|Occupation:||Transfiguration Professor at Hogwarts|
|Other:||born 4 October c.1925|
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Minerva McGonagall is a character in the Harry Potter series. She is Harry's Transfiguration professor, Deputy Headmistress under Albus Dumbledore, and Head of House for Gryffindor while Harry is at Hogwarts. She had been teaching for over 35 years by the time Harry entered Hogwarts, and had also taught Harry's parents and their friends.
Although stories that pair McGonagall off romantically are relatively rare, there are several people she's commonly paired with. Until the last book when it was announced that Dumbledore was gay, she was most frequently paired with Albus Dumbledore. She's also commonly linked with Severus Snape, and after the publication of Pottermore, with Elphinstone Urquart, her deceased Pottermore husband.
McGonagall is also a fairly popular femslash character, often paired with Rolanda Hooch, Poppy Pomfrey or other female teachers, Augusta Longbottom or Amelia Bones. The Pottermore canon has been criticised for heterosexualising her character.
Minerva stories frequently appear in the HP Beholder Fest, where she is one of the most popular characters.
- Headmistress Minerva McGonagall and Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher Harry, commission for @susannedraws! ❤️ by Sadfishkid.
- Ombra mai fu, Being the Beginning of the Very True Story of Minerva McGonagall and Elphinstone Urquart by Tetley. Fix for Pottermore canon (2011)
- Tartan-Clad Lioness by Debbie B at idol_reflection (2004)
- Go forward, to hope and ageing by drinkingcocoa. Snape/McGonagall and Minerva character essay (2010)
Links & Resources
- Works tagged Minerva McGonagall at AO3
- Stories tagged Minerva M. at FanFiction.Net
- Quinquatrus (on LJ) - a McGonagall-centric LiveJournal community
- Minerva Magic (on LJ) - a McGonagall-centric LiveJournal community
- Minerva Fest (on LJ) - a McGonagall challenge and fest community (2010–)
- "McGonagall" memories and the McGonagall Fuh-Q Fest (2004) at hp_oldladysb
- Professor Minerva McGonagall at the Harry Potter Lexicon
- Minerva McGonagall at the Harry Potter Wiki
- Minerva McGonagall at Pottermore
- Professor McGonagall at the Pottermore Wiki
- J.K.Rowling Official Site. 4 October 2003. Archived at the Harry Potter Lexicon: Guide to jkrowling.com - Brithdays. (Accessed 20 January 2011.)
- cottonpadenthusiast, Tumblr. "Ok but McGonagall literally had a husband". Posted 3 July 2018. (Accessed 10 June 2021.)
- Lorrie Kim. Background Remarks: Grindelwald, Fantastic Beasts, and Gay Representation. 30 May 2017. (Accessed 10 June 2021.)