• Creature The young of the Hippocampus is called a Tadfoal. Read More
• Event The champions take it in turn to try to steal a golden egg from the clutches of a different kind of dragon. Harry summons his broom to help him get the egg from his dragon a Hungarian Horntail, and he completes the task in the shortest amount of time. Before… Read More
• Event The third task is a maze of 20 foot high hedges on the quidditch pitch, with the Triwizard cup placed in the center. The first to reach it will be the winner of the Triwizard tournament. Hagrid and Professors McGonagall, Moody and Flitwick are dispatched as patrollers around the edge… Read More
• Creature The Tebo is a gray warthog-like creature native to central Africa, capable of becoming invisible at will. Read More
• Magizoology Tebo hide is a valuable commodity because is can be used effectively for protective shielding (FB). Read More
• Trivia Ron tells us that “… when I was three, Fred turned my teddy bear into a great big filthy spider because I broke his toy broomstick …” That means that Fred Weasley at age five was able to transfigure a teddy bear into a live spider (CS9). Clever boy! At age… Read More
• Character A Thestral, the first of his herd to be born in the Forbidden Forest and a particular favorite of Hagrid (OP21). Read More
• Creatures' homes, lairs, and territories • Regions, counties, and territories State in the eastern US. The mountains and forests of eastern Tennessee are home to the Wampus Cat (Pm). Read More
• Creature Thestrals are huge winged horses that are only visible to people who have witnessed death. Description They have white shining eyes, dragonish faces and necks, and skeletal black bodies, and are carnivorous and so attracted to the smell of blood. They have no flesh; their skin clings directly to… Read More
• Character Janus Thickey was a wizard who pretended to have been killed by a Lethifold, only to turn up later living with the Landlady of the Green Dragon (FB). Read More
• Character Thornton Harkaway was President of the Magical Congress of the United States (MACUSA) when it was located in Williamsburg, Virginia (Pm:MACUSA). Read More
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“One day,” said Hermione, sounding thoroughly exasperated, “you’ll read Hogwarts, A History, and perhaps that will remind you that you can’t Apparate or Disapparate inside Hogwarts.” (OP23) “Well, he [Dumbledore] can’t have Disapparated!” cried Umbridge. “You can’t inside this school—” (OP27) Quietly, tentatively, Harry spoke into the darkness. “Kreacher?” There was a very… Read More
• Creature Magical North American bird related to the Phoenix which creates storms with thunder and lightning as it flies (Pm).  The large albatross-like wings shimmer with a “cloud and sun-like pattern” that turns black and gold when it senses danger (WFT). Read More
• Ilvermorny Thunderbird is one of the four houses of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The name was chosen by Chadwick Steward. Thunderbird house stands for the soul of the wizard and is the house for adventurers. Read More
• Character Thaddeus Thurkell was the wizard father of seven squib sons, whom he transfigured into hedgehogs out of disgust (FW). Read More
• Character Mr. Tibbles or Tibbles is one of Arabella Figg’s cross-bred Kneazles/cats. He works as a look-out for Mrs. Figg and he watches Harry Potter. He rushes to inform her when Mundungus Fletcher leaves his guard-duty post. Tibbles, like Mrs. Figg’s other Kneazles, can understand human speech (OP2). Read More
• Place Tibet is a region of southwestern China famous for its beautiful, high mountains and for the spiritual lives and offerings of many of its people.  It is also famous in both the Muggle world and wizarding world for its Yeti – along with the Loch Ness Monster, one of the… Read More
• Character Recipient of the Order of Merlin First Class as a result of the Ilfracombe dragon attack of 1932. An errant Welsh Green dragon attacked a beach full of sunbathers. Tilly and her family, who were on holiday there, were credited with saving many Muggle lives as well as wiping their… Read More
• Timelines and calendars Timeline: Events of the evening of June 9, 1994 is a chart showing the timeline/timetable for the events of 6 June 1994 (PA16, PA17, PA18, PA19, PA20, PA21, PA22). The date shown on the chart of 9 June is a mistake, since the… Read More
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Time Line: The End of PA Chronology of the evening of June 6, 1994 compiled and annotated by Hollydaze Here is a time line of when things could have happened, underneath is an explanation of why I think things happened in this order: I know people will argue… Read More
• City places • Muggle places • Public places Times Square is a large, public square in Manhattan in New York City, surrounded by Broadway, 7th Ave, 46th, and 47th street. Near the end of Fantastic Beasts, this is one of the locations where Graves encounters the Obscurus. Read More
• Event Tina Goldstein arrests Newt Scamander after he uses various spells in the presence of Jacob Kolwalski and fails to Obliviate him — and nearly loses a niffler in the process. No one at MACUSA will listen to her report except Percival Graves, who come down to her tiny office to… Read More
• Character Titus was a Bowtruckle in Newt Scamander’s case (WFT). Read More
• Creature Toads are allowed as pets for students at Hogwarts, but they’re out of fashion, so if you have one, you’re likely to be laughed at for it. Nevertheless, Neville has a toad named Trevor, a gift from an older family member (PS6, Pm), and there are enormous purple… Read More
• Event Young Tom Marvolo Riddle receives a wand made of yew wood with a phoenix feather core at Ollivander’s before he starts at Hogwarts (PS5). Harry Potter’s holly wand also had a phoenix core, making them “brother wands,” and leading to the Priori Incantatem effect years later in the Little… Read More
• Potion ingredients An alcohol-based concoction made with tormentil, an herb with small yellow flowers. This tincture is used as a potion ingredient to make Doxycide (BoP, Pm). Read More
• Creature A tortoise is a land reptile, similar to a turtle, which is protected by a hard shell on its back. Read More
• Hogwarts academics Transfiguration is magic which changes one object into another. It is possible to change inanimate objects into animate ones and vice versa. Some Transfiguration spells alter a part of something, such as changing a person’s ears from normal into rabbit ears. At Hogwarts, Transfiguration is taught by Professor McGonagall. Fifty… Read More
• Character Trevor was Neville’s pet toad, whom he frequently lost during his first year at Hogwarts (PS6). Eventually, Trevor wandered off and joined the other amphibians in and around the Lake (Pm). Trevor was a gift from Neville’s Great Uncle Algie in recognition of the first time Neville showed magical… Read More
• Event The trio plus Neville go to meet Draco for the midnight duel, only to discover that Hermione was in fact correct and it was a trap. The four of them made a run for it, not paying attention to where they were going and ended up on the third floor… Read More
• Sports and competitions The Triwizard Tournament is a famous contest between three schools: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Durmstrang Institute, and Beauxbatons Academy of Magic. History It originated some 700 years ago as a friendly competition between the three schools. Each school took turns hosting the Tournament, which took… Read More
• Event The heads of Hogwarts, Beauxbatons, and Durmstrang all are injured when, during a Triwizard Tournament event, a cockatrice goes on a rampage. Read More
• Character J.K. Rowling had notes about a possible vampire teacher at Hogwarts named “Trocar” but the character was discarded fairly early in the writing process. He did not evolve into Snape, in spite of popular fan theories about the Potions Master’s “bat-like” appearance and “unhealthy pallor” (Pm). Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Troll Rights Movement Out of Control is an article on the front page of the Daily Prophet reporting the disruption of a meeting of campaigners for the suppression of trolls (DP2). Spokeswitch for the Troll Rights Movement, Miss Heliotrope Willis, accompanied by troll bodyguards, invaded a anti-troll meeting being… Read More
• Creature Trolls are large, ponderous, human-like magical creatures who exist on the fringes of wizarding society. There are three types of trolls: mountain, forest, and river (FB).    … Read More
• Wandmaking A rather unusual wand core, which according to legend was used in Sir Cadogan’s blackthorn wand (Pm). Read More
• Potion ingredients A simple creature used as an ingredient in Potions. Read More
• Character Tufty was a Kneazle-cat cross owned by Arabella Figg. Tufty was intelligent and could understand human language. Read More
• Creatures' homes, lairs, and territories This semi-derelict hovel in Yorkshire was where Remus Lupin was living when Albus Dumbledore came to call during the summer of 1993. The Headmaster offered Lupin the job of Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, adding that there would be a limitless supply of Wolfsbane Potion, available thanks to Snape… 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
• Potion ingredients The “Twelve Uses of Dragon’s Blood” is one of the most important discoveries made by Albus Dumbledore during his lifetime. It was mentioned on his chocolate frog card (PS6) and in an article memorializing him after his death (DH2). One of the uses is oven cleaner (SFC). Another… Read More
• Character Mallory Twiddle wrote a letter to the Daily Prophet, complaining that Gringotts was using Sphinxes to guard its high security vaults (DP1)… Read More
• Wandmaking Two wands that have the same magical substance at the core are said to be twins or brother wands. Read More