• Character Wizard who succeeded Dumbledore as Supreme Mugwump of the International Confederation of Wizards. Akingbade attended Uagadou, the African school for witches and wizards. Read More
• Character Babayaga was a Russian hag who dwelt in a hut that stood on giant chicken legs. According to the legends about her, she ate children for breakfast – and presumably for lunch and tea (FW). Read More
• Character Babbitty Rabbitty was a witch in the wizarding fairy tale “Babbitty Rabbitty and the Cackling Stump” from The Tales of Beedle the Bard. In this fable, Babbitty Rabbitty outwits a greedy king and his “charlatan” sorceror who try to round up wizards and witches so they can have all the… Read More
• Character The Bagman family is comprised of Ludo, Otto, and the father of Ludo and Otto, the unnamed Bagman Sr. Ludo Bagman Otto Bagman Bagman Sr. Read More
• Character Bagman Sr. is the father of Ludo and Otto Bagman. He is also a good friend of Augustus Rookwood, a Death Eater. Read More
• Character Ludovic “Ludo” Bagman was a celebrated Beater for the Wimbourne Wasps c. 1980. When his Quidditch days were over, he joined the Department of Games and Sports and eventually (c. 1993) became its head. He served in that capacity until his somewhat informal departure from the Ministry in late June… Read More
• Character Got into trouble with the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Office because of an unusual lawnmower, but Arthur Weasley straightened things out for him. Out of gratitude, Otto’s brother Ludo then arranged the Weasleys’ tickets to the Quidditch World Cup (GF5). Read More
• Character Wizard who established the Committee on Experimental Charms. He appears on a Famous Wizards card (FW). Read More
• Character Stranger is from Conundrum 5: The Miserable Ode of Quivering Quintus, part of Miranda Goshawk’s Book of Spells. He is a nervous and cowardly character, who flees from danger quickly and lacks bravery and daring. (BoS)… Read More
• Character Gilderoy Lockhart claimed credit for defeating the Bandon Banshee (CS6), but she actually was defeated by a witch with a hairy chin (CS16, CS – Edits and Changes to the Text). Read More
• Character Bane is a black-haired Centaur who dislikes and distrusts humans. He is the one who carried off Umbridge when she attacked Magorian. Read More
• Character Oldest adopted No-Maj daughter of Mary Lou Barebone, a New Salem Philanthropic Society leader in 1920s New York. She was almost as fervent as her mother in handing out anti-witchcraft leaflets to the orphans who came to eat soup at Second Salem Church. Chastity died when mother Mary Lou was… Read More
• Character One of three adopted siblings and the only son of Mary Lou Barebone, a fanatical leader of the anti-magic Second Salem Philanthropic Society in 1920s New York. He would often help his mother and the Second Salemers by hanging up posters, finding places to preach on street corners, and washing… Read More
• Character Historical No-Maj American family descended from Scourers and known for being anti-magic. At least one adopted member was found to be magical, however (WFT). Members include: Bartholomew Barebone Mary Lou Barebone Chastity Barebone Credence Barebone Modesty Barebone… Read More
• Character The fanatical leader of the New Salem Philanthropic Society, an anti-magic group active in New York during the 1920s. A “handsome” woman who wore Puritanical clothing like her Scourer ancestors, Mary Lou was also mother to three adopted children whom she raised inside the New Salem Church building: daughters Chastity… Read More
• Character Youngest adopted daughter of Mary Lou Barebone, a Second Salem leader in 1920s New York. Read More
• Character Barker is the harried assistant of newspaper magnate Henry Shaw Sr. (WFT). Read More
• Character He tried to teach the trolls ballet, but was clubbed for his efforts. Barnabas has a moving tapestry on seventh floor of Hogwarts, depicting his foolish attempt to train trolls for the ballet, opposite the entrance to the Room of Requirement (OP18, OP26, HBP20). Read More
• Character A red-haired Muggle boy whose appearance Harry uses in his “Cousin Barny” role at Bill and Fleur’s wedding (DH8). Read More
• Character Quidditch player, Keeper for Ireland’s National Team (1994). Read More
• Character Barty Crouch Sr. is a strict ministry official, known for sentencing his own son to Azkaban. Read More
• Character Bartemius Crouch Jr., known as Barty, is one of Voldemort’s most faithful Death Eaters. Barty Crouch Jr. was the only child of Ministry official Barty Crouch, Sr., who personally sent his son to Azkanban. Read More
• Character No-Maj whose discovery of the American wizarding community thanks to Dorcus Twelvetrees giving him vital information led to the instatement of Rappaport’s Law in the United States, completely segregating the magical and non-magical communities. Barebone was the descendant of Scourers, convinced to the reality of magic in society and devoted… Read More
• Character Wizard who mispronounced a charm and suffered for it (PS10). Lent his name to some patent medicine of dubious value called Baruffio’s Brain Elixir (OP31). 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 One of two “tired and grumpy” wizards working at the Portkey landing site at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup (GF7)… Read More
• Character Was the sixth Minister for Magic only two months in 1752, when he resigned (from fear?) due to a sudden Goblin-Werewolf alliance (Pm). Read More
• Character Played for the Falmouth Falcons, along with Randolph Keitch started the Comet Trading Company in 1929. He and Randolph are also the creators of the Horton-Keitch Braking Charm (QA9). Read More
• Character Bathilda Bagshot was a famous magical historian and author of one of Hogwarts’ standard textbooks, A History of Magic. Her book is one of the books Hermione chose to store in her small pouch with the magically enlarged interior, in case it might prove useful during the quest to find… Read More
• Character Author of The Toadstool Tales series of children’s books. These books have been banned because they cause nausea and vomiting. Bloxam appears on a Famous Wizard card (FW) and is mentioned several times in Tales of Beedle the Bard (TBB). Bloxam’s stated ideas for children’s stories were “filling the pure minds… Read More
• Character Marjoribanks was a pioneer in the field of Herbology. He collected and classified many rare and magical plants. Marjoribanks is credited with discovering Gillyweed, although Elladora Ketteridge had discovered it about a century earlier (FW). Read More
• Character Herbert Beery was the Herbology Professor sometime during Armando Dippet’s tenure as Headmaster.  He was a theatre enthusiast, and was responsible for Hogwarts’s only attempt at a pantomime.  Beery attempted to put on an adaptation of “Fountain of Fair Fortune,” with himself as director, but the evening ended in disaster… Read More
• Character Father of Marcus Belby, and estranged brother of Damocles Belby, inventor of the Wolfsbane Potion (HBP7). Read More
• Character “Bella” was the oldest daughter of Druella Rosier and Cygnus Black of the “Noble and Most Ancient House of Black.” Her sisters are Narcissa (Black) Malfoy and Andromeda (Black) Tonks. A particularly enthusiastic member of Voldemort’s inner circle of Death Eaters, Bella relishes causing pain, especially… Read More
• Character One of the three Chasers on the Gryffindor team during most of Harry’s years at Hogwarts. Oliver Wood considered her to be a superb Chaser(PA8), along with Angelina Johnson and Alicia Spinnet, who are a year older than Katie (OP26). As a member of the team, Katie has… Read More
• Character Medieval, dates unknown (FB). Franciscan monk in Worcestershire who had an encounter with a Jarvey, but thought it was an overlarge ferret. It insulted him, then bit him on the nose. His fellow monks thought he’d overindulged in turnip wine when he told them about it (FB).  … Read More
• Character Headmistress of Castelobruxo in the 1940s, famous for offering to send then-Headmaster of Hogwarts Armando Dippet a few of the annoyingly mischievous Caipora who guard the Brazilian school to show him how easy he has it with Peeves (Pm). Read More
• Character Member of the Order of the Phoenix during the 1970s, killed by Death Eaters (OP9). Read More
• Character A child from the orphanage whom Tom Riddle once terrorized in a seaside cave (HBP13). Read More
• Character An Executioner at MACUSA who led Tina Goldstein and Newt Scamander to the Death Cell. She extracted happy memories from Tina’s mind and dropped them into the pool of potion to lure her to her death. When Goldstein begged for mercy, Bernadette said “It don’t hurt” (WFT). With the help… Read More
• Character Bernie Pillsworth was a wizard who worked at the Ministry of Magic. Ron Weasley, disguised as Reginald Cattermole, had to fetch Bernie to help him stop the rain from falling inside Yaxley’s office. (DH13)  … Read More
• Character While experimenting with ways to create tasty candies from food, Bott accidentally included a pair of dirty socks in one of his trials, and created the first of the many surprises found in Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans (FW). Read More
• Character Hunting buddy of Cormac McLaggen’s uncle Tiberius. Cormac and his uncle accompanied Bertie and Rufus Scrimgeour to Norfolk, where they hunted Nogtails. 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 Wizarding philosopher and author of A Study into the Possibility of Reversing the Actual and Metaphysical Effects of Natural Death, with Particular Regard to the Reintegration of Essence and Matter. Read More
• Character Daily Prophet reporter who landed an exclusive interview with Rita Skeeter to talk about Skeeter’s then upcoming book “The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore” (DH2). Read More
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• Character This unnamed, “massive” Death Eater was part of the group that invaded Hogwarts where he did tremendous damage (HBP27). Possibly the same person as the “Brutal-faced Death Eater”. It was his Avada Kedavra that killed fellow Death Eater Gibbon when it missed Lupin. He cast the Incendio spell that set… Read More
• Character William Arthur Weasley (Bill) is the oldest of child of the Weasley family and is an adventurous person who works for Gringotts. Read More
• Character Another orphan at Tom Riddle’s orphanage, who had chickenpox at the time of Dumbledore’s first meeting with Riddle. According to Mrs. Cole, the day after Tom and Billy had had an argument, Billy’s pet rabbit was found hanging from the rafters (HBP13). Read More
• Character An imposing and impeccably suited loan officer at the bank where the niffler wreaks havoc and Jacob goes to apply for a loan to start a bakery. Read More
• Character Pet of Lavender Brown, a young rabbit that was killed by a fox in the fall of 1993. Lavender was convinced this was, as Professor Trelawney had predicted, “the thing she was dreading,” though Hermione pointed out that this didn’t make much logical sense (PA8). Read More
• Character Binns is the History of Magic teacher and the only professor at Hogwarts who is a ghost. Binns enters the classroom through the blackboard. He is ancient and shriveled in appearance, semi-transparent and a pearly-white color. After living to a great age, Binns died after falling asleep in front of the fire in the staff… Read More
• Character A child from the Tom Riddle’s orphanage whom Tom Riddle once terrorized in a seaside cave (HBP13). 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 Daughter of Arcturus and Lysandra Black. Two siblings: sister Charis and Cedrella (BFT). Married to Harfang Longbottom (BFT). Children: One son and one daughter (BFT). Read More
• Character (1915-1992) Daughter of Cygnus and Violetta (Bulstrode) Black. 3 siblings: 2 older brothers Pollux (1912-1990) and Marius (disowned, dates unknown),  younger sister Dorea(1920-1977). She never married nor had children. Read More
• Character Charis (Black) Crouch (1919-1973) Daughter of Arcturus and Lysandra Black. Two older sisters: Callidora and Cedrella (BFT). Married to Caspar Crouch (BFT). Children: One son, two daughters (BFT). Her son may have been Barty Crouch, Sr. Read More
• Character Cygnus Black (1889-1943) Son of Phineas Nigellus Black and Ursula Flint (BFT). 4 Siblings: 2 older brothers, Sirius (1877-1952), Phineas (disowned, dates unknown), 1 younger brother, Arcturus (1884-1959) and 1 younger sister, Belvina (1886-1962). (BFT) Married to Violetta Bulstrode. 4 children: Pollux (1912-1990), Cassiopeia (1915-1992), Marius… Read More
• Character Cygnus Black, the great-grandson of Phineas Nigellus Black, is the father of Bellatrix, Andromeda, and Narcissa Black. He is the maternal uncle to Sirius and Regulus. Cygnus was married to to Druella Rosier. Read More
• Character An ancient elitist, pure-blood Wizarding family, the line of which extends back at least seven centuries (OP6). The line died out with the death of Sirius Black in 1996 (OP37). Ancestry: mostly pure-blood; descendants of mixed blood are not recognized by the family. Family in general: “The… Read More
• Character Witch who was burned off of the Black Family Tree when she married Muggle Bob Hitchens. Read More
• Character Father of Sirius and Regulus; he heavily fortified the family home (likely inherited by his wife, also a Black) at number twelve Grimmauld Place, London. Son of Arcturus and Melania (MacMillan) Black (BFT). One older sister: Lucretia (1915-1992). Married his second cousin Walburga Black (BFT). Read More
• Character (1912-1990) Son of Cygnus and Violetta (Bulstrode) Black (BFT) 3 younger siblings: Cassiopeia (1915-1992), Marius (disowned, dates unknown), and Dorea (1920-1977). Married to Irma Crabbe. 3 children: Walburga (1925-1985), Alphard (disowned, dates unknown) and Cygnus (1938-1992) who married Druella Rosier. Grandfather of Bellatrix, Andromeda and Narcissa. Read More
• Character Regulus was the younger brother of Sirius Black. Unlike Sirius, Regulus was favored by their parents because he shared their overweening pride in their heritage and their belief in pure-blood supremacy; indeed, Regulus became one of Voldemort’s Death Eaters around 1977 at the age of sixteen. Sirius thought… Read More
• Character James Potter’s closest friend, Harry Potter’s godfather and an Animagus, Sirius Black was falsely accused of betrayal and murder and imprisoned in Azkaban. Sirius Black was the elder of two boys born to an aristocratic family that was fiercely proud of its pureblood status and vehemently anti-Muggle. Unlike his younger brother Regulus and just… Read More
• Character A Slytherin in Harry’s year (1991-1998) (PS7). Blaise shares Draco’s prejudice against Muggle-born witches and wizards; he has a contemptuous and arrogant manner. Ginny considers Blaise a “poser.” (HBP7). He is a member of the Slug Club due to his famous mother, who has had seven husbands. After the… Read More
• Character A “famously beautiful witch” who “married seven times.” Each of her wealthy husbands died a mysterious death, leaving her a lot of gold (HBP7). She is the mother of Blaise Zabini, a Slytherin in Harry’s year. Read More
• Character Author of Muggles Who Notice (published 1972), Stalk is a well-known expert on Muggles and author of many books (FB, FW). Read More
• Character Ministry of Magic employee whose rain-afflicted office was mended by the spell Meteolojinx Recanto (DH13)… Read More
• Character Known as the “Vampire from the Valleys.” Famous for singing to his victims in a sonorous bass baritone, before biting their necks (fw). Read More
• Character The Slytherin House Ghost, the Bloody Baron is a grim, silent, and terrifying with a gaunt face and blank eyes. His robes are covered with silver bloodstains. He is never heard to speak, although Harry does impersonate him once, using a hoarse whisper (PS16). When living a millennium ago, the… Read More
• Character The Muggle man that Iola (Black) Hitchens marries, which gets her disowned from the Muggle-hating, prejudiced Black family. Her face is burned in the tapestry of the Black Family Tree. (BFT)… Read More
• Character 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… Read More
• Character A Gringotts goblin described as being old. Was placed under the Imperius Curse by Harry Potter while Harry, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and Griphook attempted to break into the Lestrange vault deep within Gringotts (DH26). Read More
• Character Slytherin, 1989 – 1995, Quidditch Beater (PA15, OP19) Wizard who deliberately fouled Alicia Spinnet in the 1993-94 Gryffindor-Slytherin Quidditch final, hitting her with a club, then claiming he’d thought she was a Bludger (PA15). Then again, given the usual standard of Slytherin Beater brainpower, maybe it… Read More
• Character Killed by Death Eaters in the 1970s (PS4, BN). Either Susan’s grandparents or her aunt and uncle Edgar. When asked in a 2000 interview if the Boneses who were killed were related to Susan, JKR said “They were her grandparents.” Rowling may have later changed the relationship when she… Read More
• Character Edgar Bones Edgar was a member of the Order of the Phoenix in the 1970s; Moody said “he was a great wizard.” Killed, with his wife and children, by a Death Eater before Voldemort fell (OP9). Brother of Amelia Susan Bones, uncle of Susan Bones. Mr. and… Read More
• Character A nineteenth-century hatmaker in Paris, who was commissioned by Eupraxia Mole to make Peeves a new hat in 1876. Read More
• Character Medieval, dates unknown (FB). Franciscan monk in Worcestershire who made turnip wine; fellow religious of Brother Benedict (FB). Read More
• Character Mr. Boot is a wizard who takes his family to America in the early 1600s in search of adventure. On the journey across the Atlantic, Mr. Boot and his family become friends with a Muggle man named James Steward. Once in America, the Boots encounter a Hidebehind in the woods. Read More
• Character Mrs. Boot is a witch who takes her family to America in the early 1600s in search of adventure. On the journey across the Atlantic, Mrs. Boot and her family become friends with a Muggle man named James Steward. Once in America, the Boots encounter a Hidebehind in the woods. Read More
• Character Fifth Minister for Magic, in office 1747-1752. Couldn’t handle a goblin rebellion and resigned (Pm). Read More
• Character Chadwick Boot is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Boot who was taken care of by Isolt Sayre after his parents were attacked by a Hidebehind. Chadwick and his brother Webster were taught by Isolt Sayre, and eventually adopted by her and her husband James Steward. He took part… Read More
• Character Created the Moontrimmer broomstick in 1901, but was unable to keep up with the demand. (QA9)… Read More
• Character Webster Boot is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Boot who was taken care of by Isolt Sayre after his parents were attacked by a Hidebehind in Massachusetts. Webster and his brother Chadwick were taught by Isolt Sayre, and eventually adopted by her and her husband James Steward. He… Read More
• Character Proprietor of Borgin and Burkes of Knockturn Alley; an oily, smooth-talking fellow who fawned on Lucius Malfoy during the summer of 1992 but was less than impressed after his customers’ departure (CS4). Draco visited his shop again in late July 1996 to force the shopkeeper to help him repair… Read More
• Character Proprietor of Borgin and Burkes of Knockturn Alley; an oily, smooth-talking fellow who fawned on Lucius Malfoy during the summer of 1992 but was less than impressed after his customers’ departure (CS4). Draco visited his shop again in late July 1996 to force the shopkeeper to help him repair a… Read More
• Character Boris the Bewildered is the name of the subject of a statue located on the fifth floor of Hogwarts four doors down from the Prefects’ bathroom (GF23). Boris looks lost and has his gloves on the wrong hands (GF25). Read More
• Character Craig Bowker Jr. is a Slytherin student present at the sorting of Albus Potter, Scorpius Malfoy, and Rose Granger-Weasley (CC1.4). Read More
• Character A metal-charmer, whose father was a Muggle and mother a witch, who invented the Golden Snitch, which immediately replaced the Golden Snidget in games of Quidditch (QA4, FW, DH16). Wright loved science as well as sport. Bowman Wright was born in Godric’s Hollow in 1492. Read More
• Character Bozo is a paunchy man working as a photographer for the Daily Prophet. Read More
• Character Apparently fond of eating bread made with ground bones and washed down with the blood of an Englishman. Was slain by a boy named Jack. Read More
• Character Quidditch player and Captain of the Heidelberg Harriers team in 1953. Read More
• Character Famous arithmancer, noted for her ground-breaking theories on the magical properties of the number seven. Wenlock was very protective of her work and used a variety of methods to prevent anyone from seeing her writing. Unfortunately, Wenlock was also very forgetful and often her methods prevented her from being able… Read More
• Character Sallow-skinned wizard with a mournful face who works for the Department of Mysteries (GF7, OP8). Injured late in 1995 when Lucius Malfoy Imperiused Bode into removing the Prophecy from the Department of Mysteries (OP26). Bode lost the power of speech and thought he was a teapot. He… Read More
• Character A six-year-old German wizard who hits an Erkling over the head with his father’s collapsible cauldron and kills it, which is fortunate because Erklings eat children (FB). Read More
• Character Influential wizard and editor of the anti-muggle periodical Warlock at War (TBB/WHP). Read More
• Character Author of The Beater’s Bible; also wrote a promotional blurb for the front of Quidditch Through the Ages (QA). Read More
• Character Buckbeak is a grey hippogriff, one of the group of the creatures Hagrid brought to his first Care of Magical Creatures lesson with the third year students in the fall of 1993. Harry Potter was the first student to attempt to befriend a hippogriff in that class, and Buckbeak was the… Read More
• Character Wrote a letter to the Daily Prophet asking for legal advice on the running feud he’s been having with his brother (DP3)… Read More
• Character Zygmunt Budge is considered to be one of the most accomplished Potioneers the world has ever known (according to him). He is the author of The Book of Potions. … 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). A notable member of this family is Millicent Bulstrode. She attended Hogwarts at the same time as Harry, Ron and Hermione. Read More
• Character A budgerigar, or budgie, that can water-ski. He resides at the Five Feathers in Barnsley (OP1). Read More
• Character Hogwarts Professor of Muggle Studies (DH2). She wrote an impassioned defense of Muggle-borns in the Daily Prophet during the summer of 1997; in retaliation, she was taken prisoner, then killed personally by Voldemort less than a week later at Malfoy Manor, at which point he offered her body to… Read More
• Character One of the founders of Borgin and Burkes, a shop in Knockturn Alley. The man behind the counter when Lucius Malfoy came in (CS4), however, was Mr. Borgin. 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:Pure-Blood). Notable family members include: Caractacus Burke Herbert Burke… Read More