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Hallows, Deathly
See DEATHLY HALLOWS.

Hand of Glory
A withered hand which, when a candle is inserted into it, gives light only to the holder (CS4).

Hangman, Reusable
Magical toy for playing Hangman; one of Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes.

hats

hat, cursed
Bill Weasley once had a penfriend from Brazil who was offended when Bill couldn't travel all the way to South America for a visit, so this person sent him a cursed hat that made his ears shrivel up (GF7).

Hat, Headless
The Headless Hat was invented by Fred and George Weasley. When placed upon a person's head, the head will become invisible, making it look as if the wearer is completely headless (OP24, OP26)

Hat, Shield
The Shield Hat was invented by Fred and George Weasley. It looks like an ordinary hat but functions as a Shield Charm, protecting the wearer against minor to moderate hexes and jinxes (HBP6).

Hat, Sorting
See SORTING HAT.

Hiccough Sweet (U.S.: Hiccup Sweet)
Presumably one of these sweets makes the eater begin to hiccup.

Horcrux
See HORCRUXES.

hourglass
Four giant hourglasses - one for each house - stand in niches in a corner opposite the main doors in Hogwarts' Entrance Hall; they automatically track house points (PS15).

Howler
A Howler is a nasty letter sent to tell someone off. It arrives in a red envelope, smoking slightly. It must be opened immediately or it explodes. Upon opening, the Howler screams at the recipient in a voice magically magnified for maximum effect. Students at Hogwarts occasionally receive Howlers from their parents.

Howler © Alice Wack

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