• Character Mother of Hannah Abbott, a Hufflepuff in Harry’s year. She was found dead in the fall of 1996, murdered by Death Eaters (HBP11). Read More
• Character Family name on a headstone in the graveyard in Godric’s Hollow, probably ancestors of Hannah, since wizarding families tended to live close together in certain villages after the Statute of Secrecy went into effect in 1692 (DH16). Notable members of the family: Hannah Abbott Mrs. Abbott… Read More
• Character A pink-faced blonde girl who wears her hair in pigtails (PS7), Hannah is a close friend of Ernie Macmillan (CS11, CS15), who shares her hobby of collecting chocolate frog cards (GF19). Both Hannah and Ernie became prefects in August of 1995 (OP10) and joined Dumbledore’s Army that October (… Read More
• Character A small boy with prominent ears; it’s implied that at the beginning of his first year that he believed the Daily Prophet‘s smear campaign against Harry (OP11). Read More
• Character Aberforth Dumbledore was a tall, thin, grumpy-looking old man with a great deal of long grey hair and a beard (OP16). Like his famous brother Albus, he wore glasses (HBP12) and had blue eyes (DH). Aberforth was the barkeep at the Hog’s Head in Hogsmeade (EBF) and was… Read More
• Character A minor official at MACUSA, Abernathy is Tina Goldstein’s pompous boss in the wand permit office (WFT). Read More
• Character American wizard who invented the game of Quodpot (QA8). Peasegood immigrated to North America in the 1700s, intending to form a Quidditch team when he got there. The story goes that the Quaffle he had packed in his luggage came into contact with his wand so that when he took it… Read More
• Character Wizard believed to be involved in a plot which led to the first Muggle-born Minister for Magic, Nobby Leach, leaving office owing to a mysterious illness (Pm). Abraxas died of Dragon Pox (HBP9). Read More
• Character Adrian Pucey is a Slytherin Chaser who participated in some of the hardest-fought matches of Harry’s Quidditch career at Hogwarts, including the match where Harry’s arm was shattered by a rogue Bludger (CS10) and the infamous match which ended with Harry, Fred, and George being banned from playing Quidditch for… Read More
• Character A wizard who lodged a complaint with the International Confederation of Wizards about the Uagadou School Animagi Team. Their performance of “synchronized transforming” astounded the crowd attending an International Symposium of Animagi (Pm: Uagadou). Many older wizards, including Mr. Tutley, “felt threatened by fourteen-year-olds who could turn at will into elephants… Read More
• Character A witch and expert in ancient wizarding artifacts. While researching Quidditch practices of the 16th century she actually discovered twelve lead bludgers in the peat bogs and marshes of Great Britain and Ireland (QA6). She used her finds to show how modern wizards changed from lead, which was too… Read More
• Character A short witch who owns an eel farm. At the 1994 Quiddtch World Cup, Agatha bets half shares in her eel farm on a week-long match (GF7). Read More
• Character Patient in the Janus Thickey ward for permanent spell damage at St. Mungo’s Hospital along with the Longbottoms, Broderick Bode (now deceased) and Gilderoy Lockhart. Agnes’ entire head is covered with fur and she barks instead of speaking (OP23). The Healer told her that her son would soon… Read More
• Character Quidditch player, Seeker for the Kenmare Kestrels (c. 1993). Read More
• Character Quidditch player, Seeker for Ireland’s National Team (1994). Read More
• Character Employee at the Ministry of Magic, recruiting for new members for the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. He placed an ad in the Daily Prophet looking for applicants for the position of “Hit-Witch” or “Hit-Wizard”. Mr Gumboil’s office is located in Room 919 at the Ministry (DP2). Read More
• Character Retired Auror, considered one of the best Dark Wizard catchers the Ministry has ever had. Moody came on staff for a year at Hogwarts, but  spent it at the bottom of a magical trunk, unbeknownst to anyone but the imposter who put him there (GF). Moody is a member of… Read More
• Character When he found Ravenclaw’s diadem in Albania, Voldemort killed a peasant and used his or her death to turn the priceless object into a Horcrux (BLC). Read More
• Character Alberic Grunnion was the inventor of the Dungbomb (FW). His Chocolate Frog card was one of the ones Harry received on his first journey to Hogwarts (PS6). Read More
• Character Famous wizarding duellist. Toothill won the All-England competition in 1430 with a Blasting Curse. She defeated Samson Wiblin, who was the favorite to win. Toothill now appears on a Famous Wizard card (and Wiblin doesn’t!) (FW)… Read More
• Character Fifth Minister for Magic, in office 1747-1752. Couldn’t handle a goblin rebellion and resigned (Pm). Read More
• Character The birth of his daughter Griselda Harmonia Jorkins was announced in the Daily Prophet (DP2)… Read More
• Character A tall, bearded wizard who works for the Ministry of Magic. He unwittingly played a part in Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s infiltration of the Ministry when Hermione gave him a Nosebleed Nougat, convinced him to go home, and took some of his hairs to add to Polyjuice Potion for… Read More
• Character Suspicious bully whose wife Violet went missing after they argued. He believed she had disappeared in the Floo Network, which caused a national scare. Unbeknownst to him, she had travelled to the wrong house and left him for the man she met there, Myron Otherhaus (Pm). Read More
• Character Albus Dumbledore was the Headmaster of Hogwarts for close to forty years, a time period that encompassed both of Voldemort’s attempts to take over the Wizarding world. Considered to be the most powerful wizard of his time, Dumbledore was awarded the Order of Merlin, First Class, and was the Supreme… Read More
• Character The middle child and second son of Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley Potter, Albus is named after two headteachers of Hogwarts: Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape. Read More
• Character Alleged Muggle-born who is accused of “stealing magic” and sent to Azkaban by the Muggle-born Registration Commission in the days when the Ministry was controlled by Death Eaters (DH13). Claims to be the son of Arkie Alderton, a wizard (DH13). Read More
• Character Alecto and Amycus Carrow were Death Eaters, a brother and sister, part of the group of Death Eaters that invaded Hogwarts in June of 1997 (HBP27); Snape implies that they were never sent to Azkaban (HBP2). Last name confirmed by JKR (JKR). When Voldemort took over Hogwarts, Alecto… Read More
• Character Foul-smelling goblin nuisance. Well known throughout the goblin world for trying to sell vials of his sweat to a Dungbomb manufacturer (FW). Read More
• Character Ali is a flying carpet merchant who was very interested in importing flying carpets into Britain. Arthur Weasley wouldn’t allow it, so Ali tried to smuggle carpets in (GF7, GF23)… Read More
• Character Alice Longbottom, along with her husband Frank, were Aurors, popular in the Wizarding World, who fought valiantly against Voldemort and his supporters during the 1970s. Frank and Alice were captured by Death Eaters shortly after the fall of Voldemort (late 1981). They were subjected to the Cruciatus Curse in an attempt… Read More
• Character A chaser on the Gryffindor Quidditch team with Harry, also in Dumbledore’s Army, and present at the Battle of Hogwarts. Read More
• Character Quidditch player, Beater for the Nigerian National Team (2014). Read More
• Character Famous for conquering the river troll that was terrorizing crossers of the Wye River (fw41). Read More
• Character Uncle to Sirius and Regulus. Alphard was their mother’s brother; however he has been removed from the tapestry because he ‘gave gold to his runaway nephew,’ represented by a burn hole in the Black Family Tree (BFT).Thanks to his inheritance from Alphard, Sirius was able to move out of Grimmauld… Read More
• Character The second of three witches in the story “The Fountain of Fair Fortune” from The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Altheda was a witch who had lost confidence in herself after being robbed and humiliated, and went to find the fabled fountain for a cure for her feelings of helplessness. Read More
• Character Flamboyant american vampire. Author of A Vampire’s Monologue – intended to bore the reader into a stupor making him/her easier prey for vampires. Read More
• Character The third of three witches in the story “The Fountain of Fair Fortune” from The Tales of Beedle the Bard. In the Amazon.com paraphrase, Amata was a witch seeking a cure from the fountain for the grief and longing caused when she was deserted by her beloved. As she… Read More
• Character Along with his wife, Flume is the owner of Honeydukes in Hogsmeade (PA10). He was one of Slughorn’s favorites while at Hogwarts (HBP4). Read More
• Character Sister of Edgar Bones, and the aunt of Susan Bones. Before her murder by Death Eaters, Amelia was the Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement (OP6) and presided over the Wizengamot (OP8), including Harry’s disciplinary hearing on August 12, 1995. She later told her niece Susan… Read More
• Character Ministry Official who works for the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. Amos is a ruddy-faced wizard with a scrubby brown beard. He takes a great deal of pride in his son, Cedric, even to the point of being somewhat rude about it to Harry. Other than… Read More
• Character A child from the orphanage whom Tom Riddle once terrorized in a seaside cave (HBP13). Read More
• Character A squat, “lumpy” looking wizard with a lopsided leer and a wheezy giggle. Part of the group of Death Eaters who participated in the Battle of the Tower, where Amycus egged on Draco to kill Dumbledore, and had fun trying to curse Ginny Weasley (HBP27). Snape implies that Amycus and… Read More
• Character Police Constable Anderson was a Muggle police officer who detained two suspicious young men on a rather peculiar motorcycle. Anderson and his partner, Sergeant Fisher, were astonished to see what appeared to be two men flying on brooms, their squad car rise up into the air of its own accord,… Read More
• Character Mother of Nymphadora, disowned by the Black family for marrying Ted Tonks, a Muggle-born wizard. Read More
• Character Gryffindor (1989- 1996) Quidditch Chaser, captain (1995 – 1996). A tall black girl (GF16) and an excellent Quidditch player (PS11). She put her name in for the Triwizard Tournament but wasn’t chosen (GF16), and went to the Yule Ball with Fred Weasley (GF22, GF23). Angelina… Read More
• Character Quidditch player, Seeker for the Canadian National Team (1877)… Read More
• Character Lives in Peebles. Angus was mystified by a flying Ford Anglia on 1 September 1992 (CS5). Read More
• Character Two authors are listed simply as “anonymous”: the author of Hairy Snout, Human Heart (FB) and the author of the infamous Pure-Blood Directory in the early 1930s. Many believe the latter to be Cantankerus Nott (Pm). Read More
• Character A Ravenclaw student in Harry’s year who became a prefect (OP10) and a member of the D.A. (OP16). He fought in the Battle of Hogwarts (DH29 ff.). Read More
• Character Dolohov was one of Tom Riddle’s friends after leaving school, one of the original Death Eaters (HBP20). Read More
• Character Married to Monsieur Delacour and mother of Fleur and Gabrielle Delacour. She is half veela. Read More
• Character Caretaker at Hogwarts when Arthur and Molly Weasley attended (1960s), preceding Argus Filch. He punished Arthur (for being caught out at night with Molly) in a way that left permanent scars (GF31). Read More
• Character Arabella Doreen Figg is a Squib, living in a house on Wisteria Walk in Little Whinging, Surrey. Mrs. Figg is an original member of The Order of the Phoenix and for the past 15 years has been assigned the task of watching over Harry Potter, who was growing up two… Read More
• Character A male Acromantula, acquired as an egg c. 1942 by Hagrid from a traveller. Hagrid hid Aragog in a cupboard in the castle and reared him on table scraps until Aragog’s existence was exposed by Tom Riddle. At that point Hagrid was expelled, but he managed to release Aragog into… Read More
• Character Cousin to Sirius Black’s mother; she tried to force through a Ministry Bill to make Muggle-hunting legal (OP6). Read More
• Character Famous for blowing up the hamlet of Little Dropping in Hampshire while attempting to magically mix a birthday cake (FW). Read More
• Character Old wizard with a penchant for flowered nightgowns; Archie refused to wear trousers at the World Cup campground, saying that he liked “a healthy breeze around his privates” (GF7). Possibly the Archie Aymslowe who is the president of F.A.R.T. Read More
• Character President of the fringe movement entitled Fresh Air Refreshes Totally, or F.A.R.T. (Pm: Wizard Clothing) This character might very well be the Archie we encounter by the water pump in the campground at the World Cup, the wizard who “likes a good healthy breeze” around his privates (GF7). Read More
• Character One of two wizards thought to have taken the Elder Wand from Loxias (DH21). Read More
• Character The notoriously cranky caretaker of Hogwarts, famous for his bad temper. Filch is the Hogwarts caretaker. He’s a cantankerous, nasty man who detests the students. Filch has a “scrawny, dust-colored” pet cat called Mrs. Norris with whom he has an almost psychic connection. She wanders the corridors of the castle… Read More
• Character Ariana Dumbledore was the younger sister of Albus and Aberforth – Albus’s junior by four years, Aberforth’s by one.  At six years old, she was attacked by three muggle boys and was severely traumatized by the event.  Her father, Percival, was imprisoned for seeking revenge on the boys.  As a… Read More
• Character Well-known broomstick designer (DH13). Probably the current proprietor (or his namesake) of “Arkie Alderton’s Kwik-Repair Shop” for magical brooms (BLC). Read More
• Character Arkie ran afoul of a Probity Probe at after the goblins tightened security at Gringotts (HBP6). Read More
• Character The first of the Malfoy family in Britain, Armand arrived in 1066 as part of William the Conqueror’s army. Armand was given a piece of land in Wiltshire as reward for his services to King William I (Pm). Read More
• Character Former headmaster of Hogwarts (c. 1942), who was totally taken in by Tom Riddle. Dippet’s portrait hangs in Dumbledore’s office (OP37). In life, he was nearly bald and somewhat feeble (CS13). Tom Riddle, when he had finished school, asked Dippet if he could stay on as a teacher,… Read More
• Character Described as “ugly” and “old” by Gilderoy Lockhart, this warlock was the one who faced the Wagga Wagga Werewolf – only to have his memory wiped by Lockhart, who took credit for the warlock’s heroism by writing about it in Wandering with Werewolves (CS16). Read More
• Character Arnold is a Pygmy Puff that Molly Weasley bought for Ginny at Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes in the fall of her fifth year (HBP6).  Arnold tends to ride around on Ginny’s shoulder in the Gryffidor common room, which is probably a good thing as Crookshanks seems to have taken an… Read More
• Character First witch to become Minister of Magic, serving from 1798-1811 (JKR). Lufkin established the Department of International Magical Cooperation and lobbied hard and successfully to have a Quidditch World Cup tournament held in Britain during her term in office (Pm). Read More
• Character An easy-going, middle-aged wizard with a passion for Muggles, and whose dearest ambition is to learn how airplanes fly. Arthur fought, along with the rest of his family, in the Battle of Hogwarts in May, 1998. He and Molly have at least twelve grandchildren, and it is a good bet that… Read More
• Character Wandmaker of poor reputation, a contemporary of Gerbold Ollivander. Garrick Ollivander, Gerbold’s grandson, called Arturo “a slipshod wandmaker and an ignoramus” and stated the “nobody … was surprised when he went out of business” (Pm). Read More
• Character The first of three witches in the story “The Fountain of Fair Fortune” from The Tales of Beedle the Bard. In the account given on Amazon.com, Asha is a witch with an incurable malady who seeks wellness at the fountain. Along the way she meets two other women, Altheda and… Read More
• Character Astoria is the younger sister of Daphne Greengrass. She entered Hogwarts two years after her sister and eventually married Draco Malfoy. Their only child was named Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy. Lucius and Narcissa objected to Draco’s choice of a wife, but he defied them. Astoria once told her son that this… Read More
• Character A man on Platform Nine-and-Three-Quarters who was particularly interested in Harry and got him to autograph something (CC1.4). Read More
• Character Hogwarts student, 1970s James Potter and Sirius Black once received detention for hexing Aubrey and causing his head to grow twice its normal size (HBP24). Harry learned about it when Snape gave him a detention and made him copy-over Mr. Filch’s filing cabinet cards. Read More
• Character Neville’s grandmother who raised him in the absence of his parents. She is a forceful, strong woman and a powerful witch who wears green robes, a fox-fur scarf, a distinctive hat topped with a stuffed vulture, and carries a large red handbag. Neville loves her, but he’s a bit scared… Read More
• Character Trainee Healer on the Dai Llewellyn Ward of St. Mungo’s who tried to heal Arthur Weasley’s snakebite in December 1995. He was very interested in “complementary medicine” (using Muggle techniques along with the magical approaches). He and Arthur decided to give stitches a try, but something in the wound kept dissolving them,… Read More
• Character Editor at Obscurus Books who, in 1918, commissioned an authoritative compendium of magical creatures by a lowly Ministry employee by the name of Newt Scamander (FB). Read More
• Character An aunt of Molly Weasley’s (DH4) who looks like a “bad-tempered flamingo,” Muriel is quite a character. She attends Bill and Fleur’s wedding, but talks loudly throughout it and doesn’t seem to have a filter, telling Hermione she has skinny ankles and George that his ears are lopsided (… Read More
• Character Miss Marjorie Dursley is Vernon Dursley’s loathsome sister. She lives in the country, in a house with a large garden where she breeds bulldogs but appears to have no other type of employment. Even though she is not Harry’s blood relation, he has been forced to call her “Aunt” all… Read More
• Character (b. late 1950s or early 1960s) Slytherin (GF27). Attended Hogwarts with Severus Snape (GF27). A Death Eater who “wormed his way out of trouble by saying he acted under the Imperius Curse” (GF27); he was punished by Voldemort with the Cruciatus Curse once Voldemort regained a… Read More
• Character A Wizarding Pure-blood family, listed in the ‘Pure-Blood Directory’ (c. 1930) as one of the ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight’ families (Pm). Notable members of this family include the Death Eater Avery who attended Hogwarts with Severus Snape and another man named Avery who attended Hogwarts with Tom Riddle… Read More