Fri 2010-04-16 ( En )

I didn’t know where the strange name “Wizengamot” in the Harry Potter books came from (the Supreme Court of the Wizarding world). Now I found out about the Witenagemot: It was a ring of advisors to the Anglo-Saxon kings of the 7th – 11th century.

Interestingly, J.R.R. Tolkien’s term Entmood is also related to the terminology. Thing is another, earlier type of such political institutions and meetings.

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