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Madam Rosmerta Character Analysis: Hogsmeade Landlady

Madam Rosmerta Character Analysis: Hogsmeade Landlady

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Madam Rosmerta was the landlady of the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade. She was known for her good looks and good mead.

In 1997, Draco Malfoy placed her under the Imperius Curse to help him with his plans to sneak Death Eaters into Hogwarts and kill Albus Dumbledore.

About Madam Rosmerta

BornPre-1959
Blood StatusPure Blood or Half Blood
OccupationLandlady
PatronusUnknown
HouseUnknown
WandUnknown
Zodiac SignLibra (speculative)

Madam Rosmerta Biography

Little is known about Madam Rosmerta’s early life. But she must be a bit older than James Potter and Sirius Black, as she was already working at the Three Broomsticks when they were at Hogwarts and visiting the village on weekends.

As a landlady, she heard a lot of gossip. She was very surprised by the news that Sirius Black betrayed his best friend James Potter and his wife Lily to Lord Voldemort.

She also recalled that the pair were always together in their youth.

Like many Hogsmeade residents, Madam Rosmerta was angry when Dementors were posted in the village to deal with the threat of Sirius Black.

While having a drink with Minerva McGonagall, Filius Flitwick, Rubeus Hagrid, and Cornelius Fudge, she noted that they were scaring away her customers.

It was also at this time that the group discussed the story of Sirius Black and the Potters, unaware that Harry Potter was listening in under his invisibility cloak.

Rosmerta under the Imperius Curse

In 1997, Draco Malfoy placed Madam Rosmerta under the Imperius Curse.

He wanted to use her as part of his plan to sneak Death Eaters into Hogwarts and kill Headmaster Albus Dumbledore.

She gave a cursed opal necklace to Katie Bell in the toilets at her bar to deliver to Albus Dumbledore. Katie accidentally touched the necklace before delivering it.

Rosmerta also gave poisoned mead to Horace Slughorn. He was also supposed to give it to Albus Dumbledore.

But instead, Ron Weasley drank the mead and almost died. Argus Filch was not suspicious of items provided by Rosmerta. Thus the poison was not detected.

Malfoy communicated with Rosmerta using an enchanted fake galleon. He stole the idea from the galleons that Hermione Granger made for Dumbledore’s Army.

When Dumbledore and Harry Potter returned from their journey to get the Slytherin Locket Horcrux, they apparated into Hogsmeade.

There Madam Rosmerta alerted them that the Dark Mark had appeared over the school, and she also gave them broomsticks to get to the school quickly.

When Draco Malfoy had Dumbledore cornered on the Astronomy Tower, he revealed that he had been using Rosmerta.

Harry overheard this from under his invisibility cloak and was able to share this information so that Rosmerta could be freed from the curse.

Rosmerta was probably among the group of residents from Hogsmeade that Horace Slughorn led to participate in the Battle of Hogwarts.

Madam Rosmerta Personality Type & Traits

Madam Rosmerta was a very attractive woman who knew how to use her looks.

She enjoyed her life as a landlady socializing with her customers and acting as a purveyor of gossip.

Madam Rosmerta Zodiac Sign & Birthday

We do not know when Rosmerta was born, but she must be a few years older than Sirius Black.

But her personality suggests that her zodiac sign could be Libra.

People born under this sign know how to ingratiate themselves with others and also love to gossip.