• Creature Vampires are similar to humans except that they feed on blood. Read More
• Books and Literature A Vampire’s Monologue is a book written by American vampire Amarillo Lestoat. So boring that the reader will fall into a stupor, rendering them easier prey for the vampire (FW). Read More
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Various types of spells and items make things vanish, but in different ways. Vanishing The basic form of Vanishing is the Vanishing Spell. Taught in fifth year Transfiguration (OP13), this spell is usually cast using the incantation Evanesco which is Latin for “vanish.” McGonagall starts students out with Vanishing invertebrates—snails—and then works them up to mice… Read More
• Character Vargot was a rebel Goblin leader who was killed in battle during the bloody Rebellions of the 18th century (JKR-W3). Read More
• Creature Veela are female humanoid magical beings that have the ability to drive men uncontrollably wild, especially when they ‘turn on’ their charm or perform the sensual dance for which they’re known (GF8, GF22). Read More
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Socks are closely related to a major, if not the major, theme in Harry Potter, namely Things Are Not What They Seem. The sock is a humble, even comical, garment, necessary but often unattractive and the archetypal boring Christmas present. J K Rowling, while getting full comedy value out of all this,… Read More
• Event Harry learns how to work Riddle’s diary when he dribbles ink onto the pages and words appear. He has a written conversation with the memory of Tom Marvolo Riddle held in the diary and travels into Riddle’s memory of fifty years ago. In the memory Harry sees Tom… Read More
• Character Notorious vampire who inspired the fictional Count Dracula created by Bram Stoker. Father of Vlad the Impaler. Read More
• Event It’s a busy two weeks: When Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge refuses to step aside for Voldemort, the Brockdale Bridge is destroyed, killing dozens of Muggles. Amelia Bones, Head of Magical Law Enforcement, and Emmeline Vance, a member of the Order of the Phoenix, are murdered – the former by… Read More
• Potions In his unnatural quest to achieve immortality, Voldemort has used three different potions: Unicorn blood was used in the Forbidden Forest to keep Voldemort alive while his spirit form possessed Professor Quirrell. The potion that kept Voldemort alive from the time Wormtail returned to him until he could be reborn… Read More