• Character Slytherin, early 1970s (deduction from GF27). Strictly speaking, the book only specifies that Rabastan’s brother and sister-in-law were Slytherins, since Sirius was speaking of the Lestranges as “a married couple.” – MLW A Death Eater; brother of Rodolphus Lestrange (GF30, OP6). Rabastan and his brother Rodolphus were… Read More
• Event Put in place in 1790 by MACUSA President Emily Rappaport in order to completely sever ties between the Wizarding and No-Maj communities in America. Thus, the American magical community became completely segregated, unlike the European Wizarding World where inter-Muggle marriage and government cooperation were allowed (Pm). Podcast:… Read More
• Character Employee of the Magical Maintenance Department for the Ministry of Magic and known as “Reg.” Married to Mary Cattermole and father to three children: Alfred, Ellie, and Maisie (DH13). Accosted by who he thought was Mafalda Hopkirk with a Puking Pastille. Believed to have gone into hiding with his… Read More
• Character Regulus Black was the younger brother of Sirius Black. Unlike Sirius, Regulus was favored by their parents because he shared their overweening pride in their heritage and their belief in pure-blood supremacy; indeed, Regulus became one of Voldemort’s Death Eaters around 1977 at the age of sixteen. Sirius… Read More
• Character Son of Sirius Black and Hesper Gamp. Regulus had two older siblings: an brother Arcturus (1901-1991) and an sister Lycoris (1904-1965) (BFT). He was not married and had no children (BFT). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Event Sirius Black told Harry that his younger brother Regulus “panicked” and tried to back out of being a Death Eater and was killed because Voldemort demanded “a lifetime of service or death” (OP6). He also thought his brother’s life was thrown away and “not very important.” The real story… Read More
• Magical effects A deep sense of guilt, sorrow and regret over an act that causes harm to another person. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:07 — 2.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Delphi is a very unusual and mysterious young woman. She claims to be the niece and caretaker of Amos Diggory, now a lonely widower at the St. Oswald’s Home for Old Witches and Wizards in Upper Flagley, and calls herself Delphi (short for Delphini Diggory). She lives at… Read More
• Character The Riddle family was a singularly unpleasant, upper class family who fifty years ago lived in the village of Little Hangleton in a large manor house (‘Riddle House’) on a hill, overlooking a graveyard and a church. Tom Marvolo Riddle/Lord Voldemort: Born of a witch mother (Merope Gaunt) and… Read More
• Character Tom Marvolo Riddle was a gifted young wizard born of a witch mother (Merope Gaunt) and a Muggle father (Tom Riddle, Sr.) on December 31, 1926. His mother had fallen in love with his father, who was a Muggle, and tricked him into marrying her with a… Read More
• Character Rionach Sayre was the mother of Ilvermorny founder Isolt Sayre. She was a Pure-blood Irish witch descended from Salazar Slytherin through the line of Gaunt. Her husband William Sayre was also a Pure-blood descended from the famous witch Morrigan, but the couple was friendly with Muggles and raised their daughter… Read More
• Character The Reverend Robert McGonagall was a Scottish Presbyterian minister. He married Isobel Ross, an 18-year-old, high-spirited witch after they eloped. The pair brought forth three children, Minerva, named after Isobel’s grandmother, Malcolm and Robert Jr. They lived in the manse just outside Caithness, Scotland. It was… Read More
• Character Slytherin, early 1970s (GF27). A Death Eater, brother of Rabastan, husband of Bellatrix (GF27, GF30, OP6). Rodolphus and his brother Rabastan were captured by the Ministry of Magic after their attack on the Longbottoms (November or December 1981) and given a life sentence in Azkaban… Read More
• Event Ron’s hand has swollen to twice normal size and turns green after Norbert bites it. He spends the next few days in the Hospital Wing recovering. Fortunately, Madam Pomfrey doesn’t ask too many questions. During that time, Malfoy comes to visit Ron on the pretense of needing to borrow one… Read More
• Character Euphemia Rowle was an “extreme Death Eater” and the guardian of Delphi, the offspring of Lord Voldemort and Bellatrix Lestrange (CC3.16). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:07 — 2.8MB)… Read More
• Character A Wizarding Pure-blood Death Eater family, listed in the ‘Pure-Blood Directory’ (c. 1930) as one of the ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight’ families (Pm, CC3.16). Notable members: Damocles Rowle Euphemia Rowle Thorfinn Rowle Podcast:… Read More
• Character Rubeus Hagrid is a half-giant with shaggy hair and a “wild, tangled beard” (PS1) who serves as the Keeper of Keys and Grounds, Gamekeeper, and Care of Magical Creatures professor at Hogwarts (PS4, PA6). He is excessively fond of “interesting creatures” — that anyone else would call… Read More
• Event He is born to a human father and Fridwulfa, a giantess. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:07 — 2.8MB)Subscribe: Apple… Read More
• Event Hagrid is expelled after being accused of opening the Chamber of Secrets and releasing a monster who killed Myrtle Warren. He was framed for this by Tom Riddle, who saw Hagrid as an easy target for persecution, being oversized and clumsy and unusually fond of dangerous creatures. Tom confronted Hagrid,… Read More
• Wizarding culture The Rumor of Voldemort’s Heir suggests that Voldemort fathered a child before he died. There have been numerous versions of this narrative (CC1.4, CC1.12), but one common version concerned the Malfoy family. The rumor was that Draco and Astoria Malfoy were unable to have children to carry on the Malfoy bloodline… Read More
• Character Albert Runcorn was a tall, bearded wizard who works for the Ministry of Magic. He unwittingly played a part in Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s infiltration of the Ministry when Hermione gave him a Nosebleed Nougat, convinced him to go home, and took some of his hairs to add to… Read More