Professor Minerva McGonagall

Head Of Gryffindor House, 
Transfiguration Teacher at Hogwarts
An Animagus capable of turning into a cat


Minerva McGonagall
Physical Description:
Rather severe looking woman
Black hair drawn tight into a bun
Piercing stare behind square glasses

Minerva Mc Gonagall is a registered Animagnus, (The Ministry Of Magic keeps a record of Animagi.) She is capable of changing into a tabby cat with black markings around her eyes the exact shape of her glasses.  She was waiting for Dumbledore in her cat form at Privet Dr. when Harry was brought to live with the Dursleys.

She is the Deputy Headminister of Hogwarts, and took Professor Dumbledore's place for a short time when he was removed ( Chamber Of Secrets ) when students were being petrified.  She meets the first year students to Hogwarts and officiates at the Sorting Hat ceremony.

Professor MeGonagall teaches Transfiguration.  At the beginning of class she turned her desk into a pig and back again.  Each year she tells her beginning students, "Transfiguration is the most complex and dangerous magic you will learn at Hogwarts.  Anyone messing around in my class will leave and not come back.  You have been warned."  She gives a great deal of homework to her classes.

Rules are very important and unlike Professor Snape, she tends to be harder on the students from her own house, Gryffindor, than the other students at Hogwarts.  She, however, gets permission to make exceptions to the rules if it is something than she thinks is important.  She had Harry made the Gryffindor seeker in his first year, which was against the rules.  She even bought him his broom, the Nimbus 2000.  Professor McGonagall is very keen on Quidditch and would like her house to win the Quidditch Cup.  She also arranged for the Ministry Of Magic to give Hermione  permission to use a time-turner so she could attend more classes.

She usually wears green robes, and carries a lace handkerchief, a tribute to her gentler, softer side.  She wears a  tartan dressing gown and a hair net and night.  She also wore a tartan dress at the Triwizard ball.  This is an good indication that she is of Scottish ancestry