• Character Abel Treetops was a wizard from Cincinnati who said in 1832 that he had a patented approach for taming Wampus Cats so that they might be used as guards for wizarding homes. In actuality, Treetops was placing Engorgement Charms on Kneazles, which are tame and naturally hostile to suspicious and… Read More
• Creature The Abominable Snowman is another name for the Yeti (FB). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:13 — 2.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts… Read More
• Creature A breed of winged horse; the Abraxan is a gigantic, extremely powerful Palomino (FB). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:13 — 2.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Spells The Summoning Charm causes an object to fly to the caster, even over quite some distance; the target object is said to have been Summoned. It would seem that the caster must know at least the general location of the object Summoned. Podcast:… Read More
• Creature An acromantula is a gigantic black spider (legspan may reach up to 15 feet) with a poisonous bite, the Acromantula is an anomaly in the beast / being classification system. While capable of human speech, the Acromantula is classified as a beast rather than a being due to its violent… Read More
• Potion ingredients Acromantula venom is the highly-prized secretion of the acromantula. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:13 — 2.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes An action figure is a magically animated figure of people or animals. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:13 — 2.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Adrian Tutley was a wizard who lodged a complaint with the International Confederation of Wizards about the Uagadou School Animagi Team. Their performance of “synchronized transforming” astounded the crowd attending an International Symposium of Animagi (Pm: Uagadou). Many older wizards, including Mr. Tutley, “felt threatened by fourteen-year-olds who could turn at… Read More
• Creature A breed of winged horse, chestnut in color. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:13 — 2.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Character Agatha Timms was a short witch who owns an eel farm. At the 1994 Quiddtch World Cup, Agatha bets half shares in her eel farm on a week-long match (GF7). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Character Albert Boot was the fifth Minister for Magic, in office 1747-1752. He couldn’t handle a goblin rebellion and resigned (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:13 — 2.0MB)… Read More
• Event During Boot’s time in office, a goblin rebellion takes place. Boot is ineffective in dealing with the crisis (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:13 — 2.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Creature The albino bloodhound is a breed of dog with an exceptional sense of smell and tracking ability that is also suffering from albinism, resulting in pure white fur, pale skin and pink eyes. Podcast: Play in new window… Read More
• Creature Albino peacocks, also known as White peacocks, are large birds with expansive tail feathers. They are similar in size and behavior to the more familiar Indian Blue peacocks. Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Character Alguff the Awful was afoul-smelling goblin nuisance. Well known throughout the goblin world for trying to sell vials of his sweat to a Dungbomb manufacturer (FW). Podcast: Play in new window | Download… Read More
• Character Almerick Sawbridge was a wizard famous for conquering the river troll that was terrorizing crossers of the Wye River (fw41). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:13 — 2.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Event Sawbridge became famous for conquering the River Troll of the Wye River. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:13 — 2.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Amarillo Lestoat was a flamboyant american vampire. Author of A Vampire’s Monologue – intended to bore the reader into a stupor making him/her easier prey for vampires. Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Event Amarillo Lestoat, American vampire and author of the stupefying novel A Vampire’s Monologue, was born in 1776 (FW). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:13 — 2.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Event Amarillo Lestoat, American vampire and author of the incredibly boring novel A Vampire’s Monologue, died in 1977 (FW). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:13 — 2.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Amos Diggory was a Ministry of Magic official who worked for the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. Amos is a ruddy-faced wizard with a scrubby brown beard. He takes a great deal of pride in his son, Cedric, even to the point of being somewhat rude… Read More
• Quote Snape didn’t seem to find it funny. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:13 — 2.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Magical effects Animagus Transfiguration is the magical process of taking on the form of an animal, or afterward, reverting back again to human form. The animal form is sometimes referred to as the witch or wizard’s Animagus form. See the Animagi entry for further details about wizarding folk who can perform this… Read More
• Books and Literature Animal Ghosts of Britain was a book by Mopsy Fleabert about animal spirits in Britain (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:13 — 2.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Annis Black was a hag whose letter is published in the Daily Prophet (DP1). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:13 — 2.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Two authors are listed simply as “anonymous”: the author of Hairy Snout, Human Heart (FB) and the author of the infamous Pure-Blood Directory in the early 1930s. Many believe the latter to be Cantankerus Nott (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window… Read More
• Magizoology Ant eggs, white and the size of grains of rice, were used as food for baby Blast-Ended Skrewts. Hagrid wanted the class to hand-feed the Skrewts, but some students were burned when they blasted fire (GF13). Podcast: Play… Read More
• Creature Species of dragon, native to New Zealand and Australia. habitat: valleys appearance: iridescent, pearly scales size: medium eyes: glittering, multicolored, with no pupils flame: vivid red food: sheep eggs: pale grey Podcast:… Read More
• Islands Another name for the south Pacific region that includes Australia and New Zealand. It is presumably the home of the Antipodean Opaleye dragon (FB). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:13… Read More
• Character Apolline Delacour was the wife of Monsieur Delacour and the mother of Fleur and Gabrielle Delacour. She was half veela. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:13 — 2.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Creature Newt Scamander hoped to purchase a fuzzy creature known as an Appaloosa Puffskein in New York City as a birthday present for someone, but the breeder had been shut down by MACUSA a year earlier. Porpentina Goldstein explained to him that breeding magical creatures is forbidden in New York (WFT). Read More
• Creature inA creature that was probably created by Luna Lovegood and/or Xenophilius Lovegood. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:13 — 2.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Aragog was a male Acromantula, acquired as an egg c. 1942 by Hagrid from a traveller. Hagrid hid Aragog in a cupboard in the castle and reared him on table scraps until Aragog’s existence was exposed by Tom Riddle. At that point Hagrid was expelled, but he managed to release… Read More
• Event Hagrid has been raising the baby Acromantula in a cupboard in the Hogwarts dungeons, but his arrangement is revealed to the teachers by Tom Riddle, suggesting to them that the Acromantula was responsible for the death of Myrtle Warren. Hagrid is expelled from Hogwarts for supposedly causing the death of… Read More
• Event Harry (spurred by Felix Felicis) and Professor Slughorn (hoping to acquire some Acromatula venom) join Hagrid (utterly bereaved) and Fang for the Acromantula’s funeral. Professor Slughorn sneaks some of Aragog’s venom while Hagrid isn’t looking, then gives a grand eulogy that Hagrid finds very touching. After Aragog’s body… Read More
• Event He had been ill since the summer of 1996. His body is removed from the forest by Hagrid before the other Acromantula can eat it. His funeral is at dusk the next day. Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Place One of the United States of America, located in the south just west of the Mississippi River. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:13 — 2.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Potion ingredients Potion ingredient, used in Wit-Sharpening Potion. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:13 — 2.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Character Armando Dippet is a former headmaster of Hogwarts (c. 1942 through mid-1960s), Dumbledore’s predecessor, who was totally taken in by Tom Riddle. Dippet’s portrait hangs in Dumbledore’s office (OP37). In life, he was nearly bald and somewhat feeble (CS13). Tom Riddle, when he had finished school, asked Dippet… Read More
• Countries Armenia is a small country just east of Turkey, where a warlock once saved a village from werewolves, though Gilderoy Lockhart took credit for it (CS16). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Character Described as “ugly” and “old” by Gilderoy Lockhart, this warlock was the one who faced the Wagga Wagga Werewolf – only to have his memory wiped by Lockhart, who took credit for the warlock’s heroism by writing about it in Wandering with Werewolves (CS16). Podcast:… Read More
• Creature Armadillos are small armored mammals found throughout the Americas; the species is most diverse, however, in South America. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:13 — 2.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Arnold is a Pygmy Puff that Molly Weasley bought for Ginny at Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes in the fall of her fifth year (HBP6).  Arnold tends to ride around on Ginny’s shoulder in the Gryffindor common room, which is probably a good thing as Crookshanks seems to have taken an… Read More
• Character Artemius Lawson was an outspoken notorious campaigner for the suppression of trolls (DP2). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:13 — 2.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Creature The Ashwinder is a thin grey serpent with glowing red eyes which comes out of untended magical fires and lives long enough to lay fiery hot eggs in some dark and secluded spot. These eggs, while valued as potion ingredients, are very dangerous. If they are not found and frozen… Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics Title given to Delphi, the daughter of Lord Voldemort and Bellatrix Lestrange, in an alternate-reality timeline visited by Scorpius Malfoy using a Time-Turner (CC3.3, CC3.16). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration:… Read More
• Creature The Augurey is a thin and mournful-looking bird somewhat resembling a vulture, greenish-black in color, native to Britain and Ireland. Normally remaining hidden in its nest in brambles and thorns, flying only in heavy rain, the feathers of the Augurey repel ink. Its distinctive cry was once thought to be a… Read More
• Creature Another name for the Augurey. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:13 — 2.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Symbols Viewed hanging on the walls in the Office of Magical Law Enforcement in an alternate timeline in which Draco Malfoy is an Auror, Harry died, and Voldemort survived to rule the Wizarding World (CC3.3). Podcast: Play in new… Read More
• Symbols The symbol of Voldemort’s daughter Delphi, known to her followers as The Augurey (CC3.16). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:13 — 2.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Countries Australia is both the smallest continent and its own country, located on a large island entirely in the southern hemisphere. Hermione sent her parents to Australia during the height of the war against Voldemort, to protect them from Death Eaters. She also modified their memories so they… Read More
• Spells The Bird-Conjuring Charm produces a flock of small, twittering birds. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:13 — 2.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts… Read More
• Islands • Mysterious places Far out in the icy waters of the North Sea lies a tiny island that is home to one of the most terrible places on earth: Azkaban, the wizarding prison (PA3, Sch1, Pm). History The fortress has existed since the 15th century, and never appeared on any Muggle map. The… Read More