Saturday, May 9, 2015

Fact of the Day: Saint Hedwig

In the Harry Potter book/movie series, Harry has a pet owl named Hedwig. The author J.K. Rowling named her after a saint known as Hedwig of Silesia. She was the patron saint of orphans. 

13 comments:

Kay said...

And it was so sad to have Hedwig die too.

Kay said...

I mean Hedwig the owl in Harry Potter. I'll have to research the saint.

Kati said...

What a nice little touch!

Have a great weekend,
-Kati

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that one

Margaret D said...

Interesting. I don't tend to be into Harry Potter.

Christine said...

neat fact!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Oh, I didn't know that!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Fun fact!

Emmylou said...

I'm a big HP fan, but I didn't know this. Cool:) Hope you and the mrs. are doing well!

stephen Hayes said...

An interesting bit of trivia.

Fundy Blue said...

I did not know this either! I loved the HP series!

bj said...

This is a fun thing to know.

Blue Grumpster said...

That explains it.