• Glossary • Insults, Curses, and Interjections Hag is an insulting name used for a particularly unpleasant or cruel woman. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:07 — 2.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Quote “Er – I don’ want ter be rude, but who the ruddy hell are you?” Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:07 — 2.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Event One morning, while staying at the black ancestral home, Grimmauld Place, Harry woke up early and started to look around (DH10). He walked up to the top most landing where he saw two doors, one was labelled Sirius, which Harry entered first. This had been the first time that… Read More
• Essay
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Yes, Harry is half-blood. We learned in PS4 that Lily’s parents were Muggles. At least, that’s the implication of Aunt Petunia’s remarks that they were proud having a witch in the family. Voldemort, too, is half-blood: we learned in CS13 that his father was a Muggle (his mother was a witch). The intense focus on whether or not a certain character does or… Read More
• Event After receiving an emotional high from hearing familiar voices and support on Potterwatch, Harry accidentally lets slip Voldemort’s name, which is taboo to speak. It breaks all of their protective enchantments and brings a group of Snatchers, led by werewolf Fenrir Greyback, to the Trio’s location. An… Read More
• Source Harry has his second lesson with Dumbledore, where they briefly discuss Mundungus and Draco. Dumbledore discusses Merope with Harry again. Together, they then view a memory of Dumbledore’s, where he visits Voldemort’s orphanage and invites an eleven-year-old Tom Riddle to Hogwarts. In the memory, Dumbledore learns Riddle’s history and discovers that he has… Read More
• Source Hermione remains angry with Ron, but Harry tries to stay friends with both of them. He finds that girls are trying to seduce him and Romilda Vane tries to slip him a Love Potion. Harry asks Luna to Slughorn’s Christmas party, and Hermione invites McLaggen to upset Ron. After some general… Read More
• Source After arriving back at Hogwarts, Harry chats with Hermione about Ron and Malfoy. He learns that apparition lessons are coming, and finds that both Ron and Ginny seem disenchanted with their relationships. He then has a lesson with Dumbledore, where they discuss Scrimgeour and see two memories; In the first one,… Read More
• Source Ginny fights with Dean and Ron with Lavender. Luna delivers a message to Harry of a lesson with Dumbledore, and Harry arrives at the lesson to find Trelawney being asked to leave. Dumbledore makes Harry feel guilty for not procuring Slughorn’s memory, but they view two new memories: in the first,… Read More
• Source Harry learns that Dumbledore has returned, races off to his office. Together they watch Slughorn’s memory, where Riddle learns what Horcruxes are and contemplates making more than one. Dumbledore explains his suspicions that Riddle made six, including the now-destroyed ring and diary, the locket, the cup, and Nagini.  Dumbledore promises Harry… Read More
• Source Ginny leads Harry to the hospital wing, where the Order discusses Bill, Dumbledore, Snape, and the events of the evening. We also learn that Fleur still wants to marry a disfigured Bill, and Tonks is in love with Lupin. McGonagall takes Harry to her office (formerly Dumbledore’s) and asks where… Read More
• Source Narcissa calls on Snape in secret against Voldemort’s orders. Bellatrix tries to stop her, but joins her at Snape’s house anyway. Snape prevents Wormtail’s eavesdropping and tells Bellatrix his story, though she still refuses to trust him; Narcissa then reveals that Voldemort has ordered Draco to do something difficult, and… 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). Podcast:… Read More
• Character Ancestor of Sirius Black listed on the Black Family Tapestry (BFT), listed as the wife of Sirius Black II. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:07 — 2.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Horace Slughorn is a teacher at Hogwarts. He served as Potions Master until 1981, then again from 1996. He was also Head of Slytherin house for the school year 1997-1998. At the beginning of Harry’s 6th year at Hogwarts, Dumbledore and Harry convince a genial wizard named Horace Slughorn to come… Read More
• Trivia After Voldemort’s return to power, Horace Slughorn found himself the unwilling host of Corban Yaxley. However, Yaxley left without discovering Slughorn’s hiding place; Slughorn had transfigured himself into an armchair. Slughorn attempted the same trick with Albus Dumbledore a year later, but was unsuccessful. Read More