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Molly Weasley, née Prewett (born October 30, c. 1940s) is a fictional character in the Harry Potter series. She is a witch housewife, married to Arthur Weasley and mother of Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred, George, Ron and Ginny.
Her youngest children, Ron and Ginny, are best friends with Harry Potter and Hermione Granger. Molly seems to have taken Harry and Hermione, both of them without magical families, under her wing and treats them with motherly affection as unofficial members of her family.
Molly tries to keep order in her house, a task made difficult by Fred and George. Because she believes in following the rules, she admired Percy more than her other sons, because he was more concerned with rules than his siblings were. However, while she was at Hogwarts, she and her future husband violated the midnight curfew.
Molly also homeschooled her seven children before they attended Hogwarts, apparently a common alternative to Muggle primary school in the Wizarding World.
The name "Molly" may come from the word "mollycoddle," meaning to be overprotective toward. Her greatest fear, shown by a boggart attempting to frighten her, is the death of those she loves, which is understandable, as her brothers, Gideon and Fabian Prewett, were both killed. Molly is often overprotective of her children (particularly Ginny) and Harry. When the Death Eaters caused mayhem after the Quidditch World Cup, she worried that she might never see Fred and George again after she'd been angry with them when she saw them last.
-  "JKRowling.com Archives: Birthdays" from MuggleNet
-  "Rumours: Gideon and Fabian Prewett were Molly Weasley’s brothers" from the J.K.Rowling Official Site
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