• Potion ingredients Lacewing flies are mundane flying insects whose lace-like, transparent wings are used as an ingredient in Polyjuice Potion (CS10, CS11, CS12, Pm). Read More
• Creature These insects are used as potion ingredients (see). They are small insects with large, transparent wings. Lacewing flies eat aphids. Read More
• Character Lady Carmilla Sanguina was a vampire who used her victims’ blood for bathing, in the hopes that it would help her stay young and beautiful (FW). Read More
• Character Laurentia Fletwock was a breeder (and racer) of winged horses. She also campaigned to restrict travel by brooms (JKR, WoM). Read More
• Event Lavender receives a letter informing her that her young pet rabbit, Binky, has been killed by a fox. She takes this upsetting news as evidence of Professor Trelawney’s powers of prediction, but Hermione tries to point out why that is a flawed conclusion (PA8). Lavender believes the… Read More
• Character Artemius Lawson was an outspoken notorious campaigner for the suppression of trolls (DP2). Read More
• Potion ingredients A small non-magical worm that sucks blood. Read More
• Creature A leech is a small slug-like creature that lives in water. Leeches attach themselves to other creatures and suck their blood. Read More
• Creature A tiny vegetarian creature resembling a little (maximum height 6 inches) green human, the leprechaun is one of the occasional anomalies of the beast/being classification system. Although they alone of the “little people” have the ability to speak human language, they are classified as beasts, and have remained in that… Read More
• Character Leta Lestrange was a close friend of Newt Scamander at Hogwarts. The two of them were outsiders and shared a love for magical creatures. They became friends at age 13, when an unhappy Leta was being chased by Professor McGonagall for casting a spell on another student. Running to… Read More
• Creature The Lethifold is a dangerous beast which resembles a half-inch thick black cloak which moves along the ground at night, hunting its prey. It is also known as the Living Shroud (FB). Background It generally attacks sleeping humans, smothers them, then digests them, all in their bed, leaving no… Read More
• Character Leticia Somnolens was a Hag who used the Draught of Living Death to put a princess to sleep (FW). Read More
• Creature A Leucrotta is a large moose-like creature with a gigantic mouth. Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors Floor of the Ministry of Magic Headquarters housing the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures (OP7). Read More
• Creature The Chinese Fireball dragon is sometimes known by this name (FB). 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 lion is the second-largest big cat, after the tiger, and is often known as the ‘king of the beasts.’ The lion is the mascot of Gryffindor House and forms part of the Hogwarts crest. Read More
• Character Dai Llewellyn was the Caerphilly Catapults’ most famous Quidditch player, known for his reckless and foolhardy style of play (QA7). His biography, He Flew Like a Madman, was written by Kennilworthy Whisp (QA). Tragically, he was eaten by a Chimaera while on holiday in Mykonos,… Read More
• Creature A sea creature consisting of a poison sac and a spout; the Lobalug is used as a weapon by merpeople (FB). It is ten inches long. Read More
• Place Perhaps the most famous loch in Scotland, we know that Loch Lomond is home to merpeople because Mirabella Plunkett fell in love with a merman from Loch Lomond (fw65). Read More
• Place Loch Ness is, of course, the home of the Loch Ness Monster – actually a kelpie that prefers to take the form of a sea serpent. Loch Ness is the largest loch in Scotland, and its famous monster has gotten the Ministry of Magic in trouble for repeatedly breaking the… Read More
• Creature The Loch Ness Monster is the largest and most famous Kelpie on Earth, making its home in Loch Ness, Scotland, usually in its favorite form of a sea serpent (FB). Read More
• Character Lorcan d’Eath is a very popular part-vampire singer whose song “Necks to You” spent nineteen weeks in the Number 1 slot (JKR, WoM). Read More
• Creatures' homes, lairs, and territories • Regions, counties, and territories One of the southern United States located at the mouth of the Mississippi River on the Gulf of Mexico. Read More
• Character A small, eccentric wizarding family residing near Ottery St. Catchpole. Notable members of this family include: Xenophilius Lovegood Pandora Lovegood Luna Lovegood… Read More
• Character Luna Lovegood is a witch in Ginny Weasley’s year, a brave member of Dumbledore’s Army and a Ravenclaw, who is considered a bit weird by her classmates. She comes by this reputation honestly: Luna simply isn’t like the other kids at all. She dresses unusually, she proclaims… Read More
• Character Remus Lupin was a contemporary of James Potter, Sirius Black and Peter Pettigrew (together they were known as “The Marauders“) (PA18, WW) and he was appointed as a prefect from his fifth year at Hogwarts School (OP9). He became a professor… Read More
• Event Lupin, who believed that practical experiences were the best way to teach, brought his class of Third Years to the staff room where a Boggart had taken up residence in the wardrobe. The Boggart tried to scare a number of kids in the class, beginning with a very nervous Neville… Read More
• Character Father of Remus Lupin, expert on Non-Human Spiritous Apparitions such as poltergeists and boggarts, later employed by the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures in the 1960s (Pm). Born in the 1920s, he met his beautiful Muggle wife in the late 1950s. Hope Howell lived in Cardiff,… Read More
• Creature A member of the big cat family, and Kingsley Shacklebolt’s Patronus messenger. Read More