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The title of this article is conjectural.
Although this article is based on canonical information, the actual name of this subject is pure conjecture. Please see the reasons for this title in the "[[::Jack Sparrow's mother#Behind_the_scenes|Behind the scenes]]" section below, and/or the relevant discussion on the talk page.

"How's Mum? [Teague shows a shrunken head]...She looks great."
Jack Sparrow to Edward Teague about his mother[src]

This woman was the mother of Jack Sparrow and the lover of Captain Edward Teague.

Biography[]

Not much of this woman's life is known, only that she gave birth to her son Jack on a ship during a typhoon.[2] After her death, her head was cut off and shrunk. This grisly effigy was in the possession of her husband, Teague, who passed it on to his son, Jack Sparrow, shortly after the Fourth Brethren Court.

Jack had previously asked his father about his mother before he learned of her fate and kept the shrunken head with him at all times by tying it up on his belt. The head hung from Jack's belt during the latter portion of the War Against Piracy and the quest for the Fountain of Youth.

Jack would later give his mother's head to an acquaintance of his known as Trader Sam, himself a trader of shrunken heads. Apparently, Sparrow's mother enjoyed, "Hanging around" Sam's bar in the Polynesian, hence warranting Jack leaving it in Sam's possession. It would remain here until at-least the mid-20th century.[3]

Behind the scenes[]

  • Though it has yet to be confirmed, it is possible that Jack Sparrow's mother was a member of Edward Teague's crew.
  • Neither her name nor cause of death have been revealed.

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Notes and references[]

  1. Given that all that's left of her is a shrunken head in 1729, she had died before then.
  2. Jack Sparrow was said to be born on a pirate ship in a typhoon, therefore she had to have given birth to him during a typhoon.
  3. https://www.flickr.com/photos/crimsongypsy1313/5761011218/in/photostream/
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