We all know that JK Rowling places a lot of importance on the names of the characters within the Harry Potter series. Often they reveal something about the individual's personality, past, or future. With this in mind, I have decided to include an analysis of the name Remus John Lupin here.
Mythological Analysis of "Remus"
The name Remus originated in Roman Mythology, within the legend of "Romulus and Remus".
Within one version of the legend (there are several), twin boys were born to Mars, the God of war, and Rhea Silvia, a vestial virgin. Rhea was the granddaughter of Numitor, the king of Alba Longa, who had been overthrown by his brother Amulius. Fearing that the twin boys would grow up to remove him from power, Amulius ordered the twins to be drowned in the River Tiber. However, once they had been thrown into the river, they were found by a she-wolf who cared for them (wolves were sacred to Mars). The twins were later found by Faustulus, the king's shepherd. He and his wife adopted them and named them Romulus and Remus.
Once the boys had grown up, Remus was captured and taken to Numitor for punishment. However, Numitor noticed he was unlike a shepherd's son and questioned him about his identity. Once their identities were discovered, the boys then fought against Amulius and killed him, restoring the kingdom to their grandfather. The twins then decided to found a city of their own, and chose the place that the she-wolf had cared for them. However, when Romulus began to build the walls of the city, Remus jeered at them for he thought they were two low. In rage at such an accusation, Romulus killed Remus and went onto complete the city himself. He later named the city after his own name; Rome.
Kabalarian Analysis of "Remus"
Your name of Remus has made you practical, systematic, and thorough. This name encourages the expression of leadership and organizational skills, shrewdness, and analytical ability. You are mathematically adept and have great patience with work of a detailed nature such as bookkeeping, accounting, or technical research. Particular about your material possessions, you keep everything you own in a good state of repair, and you budget your personal finances very carefully. Because of its matter-of-fact influence, this name limits, to some degree, your ability to be flexible and spontaneous. You tend to treat new and unfamiliar ideas with scepticism. Because of the serious, responsible qualities of your name, you must recognize the importance of a sense of humour and optimistic perspective of life.
Traditional Analysis of "John"
The origin of the name John is Hebrew and means God is gracious.
Kabalarian Analysis of "John"
Although the name John creates the urge to be reliable and responsible, we emphasize that it causes procrastination, lack of confidence, and the inability to realize your goals and ambitions. This name, when combined with the last name, can frustrate happiness, contentment, and success, as well as cause health weaknesses in the fluid systems, and worry or mental tension. The name of John has made you serious-minded, responsible, and stable. You love the security of a home and family, you are fond of children, and, as a parent you would be fair and understanding. Although you have good business judgment, you are not aggressive in your dealings because you do not like to create issues. You would be successful in any position dealing with the public as you have a diplomatic and tactful manner and possess a charming, easy-going nature which puts people at ease. People are drawn to you because they feel that you are patient, kind, understanding, and responsive.
Mythological Analysis of "Lupin"
The name Lupin is derived from the adjective Lupine, which roughly translates to "having wolf-like qualities". It also has a noun form, Lupus, which translates to "wolf". Interestingly, Lupus is also a constellation in the southern hemisphere which is loacted near Centaurus. Both the Greeks and the Romans thought that Centaurus (the centaur) was offering this animal (the wolf) as a sacrifice. This is because it appears that the centaur is stabbing the wolf through the chest with a spear.
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