Ethelred the Ever-Ready was a wizard who was famous for taking offense for no reason and casting curses at innocent bystanders. He ended up dying in prison.
- Blood status: Magical to unknown extent
- Species: Human
- Gender: Male
- The name Ethelred is composed from Old English elements that mean "noble" and "counsel", being bombastic and common in the Royal House of Wessex.
- King Ethelred II of England was known as the Unready after his death. In that time, "unready" was probably an understood pejorative as "evil counsel" or "bad plan"; the king was considered ill-advised or indecisive in his conflict with the Danes.