Welcome to the first post of the blog. The theme for this week is Harry Potter. The topic for today is Muggleborn Magic. Muggleborns are witches and wizards who are born into a non-magic family. There is no set pattern to which children are born with magic and which are muggles like their families. It is random and can happen to anyone. I have a theory of how this phenomenon happens. I believe that all muggle-born witches and wizards are descended from pureblood families. A common theory is that squibs are born because the inbreeding of the old pureblood families stunted their magic. Dark side families probably abandoned these children or had them killed to save their reputations. Some light families may have raised them. but they could never fully live in the magic world, so they left. Squibs are not held to a high standard. There were probably not a lot of witches and wizards who would date and marry them, especially in older days when Voldemort was still at large. These people would have no option but to be with muggles. It is my belief that squibs have a tiny bit of magic, just not enough to do anything with it. Then when they have kids, their children have a tiny bit more magic than their parents. Over the years the magic builds and grows stronger with each generation. After a while, when they are far enough down the line from the inbreeding ancestors, a child is born with enough magic to be considered a witch or wizard. However, so many years have passed and ancestors forgotten, that the child is labeled as a muggle-born.
This is my opinion on the concept of muggle-born witches and wizards. Do you agree? Do you have different theories? I look forward to hearing your theories and opinions.
Till next time,