Witches and Wizards Witches and Wizards Witches and wizards are people thought to possess magical powers or to command supernatural forces.
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Muggle-borns are children of Muggles and have the magic gene possibly because of a squib, half-blood or pure-blood ancestor.
A muggle may marry a squib and their descendants know nothing of their magical heritage until the gene resurfaces randomly. There are many parallels to the notion of blood purity that exist in the Muggle world, largely in the form of racism and 19th Century pseudo-science.
Examples of this being manifested include the Ku Klux Klan, European colonialism where, for instance, the children of slave-owners and slaves were denied the legal status of the slave owner's white childrensome parts of the British National Party, Combat 18, some parts of The UK Independence Party, The National Front, some extreme forms of Afrocentrism which might advocate for Black people to only marry and have children with other Black peoplediscrimination against immigrants in various Magicians wizards, and the persecution and mass murder of racial minorities such as Jews, Roma, Slavs, so-called "Mischlings" and others by the Nazis during the Holocaust.
Adolf Hitler, promoting a society with a "pure Aryan race," is rumoured to have had a Jewish ancestor, and is thus similar to Lord Voldemort Rowling herself compares the two figures.
A more direct parallel, however, is the formation of blood purity laws and the infamous Spanish Inquisition in Mediaeval Spain to regulate the activities of Spanish conversos converts to Christianity from Judaism and Islam.
These conversosalthough officially equal to their Christian brethren, were nonetheless scrutinised and even persecuted: Rowling consciously drew such parallels: A single Jewish grandparent 'polluted' the blood, according to their propaganda.
Another direct parallel between blood purity and Harry Potter has been seen in the American Mafia. According to the code of the mafia, only men who are full-blooded Italian, meaning both parents are full Italian and can prove familial ancestry extending to Italy, are eligible to become "made men", or gain full-fledged mafioso status.
In actuality, the American Mafia has found it increasingly difficult to adhere to those standards due to the large amount of immigration and intermarriages in the United States. Famous American mobster John Gotti, for instance, was born to a Serbian mother and an Italian father, and should not have been made according to his own standards.
Newer mafia code has said that men who can prove Italian ancestry through patrilineal descent father's side are eligible to get made. As in the Harry Potter universethese parallels in Muggle society have caused great strife, suffering and cruelty in society. An interesting fact of note is that despite the ideals that pure-bloods are inherently more powerful wizards, some of the most powerful or particularly adept wizards and witches in the series are in fact either half-blood such as Lord VoldemortAlbus DumbledoreMinerva McGonagallSeverus Snape and Harry Potter or Muggle-born such as Hermione Granger and Lily Evans.
There is probably no such thing as true blood purity any longer.
This is because several pure-blood families have either died out, or mated with Muggles.Troy Brown and Devin Robinson score 23 points and 22 points respectively to lead the Wizards in a win over the Sixers, The second video game.
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Throughout history, prominent magicians and wizards have counseled kings and other political figures, predicting events such as famine, pestilence, and even the best time to wage war.
Those who claim to have psychic powers have usurped the charms and spells of many of yesterday’s magicians and wizards.