• Event The three-headed dog that guarded the Philosopher’s Stone was bought by Hagrid from a Greek “chappie” in the pub in Hogsmeade. Read More
• Event While shopping in Diagon Alley for Harry’s school things, Hagrid purchases a snowy owl at Eeylops and presents her to Harry as his birthday gift (PS5). Harry later names her Hedwig, a name he finds in A History of Magic (PS6). Read More
• Character Hagrid’s father was a human who had a child, Rubeus Hagrid, with a giantess named Fridwulfa. After Fridwulfa abandoned her family when Rubeus was very young, Mr. Hagrid raised his half-giant son as a single father. He died while Rubeus was a second-year at Hogwarts (GF23). Read More
• Trivia How did Hagrid travel to the Hut on the Rock? With this passage in OP21, fans guessed that Hagrid might have come to the Hut by riding a thestral: “… they aren’ unlucky, they’re dead clever an’ useful! Course, this lot don’ get a lot o’ work, it’s mainly… Read More
• Creature Hags are female magical beings with somewhat evil tendencies, similar to humans but less adept than witches at disguising themselves from Muggles (GF19). The book The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection describes a hag as “a child-eating creature of human appearance, though likely to have more warts than the average… Read More
• Event The feast is interrupted by a Mountain Troll who almost kills Hermione Granger; she is saved by Harry and Ron, after which they become friends. Meanwhile, Quirrell, who let the troll in, heads for the Philosopher’s Stone – but is stopped by Snape. Read More
• Character The Liechtenstein National Quidditch team’s mascot is a huge Augurey named Hans who has his own fan club. High-spirited American fans at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup temporarily kidnapped Hans, which prompted the Liechtenstein manager Ferdinand Jägendorf to issue a statement saying ‘Das finden wir nicht lustig’ (‘we don’t find that funny’). Read More
• Event This is the worst birthday that Harry can remember. The Dursleys have completely forgotten that today is Harry’s birthday, and he ends up having to spend it doing chores in preparation for a very important dinner party hosting one of Uncle Vernon’s clients, Mr. Mason, and his wife, Mrs. Mason. Harry is… Read More
• Event Harry and his classmates go to Divination class, now in classroom eleven on the ground floor – to accommodate their new teacher, Firenze. The room has been transformed to resemble a forest and display a starry sky on the ceiling. Firenze introduces his students to the astronomy-based Divination practiced by centaurs (… Read More
• Event When Professor McGonagall finds Harry in the hallway near the petrified Justin Finch-Fletchly and Nearly Headless Nick (CS11), she takes him to Dumbledore’s Office, using the password “Sherbet Lemon” (CS12). While waiting, Harry looks around at the many sleeping Headmaster portraits on the wall, as well as Dumbledore’s… Read More
• Event Hagrid retrieves the Philosopher’s Stone to take it back to Hogwarts, and helps Harry to withdraw some gold from the fortune he never knew his parents had left him. (PS5) After entering the huge, grand bank and explaining what they want to a goblin, Hagrid and Harry are… Read More
• Event Harry, Ron, and Hermione start back to the castle from Hagrid’s cabin. Crookshanks chases Scabbers, and a big black dog drags Ron into a tunnel under the Whomping Willow. Crookshanks stops the tree from attacking Harry and Hermione, and they follow the cat down the tunnel to emerge in the… Read More
• Event At night in the Hospital Wing after McLaggen injures him in a Quidditch match, Harry summons Kreacher and Dobby and orders them to tail Malfoy and figure out what he’s up to. Dobby punches Kreacher in the mouth after he insults Harry (HBP19). Read More
• Event Back in Gryffindor Tower after the Duelling Club, Ron and Hermione explain to Harry why everyone was so scared and upset when he told the snake not to attack Justin. The idea that he could be a descendent of famous Parselmouth Salazar Slytherin worries Harry and keeps him awake for… Read More
• Event The Gryffindor Quidditch Team loses to Hufflepuff in a match played in a howling thunderstorm. Hermione casts a spell on Harry’s glasses so that they repel water which at least allows him to see. In the midst of the match he sees a large dog in the stands… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Harry Potter: Disturbed and Dangerous is the headline for Rita Skeeter’s article about Harry Potter, appearing in the Daily Prophet on the morning of the Third Task of the Triwizard Tournament in 1995 (GF31). The article was about the effect of Harry’s scar on… Read More
• Event Harry and Ron follow the spiders, stopping at Hagrid’s hut to get Fang to go with them before entering the forest. Deep in the dark, thick forest, they come across Mr. Weasley’s Ford Anglia, which appears to have gained some degree of sentience and free will since it crashed into… Read More
• Event Harry takes Ron to visit Hagrid in his hut near the forbidden forest. While Fang slobbers all over him, Harry tells Hagrid about his classes and that he thinks Snape hates him. Harry reads a Daily Prophet article about the break-in at Gringotts which had happened on July 31. Read More
• Event After trying out a large number of wands, none of which seem quite right, Harry is handed a holly and phoenix feather wand: Harry took the wand. He felt a sudden warmth in his fingers. He raised the wand above his head, brought it swishing down through the dusty air and a… Read More
• Character Harvey Ridgebit was a Dragonologist famous for catching a Peruvian Vipertooth and establishing a Romanian dragon sanctuary (JKR). The sanctuary where Charlie Weasley works is likely the dragon sanctuary that Ridgebit founded. Read More
• Source Harry and Albus Dumbledore enter the sea cave where Lord Voldemort has hidden a Horcrux. After swimming to the entrance, Dumbledore splatters it with his blood to gain entry and they take a hidden boat across a lake. Protecting the Horcrux there is a… Read More
• Creature The Hebridean Black is an aggressive species of dragon, native to the Hebrides Islands of Scotland, that can grow up to thirty feet in length. It is dark with rough scales, ridges along its back, a spiked tail, and bright purple eyes. Read More
• Creatures' homes, lairs, and territories • Islands The Hebrides Islands are a large group of islands located northwest of mainland Scotland, and include the town of Portree on the Isle of Skye. The MacFusty clan lives on these islands, caring for the Hebridean Black Dragons that are native to the area (FB). In the early 1700s, shortly… Read More
• Creature Hedgehogs are a small, spiny mammal; there are seventeen different species found across Europe, Asia and Africa. European hedgehogs are common in Britain, especially in woodland areas and gardens. Their spines are a defence mechanism: when they feel threatened they curl up in a ball to… Read More
• Character Hedwig is Harry Potter’s snowy owl, his companion and post owl. Hagrid bought Hedwig as an eleventh birthday present on Harry’s first visit to Diagon Alley (PS5). After returning to the Dursley’s, Harry found the name “Hedwig” in the book A History of Magic and borrowed it for his owl (… Read More
• Common items Hedwig’s cage was a large but portable owl cage in which she spent much of her time while travelling and on Privet Drive in the summers. Read More
• Creature Heliopaths are spirits of fire — huge flaming creatures that gallop across the ground burning everything in their path. They may be purely creatures of legend or folklore, but Luna believed during Harry’s fifth year that then-Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge had an army of Heliopaths at his command (OP17). Read More
• Character Hepzibah Smith was an immense, “very old, very rich witch” who collected magical antiques antiques and befriended Tom Marvolo Riddle in his role with Borgin and Burkes. She was distantly related to Helga Hufflepuff. Hepzibah lived in a grand house filled with so many possessions that it was difficult to walk… Read More
• Gardens and farms A medieval monastery in Worcestershire had this ‘Herbe Garden,’ where Brother Benedict, a Muggle Franciscan monk, was attacked by a Jarvey, though he supposed it to be a giant talking ferret (FB). Read More
• Character Hermes was a screech owl belonging to Percy Weasley (PA5). Molly and Arthur bought Hermes for Percy when he was made Prefect (CS3). Read More
• Event Hermione accidentally puts a cat hair into the polyjuice potion she creates during her second year and when she drinks it, she is transformed partially into a cat. She has cat ears and a tail. She spends the next month in the hospital wing (CS12). Read More
• Event She buys him at the Magical Menagerie in Diagon Alley, using the ten galleons her parents gave her for an early birthday present. The witch in the shop said that Crookshanks had been there for ages, that nobody wanted him. Read More
• Event Hermione is outraged by the treatment of house-elves in the Wizarding World, so she starts an organization called the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare or S.P.E.W. It doesn’t exactly catch on with her classmates. Read More
• Quote “What would it have been for you?” said Ron, sniggering.  “A piece of homework that only got nine out of ten?”… Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics “Hermy” was Grawp’s pronunciation of Hermione’s name. 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
• Creature The Hidebehind is a silver-haired spectre that lives in North America and resembles a tall, skinny bear. It is named for its ability to contort itself in order to hide behind objects of all shapes and sizes. It can also become invisible. The Hidebehind preys upon humanoids, killing them by… Read More
• Creature The hinkypunk is a little one-legged creature, with the appearance of being made of smoke. The hinkypunk carries a light with which it lures travelers into bogs. Read More
• Creature The hippocampus is a mer-horse, with the head and forequarters of a horse and the hindquarters and tail of a giant fish. Read More
• Creature Hippogriffs are flying creatures with the head, wings, and forelegs of a giant eagle and the body (including hind legs and tail) of a horse. Their eyes are orange, while individual hippogriff colors vary as those of mundane horses do, including black, bronze, chestnut, grey, and roan. An adult Hippogriff’s… Read More
• Creature The Hodag is a predatory North American magical creature with fangs, horns, glowing red eyes, and the head of a frog (Pm). Described as being roughly the size of a large canine, the Hodag’s primary prey is the Mooncalf (Pm). Their attraction to No-Maj farms as a result has… Read More
• Creatures' homes, lairs, and territories A Hodag reservation is maintained by wizards in the state of Wisconsin, USA, to protect these magical creatures (FB). Read More
• Creature A hog is a type of wild pig and is the animal for which both Hogwarts and Hogsmeade are named. An uncastrated male of this species is often called a boar. Read More
• Event Once and only once, Hogwarts staff and students put on a production of the story from Tales of Beedle the Bard. The play was directed by Professor Herbert Beery. The infamous performance resulted in a duel between actors and a huge fire caused by the ashwinder Kettleburn brought in for… Read More
• Furniture and household items Hogwarts’ tea towels bear the school crest and are used in place of clothes by the unfree elves who work there (GF21). Read More
• Character A house-elf who was bound to serve Hepzibah Smith, and was quite elderly when Tom Marvolo Riddle was a young man. He framed her for accidentally causing the death of Hepzibah Smith by poisoning the woman’s cocoa. To ensure her conviction, Riddle even modified Hokey’s memory so that she would confess (HBP20). Read More
• Character Honoria was the aunt of Albus Dumbledore.  He referred to her as his “maiden aunt.”  She was engaged to a wizard once, but broke the engagement because “he had a hairy heart,” according to her.  However, rumors said she had found her fiance fondling Horklumps, and was deeply shocked by… Read More
• Character A wizard who worked in the Improper Use of Magic Office who was once engaged to Albus Dumbledore’s aunt Honoria.  Honoria called off the engagement because she claimed the wizard “had a hairy heart,” though rumor had it the engagement was broken when the wizard was discovered fondling Horklumps.  Albus… Read More
• Character Honoria Nutcombe founded the Society for the Reformation of Hags (FW). Sometimes spelled “Honouria”… Read More
• Creature The Hoo-hoo (pronounced HO-oh) is a Japanese firebird, a type of phoenix. Read More
• Character Hoppy is one of the three pet Kneazles belonging to Newt Scamander and his wife Porpentina (FB). Read More
• Potion ingredients The juice of a horklump, a creature resembling a pink spreading mushroom with black bristles, which is used for potion-making. (FB)… Read More
• Creature Horklumps are garden pests, originating in Scandanavia but now found throughout northern Europe, that resemble pinkish mushrooms covered with bristles. Horklumps are actually a carnivorous animals rather than plants. Horklumps eat earthworms and are the favourite food of gnomes (FB). They have sinewy tentacles and will quickly overrun an… Read More
• Creature The horned toad is actually a lizard, though many refer to it as a toad due to its rounded body. (Wikipedia)… Read More
• Creature The Horned River Serpent is a snake-like creature that has a jewel set into its forehead and a house named after it at Ilvermony. Read More
• Wandmaking Used as wand cores by wandmaker James Steward and his wife Isolt Sayre of Ilvermorny Wizarding School for their adopted sons, Chadwick and Webster Boot (Pm). Read More
• Ilvermorny Horned Serpent is one of the four houses of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The name was chosen by Isolt Sayre. Thunderbird house stands for the mind of the wizard and is the house for scholars. Read More
• Potion ingredients Horned slugs are an ingredient the boil-cure potion. The slugs must be stewed before being added to the potion (PS8). Read More
• Magical effects Transfigures the target’s tongue to a bony substance resembling horn, presumably. Read More
• Magical effects House-elves have a very powerful magic all their own, magic which requires none of the types of focusing tools (wands or words) that Wizard magic requires. Dobby used his magic to enchant a Bludger, to close the magic portal that leads to platform nine-and-three-quarters, to interfere with Owl Post and… Read More
• Trivia All the names of the house elves we meet in the series contains two syllables: Dobby, Winky, Kreacher, and Hokey. Read More
• Creature House-elves are small humanoid creatures who inhabit large houses belonging to wealthy Wizarding families. They are “bound” to the family of the house, which means they do all manner of menial tasks for them until they die. House-elves are apparently very happy with this arrangement and consider it a matter… Read More
• Clothing Newt Scamander had a black and yellow Hufflepuff scarf in his suitcase when it was checked by harbor Customs in 1926 New York City. It appeared with other common items in his suitcase instead of his menagerie of Fantastic Beasts when he turned a small dial to “Muggle Worthy” (WFT). Read More
• Creature This category of creatures is comprised of those that look like normal human beings but which are not (at least some of the time in the case of werewolves). Well-known examples are: Giants Hags Vampires Werewolves… Read More
• Creature Non-Human spiritous apparitions are a strange form of magical creature which have a ghost-like form but which have never been a living being. This category of creatures includes Boggarts and poltergeists (Pm). Read More
• Creature Hummingbirds are very small birds native to the Americas. They can hover in mid-air and fly in acrobatic ways which most other bird cannot. Read More
• Creature The Hungarian Horntail is a species of dragon native to Hungary which is considered to be the most dangerous of the various breeds of dragon. appearance: black scales, bronze horns, spiked tail eyes: yellow, vertical pupils roar: yowling, screeching scream flame: up to fifty feet food: goats, sheep, humans eggs:… Read More
• Countries A small country in eastern Europe, Hungary is home to the Hungarian Horntail dragon species – as well as to a national Gobstones team that, at one point, lost to Wales. The Daily Prophet didn’t cover the match, though, because Gobstones is “deeply boring” (DP1). Read More
• Quidditch Hunter is an archaic Quidditch term for the equivalent player to the modern Seeker (QA4). Background notes This term was in use from the mid-1200s, when Quidditch was still the game of “Cuaditch” (QA4). These players were called Hunters because their only task in the match was to capture… Read More
• Event Newt and Jacob follow the trail of destruction left behind by the Erumpent into the Central Park Zoo, where they manage to distract it from trying to mate with a very frightened hippo. The Erumpent turns its attention toward Newt, who performs a very interesting mating dance, but then discovers… Read More