• Character Though sort of a pompous fellow, Ernie’s heart and loyalties are in the right place. Harry first met him in his second year, when Ernie took the lead among the Hufflepuffs in attempting to protect Muggle-born Justin Finch-Fletchley. Although at first he believed Harry to be the Heir of Slytherin,… 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). According to Ernie, his family has been pureblood for at least nine generations (CS11). Members of the Macmillan family include Melania Macmillan (BFT), who was Sirius Black’s grandmother, and Ernie Macmillan (… Read More
• Character A Death Eater and Ministry of Magic employee who sports a black moustache. 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 Mintumble was a witch who studied the properties of time. In 1899 she attempted to travel back through time and was trapped for several days in the year 1402. When she was rescued and returned to the present, her body aged centuries with the trip and she died a short time… Read More
• Character Elderly witch, head of the Wizarding Examinations Authority (OP31) and elder of the Wizengamot, although (together with Tiberius Ogden) she resigned the latter office in protest at the appointment of Umbridge as ‘Hogwarts High Inquisitor’. The Daily Prophet included her in its smear campaign, insinuating that she had ‘links to… Read More
• Character Madam Hooch is the Quidditch coach and flying instructor at Hogwarts. She referees the Quidditch matches between the House teams. Read More
• Character Librarian at Hogwarts who looks like an underfed vulture (CS10) with a shriveled face, and spends more time policing the library than helping with research (OP29). Pince is highly suspicious of the students and places nasty spells on books to make sure they’re returned on time: Although I… Read More
• Character Madam Rosmerta is the proprietor of the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade. She is at least in her 30s and likely a bit older, since she was running the Three Broomsticks already back in the 1970s. She is well known by witches and wizards from all over, including the teachers from… Read More
• Character Non-canon Weasley cousin. Rowling had created the character of a female cousin to the Weasleys for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; however, that character disappeared in rewrites. On her website, Jo gives some more insight into the character: Her name is Mafalda, she is the daughter of the… Read More
• Character 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 Artist who specialised in painting portraits with magical eyes, which follow viewers both while inside the gallery but also back to their homes (JKR, WoM). Read More
• Character Magorian acts as the leader of the Centaurs of the forest. He is not as rash as Bane, but he does not trust humans (OP30, OP33). 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 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 Influential wizard and editor of the anti-muggle periodical Warlock at War (TBB/WHP). Read More
• Character Draco Malfoy is the son and only child of Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy and was a student at Hogwarts in the same year as Harry Potter. He is a rival of Harry, actively trying to undermine him in any way he can. Draco has white-blond hair and a pale, pointed face. Read More
• Character The Malfoy family is an old and aristocratic pure-blood wizarding family, one of the “Sacred Twenty-eight”. They live in Malfoy Manor, a large, ornate house which has been in the family for generations. The Malfoys are extremely wealthy. All members of the Malfoys have been sorted into Slytherin… 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 Narcissa Malfoy is Lucius’ wife and Draco’s mother, a blonde with blue eyes and a look on her face as if there were something smelly under her nose (GF8). She is fiercely protective of her son. Draco wanted to go to Durmstrang instead of Hogwarts but Narcissa nixed this… Read More
• Character Notorious member of the Malfoy family, thought to have murdered unruly Muggle tenants, disguising them as Black Death victims. He was never reprimanded by the Wizard’s Council. Read More
• Character The son of Draco Malfoy and Astoria Greengrass. Scorpius greatly resembles Draco (DH/e, CC). Read More
• Character An extremely influential figure in the Ministry of Magic during the late eighteenth century, during Unctuous Osbert’s time in office, although Malfoy was not an elected government official. Many believe that Osbert was controlled by Malfoy during his term as Minister. Read More
• Character Proprietor of a robe shop in Diagon Alley called Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions. She is a squat witch who is generally very friendly (PS5), though she becomes alarmed when wands are drawn in her shop (HBP6). Read More
• Character Mallory Twiddle wrote a letter to the Daily Prophet, complaining that Gringotts was using Sphinxes to guard its high security vaults (DP1)… Read More
• Character The famous hag Malodora Grymm, using a beautification potion to conceal her true form, married a king and used a charmed mirror to reinforce her self-image. She became jealous of the most beautiful girl in the land and fed her a poisoned apple to get rid of her. Read More
• Character Roger Malone was one of the original forty students at Hogwarts that J.K. Rowling created. He never appeared in canon, but did appear in the BBC interview with J.K. Rowling in 2001, Harry Potter and Me. His name also appears in a new writing from J.K. Rowling on Pottermore,… Read More
• Character A “thin and nervous-looking” boy, in Ravenclaw and a year ahead of Harry. A candidate for the Slug Club because his Uncle Damocles invented Wolfsbane potion (HBP7), but not a favored member because he does not see much of his Uncle Damocles. Read More
• Character Slytherin, 1986 – 1994 (repeated a year) Quidditch Chaser and captain. Harry thought he looked like he had troll blood. He wasn’t beyond a bit of cheating to win a match (PS11, CS7, CS10, PA13). Flint made Draco Malfoy the new Seeker when Lucius Malfoy donated… Read More
• Character A friend of Cho Chang’s with curly, reddish-blonde hair, Marietta was dragged to D.A. meetings by Cho and signed her name to the parchment that listed members of the group (OP16). However, when she later betrayed the group to Umbridge, she discovered the parchment had been jinxed, and her… 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 A boy who lives near Privet Drive, who, at age ten, was beaten up by a fifteen-year-old Dudley (OP1). Read More
• Character A member of the Order of the Phoenix in the 1970s, Marlene and her whole family were killed by Voldemort’s supporters (PS4,OP9), including Travers (GF30), shortly before Voldemort’s downfall (DH10). Read More
• Character A Bowtruckle in Newt Scamander’s case (WFT). Read More
• Character The eldest of twin daughters born to Isolt Sayre and James Steward, Martha was named for her paternal grandmother. During the attack on Ilvermorny when she and her sister Rioach were babies, it was their frightened screams that broke the curse upon their parents and thwarted Gormlaith Gaunt’s plans. As… Read More
• Character Fictional character in a wizarding comic book that Ron was reading, The Adventures of Martin Miggs, the Mad Muggle (CS3). Read More
• Character Marvolo is the patriarch of the Gaunt family, such as it is. He shorter than his son Morfin, with odd proportions. He has “bright brown eyes, short scrubby hair, and wrinkled face.” Harry think he looks like a powerful, aged monkey (Salazar Slytherin is also described as “monkey-like” in… Read More
• Character Alleged muggle-born brought before the Muggle-born Registration Commission for questioning because her parents were greengrocers. Escaped from the Ministry with the aid of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger (all Polyjuiced). Married to Reginald “Reg” Cattermole of the Magical Maintenance Department and mother to three children: Alfred, Ellied and… 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 Builder and his wife, who were dinner guests of the Dursleys’ on Harry’s twelfth birthday – an unfortunate night for all parties involved, especially given Mrs. Mason’s severe ornithophobia (CS1,CS2). Read More
• Character Headmistress of Beauxbatons Academy in France, respected both for her work at her job (GF29) and for her wizarding power (OP20). Though she’s a half-giant with the height to prove it, she publicly denies her ancestry (GF23) and runs counter to all stereotypes… Read More
• Character Was the “charismatic” eighth Minister for Magic for a little over ten years 1770 – 1781, at which time he mysteriously died in office (Pm). Read More
• Character Chaser/Captain for the Pride of Portree, led the team to two league wins in the 1960s. She played for Scotland thirty-six times. She has a daughter, Meghan, and a son, Kirley Duke (QA7). Read More
• Character Gryffindor, 1994 – 2001 (GF12). Natalie’s name comes from a Canadian girl who was very sick. She loved the Harry Potter books and contacted JKR. The author wrote her and told her some of the secrets of the books to come, but Natalie had died by the time… Read More
• Character Elizabeth McGilliguddy was president of MACUSA during the American Revolution and the 1777 “Country or Kind?” debate. She encouraged the British Ministry of Magic to refrain from interfering in the war for American independence (Pm). Read More
• Character Weatherman on the evening news Vernon Dursley was watching on November 1, 1981 (PS1). Read More
• Character Minister for Magic during a “period of calm”1858 – 1865. McPhail, speaking about the Muggle Prime Minister visiting the Ministry of Magic, said that none had, because ‘their puir wee braines couldnae cope wi’ it’ (Pm). Read More
• Character Wizard who imprisoned his Muggle neighbour inside a tea kettle. He was sent to prison for this act (JKR, WoM). Read More
• Character Member of the Order of the Phoenix Order of the Phoenix who was killed personally by Voldemort (OP9).  … Read More
• Character Melania Macmillan, a member of the pure-blood Macmillan family, married Arcturus Black and had two children, Lucretia and Orion. She was grandmother to Sirius and Regulus Black. 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 Hogwarts student who in 1996 was recommended as a member of the Slug Club because her family owns a large chain of apothecaries (HBP7). Read More
• Character Chairman of the International Confederation of Wizards Quidditch Committee (ICWQC) (2014). Read More
• Character A Charms specialist sometimes known as “The Prince of Enchanters;” Merlin is unquestionably the most famous wizard of all time (PS6, FW). Merlin was part of the Court of King Arthur (King Arthur once ruled the land that is now part of England). He believed that wizards should help… Read More
• Character Merope Gaunt was the daughter of Marvolo Gaunt and mother of Tom Riddle. Eighteen-year-old Merope’s hair is lank and dull and she has a “plain, pale, rather heavy face.” Her eyes also gaze in opposite directions. Merope’s father is extremely abusive to her and derisively calls her a “Squib” (and other… Read More
• Character Defence Against the Dark Arts professor from c. 1895 to c.1945. Soon after graduating from Hogwarts, Tom Riddle asked Headmaster Armando Dippet if he could remain and teach because Professor Merrythought was retiring after teaching for “nearly fifty years” (HBP20). When Dumbledore would not… Read More
• Character Ravenclaw, 1991 – 1998 Michael is a dark-haired boy who met Ginny Weasley at the Yule Ball and began dating her at the end of the 1994 – 1995 school year; through Ginny, Michael and his friends joined the DA (OP16). Michael sulked so much after Gryffindor defeated… Read More
• Character Slytherin, c. 1989 – 1996, Quidditch team Keeper. Hit Alicia Spinnet from behind with a jinx in the library prior to the autumn 1995 Gryffindor-Slytherin match, but Snape refused to believe the fourteen eyewitnesses (OP19). Since Bletchley was at least a second year when Harry started at Hogwarts, and… Read More
• Character Minister of Magic before Cornelius Fudge, from 1980-1990 (OP5). She was “highly able Minister. Had to answer to the International Confederation of Wizards for a number of breaches of International Statute of Secrecy on the day and night following Harry Potter’s survival of Lord Voldemort’s attack. Acquitted herself magnificently… Read More
• Character Slytherin, 1991 – 1998 (PS7) Member of Umbridge’s Inquisitorial Squad in her fifth year (OP32). In her second year, Millicent partnered Hermione at the Duelling Club at Snape’s direction, resorting to a headlock despite the standard “no contact” rule of wizard duelling, leaving some black hair on… Read More
• Character The Transfiguration professor and Deputy Headmistress at Hogwarts for over forty years, and a powerful witch and Animagus (PS1, PS4). McGonagall has a stern exterior, keeping her classes strictly controlled and following the rules closely (PS8), yet has a warm heart and cares deeply for her friends… Read More
• Character Famous for falling in love with a merman in Loch Lomond while on holiday. When her family forbids her to marry him, she transfigures herself into a haddock and is never seen again (FW). Read More
• Character Famous author of the Standard Book of Spells series of books (Standard Book of Spells Grade One through [known] Grade Six) which are required textbooks for students at Hogwarts (PS5, PA4, GF10, OP9, HBP9). Read More
• Character Miranda Goshawk, who lived some two hundred years ago, grew up searching for a good, simple book of spells. Goshawk had a lot of older sisters who teased her by telling her the wrong incantations for spells as they were growing up. As Miranda put it, “Hand me down robes are merely… Read More
• Character Healer in charge of the Janus Thickey ward (a closed, longterm ward for patients with permanent spell damage) at St. Mungo’s Hospital at the time of Broderick Bode’s assassination (OP23, 25). She is quite chatty and is described as being “motherly-looking.” She treats Lockhart (a resident in the same… Read More
• Character First Obliviator employed at the Ministry of Magic and inventor of Memory Modifying Charms (JKR, WoM)… Read More
• Character Youngest adopted daughter of Mary Lou Barebone, a Second Salem leader in 1920s New York. Read More
• Character Tried to stop Barberus Bragge from his barbaric treatment of a Golden Snidget, only to be fined 10 Galleons for her trouble (a huge amount of money in those days). The Modesty Rabnott Golden Snidget Preserve in Somerset is named after her. Modesty owned a Hippogriff, but the house she owned… Read More
• Character Headmistress of Hogwarts in 1876, negotiated a standoff with Peeves by signing a contract allowing the poltergeist certain privileges. Read More
• Character Witch whose letter was published on the Problem Page of the Daily Prophet (DP3)… Read More
• Character MMolly is the eldest child of Percy and Audrey and was possibly named after her grandmother Molly Weasley. Read More
• Character A middle-aged witch, wife of Arthur and mother of seven, who puts her family first in everything she does. Molly is a very capable witch in her own right. She is one of the “old crowd,” a group of witches and wizards who are faithful and devoted to Albus Dumbledore. Read More
• Character Slytherin, c. 1989 – 1996, Quidditch Chaser/captain Member of Umbridge’s Inquisitorial Squad who made the mistake of trying to take House Points from the Weasley twins without witnesses, and consequently was stuffed by them into the first floor Vanishing Cabinet; reappeared some days later jammed into a toilet on… 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 Quidditch player, Chaser for the New Zealand National Team (2014). Read More
• Character Professor Moonshine is a researcher whose specialty is potions that affect hags (DP4)… Read More
• Character Quidditch player, Chaser for Ireland’s National Team (1994). Read More
• Character Wizard whose next door neighbour, Elladora Guffy, was overly fond of practical joke spells (DP1)  … Read More
• Character Morfin Gaunt was the son of Marvolo Gaunt. He is first seen dressed in rags, his thick hair so matted with dirt the color was indistinguishable. He was missing several teeth, and his eyes, like those of his father and sister, looked in opposite directions. Morfin is a Parselmouth and… Read More
• Character Powerful Dark witch, Queen of the Island of Avalon in the middle ages, half-sister to King Arthur of England (FW). Ron owned six of her Chocolate Frog Cards so he gave one to Harry during their first trip to Hogwarts (PS6). Read More
• Character A famous Irish witch whose Animagus was a crow (Pm). Read More
• Character A Ministry raid on his house in August 1992 turned up some extremely odd ferrets (CS3). Read More
• Character Female acromantula, wife of Aragog (CS15). Read More
• Character Vernon Dursley once doubted that Dudley even knew who the Prime Minister was, since the boy took no interest in current events, but neglected to mention the name himself (OP1). Vernon would be horrified (judging from his reaction to the existence of the Ministry of Magic in (OP2) to… Read More
• Character After stealing Salazar Slytherin’s locket from Hepzibah Smith, Tom Riddle used the murder of a Muggle tramp to turn the locket into a Horcrux with part of his soul inside (BLC). Read More
• Character Either there are two Death Eaters named Mulciber, or a single one who failed a whole lot of grades. The first went to school with Voldemort and escorted him to Hogsmeade the night he applied to teach at Hogwarts (HBP20); the second a friend of Snape and Avery when… Read More
• Character Quidditch player, Chaser for Ireland’s National Team (1994). Read More
• Character In 1398, Mumps wrote a description of Quidditch which closely matches the current form of the game (QA5). Read More
• Character Eric Munch is a watchwizard who worked in the Atrium of the Ministry of Magic. When Harry visited the Ministry for his hearing on August 12, 1995, a watchwizard named Eric was on duty. Eric is described as “badly shaven” and wearing robes colored to match the ceiling of the… Read More
• Character Mundungus Fletcher is a rather dodgy character, a crook whose shady business dealings are always getting him into trouble. However, he’s also a member of the Order of the Phoenix. Read More
• Character Famous wizard healer. Founded Saint Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Ailments and Injuries (FW). Read More
• Character Merchiefteness of the Merfolk living in the Hogwarts lake.  She is described as “a particularly wild and ferocious-looking female.” (GF26)… 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 Composer of the unfinished “Wizarding Suite,” which features an exploding tuba. Has been banned since its last performance in 1902, when it blew the roof out of Ackerley Town Hall (FW). Read More
• Character Handsome wizard who lived in Bury St Edmunds. He fell in love with Violet Tillyman when she accidentally arrived in his house via the Floo Network (Pm). Read More
• Character Myrtle Elizabeth Warren was a Ravenclaw student in the 1940s who was killed by the basilisk from the Chamber of Secrets. She became the ghost known as Moaning Myrtle. Read More
• Character Moaning Myrtle is a ghost who haunts a toilet in a girls’ bathroom on the second floor of Hogwarts castle. She is a squat ghost with lank hair, pimples, and thick glasses. She seldom smiles and takes offense at the least excuse, crying rivers of tears and wailing. Myrtle, whose… Read More