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"Familiar Rituals (1977)" is a short story by Squibstress. It is the sixth story from the author's Epithalamium series chronicling the life of Minerva McGonagall.


The story follows Minerva McGonagall and Albus Dumbledore as they engage in a pleasant ritual to celebrate the end of the 1977 spring term at Hogwarts. It explains how Minerva became Head of Gryffindor House.

Canon characters

  • Minerva McGonagall
  • Albus Dumbledore

Original characters


"Familiar Rituals (1977)"

External links

Epithalamium series

Novels Epithalamium · Come Autumn, Sae Pensive (1967)
Novellas Till A' the Seas Gang Dry · Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart
Stories "Bonnie Wee Thing" · "Winterreise (1976)" · "Familiar Rituals (1977)" · "Mammals of the Order Chiroptera (August 1995)" · "Ca' the Yowes (1996)" · "After the Fall (June 1997)"
Characters Minerva McGonagall · Albus Dumbledore · Severus Snape · Thorfinn McGonagall · Amelia Bones · Poppy Pomfrey · Alastor Moody