Wizards, Witches and Beings: O
(1872 - 1985)
Founder of the S.S.S. (Society for the Support of Squibs).
JKR's Wizard of the month for October 2006 (JKR).
After drinking quite a lot of wine, Hagrid and Horace Slughorn sang a lachrymose song about Odo, a wizard who died young (HBP22). Hagrid and Charlie Weasley sang the song at Bill and Fleur’s wedding as well (DH8).
Presumably the creator of Ogden's Old Firewhiskey. We do know that there is at least one wizarding family named Ogden (see below).
A "short, plump man" who worked for the Department of Magical Law Enforcement (HBP10). Ogden wore glasses so thick that they made his eyes look like specks. Dumbledore interviewed Ogden during his search for information about Tom Riddle's family; Ogden had visited the Gaunt house to follow up after Morfin Gaunt attacked Muggle Tom Riddle, and there been attacked himself (HBP10).
Ogg's name has interesting associations from both the Bible and British folklore. In the bible, Ogg, King of the Bashan, tried to deter the Israelites from conquering the promised land; Ogg has become a name for giant in the Hebrew language. Ogg may also be a reference to the legendary British giants Gog and Magog who guarded the entrance to the royal palace. Their names also have their source in the bible. (--Brewer's Dict. and Lexicon reader Tomer Navot).
'Gondoline' means small gondola in Italian; it is also the title of
an 1831 poem by Alonzo Lewis "To Gondoline" "Of the soft flowing
And muse upon its gentle tide/We 'll roam along the flowery side/
In many a pleasant dream...."
'Oliphant' is a Scottish family name, and is M.E. for 'elephant.'
Oliphant was JKR's "Wizard of the Month" for April 2005.
Family of famous wandmakers, reportedly for over two thousand years.
- Geraint Ollivander (medieval)
- Gerbold Octavius Ollivander (grandfather of Garrick)
- Gervaise Ollivander (father of Garrick)
- Garrick Ollivander (current proprietor of Ollivander's and famed expert in wandlore
(born 25 September)
An old wandmaker – “the best” – who who runs Ollivander's on Diagon Alley (HBP6). He has eerie, moon-like eyes and makes Harry a bit uncomfortable, as he seems just as fascinated by the power of wands used for evil as those used for good. Ollivander remembers every wand he has ever sold, and greets people by rattling off the specifications of their wands (PS5, DH24).
Ollivander was kidnapped shortly after Voldemort’s return was made public, in summer 1996; Voldemort was in search of information about his and Harry’s wands (HBP6, DH5). He was held captive in Malfoy Manor for a year and a half, tortured, and forced to make wands (DH24). He escaped with the help of Dobby (DH23) and hid at Auntie Muriel’s for the remainder of the war (DH26).
Ollivander's first name was revealed on Pottermore, along with the fact that his last name probably means "he who owns the olive wand" (Pm: Ollivander).
In the films, Ollivander is played by John Hurt (IMdb).
Innkeeper in Yorkshire in the 1100s. She provided the local "Kwidditch" team with the barrels they used for goals and afterwards, gave free mead all night to celebrate the team's victory over Ilkley (QA3).
Minister for Magic who created the concealed railway platform at King's Cross Station in London for students to board the Hogwarts Express (Pm: Platform 9 and 3/4). She carried a poplar wand (Pm:Wand woods).