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The Gaunts had branches in Britain and Ireland, although it is not known exactly where they originated. The last known members of the family lived just outside of Little Hangleton, a small village in northern England. They were very wealthy and prominent once, having descended from many powerful witches and wizards, most notably Salazar Slytherin and Cadmus Peverell.
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Ysengrimus, as penned by Nivardus, is usually held to be an allegory for the corrupt monks of the Roman Catholic Church. Ysengrimus's greed is what typically causes him to be led astray, and he comes to a grisly end in the ending of the poem. Reinardus the Trickster, by contrast, represents the poor and the lowly; he triumphs over the "greedy and corrupt" Ysengrimus by his wits, and glorifies the power and value of cunning and ambition. GauntFamily.jpeg
Around 1634, Gormlaith found out a headteacher at a new school of magic in the New World was nicknamed "Morrigan". She remembered her niece was named this by her father because of their lineage to Morrigan herself. When she also heard the school was named Ilvermorny, she knew it was Isolt because it was the name of the same cottage Isolt was born in and Gormlaith set fire to. She was also upset to hear Isolt had married a Muggle and opened the school up to anyone with magic and not a select few of pure-bloods.
Gaunt's heir deposed a king and usurped the throne, possibly alluding to the Gaunts' descendant Voldemort's attempts to overthrow wizarding Britain's government and rule it himself. Also, Gaunt's great-grandson, Henry VI, was notorious for his mental instability, which was earlier pointed out as a characteristic of the House of Gaunt, but in Henry VI's case it probably derived from his grandfather, Charles VI of France.
Etymology-wise, Gaunt may once have meant, "of Gontia". The goddess was the tutelary deity of the river Günz, near Günzburg in Germany. She is known from an inscription on a Roman-era altar at Günzburg, where a visiting Roman centurion wrote of making an offering to Gontia.
However, around the year 1950, Tom Marvolo Riddle, the nephew of Morfin, came to the Gaunt shack in search of answers about his family. Morfin told him about everything that had happened, and this left Tom very angry. He told Tom about his mother, Merope, and how she had eloped with Tom Riddle Sr. It is later revealed that Merope used a love potion or some enchantment to make Tom Riddle Sr fall in love with her, which is the reason he abandoned her when he came to his senses.
Gontia was the patron goddess of horses; the moon; rivers / water; fate or destiny; and luck / fortune. Offerings were made to her in order to ensure success, and "good luck", for favourable outcomes.
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No, Morfin Gaunt was not married and neither did he have a child. He spent most of his life in Azkaban, and in the limited time he spent outside prison, he lived with his father, Marvolo, and sister Merope but did not have a significant other of any form. Since he lived a life of poverty, squalor, pure-blood fanaticism, and violent response, it is not surprising that he did not find love.
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After his prison term in Azkaban ended, he returned to his shack. However, by the time he came back, both his sister and his father had died, and there was no one left to welcome him. Morfin also heard about his sister turning into a “blood traitor” and marrying a Muggle, which enraged him further. However, as time passed, Morfin became more disinterested in keeping his surroundings clean, and since Merope was not there to clean the place, it is said that the shack turned into a nasty place with dirt and grime everywhere. Morfin was almost unrecognizable with his overly grown hair and beard. His teeth and skin were also very smelly and dirty.
The second imprisonment of Morfin Gaunt in Azkaban is one of the classic cases of miscarriage of justice. Despite Morfin being a dangerous man who put several Muggles in harm’s way and believed in blood supremacy, he was wrongfully convicted of three murders he didn’t commit. The problem of wrongful accusation and imprisonment are as old as the justice system itself. Since justice systems work under limited capacities, it is sometimes difficult to catch the real criminal and this results in wrongful prison sentences and mistakes that can never be repaired.
Morfin Gaunt was a British wizard and a Parseltongue born to the Gaunt family which was from the ancestral line of Salazar Slytherin. Morfin was the son of Marvolo Gaunt, brother of Merope Gaunt and uncle of Lord Voldemort.
In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, in Bob Ogden's memory, Merope Gaunt is shown as pining for Tom Riddle Senior, who rides his horse, sometimes alongside Cecilia, past the Gaunt Shack every day.
John of Gaunt was a son of King Edward III of England, but as he was only the third son, he and his descendants were not expected to ascend to the throne, which they ultimately did. First, through his legitimate male descendants the Lancasters, and then through his debatably illegitimate descendants, by his long time mistress and then third wife Katherine Swynford, the Beauforts. Henry Tudor (later Henry VII)'s mother was a Beaufort, and his claim to the throne derived from her. Therefore, John of Gaunt is an ancestor of the House of Tudor.
Some accounts of her as Epona also depict her as "the leader of the soul to the afterlife"; the yew was also associated with death, rebirth, and "life beyond death". Likewise, yew was seen as appropriate for decorating for Yule, as the winter solstice represents the cusp between the season of life and the season of death. Most notably, Gaunt descendant Tom Marvolo Riddle (Lord Voldemort) was born on "the last day of the year", in winter - December 31 - signifying "the cusp between the dying old year, and the birth of the new year".