• Creature Caiporas are furry, mischievous spirits from the Amazonian rain forest which guard the students and grounds of Castelobruxo, the Brazilian school of magic. Castelobruxo Headmistress Benedita Dourado once heard Hogwarts Headmaster Armando Dippet complaining about Peeves the school poltergeist, and she offered to send him… Read More
• Character The O.W.L. Care of Magical Creatures examiner who examines Harry is a “plump little witch”, and seems to be less stern than some of the others as she smiles at Harry when the exam is over (OP31). The students are tested on Knarls, Fire Crabs,… Read More
• Transportation About a hundred carriages wait for arriving Hogwarts students along a rough, mud road near the railway station on September first each year, and take them back to the station at the beginning of the summer holidays. Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories A region in the northeastern tip of Spain, Catalonia is the native region of the Catalonian Fireball Dragon. Read More
• Creature A cat, or feline, is a small domesticated animal that is related to lions and tigers and that is kept by Muggles and Wizards, but especially by Squibs. Cats are one of the types of pets which Hogwarts students are allowed to bring with them when the start school (… Read More
• Magical discipline Firenze the Centaur explained the kind of Divination his race practices as follows: “I know that you have learned the names of the planets and their moons in Astronomy, and that you have mapped the stars’ progress through the heavens. Centaurs have unravelled the mysteries of these movements over centuries. Read More
• Creature Centaurs are intelligent creatures with the head and torso of a human joined to the body of a horse. They have a rich history and are known for being skilled in healing, divination and astronomy. Read More
• Creatures' homes, lairs, and territories • Mysterious places The Chamber of Secrets is a legendary secret room constructed by Salazar Slytherin to house a monster which would finish his “noble work.” This noble work would be accomplished when his true heir would open the Chamber and release the monster which lived within to rid the school of non-pureblood… Read More
• Event Growing friction between Godric Gryffindor and Salazar Slytherin erupts into violence, with the result that Slytherin leaves Hogwarts after creating the Chamber of Secrets. He places a basilisk within the Chamber, someday to be released to finish his “noble work” of ridding the castle of those he considered to be… Read More
• Event This time the Chamber is opened by Ginny Weasley, under the influence of Tom Riddle, by means of his diary. Harry first hears the voice of the Basilisk during his detention with Lockhart. Read More
• Character Charlie Weasley is Ron’s second oldest brother who works with dragons in Romania. Charlie is an “outdoor type” who has spent his whole adult life working with dragons in Romania (CS4, CS14). The second-oldest son of Arthur andMolly Weasley, Charlie is stocky and very freckly (GF4), and he… Read More
• Creature Chimaeras are vicious, bloodthirsty creatures with a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a dragon’s tail native Greece. Chimaera eggs are classified as Class A Non-Tradable Goods (FB). Read More
• Countries China is the most populated country in the world, with over one billion people. It is home to several species of magical creatures, including the phoenix and the Chinese Fireball dragon (FB). Tibet is also located in China. Two wizards of note were Chinese: magical creatures specialist Quong Po and… Read More
• Creature Species of dragon native to China. habitat: mountains (?) appearance: scarlet with a fringe of golden spikes around its face eyes: protruding flame: mushroom-shaped, which gives the dragon its name food: pigs, humans eggs: vivid crimson speckled with gold… Read More
• Creature The Chinese Fireball dragon is sometimes known by this name (FB). Read More
• Towns This town was the location of a late-night meeting between Ministry representatives and the Brotherhood of Goblins intended to discuss the creation of a Goblin Bill of Rights (DP3)  … Read More
• Event The riot broke out in Chipping Clodbury, where talks regarding the Goblin Bill of Rights were occurring between the Brotherhood of Goblins and the British Ministry of Magic, when Goblins who had acquired wands started using them to wreak havoc. The rioting Goblins caused some items in the… Read More
• Creature Chizpurfles are magical parasites that live in the fur or feathers of some magical creatures, and can also infest magical items. Chizpurfles are 1/20″ long and are crab-like in appearance (FB). Read More
• Magical effects Choranaptyxic refers to the ability of a magical creature to change size to fit the available space, in particular the snake-like bird known as the Occamy (WFT). Read More
• Thing Fred and George used a live garden gnome as the Christmas angel on top of the Weasley Christmas tree at the Burrow (HBP16). Read More
• Hogwarts Several kinds of living creatures are used as Christmas ornaments as well as many inanimate objects, including: Bubbles, everlasting candles, everlasting icicles, and enchanted snow. Read More
• Creature A blood-sucking creature with both humanoid and reptilian qualities, found in North and South America. A baby chupacabra named Antonio helped Gellert Grindelwald to escape from Ministry Aurors who had come to fetch him where he was being held prisoner by MACUSA authorities.  Antonio bit the finger of an Auror… Read More
• Public places • Railway places The subway station outside City Hall in 1926 New York was decorated in an ornate Art Deco style and functioned as a base for Obscurial Credence Barebone, who lurked there before attacking the No-Maj Senator Shaw. It was also the location of the epic final battle against Barebone (WFT). Read More
• Creature A Clabbert is an arboreal creature resembling a cross between a monkey and a frog (FB). Read More
• Character Elfrida Clagg was the Chieftainess of Warlock’s Council (JKR). * The dates given on Clagg’s Chocolate Frog card (1612-1687) conflict with information from QA4 which says she was the “Chief of the Wizard’s Council” in the mid-1300s. The portrait of the similarly named Elfrida Cragg in the Ministry… Read More
• Thing A number of small metal instruments, which when shaken make a loud, ringing noise like tiny hammers on anvils (DH26). Read More
• Character Penelope Clearwater was the girlfriend of Percy Weasley while at Hogwarts, though their relationship was kept a secret for quite some time. They began dating in their fifth year. She has long curly hair (CS12). Penelope was Sorted into Ravenclaw and attended Hogwarts from1987 – 1994. She is a prefect from 1992 to 1994. Read More
• Source CMB refers to a series of essays Rowling wrote about various creatures and other magical beings associated with the Wizarding world. The essays appeared first on Pottermore. Boggart Dementors and Chocolate Dementors fact file… Read More
• Creature A Cockatrice is a combination of a rooster and a dragon or snake.   … Read More
• Rules and laws A piece of legislation by the British Ministry of Magic. Clause 3 states that no non-human creature is allowed to possess a wand. (GF9)… Read More
• Event Harry is in the Hospital Wing regrowing all the bones in his arm and hears them bring in Colin Creevey in the middle of the night. The next morning, Ron and Hermione start working on brewing Polyjuice Potion (CS10). Read More
• Hogwarts Filch has a drawer in his filing cabinet marked this. Naturally, the Weasley twins dove right in and discovered the Marauder’s Map (PA10). Remus Lupin told Harry he also found a Boggart for Patronus practice lurking in the filing cabinet (PA12). It’s possible he was looking for the Map… Read More
• Countries There are now two countries by this name: Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly known (and named in FB) as Zaire. They are neighbors in central Africa and share their name with the Congo river, which flows through them. The Tebo is native… Read More
• Character Cordelia Misericordia was a hag who lived in the 14th century. She represented hags at a summit of the Wizard’s Council. Read More
• Creature Native to Cornwall, these mischievous creatures are a bright electric blue in colour. They are very rude (CS6, FB). Professor Gilderoy Lockhart released a bunch of these in his Defence Against the Dark Arts Class (CS6, FB). Read More
• Event In their first Defense Against the Dark Arts class as second years, Harry and his classmates are tested on minutiae about their new professor. Many students do poorly on this quiz focused on details from Lockhart’s books, but Hermione answers every question correctly. Many students are not taking Lockhart seriously… Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories The southwestern tip of England is the county of Cornwall, wherein lie Falmouth and Bodmin Moor. Cornwall makes up part of England’s West Country, along with Devon and Somerset. There is a Muggle Duke of Cornwall, a position with a wizarding connection since several centuries ago the Duke fathered Morgana,… Read More
• Mountains, hills, and landforms The Cotswolds is an area in south-central England famous for beautiful rolling hills. Trolls have made homes here in the past – we know that troll specialist Gondoline Oliphant was clubbed to death by trolls in the Cotswolds while she was sketching in 1799 (FW). Read More
• Character Notorious vampire who inspired the fictional Count Dracula created by Bram Stoker. Father of Vlad the Impaler. Read More
• Page The wizarding world is alive with magical creatures of every kind. Some are considered to be legends by Muggles, others are completely unknown and hidden away from Muggle eyes. The task of keeping all these amazing creatures hidden falls to the Ministries of Magic in each country. While some magical… Read More
• Towns Cromer is a small, seaside town on the east coast of England – almost straight east of London, in Norfolk. In the early eighteenth century, this was presumably the home of the feared Sea Serpent of Cromer, which was killed by Glanmore Peakes (FW). Read More
• Character Crispin Cronk was a wizard famous for keeping sphinxes in his backyard despite repeated warnings from the Ministry of Magic. The Ministry had the last laugh, as they eventually gave up and sent Cronk to Azkaban (FW). Read More
• Character Crookshanks is a most fascinating creature. He appears to be a large ginger cat with a squashed flat face and bottle-brush tail. He belongs to Hermione, who purchased him at the Magical Menagerie in Diagon Alley (August 1993), where he’d been for quite a long time as… Read More
• Creature Crumple-Horned Snorkacks are elusive, non-flying, and probably imaginary creatures which live in Sweden. Snorkacks are very popular amongst readers of The Quibbler. Read More
• Creature A Crup is a wizard-bred creature that strongly resembles a Jack Russell Terrier, except that a Crup has a forked tail. Crups are incredibly loyal to wizards and ferocious towards Muggles. They will eat almost anything. When a Crup is six to eight weeks old they are required by law… Read More
• Diseases and healing A crup bite causes the victim to bark like a dog for 48 hours (Pm:MACUSA). Read More
• Source Harry is hauled before Professor Dumbledore, witnesses the phoenix burning, and learns Dumbledore does not suspect him of wrongdoing. Christmas Day, presents are opened, the Polyjuice Potion is ready, Crabbe and Goyle are drugged and hair stolen and the potion drunk by Harry,… Read More
• Source Myrtle’s toilet floods, Harry finds Tom Riddle’s diary which he shows to a now fur-free Hermione, and they begin a search to discover who the owner was. Lockhart stages a Valentine’s party complete with dwarfs as cupids. That night Harry learns the secret of the diary, goes… Read More
• Source Tension mounts in Hogwarts as everyone fears another attack – except Draco Malfoy, who is enjoying the situation. Acting on Hagrid’s hint about following spiders, Harry and Ron go into the Forbidden Forest, find the Ford Anglia, are captured by acromantulas, learn more about the… Read More
• Source The students learn that exams will be held as usual, Ginny acts strangely, Harry and Ron visit Hermione in hospital, find she has the answer to the Chamber’s secret (a basilisk), eavesdrop on the teachers, and learn Ginny has been taken by the monster. Lockhart attempts… Read More
• Source Harry finds an unconscious Ginny, meets Tom Riddle (who has had Ginny in his power through the diary), and hears his story. Fawkes the phoenix arrives with the Sorting Hat. Riddle (Voldemort) calls the basilisk to kill Harry, but Fawkes intervenes and together they… Read More
• Source Dobby, a house-elf, arrives in Harry’s room to warn him not to return to Hogwarts, the Dursleys’ dinner party is ruined by Dobby’s antics, and Harry is locked securely in his room. Read More
• Source Ron receives a Howler, they learn about mandrakes in Herbology, Colin Creevey asks for an autographed photo, Lockhart is the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, and they learn about Cornish pixies. Read More
• Quidditch Cuaditch is an old term for the game of Quidditch. Writing in a letter to her sister Prudence in 1269, Modesty Rabnott describes her rescue of a Golden Snidget during a game of Cuaditch. She refers to it specifically as the “noble game of Cuaditch” and… Read More
• Creature The Curupira is a human-like creature native to Brazil. Curupiras take the form of red-haired dwarves and live in the forests. Their feet point backwards and they are known to protect other forest creatures when these are threatened by humans. The Curupira is the mascot of the Brazilian… Read More
• Creature A one-eyed giant from Ancient Greece who lived in a cave at the foot of Mount Etna. With the help of several sheep, was slain by the Greek hero, Odysseus. Read More
• Character A one-eyed giant who lived in a cave at the foot of Mount Etna. With the help of several sheep, was slain by the Greek hero, Odysseus. Read More