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Alecto Carrow

Alecto Carrow

ə·lek·to car·row /əˈlɛktoʊ ˈkæroʊ/

Alecto Carrow is a witch and a loyal Death Eater to Lord Voldemort. Together with her brother, Amycus Carrow, they became professors at Hogwarts during Voldemort’s takeover.

Alecto Carrow Biography & History

Alecto Carrow was a devoted follower of Voldemort, known for her cruelty and zeal in spreading the Dark Lord’s teachings, particularly during her tenure at Hogwarts.

Early Life

Specific details about Alecto’s early life are limited, but she and her brother were deeply ingrained in dark magic and Death Eater activities from a young age.

Death Eater Activities

Alecto, alongside her brother Amycus, played a significant role in the Death Eaters’ activities, staunchly supporting Voldemort’s cause and the promotion of pure-blood ideology.

Hogwarts Tenure

During Voldemort’s brief takeover of Hogwarts, Alecto was appointed as a professor, responsible for the subject of Muggle Studies, which was twisted to promote hatred against Muggles and Muggle-borns. She, along with her brother, was known for her brutal disciplinary methods against students.

Alecto Carrow’s Magical Abilities & Skills

Dark Arts

Like many Death Eaters, Alecto was proficient in the Dark Arts, capable of performing various dark spells and curses.


She was skilled in using fear and threats to control and punish, especially during her time at Hogwarts.

People Close to Her

  • Amycus Carrow: Her brother and fellow Death Eater. The duo frequently worked together in service to Voldemort.
  • Lord Voldemort: Alecto was a dedicated follower, serving the Dark Lord’s cause without question.

Frequently Asked Questions

What subject did Alecto Carrow teach at Hogwarts?

She taught Muggle Studies, which was distorted to promote anti-Muggle sentiments.

Was Alecto Carrow a Death Eater?

Yes, she was a devoted member of the Death Eaters.

Who was Alecto Carrow’s brother?

Her brother was Amycus Carrow, another Death Eater and professor at Hogwarts during Voldemort’s control.

Famous Quotes

While Alecto had several interactions in the series that displayed her cruel nature, there are no specific quotes widely attributed to her outside of those contexts.

Fun Trivia Questions About Alecto Carrow

Question: Who incapacitated Alecto Carrow in the Ravenclaw Common Room during the Battle of Hogwarts?
Answer: Luna Lovegood, using the Stunning Spell.

Question: During Voldemort’s takeover, which subject was Alecto Carrow responsible for teaching?

Answer: Muggle Studies.

Question: How was the Muggle Studies curriculum altered under Alecto Carrow’s instruction?

Answer: It was changed to indoctrinate students with anti-Muggle propaganda and beliefs.