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I spent time this weekend doing a lot of editing. You’ll find new links, new artwork, and new information all over the Lexicon. For example, check out the Diggory family page or the meaning of the name ‘Malecrit’ in the list of Wizards. I also FINALLY got to work on the … Read More
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A theory as to the nature and functioning of Divination as a magical art…  Divination is almost always misunderstood as “predicting the future”. Yes, it certainly is meant to do that, but successful Divination does not predict the raw future. Divination really predicts a future based on events that are currently happening outside of the wizard’s or witch’s… Read More
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What about Ginny? Although she figured prominently in the plot of CS, everything she did happened “off camera” and she didn’t really show up until her One Big Scene at the end. Who is she really? Is she just an “extra” or simply a stereotype, thrown in for decoration or for… Read More
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essay: Familiarity, A Key to Understanding Spellwork I’ve added links to two nice online Harry Potter quizzes which were put together by Annie Dicks for her website. You’ll find them on the Hogwarts Journal page. Read More
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Dumbledore’s Put-Outer is a magical device introduced in PS1, and it is unique as the only tool used to perform magic aside from wands. The Put-Outer also has the distinction of being the first magical tool introduced in the series: [Dumbledore] found what he was looking for in his… Read More
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On this page: Related information: What Magical Ability Is Canon Examples The Philosopher’s Labyrinth What Wands Are Stuff From Canon: Wand Idiosyncrasy and Power Harry as Focal Point There’s Something About Harry blood status wands   What Magical Ability Is Canon Examples What is magical ability? The wizards… Read More
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New pages over the Christmas holidays: the four school houses Moaning Myrtle essay: Magical Ability and Magic Wands essay: Textbooks at Hogwarts New artists whose work appears in the Lexicon: Clio Chiang Alice Wack… Read More
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We know that book 2 takes place in 1992 because Nearly Headless Nick holds his 500th Deathday Party in CS8. There’s a cake on the table of “food” that bears this inscription: SIR NICHOLAS DE MIMSY-PORPINGTON DIED 31ST OCTOBER, 1492 Obviously, if you add five hundred years to… Read More