Sybil Adelheid Vane is the Head of Gryffindor and Professor of Ancient Studies. She is a mother of three.
Sybil is an originally Greek name meaning prophetess.
Adelheid is a form of Adalheidis, a High German name meaning nobility.
Vane is derived from the words fein, fayn or fane, all of which mean glad.
Louis Tourmente and Eleanor Stukeley were betrothed by their esteemed parents, and it was a cliché case of love at first sight. That was until Louis' parents received a letter from a German Prince, offering his daughter's hand in marriage to their son. As this offer could not be surpassed by many, the engagement to Eleanor was broken off and Theodore was promised instead to Alix of house Wolkenstein.
Louis and Alix's relationship was cold, and the only thing that they had in common other than money was their love for their son and daughter. Sybil was adored by her mother - a girl, blonde like herself, and clearly going to grow up to be a strikingly beautiful lady. Alix set about training her daughter to act like a queen, whilst Louis taught her to think like an army general.
Like every other young witch, Sybil received her Hogwarts letter at the age of eleven and began her schooling as a hatstall between Gryffindor and Slytherin - she decided on Gryffindor due to her liking of the colour red and quickly became just as loyal to it as she had ever been to the house of Tourmente.
Upon leaving school, Sybil was promised to Eleanor Stukeley's son Lord Ronald Vane, whom she grew to despise, and she gave him three children before choosing to become a teacher at Hogwarts so as to escape her family life for much of the year. She quickly rose to Head of Gryffindor.
Sybil, being a hatstall, displays the traits of both houses - cunning and ambitious as a Slytherin, but brave and loyal as a Gryffindor. She tends to exude a calm and regal aura, although sometimes it will slip to reveal a hotheaded interior. It is assured that she analyses most things, and is also rather intelligent. She has a tendency to become jealous of the higher status that men hold, because why should they, the weak gender, those that have never and will never go through the pain of childbirth, hold superiority over women?