Pandora Lovegood
Biographical information

Between September 1989 and June 1990[1]

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Family members

Ravenclaw (possibly)[2]


Lovegood family

"The things we lose always have a way of coming back to us in the end."
—Pandora Lovegood[src]

Pandora Lovegood (d. between September 1989 and June 1990) was a witch who was married to Xenophilius Lovegood, the editor of The Quibbler, and with him had one child, Luna Lovegood. She died around 1989 or 1990, when Luna was nine.



Her daughter, Luna.

According to her daughter, Pandora Lovegood was an extraordinary witch who liked to experiment with spells. One day in 1990, one of these experiments went wrong, killing her in front of Luna (and possibly her father), who was subsequently able to see Thestrals. Luna told Harry Potter that she continued to feel sad about her mother's death from time to time and believed that she would see her again after death.[3]

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Luna had a picture of her and her mother hugging in her room at home. In the picture, she was described as looking very much like her daughter. Many years after her death, Pandora Lovegood would gain grandchildren in Lorcan and Lysander Scamander, the sons of Luna and Rolf Scamander.[4]


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film), Luna says she was nine when her mother died.
  2. "In Ch. 4 of Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince, Horace Slughorn states that family members are often Sorted into the same House. This may indicate that Pandora Lovegood was sorted into Ravenclaw, as Luna was sorted into Ravenclaw. However, there are exceptions.
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
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