The only sure thing about luck is that it's going to change.
— Regulus to Frey
Regulus James Jordan (b. 21 June) is a Scottish half-blood wizard of the Jordan and Potter families, the eldest son of Leo Jordan-Potter and Leopoldina Jordan (née Wenlock). He is also the younger brother of Rhiannon and the older brother of Ramona.
Personality and traits
- "Don't worry about Reggie. You don't want him anyway. Haven't you noticed what a downer he is? No sense of humour, poor conversationalist."
- —Lucien regarding Regulus' personality
Magical abilities and skills
In Latin, the name Regulus means "little king" or "prince", and was one term for a basilisk. It is a diminutive form of the Latin word rex, meaning king. This was the cognomen of several 3rd-century BC consuls from the gens Atilia. It was also the name of several early saints. Regulus was also the family name of a Roman general, Marcus Atilius Regulus, who was known for his honour and self-sacrifice. A star in the constellation Leo bears this name as well. It is often referred to as the "Heart of the Lion".
James is a classic Hebrew boys name derived from the name Jacob. It means "supplanter," one who follows. In the 17th century the Scottish king James VI inherited the English throne, becoming the first ruler of all Britain, and the name became much more popular.
Jordan is a unisex name derivative from the Hebrew word "yarden", meaning to descend or "to go down." This name is also taken from the river Jordan in the Middle East. At the time of the Crusades it was common practice for crusaders and pilgrims to bring back flasks of water from the river in which John the Baptist had baptized people, including Christ himself, and to use it in the christening of their own children. As a result Jordan became quite a common personal name.
- Regulus is the name of the brightest star found in the constellation of Leo — which coincidentally happens to be his father's name.