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SPOILER WARNING!!! THIS CONTENT IS FROM POTTERMORE.DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU WANT TO FIND THINGS OUT FOR YOURSELF.DON'T READ AND BLAME ME AFTERWARDS!!






























McGonagall’s backstory from Pottermore

Early Years

Minerva McGonagall was the first child, and only daughter, of a Scottish Presbyterian minister and a Hogwarts-educated witch. She grew up in the Highlands of Scotland in the early twentieth century, and only gradually became aware that there was something strange, both about her own abilities, and her parents’ marriage.

Minerva’s father, the Reverend Robert McGonagall, had become captivated by...
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posted by Perfidia
"HAVE A BISCUIT, POTTER!"

"You told her He Who Must Not Be Named is back?"
"Yes."
Professor McGonagall sat down behind her desk, frowning at Harry. Then she said: "Have a biscuit,Potter."
"Have - what?"
"Have a biscuit", she repeated impatiently, indicating a tartan tin lying on top of one of the piles of papers on her desk. "And sit down"
There had been a previous occasion when Harry, expecting to be caned by Professor McGonagall, had instead been appointed by her to the Gryffindor Quidditch team. He sank into a chair opposite her and helped himself to a Ginger Newt, feeling just as confused and...
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June 1, 1998
    Minerva was sitting in her favorite place on the shore of the lake, watching the sun rise over the silent grounds. Just to be alive, to see the first light of day hit the castle that stood, so resolutely, silhouetted against fading stars, was a blessing. This was Minerva's favorite time of day because, for a few shining moments, all seemed to be as it should be; as the sun rose higher into the sky, the castle would come to life, and the students and professors alike would sit in the great hall and talk of meaningless things and be bathed in the fresh morning...
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The seven Harry-Potter-books from Minerva's point of view:


Minerva McGonagall and I Let An Old Man Leave a Child On a Doorstep

Minerva McGonagall and Shit My Best Student Is Petrified

Minerva McGonagall and There’s a Crazy Knight Guarding the Entrance to Gryffindor

Minerva McGonagall and I Have To Teach My Students to Dance?

Minerva McGonagall and The Total Owning of That Toad

Minerva McGonagall and The Man I Was In Love With Was Killed

Minerva McGonagall and He Has, To Use The Common Phrase, Done A Bunk
posted by mbalzar
December 1, 1944
    Minerva McGonagall walked down the corridor with her head held high; she simply couldn't help but feel pleased with herself. And, who could, for that matter? She had finally done it, she was finally a teacher at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
    The young Transfiguration teacher walked confidently into the great hall on her first day of teaching, and she felt a small jolt of satisfaction as she passed by the Gryffindor table on her way to the staff table. It was not that she had ever disliked sharing meals with her fellow...
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posted by jhakanaka420
1.Under her "gruff" exterior, Prof. McGonagall is an old softie, really.

2.(answering a question about Dumbledore)Although McGonagall is a worthy second in command, she is not Dumbledore's equal.

3.(talking about new contents in Pottermore)The background on Professor McGonagall, I’ve had for years and years and years, and I think I always thought it would have somehow found its way into the story and it just never happened. Harry and Professor McGonagall just never had an interaction or a conversation where that would plausibly come out, so I was left with this life story of this character I liked so much and nowhere to put it. Now I’ve got somewhere to put it. That was so satisfying.
Minerva McGonagall is someone we all have learned to love and respect throughout the HP series.Also in the wizarding world she commands almost unanimous respect.

Here are some words or actions by other characters that describe how they feel about her.


Oliver Wood
Bad news, Harry. I've just been to see Professor McGonagall about the Firebolt. She - er - got a bit shirty with me. Told me I'd got my priorities wrong. Seemed to think I cared more about winning the Cup than I do about you staying alive. Just because I told her I didn't care if it threw you off, as long as you caught the Snitch on it...
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