Alecto and Amycus Carrow
The sister of Amycus Carrow. When Voldemort took over Hogwarts, Alecto Carrow became the Muggle Studies teacher (DH12). Before the final Battle of Hogwarts, Alecto was bound up by McGonagall and suspended in mid-air in the Ravenclaw common room (DH30).
Alecto was one of the three Furies in Greek mythology. Her name means 'unceasing in anger' (EM).
Alecto Carrow's brother, a squat, "lumpy" looking wizard with a lopsided leer and a wheezy giggle. When Voldemort took over the Hogwarts in the fall of 1997, Amycus was made the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, although he simply taught students to perform the Dark Arts (DH12). Before the final Battle of Hogwarts, Amycus was bound up by McGonagall and suspended in mid-air in the Ravenclaw common room (DH30).
Amycus was the son of Poseidon and the nymph Melia. He became the king of the Bebryces (a mythical people in Bithynia), and was very skilled in boxing (EM). Curiously, 'Amicus' (note the different spelling) is Latin for 'friend.'
Primary editor: Lisa Waite Bunker.
Original artwork of Alecto and Amycus Carrow ©2005 Makani. Used with Permission.
Original page date 6 October 2007; Last page update 6 October, 2007.