Trivia of the Day

The real village of Stinchcombe, where the Potter family originated according to the new information on Pottermore, is just over the hill from the town of Dursley in Gloucestershire. Read More

Quote of the Day

And the child that has been protected from the Dementors in fiction, I would argue, is much more likely to fall prey to them later in life in reality. Read More

The Harry Potter Minute

Lexicon Podcast

Latest from the Lexicon Blog

• Essay
Posted by in Canon discussion / Essays
Professor Lupin‘s first class with the third-year Gryffindors covers boggarts, which shapeshift into a form that the person who encounters it will find the most frightening.  As humans grow and age, they compile more experiences, which result in unique personalities, a deeper capacity for emotions, and more… Read More
• Essay
Posted by in Canon discussion / Essays
When Harry has finished recounting the story of his experience in the Chamber of Secrets, and Dumbledore has dismissed everyone else from his office, he asks Harry to have a seat.  He thanks Harry for the loyalty that called Fawkes to him in the Chamber, then opens the discussion… Read More