• Character A wizarding family. Notable members of the family include: Rubeus Hagrid… Read More
• Character Hagrid’s father was a wizard who had a child, Rubeus Hagrid, with a giantess named Fridwulfa. After Fridwulfa abandoned her family when Rubeus was very young, Mr. Hagrid raised his half-giant son as a single father. He died while Rubeus was a second-year at Hogwarts (GF23). Read More
• Character Hambledon Quince was a wizard who has published a theory that wizards originate from Mars and Muggles from mushrooms (JKR, WoM). Read More
• Character Hamish MacFarlan was a Quidditch player for the Montrose Magpies (team captain 1957-1968) and later the head of the Department of Magical Games and Sports at the Ministry of Magic. His career was described as “successful” and “illustrious” (QA7). Read More
• Character Hankerton Humble was the first Hogwarts caretaker, appointed to the task by the founders (Pm). Read More
• Character Hannah Abbott is a Hufflepuff student in Harry’s year at Hogwarts. 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… Read More
• Character The Liechtenstein National Quidditch team’s mascot is a huge Augurey named Hans who has his own fan club. High-spirited American fans at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup temporarily kidnapped Hans, which prompted the Liechtenstein manager Ferdinand Jägendorf to issue a statement saying ‘Das finden wir nicht lustig’ (‘we don’t find that funny’). Read More
• Character Darren O’Hare played Keeper for the Kenmare Kestrels from 1947 to 1960. He also captained the Irish National Team and invented the Hawkshead Attacking Formation (QA8). Read More
• Character On Rowling’s Black Family Tree, a Harfang Longbottom married Callidora Black, daughter of Arcturus Black. No dates for Harfang, but Callidora was born in 1915 and appears to still be alive (no death date) (BFT). Read More
• Character Harfang Munter was the second Head of the Durmstrang Institute, succeeding founder Nerida Vulchanova. Munter established the school’s tradition of teaching combat and martial magic – and it’s reputation for the Dark Arts (Pm). Read More
• Character Ciceron Harkiss was the wizard who gave Ambrosius Flume (owner of Honeydukes) his first job. Favored student of Horace Slughorn, probably a member of the Slug Club (HBP4). Read More
• Character Harold Dingle was a student at Hogwarts in the 1990s. He tried to sell what he claimed was powdered dragon claw to other students as a study aid; Hermione confiscated and destroyed them because they were really dried Doxy droppings (OP31). He also offered to sell Firewhiskey to Seamus… Read More
• Character Harold Minchum was Minister for Magic from 1975 to 1980.  He reinforced Azkaban with more dementors, but was still unable to stop Voldemort’s rise to power. (Pm)… Read More
• Character Wizard whose letter was published in The Daily Prophet proposing the creation of a new wizarding holiday (DP1)… Read More
• Character Harper was a Hogwarts student who stood in as Seeker on the Slytherin Quidditch team when Draco Malfoy was too unwell to play in their 1996 match against Gryffindor (HBP14). Read More
• Character Harry Potter is the Boy Who Lived, the Chosen One, the hero of the Wizarding world. He grew up with Muggles, and then came to Hogwarts where he faced dangers and terrors beyond his years. He, along with his friends Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley and Neville Longbottom, destroyed Voldemort’s Horcruxes. Read More
• Character GIFTS HARRY HAS RECEIVED See also the essay Harry’s Gifts by Morag Traynor (2004). Birthday presents Christmas presents Other gifts From the Dursleys 10th: a coat hanger and a pair of Uncle Vernon’s old socks (PS3) 12th: ignored (CS1) 13th: ignored (PA1)… Read More
• Character Harvey Ridgebit was a Dragonologist famous for catching a Peruvian Vipertooth and establishing a Romanian dragon sanctuary (JKR). The sanctuary where Charlie Weasley works is likely the dragon sanctuary that Ridgebit founded. Read More
• Character Hassan Mostafa was an Egyptian wizard and the Chairwizard of the International Association of Quidditch. He refereed the 1994 Quidditch World Cup and proved particularly susceptible to the Veela performance (GF8). Read More
• Character Nearly Headless Nick is the nickname of the ghost of Sir Nicholas de Mimsy Porpington, a wizard who died in a botched execution on October 31, 1492. He was hit forty-five times in the neck with a blunt axe, but a half-inch of skin and sinew remained connecting his head… Read More
• Character Hector Bolobolo was team manager and trainer for the 2014 Fiji National Team. Read More
• Character A flamboyant Minister for Magic during the years before World War II, 1925 – 1939 (Pm). Read More
• Character Hector Lamont was the Seeker for the 1990 Quidditch World Cup team from Scotland, who blamed his father Stubby Lamont for his failure to catch the Snitch during the final match against Canada (Pm). Read More
• Character Hedley Fleetwood was a wizard whose Patronus took the form of a wooly mammoth. This was notable to Miranda Goshawk, who references him in the Book of Spells, because extinct Patronuses are exceptionally rare. (BoS)… Read More
• Character Hedwig is Harry Potter’s snowy owl, his companion and post owl. Hagrid bought Hedwig as an eleventh birthday present on Harry’s first visit to Diagon Alley (PS5). After returning to the Dursley’s, Harry found the name “Hedwig” in the book A History of Magic and borrowed it for his owl (… Read More
• Character Heinrich Eberstadt was a delegate representing Switzerland to MACUSA in 1926. He was concerned about MACUSA having allowed a breach of the International Statute of Secrecy by not preventing an obscurial attack in New York (WFT). Read More
• Character More commonly known as “The Grey Lady,” the Ravenclaw ghost. Harry and Ron first encounter this tall ghost as she glided past in the corridor while out looking for the Mirror of Erised (PS12). Harry eventually discovers that The Grey Lady is Helena, the daughter of Hogwarts founder Rowena… Read More
• Character The Grey Lady is the Ravenclaw House ghost; in life, she was Helena Ravenclaw, the daughter of Hogwarts founder Rowena Ravenclaw. Helena stole her mother’s diadem to make herself cleverer and fled to Albania. Her mother became deathly ill soon after and sent Helena’s long-time admirer to find her and bring her back. When… Read More
• Character Founder of Hufflepuff House and one of the co-founders of Hogwarts, described with the other founders as “the greatest wizards and witches of the age.”  She was much more accepting than the other founders, taking “the lot” of students and treating them all equally.  Hufflepuff House continues to be notable… Read More
• Character Helixa Hyslop was one of the discoverers of the Doubling Charm. She and her twin sister, Syna Hyslop, discovered the Doubling Charm together, and used it to duplicate every object in their mansion (BoS). Read More
• Character Hengist of Woodcroft was a Scottish wizard who founded Hogsmeade, near Hogwarts, and possibly lived in what is now the Three Broomsticks (FW). He must have attended Hogwarts because he is listed as a famous Hufflepuff (Pm).  Harry collected his Chocolate Frog Card during his first trip on the Hogwarts… Read More
• Character King of England 1422 to 1461. According to Dumbledore, a large white rabbit was his trusted adviser (TBB). This creature was possibly the French Animagus Lisette de Lapin, who was convicted of witchcraft in Paris but  escaped across the English Channel in a large cauldron with a sail attached. Read More
• Character Henry is Jacob Kowalski’s assistant in the bakery that Jacob opens at the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Read More
• Character Henry “Harry” Potter was a member of the Wizengamot from 1913 to 1921 and great-grandfather of Harry James Potter (Pm). Read More
• Character Henry Shaw Jr. was a United States senator from New York in the 1920s. He was killed by an obscurus at a campaign event in 1926 (WFT). Read More
• Character Henry Shaw (Sr.) was a powerful 1920s media titan based in New York (WFT). Read More
• Character Hepzibah Smith was an immense, “very old, very rich witch” who collected magical antiques antiques and befriended Tom Marvolo Riddle in his role with Borgin and Burkes. Hepzibah lived in a grand house filled with so many possessions that it was difficult to walk through. Tom Riddle killed her for a relic… 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 Husband of Belvina Black (1886-1962), and son-in-law of Phineas Nigellus Black, according to the Black Family Tapestry (BFT). Burke is one of the family names listed in the Pure-Blood Directory as members of the Sacred 28 (Pm: Pure-Blood). Read More
• Character Herbert Chorley was a Junior Minister to the British (Muggle) Prime Minister… Read More
• Character Helbert Spleen was a Healer at St. Mungo’s Hospital of Magical Maladies. He also wrote for the Daily Prophet (DP3)… Read More
• Character Hereward was a mad wizard who locked his own father Godelot in his cellar, stealing the Elder Wand from him and leaving him to die (TBB, DH21). He lived in medieval times (TBB).  … Read More
• Character Herman Junker was a Quidditch referee from Germany. He refereed the final match of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup (Pm). Read More
• Character Hermes was a screech owl belonging to Percy Weasley (PA5). Molly and Arthur bought Hermes for Percy when he was made Prefect (CS3). Read More
• Character Resourceful, principled and brilliant, Hermione Jean Granger is easily the brightest witch of her generation. She, along with Ron Weasley, is one of Harry Potter’s closest friends. She is also Muggle-born (her parents were dentists – PS12), and so is a living, breathing example of the fallacy of pureblood… Read More
• Character Herpo the Foul was an ancient Greek Dark wizard and the first known creator of a Basilisk. Herpo was a Parselmouth so he could control the great serpent, which lived for 900 years (FB). Herpo was also the first wizard to successfully create a Horcrux (PC/JKR1). Read More
• Character Ancestor of Sirius Black listed on the Black Family Tapestry (BFT), listed as the wife of Sirius Black II. Read More
• Character Hesper Starkey was a witch who studied the use of phases of the moon in potion making (FW). Read More
• Character Hesphaestus Gore was one of the earliest Aurors. He served as the seventh Minister for Magic from 1752 to 1770 and put down the bloody goblin rebellion which started in 1752. He was unsympathetic to the werewolves who had joined the goblins, a stance which many feel caused further attacks… Read More
• Character Hestia Jones was a new member of the Order of the Phoenix. She was a pink-cheeked, black-haired witch who was part of the Advance Guard that helped Harry in his escape from Privet Drive (OP3), and assigned to escort the Dursleys to safety before Harry’s departure (DH3). Read More
• Character Mrs. Hetty Bayliss was a Muggle woman who noticed the Weasley Ford Anglia flying over Norfolk (CS5). Read More
• Character Shanice Higgins played Seeker for the Jamaican National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Read More
• Character Bertie Higgs was a 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 Hippocrates Smethwyck was Healer-in-Charge for the “Dangerous” Dai Llewellyn Ward for Serious Bites at St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries (OP22). 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 Happy family news appeared in the “Births” section of the Daily Prophet. Read More
• Character Hilliard Hobday was the father of Egmont Elvert Hobday, whose birth announcement appears in the Daily Prophet (DP2)… Read More
• Character Mother of Egmont Elvert Hobday, whose birth announcement is in the Daily Prophet (DP2)… Read More
• Character A house-elf who was bound to serve Hepzibah Smith, and was quite elderly when Tom Marvolo Riddle was a young man. He framed her for accidentally causing the death of Hepzibah Smith by poisoning the woman’s cocoa. To ensure her conviction, Riddle even modified Hokey’s memory so that she would confess (HBP20). Read More
• Character Honest Willy Wagstaff was a street peddler who was accused by the Ministry of selling defective goods in Diagon Alley (DP1). Read More
• Character Masaki Hongo was a Beater on the Japanese National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Read More
• Character Honoria was the aunt of Albus Dumbledore.  He referred to her as his “maiden aunt.”  She was engaged to a wizard once, but broke the engagement because “he had a hairy heart,” according to her.  However, rumors said she had found her fiance fondling Horklumps, and was deeply shocked by… Read More
• Character A wizard who worked in the Improper Use of Magic Office who was once engaged to Albus Dumbledore’s aunt Honoria.  Honoria called off the engagement because she claimed the wizard “had a hairy heart,” though rumor had it the engagement was broken when the wizard was discovered fondling Horklumps.  Albus… Read More
• Character Honoria Nutcombe founded the Society for the Reformation of Hags (FW). Sometimes spelled “Honouria”… Read More
• Character Madam Hooch is the Quidditch coach and flying instructor at Hogwarts. She teaches basic broom skills to First Years and referees the Quidditch matches between the House teams. Read More
• Character Daisy Hookum wrote bestseller My Life as a Muggle after giving up magic for a year. She was married to celebrity gardener Tilden Toots. Read More
• Character Mafalda Hopkirk was the witch responsible for warnings from Improper Use of Magic Office when underage magic is detected (CS, OP2). Hermione impersonated Hopkirk using Polyjuice potion to sneak into the Ministry of Magic and hunt for the locket Horcrux (DH12-13). Read More
• Character The current Gobstones World Champion, his picture was used for the National Gobstone Association’s “Give Gobstones A Second Glance” campaign (Pm). Read More
• Character Hogwarts Potions Master until 1981, then again from 1996; Head of Slytherin house 1997-1998. At the beginning of Harry’s 6th year at Hogwarts, Dumbledore and Harry convince a genial wizard named Horace Slughorn to come out of retirement to teach Potions. Ever since Voldemort regained his powers, Slughorn had lived… Read More
• Character Olive Hornby was a Hogwarts student in the early 1940s. She teased Myrtle about her glasses, but regretted it later when Myrtle was killed and came back to haunt her (CS16). Read More
• Character Hortensia Milliphutt was Minister for Magic from 1841 to 1849. She introduced much more legislation than other Ministers for Magic, but some of it was pointless, such as a proposed law on “hat pointiness,” and she fell out of favor (Pm). Read More
• Character Basil Horton 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 Hope Howell Lupin was the mother of Remus Lupin. She was a ‘beautiful Muggle girl’ who met her husband Lyall Lupin when he protected her from a Boggart in a forest (Pm). Read More
• Character Howland Coopey was a wizard whose letter was published on the Problem Page of the Daily Prophet (DP3)… Read More
• Character The younger of Ron and Hermione’s two children, brother to Rose. Hugo seems to be good friends with Lily Potter (DH/e).  … Read More
• Character Humphrey Belcher was a wizard who mistakenly thought a cheese cauldron would be a good idea (HBP10). Read More
• Character Grizel Hurtz is the “Agony Aunt” of the Daily Prophet and one of the experts featured on the Problem Page (DP3). Ms Hurtz advised lovelorn witch Lilith Molesby about the drawbacks of using a Love Potion to force a wizard to be in love with her. She recommended a course… Read More
• Character Clairvius Hyppolite was a Chaser for the Haiti’s National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Read More