Fans Are Sharing Obscure 'Harry Potter' Lore About Molly Weasley

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Vote up the most interesting lore about the Weasley matriarch.

Molly Weasley takes care of her massive family – and extras like Harry and Hermione – with a kind but firm hand. She has an interesting and sometimes tragic backstory and fans are pointing out a number of details about the head of the Weasley clan.

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  • 1
    21 VOTES

    She Is Distantly Related To Harry As A Prewett

    From a former Redditor:

    She was born Molly Prewett (incidentally this makes her distantly related to Harry).

    21 votes
  • 2
    20 VOTES

    Molly Raised Her Family To Find Riches In Things Other Than Money

    From Redditor u/nutr0nn:

    It used to bother me that the Weasleys are poor because they are good wizards and could have money if they really worked on making it. But then I realized they are poor because they are more focused on being happy and loving each other than working their lives away.

    20 votes
  • 3
    17 VOTES

    Molly And Her Family Were Considered 'Blood Traitors'

    From a former Redditor:

    I think they also get looked down upon for being "blood traitors." Families who have a pureblood superiority complex (e.g. the Malfoy family) are disgusted by the Weasleys for having Pureblood status, yet socializing with and supporting Halfbloods and Muggle-borns. I think because of this hatred for the Weasleys, some people would do anything they could to make them feel "less than," so their lack of wealth was just another thing to bully them about.

    17 votes
  • 4
    27 VOTES

    Her Brothers Died In The First Wizarding War

    From Redditor u/SimonaBee:

    A few of my friends never realized that Molly's brothers, Gideon and Fabian Prewett, were in the Order, and that they died during the First War. 

    27 votes
  • 5
    24 VOTES

    Molly Giving Harry The Watch Was Him Officially Becoming A Member Of The Family

    From Redditor u/SimonaBee:

    They also didn't really catch that the watch Molly gives Harry when he turns 17 was really sentimental and pretty much saying to him "You're part of this family."

    24 votes
  • 6
    19 VOTES

    She Named Fred And George For Her Deceased Brothers

    From Redditor u/Toonman33:

    Apart from Fabian and Gideon being in the order, Fred and George are named after them (by initials).

    19 votes