witness to his father's death, though this did not leave him any less damaged by the loss.
Upon attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Ody was Sorted into Hufflepuff House on account of his staunch loyalty and kind heart, unlike Lily who was Sorted into Slytherin with Sirius. While there he instantly became best friends with Reilly Cauldwell and later Matthew MacDougal.
Odysseus Atticus Leander was born on the 10th November to Jedidiah and Lattice Leander, a pair of Aurors and two dedicated members of the reformed Order of the Phoenix. He was born at 12.13 a.m., while his fraternal twin sister Lily was born eighteen minutes before at 11.55 p.m., therefore making the two born on different days. While their parents were holding them in the aftermath of their birth, a lightbulb in the room popped. According to his grandmother Lily, this was a shockingly precocious display of underage magic, and clearly a sign of the births of two magically talented children.
Ody spent his years growing up in Leander Cottage at his mother's home village of Godric's Hollow in West Country, England. In addition to his twin, he had an elder brother Sirius, who was three years his senior.
Life after Hogwarts
Personality and traits
- "He's sweet, and he says very funny things sometimes, too, doesn't he? But he can be a bit moody."
- —Description of Ody's personality
Magical abilities and skills
- Willow wand: Ody's first wand was fourteen inches long and made of willow with a unicorn tail hair core. He first acquired it in Ollivander's prior to starting his first year at Hogwarts. He held the wand together with Spellotape after nearly breaking it in half the same year while saving Matthew MacDougal from the Whomping Willow. It malfunctioned dreadfully after this: backfiring spells, making strange noises, and emitting objects out from the wrong end. It eventually exploded.
- Cherry wand:
- Chestnut wand:
- "You're never going to be normal. But normal is just an illusion, isn't it? That's what you told me. Normal is just an illusion, and what is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly."
Odysseus is a Greek mythology name, meaning "wrathful"; in Greek legend, Odysseus was one of the Greek heroes who fought in the Trojan War. The name, while rare, is often associated with the brave and resourceful.
Atticus is an Latin name meaning “man of Attica”. Attica is a place name; dating back to Antiquity, it is the region in Greece which surrounds Athens. The name was made most famous by author Harper Lee as the protagonist of her 1960 novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird”.Odysseus was given this name after his paternal great-grandfather, Atticus Leander.
The name Leander is a Greek baby name, although it can be used as a surname; the meaning of this name is "lion-man", which could perhaps be cleverly attributed to the Leanders' most commonly being sorted into Gryffindor.