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For the entity bearing her recreated identity, see Mina Mathers (Reading Thoth 78).

Mina Mathers (ミナ=メイザース Mina Meizāsu?) was a Magician of the Golden Dawn and the wife of one of its Three Founders, Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers. Though deceased in the present day, a recreation of her is produced by Reading Thoth 78 in the Windowless Building to remind Aleister Crowley of his trauma.[1]

AppearanceEdit

The Reading Thoth 78's recreation of Mina Mathers appears as a young woman, wearing black risqué mourning clothing which exposes her legs and her large breasts. She has long white hair which is covered by her mourning veil. She also has black cat ears and a tail. Her dress has a star motif, with the images of constellations on her veil, dress and stockings, and several large silver stars fastening her dress.[2][3]

As the recreation was adjusted to a form which Kamijou Touma would be comfortable with, it isn't entirely clear which particular details were down to Touma's preferences rather than being possessed by the original Mina Mathers.[2]

PersonalityEdit

Aspects of Mina Mathers' personality have been shown through her recreation by the Reading Thoth 78, though it isn't fully known if the recreation is completely accurate or deviates in any way.

In the past, she prioritized her goal like the other magicians of the Golden Dawn and she didn't regret the days when she had to beg her friend for living expenses, though she showed signs of jealousy for certain adorned figures who tended to forget they were protected by the state and the people's taxes.[4] The recreated Mina also claimed to be truly jealous for the modern society and it's civilized definition of sexual harassment.[5]

She appeared to like explaining things, leading Touma to wonder if she might have be lonely,[6][7] and was slightly sullen after giving a long explanation only to be told she hadn't actually explained anything.[8]

Though Mina conducted herself in a reasonable mature manner, frequently acting as a mediator when her husband and Westcott got into childish arguments,[7] she also displayed a witch-like tendency to tempt, tease and lead astray, to Touma's mild misfortune.[6][8][9][10]

Though she acknowledged him in a way and didn't blame him,[4] the recreated Mina showed little love for her husband.[4] Mina has been described as her husband's understander.[11]

BackgroundEdit

Mina's past isn't fully known however she was a painter who married Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers, a co-founder of the Golden Dawn, and was a member of the cabal herself.[4]

Mina's artistic skill gave form to the uncertain inspiration held by the Golden Dawn's magicians and played a key role in the creation of the cabal's ceremonial tools.[12] Among her works was a reconstruction of the seven-walled tomb of Christian Rosenkreuz, used for the 5=6 ritual representing the Golden Dawn's Second Order.[13][14][15] She also often acted as a mediator to settle things when some of the eccentric members of the cabal, including her husband and Westcott, got into fruitless debates.[7]

Prioritizing the goal of the cabal's magical research like the other magicians, there were days where Mina had to beg her friend Annie for living expenses.[4]

At some point during the downfall of the Golden Dawn, Mina was among the many magicians struck down by Aleister Crowley, doomed to either die or live a cursed life devoid of all possibilities for success.[16][12] Mina survived and remained with one of the cabal's remnants.[17][18] She would wear a mourning dress from that time onwards, due to the death of her husband.[16]

In 1919, Dion Fortune joined under Mina's courteous protection,[18] though during some turf wars within the cabal, Fortune angered Mina (according to Fortune, she was the only one to truly do so)[18][19] and was subjected to a harsh magical attack by her, with her house being surrounded by black cats, her back being sliced open by the cats' claws, and Fortune even seeing phantom black cats the size of tigers.[18]

ChronologyEdit

Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no IndexEdit

Aleister Crowley ArcEdit

Main article: Aleister Crowley Arc

Though deceased in the present day, a recreation of Mina was used by Reading Thoth 78 to remind Aleister Crowley of his trauma, and guided Kamijou Touma through a series of visions displaying Aleister's past.[1]

AbilitiesEdit

The exact degree of the original Mina Mathers's skill isn't fully known however the Reading Thoth 78's recreation has displayed some of her abilities.[1][12]

Mina Mather's primary skill is her art, which has given solid form to the uncertain imagination held by many magicians and her primary tool is a silver palette knife which draws a rainbow line through space. These are the ultimate source that drew, colored and constructed the many cards and ceremonial tools used by the Golden Dawn. Because of this, she has been compared to Prometheus, who gave fire to humanity.[12]

She is capable of exerting an influence over cats, intentionally and unintentionally, leading to a large number gathering at her feet like a shadow, the likely source of her epithet.[2][20] During her magical attack on Dion Fortune, she had Fortune's house surrounded by black cats, with both regular ones and phantom black cats the size of tigers appearing, and had her back sliced open by the cats' claws.[18]

The recreation was also capable of reading thoughts to a certain degree, though it isn't known if the original could.[1]

Character Art DesignEdit

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • In real life, Moina Mathers (born Mina Bergson) was the wife of Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers and one of the first initiates into the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn he co-founded. After Mathers' expulsion from the order, Moina helped with the foundation of his successor organization, Alpha et Omega. After her husband's death in 1918, Moina became the leader of Alpha et Omega and continued to lead it until her death in 1928. She was involved in a number of controversies with several members of her order including Paul Foster Case and Dion Fortune, the latter of whom she was alleged to have spiritually attacked, causing her to be assaulted by real and etheric cats.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18 Chapter 3
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18 Chapter 3 Part 1
  3. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18 Contents
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18 Chapter 3 Part 4
  5. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18 Chapter 3 Part 9
  6. 6.0 6.1 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18 Chapter 3 Part 2
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18 Chapter 3 Part 6
  8. 8.0 8.1 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18 Chapter 3 Part 5
  9. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18 Chapter 3 Part 8
  10. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18 Chapter 3 Part 10
  11. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 21 Between the Lines 1
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18 Chapter 4 Part 7
  13. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 22 Chapter 4 Part 12
  14. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 22 Epilogue
  15. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 22 Between the Lines 2
  16. 16.0 16.1 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18 Chapter 3 Part 13
  17. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 21 Chapter 2 Part 7
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 21 Chapter 3 Part 7
  19. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 21 Chapter 3 Part 12
  20. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18 Chapter 3 Part 12
Golden Dawn

Founders
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Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers William Wynn Westcott William Robert Woodman
Members
Mina Mathers Dion Fortune Aleister (Golden Dawn)
Mina Mathers Dion Fortune

(Post-1900)

Aleister Crowley

(Defected)

Arthur Edward WaiteAnnie HornimanRobert William FelkinJohn William Brodie-InnesEdward BerridgeAllan BennettWilliam Butler Yeats
Lady of the Masquerade Ball (The Sphere) • Frederick Leigh Gardner (The Sphere) • Charles Rosher (The Sphere) • Israel Regardie (Post-1900) • Netta Fornario (Post-1900) • Paul Foster Case (Post-1900) • Anna Sprengel (Alleged)

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