• Source A conversation with Stephen Fry on BBC Radio 4. This interview was recorded in the late summer of 2005 and broadcast as a Christmas special. Read More
• Creature Rabbits are small furry mammals with large ears, often kept as pets.  … Read More
• Character Raczidian was a Dark wizard who lived in a castle guarded by Dementors (BoS). In a nearby village lived a girl named Eliana and Raczidian chose her for his bride, but her parents refused. In anger, Raczidian sent the Dementors to attack the village, and the wizards who lived there… Read More
• Character Ragnok the Pigeon-Toed was an activist for Goblin rights and the author of Little People, Big Plans (DP3). Read More
• Character Ragnuk the First was a goblin king and one of the goblins who made the Sword of Gryffindor (DH25). After delivering the sword to Gryffindor, Ragnuk conspired to steal it back. Ragnuk spread the lie that Gryffindor had stolen the sword and sent goblins to steal it back. However, Gryffindor… Read More
• Creature Powerfully magical silver-colored fish from the Indian Ocean, a protected species that in turn is a guardian of seafarers, as the Ramora is capable of anchoring ships. It is protected from poaching by international wizarding law (FB). Read More
• Creature Rats are medium-sized, long-tailed rodents, sometimes kept as pets, but often regarded as vermin or pests. Scabbers Peter Pettigrew lived as a rat for twelve years, as a pet of the Weasley family known as Scabbers – initially belonging to Percy Weasley and later to his… Read More
• Creature The raven is a large black bird from the genus Corvus. Read More
• Source Interview of J K Rowling, Raincoast Books, Canada, March 2001 The interview was in conjunction with the release of the two Harry Potter schoolbooks that came out that year in aid of Comic Relief in the UK: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. “I… Read More
• Character Red was a Goblin bellboy who operated an elevator at MACUSA during the winter of 1926. Red used a long clawed stick to reach an elevator button to the Major Investigation Department that was above his head. He took Porpentina Goldstein and Newt Scamander to the Major Investigation Department despite an initial… Read More
• Creature Red Caps are small, evil, goblin-like/dwarflike creatures which love bloodshed. Red Caps will attempt to beat to death Muggles lost in dungeons or on battlefields on dark nights. As Red Caps can be repelled easily by charms and hexes, Muggles, rather than adult wizarding folk, face the most… Read More
• Character Professor Moonshine is a researcher whose specialty is potions that affect hags (DP4)… Read More
• Magical effects A deep sense of guilt, sorrow and regret over an act that causes harm to another person. 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 Greyback attacks Remus in revenge for Lyall‘s unguarded comments that werewolves are “soulless, evil, deserving nothing but death.” Shortly before Remus’s fifth birthday, the tenth of March, Greyback breaks into Remus’s bedroom and bites him. Lyall arrives in time to drive Greyback away, but the damage was done. Read More
• Spells Spell that keeps something away from the caster or from a target object that the spell is cast upon. The basic spell for repelling something starts with “Repello” followed by the correct Latinate word for the target to be repelled. Read More
• Creature Reptiles are cold-blooded, four-legged vertebrates (or in the case of snakes, legless vertebrates which have four legged ancestors). Their skin is dry with scales or plates. Reptiles include turtles, crocodiles, snakes, and lizards. Amphibians are also cold-blooded vertebrates with four limbs, but they have no scales. They live at least part… Read More
• Creatures' homes, lairs, and territories Though it’s implied that there are a number of magical reservations worldwide, we only know of five specifically: A fire-crab reservation in Fiji The Modesty Rabnott Golden Snidget Reservation, in England A Romanian Longhorn Dragon Reservation in Romania, where Charlie Weasley works A Swedish Short-Snout Dragon Reservation in Sweden, through… Read More
• Trivia The Liechtenstein National Quidditch team’s mascot is a huge Augury 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’) (Pm). Read More
• Headlines and advertisements How Much Revenge is Safe? is a letter published on the Problem Page of the Daily Prophet (DP3). Wizard Buckley Cooper has been involved in a family feud and wanted to know the Ministry’s position if he kidnapped and transfigured his nieces and nephews. Dempster Wiggleswade from… Read More
• Spells The Boggart Banishing Spell requires the caster to visualize his or her worst fear in an amusing form while reciting the incantation “Riddikulus!” When performed correctly, this forces the boggart to take on an appearance which will inspire the laughter that overwhelms and banishes the creature. Read More
• Character Ripper was a bulldog owned by Marge Dursley. He liked to take his tea from Aunt Marge’s saucer. He always traveled with Marge because he “pines” if he is away from her. Marge had twelve dogs, but Ripper seemed to be her favourite (PA2). Ripper did not seem to… Read More
• Creature River genies are graceful aquatic creatures from Ivory Coast which dance together upon the surface of the water (Pm). Read More
• Creature The River Troll has hairy purple skin and short horns. It is often found lurking under bridges (FB). Read More
• Rivers and streams A troll terrorized those hoping to cross this river, until it was killed by Almerick Sawbridge in the 1600s (FW). The Wye River is in western England, and in fact forms part of the border between England and Wales. The river may also be the lair of the infamous Wyvern… Read More
• Countries A former communist country and current member of the European Union, Romania is a rapidly growing country. Read More
• Creature Species of dragon native to central Europe. native to: Romania habitat: mountains (?) appearance: dark green scales, long glittering golden horn A dragon research center and reservation are located in Romania, but many types of dragons live there besides (presumably) the Longhorn. The center and the reservation were founded… Read More
• Nature preserves The Romanian Longhorn Dragon Reservation is likely located in the mountains of that country. The reservation, founded by Harvey Ridgebit in the mid-1900s, is where Charlie Weasley works, and where his parents once visited him. It doesn’t seem to just be home to Romanian Longhorns, as Charlie’s crew brought at… Read More
• Cities The ancient capital of Italy, founded by Romulus and Remus, twin brothers raised by wolves. Read More
• Character One of the twin founders of Rome, along with his brother Remus. According to legend, they were raised by wolves. Read More
• Character Red-haired Centaur who talked to Hagrid during the search for the wounded unicorn (May 1992). Ronan was present also when Harry, Hermione, and Hagrid entered the forest to visit Grawp (OP30). Read More
• Event Ron is helping Hagrid feed Norbert late at night, having gone down to Hagrid’s hut under the Cloak of Invisibility. When Ron is bitten, Hagrid seems more worried about the dragon than Ron (PS14). 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
• Glossary “Wasn’t room to swing a Kneazle” is a wizarding expression indicating very tight quarters. Hagrid says it in reference to a cave he and Maxime entered with three wounded giants in it. Read More
• Creature A Louisiana swamp-monster with the head of a dog (Pm). 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). Read More
• Character Royden Poke was a wizard employed at the Ministry of Magic in the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures (DP3). 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 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
• Character In 1927, Auror Rudolph Spielman arrived at MACUSA Headquarters in New York City to take charge of prisoner Gellert Grindelwald so he could be brought back to Europe to answer for his crimes there. As Spielman and other Aurors were escorting the prisoner in a Thestral-drawn carriage across… Read More
• Creature The Runespoor is a magical three-headed snake commonly reaching a length of six to seven feet and colored livid orange with black banding. It is native to Burkina Faso, where several forests are designated as preserves for its sole use. The Runespoor is unique among known magical beasts for… Read More
• Potion ingredients The eggs of the runespoor, which the creature expels through its mouth (FB), used for making potions. Read More