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3710. The Pantheon among Hogwarts Professors
The Hogwarts teachers as they sit along their long table reflect the ancient mythologies, from Dumbledore, Zeus to Professor Sprout as Demeter or Hathor. Argus Filch is guardian of the gates at Hogwarts, Minerva is its font of wisdom. Dour Snape, always excluded, has many correspondences to Hades as he lurks underground. But which archetypes are missing from the ﾓHogwarts Pantheonﾔ? Are they just reenacting the Roman gods, or are there other, closer correspondences? Exploring all these archetypes can deepen our understanding of the characters when the Hogwarts pantheon is revealed as a chorus of quibbling gods and Harry their appointed hero.
Valerie Estelle Frankel
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