• Character A statue of this wizard stands on the seventh floor of Hogwarts Castle, just to the right of the top of the stairs leading down to the floor below, between the stairs and the Fat Lady’s portrait (OP13). Read More
• Character A talented Quidditch player from Poland (Chaser) who had a goal spectacularly saved by Irish Keeper Barry Ryan. A save made by Ron Weasley during a Gryffindor practice session was favourably compared to this feat (OP19). Read More
• Character A female vampire who used her victims’ blood for bathing, in the hopes that it would help her stay young and beautiful (FW). Read More
• Character On the evening of 30th October, 1492, Lady Grieve, a Lady-in-Waiting in the court of King Henry VII (Pm), encountered Sir Nicholas deMimsey Porpington while “a-strolling the park in the dusk” and asked him for help straightening her teeth (JKR). His spell went awry, and Lady Grieve found herself sprouting a… Read More
• Character Lamont was blamed for passing on undesirable physical attributes to his son Hector, the Seeker for Scotland at the 1990 Quidditch World Cup tournament (Pm). Read More
• Character A Scottish wizarding family. Unusually short fingers appear to run in the family (Pm). Notable members: Stubby Lamont Hector Lamont… Read More
• Character 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 Cousin of Ron Weasley’s Aunt Muriel, he was a Healer at St. Mungo’s around 1900 when Ariana Dumbledore was young. He told Muriel that the Dumbledores never brought Ariana into the hospital, which naturally made Muriel suspect the worst. After all, not going to the hospital certainly suggests that someone… Read More
• Character In 1973, proprietor of the Green Dragon, who shacked up with a certain Janus Thickey after the latter faked his own death via Lethifold (FB). Read More
• Character The younger son of newspaper magnate Henry Shaw Sr., Langdon Shaw is an excitable young man with a proclivity for wild ideas. He is frustrated by living in his elder brother’s shadow (WFT). Read More
• Character Breeder (and racer) of winged horses, Fletwock also campaigns to restrict travel by brooms (JKR, WoM). Read More
• Character The best friend of Parvati Patil, Lavender tends to squeal and giggle a lot, and generally gives the impression of being silly; she’s keen on Divination, for instance, having been convinced of Trelawney’s powers after a vague prediction on the first day of class turned out (from one point of… Read More
• Character Laverne de Montmorency was famous for creating love potions (FW). She attended Hogwarts from around 1834 until 1841 (Pm). Read More
• Character Leanne was a Hogwarts student and a friend of Katie Bell. Leanne went to Hogsmeade with Katie in October 1996 and the two of them spent some time in the Three Broomsticks. Leanne and Katie were walking back to Hogwarts when Katie touched the cursed opal necklace and was nearly killed… Read More
• Character Lee Jordan is a Gryffindor student two years older than Harry and Ron. He is a black boy with dreadlocks  (OP10) and is best friend and compatriot of Fred and George Weasley. When Harry was on Platform Nine and Three Quarters for the first time, he saw Lee with… Read More
• Character A very old pure-blood family, one of the ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight’ listed in the Pure-Blood Directory published in the 1930s. The family includes a Minister for Magic, Radolphus Lestrange, but also a number of Death Eaters (Pm). Bellatrix Lestrange Rodolphus Lestrange Rabastan Lestrange Radolphus Lestrange Delphi… Read More
• Character Leta Lestrange was a close friend of Newt Scamander at Hogwarts. The two of them were outsiders and shared a love for magical creatures. When Leta took an experiment a bit too far and endangered the lives of other students, Newt took the blame and was expelled from Hogwarts. Newt… Read More
• Character Quidditch player, Chaser on the Bulgaria National Team (1994). Read More
• Character Witch whose letter was published on the Problem Page of the Daily Prophet (DP3)… Read More
• Character Lily Potter is the mother of Harry Potter, who shared with Harry the most striking aspect of her appearance, her brilliant green, almond-shaped eyes (OP28). Lily was born to a Muggle family and grew up with her sister, Petunia, not far from Spinner’s End in the town of Cokeworth… Read More
• Character Youngest child and only daughter of Harry and Ginny Potter. Like her mother twenty-eight years earlier, Lily was envious as she stood on Platform 9 ¾, watching her older brothers go off to Hogwarts (DH/e). Read More
• Character Twelfth-century ancestor and progenitor of the Potter family (Pm). Inventor of Skele-gro and PepperUp Potion (although this is also credited to Grover Hipworth (FW) in the 18th century). Read More
• Character Lisette de Lapin, a French sorceress, is possibly the inspiration for Babbity Rabbity in Tales of Beedle the Bard. In 1422, she was convicted of witchcraft in Paris. (TBB)… Read More
• Character Sue Li was one of the original forty students at Hogwarts that J.K. Rowling created. She never appeared in canon, but did appear in the BBC interview with J.K. Rowling in 2001, Harry Potter and Me. Her name also appears in a new writing from J.K. Rowling on Pottermore,… Read More
• Character Famous Quidditch player for the Caerphilly Catapults known for his reckless and foolhardy style of play. His biography was written by Kennilworthy Whisp (QA). Tragically, he was eaten by a chimaera while on holiday in Mykonos, Greece. The St. Mungo’s ward for treating magical bites is named for him (… Read More
• Character Celebrity wizard and author, on staff for the 1992-1993 school year at Hogwarts.  … 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 Neville is the son of Frank and Alice Longbottom, famous and well-liked Aurors who were tortured into madness by the Death Eater Bellatrix Lestrange. The Longbottoms are one of the few pureblood families in the Wizarding world. Neville is a staunch friend of Harry Potter’s, and a true Gryffindor. A… Read More
• Character A part vampire, d’Eath is a very popular singer whose song “Necks to You” spent nineteen weeks in the Number 1 slot (JKR, WoM). Read More
• Character Lord Voldemort, born Tom Marvolo Riddle, was the son of Merope Gaunt (a descendent of Salazar Slytherin) and Tom Riddle, a handsome, wealthy Muggle from Little Hangleton whom Merope ensnared with a love potion. When her husband found out she was a witch, he abandoned her while she was pregnant… Read More
• Character A small, eccentric wizarding family residing near Ottery St. Catchpole. Notable members of this family include: Xenophilius Lovegood Pandora Lovegood Luna Lovegood… Read More
• Character A dreadful fellow, Loxias once owned the Elder Wand after killing Barnabas Deverill. He was defeated by one of two wizards, Arcus or Livius, and the bloody history of the wand stops there (DH21). Read More
• Character A famous Quidditch player (Seeker) from Italy, he was accused of transfiguring himself into Bonawentura Wójcik, a Seeker for the Polish National Team in the Quidditch World Cup 2014 tournament. That rumour only ceased when Volpi and Wójcik appeared together in front of journalists (Pm). Read More
• Character Patriarch of the prestigious pure-blood Malfoy family, father of Draco Malfoy and one of Voldemort’s top Death Eaters. Lucius was a Death Eater during Voldemort’s first “reign of terror,” however after the Dark Lord disappeared, Malfoy “came back saying he’d never meant any of it” (CS3). Lucius revived his… Read More
• Character Wizard who associated with Muggle aristocracy and royalty. Evidence suggests that he was a suitor to Queen Elizabeth I and that, unsuccessful in winning her hand, he jinxed her so she would never marry another (Pm). Read More
• Character Lucy Weasley is the youngest daughter of Percy and Audrey Weasley (YL). 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 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 Witch in Ginny’s year at Hogwarts, a member of Dumbledore’s Army who fought at the Battle of the Department of Mysteries.  Luna Lovegood is a witch in Ginny’s year who is considered a bit weird by her classmates. She comes by this reputation honestly: Luna simply isn’t like the… Read More
• Character The son of Remus and Nymphadora Lupin, Teddy is a Metamorphmagus like his mother (DH25, BLC). He was named for his grandfather Ted Tonks, and is the godson of Harry Potter (DH25). Orphaned in the Battle of Hogwarts (DH33) and raised by his grandmother, Andromeda Tonks, though… Read More
• Character A Wizarding family blighted by Lycanthropy when young Remus Lupin was bitten by the werewolf, Fenrir Greyback. Members include: Lyall Lupin, father of Remus Lupin Hope Howell Lupin, Muggle mother of Remus Lupin Remus Lupin, Werewolf and Hogwarts Professor Teddy Lupin, son of Remus and his… Read More
• Character Harry, Hermione and Ron saw Professor Remus J. Lupin for the first time on the Hogwarts Express, wearing extremely shabby wizard’s robes. Lupin has light brown hair flecked with gray, though he is quite young. He looked ill and exhausted; Ron observed, “He looks like one good hex would finish… Read More
• Character Father of Remus Lupin, expert on Non-Human Spiritous Apparitions such as poltergeists and boggarts, later employed by the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures in the 1960s (Pm). Born in the 1920s, he met his beautiful Muggle wife in the late 1950s. Hope Howell lived in Cardiff,… Read More
• Character Quidditch player, Seeker for Ireland’s National Team (1994). Read More