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40 Creepy Facts About The Black / Lestrange Family From Harry Potter

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The Black Family Motto Means “Always Pure”

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The Black family motto is “Toujours Pur,” which in French means “Always Pure.” It’s a fitting motto for a family so totally obsessed by the purity of their family line, even if it is a little bit too on the nose. Then again, from what we see of Sirius’s mother in her portrait at Grimmauld Place, she wasn’t exactly a subtle woman.

In fact, she seemed to pride herself on being as bigoted and wrong-headed as possible. She never found a muggle or muggle-born wizard that she didn’t hate with all her heart. She was raised by a deeply bigoted family, so that’s really no surprise.

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