• Character George Weasley is one of the seven children of Arthur and Molly Weasley and twin brother to Fred Weasley. The twins are co-owners of Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, a highly successful joke shop in Diagon Alley. About the Weasley Twins: Mischief managed! The Weasley twins are the staunch enemies of pretension, authority, and… Read More
• Source Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth book in the series, was published in 2000. For the first time, bookstores held midnight release parties. The Harry Potter phenomenon was in full swing. Unfortunately, the scene in the graveyard provoked a strong anti-Potter response from some conservative Christian groups who… Read More
• Source Voldemort again attempts to kill Harry but their spells clash, shades of Voldemort’s victims emerge from his wand, and Harry escapes through the Portkey. Read More
• Event The Goblin Rebellion of 1612 takes place at least partially in Scotland, since the inn at Hogsmeade serves as headquarters during this rebellion (PS5). The goblins object to the rules against goblin ownership of wands which are set down by the Wizarding community. Read More
• Event One of a number of Goblin rebellions throughout the history of the Wizarding community in Britain. This particular rebellion was handled poorly by two successive Ministers for Magic, Albert Boot and Basil Flack, both of whom resigned in 1752. As the tumultuous year progressed, werewolves joined the goblins in rebellion. Read More
• Historical events There were a number of bloody goblin rebellions in the 17th and 18th centuries (JKR-W3). The Rebellion which began in 1752 cost two Ministers for Magic their positions, involved werewolves, and was only suppressed when a seasoned Auror took over the Ministry. Ten years later, in 1762, famed goblin rebel leader Vargot… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Goblin Riots Erupt in Chipping Clodbury is a headline in the Daily Prophet, reporting events during a meeting to discuss a new Bill of Goblin Rights (DP3). B.O.G. (Brotherhood of Goblins) supporters ran riot during a meeting held in Chipping Clodbury with representatives from the Department for… Read More
• Magical effects Golden fire is the description of an unnamed, mysterious, and extremely powerful jet of golden fire between two wands. The effect occurred in the midst of the Battle of the Seven Potters when Harry’s wand, on its own volition, turned in his hand and attacked Voldemort with a powerful blast… 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
• Event An uprising by the hairy giants of North America which caused the Magical Congress of the United States (MACUSA) to move operations from Washington to New York City (Pm). The blame for this is generally placed on Irene Kneedander, Head of the Body for Protection of Magical Species (Humanoid) at… Read More
• Character Fenrir Greyback was a werewolf, low-level Death Eater, and friend of the Malfoy family. He killed for fun and especially enjoyed infecting children. Greyback was a follower of Voldemort since at least 1970s, though he was in it for the access to victims, not for ideological reasons. 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 Gellert Grindelwald was a brilliant, ambitious, and ultimately dangerous wizard who tried to take over the wizarding world, starting in the early 1920s and ending with his defeat by Albus Dumbledore in a famous duel in 1945. Two years younger than Dumbledore (DH18), as a teenager Gellert was blond, wore… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Grindelwald Strikes Again in Europe is a headline from a magical newspaper in 1926. It refers to Gellert Grindelwald’s attacks on both Wizards and Muggles in Europe at that time (WFT).  … Read More
• Character Griphook was a Goblin who operated the underground tram which takes wizards to their Gringotts vaults (PS5). Griphook assisted in the break in at Gringotts to steal the Hufflepuff cup Horcrux from the Lestrange vault (DH26). Harry promised to give him the Sword of Gryffindor in exchange for… Read More