Aberforth Dumbledore

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Name: Aberforth Dumbledore
Occupation: barkeeper, member of the Order of the Phoenix
Relationships: Albus Dumbledore (brother), Ariana Dumbledore (sister)
Fandom: Harry Potter
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Aberforth Dumbledore is the younger brother of Albus Dumbledore, and a member of the Order of the Phoenix. The two had a younger sister, Ariana Dumbledore, who died at a young age. Aberforth harboured bitterness towards his brother, blaming him for their sister's death, and broke his nose during her funeral.

Aberforth is the barkeeper at the Hog's Head inn in Hogsmeade village, Scotland. He has once been arrested for "practicing inappropriate charms on a goat".

Although Albus claims not to be sure Aberforth could read, Aberforth nevertheless is a skilled wizard, capable of producing a corporeal Patronus charm (which takes the form of a goat).


Aberforth's affinity for goats is a common theme in fanworks. Although still rare, the most popular pairing for Aberforth is Snape/Aberforth.

He is sometimes given the nickname "Abe" by fans, although this never used in canon. Neville Longbottom calls him "Ab" in Deathly Hallows.

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