• Character Alecto and Amycus Carrow (JKR) were Death Eaters, a brother and sister, part of the group of Death Eaters that invaded Hogwarts in June of 1997 (HBP27); Snape implies that they were never sent to Azkaban (HBP2). When Voldemort took over Hogwarts, Alecto Carrow became the Muggle Studies teacher… Read More
• Character Amycus Carrow was a squat, “lumpy” looking wizard with a lopsided leer and a wheezy giggle. Part of the group of Death Eaters who participated in the Battle of the Tower, where Amycus egged on Draco to kill Dumbledore, and had fun trying to curse Ginny Weasley (HBP27). Snape… Read More
• Character A Wizarding Pure-blood family, listed in the ‘Pure-Blood Directory’ (c. 1930) as one of the ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight’ families (Pm). Notable members: Alecto Carrow Amycus Carrow… Read More
• Event When two boys instead of just one — Harry — arrive with the Portkey from the middle of the Triwizard maze, Voldemort callously orders Wormtail to to “kill the spare.” Cedric dies in a flash of green light. Read More
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Having recently done a GF re-read, the last terrifying and emotional chapters have been on my mind a lot. This morning, while briefly considering the What Might Have Been if Cedric had been the only one to grasp the Cup, I returned to the Eternal Question– Why make the Cup a Portkey when Harry’s toothbrush would work… Read More
• Event Sometime after the end of the Quidditch World Cup final, the carousing in the campground turns malicious. A crowd of Death Eaters magically hoists the Muggle Roberts family high into the air and tosses them about. Other witches and wizards, perhaps drunk or merely overcome by a mob mentality, happily… Read More
• Event Muggle Studies Professor Charity Burbage is kidnapped by Death Eaters and taken to Malfoy Manor early in the summer of 1997, soon after writing an article for the Daily Prophet in favor of Muggle-borns (DH1). Read More
• Event The Muggle Studies teacher’s body has been rotating above the table around which Voldemort and the Death Eaters are having a meeting, when Voldemort magically awakens her. In vain, Burbage begs her fellow teacher, Severus Snape, for help. Voldemort angrily explains to the Death Eaters that Burbage had recently written… Read More
• Glossary “Constant vigilance” was a favorite saying of Mad-Eye Moody, the ex-Auror who was famous for never letting his guard down. Some thought that his exaggerated caution was an overreaction, but Moody would say that it kept him alive. Read More
• Character Corban Yaxley was a Death Eater with a prominent role during Voldemort’s second rise to power.  According to Snape, Yaxley denied Voldemort to escape Azkaban when Voldemort disappeared after attacking the Potters (HBP2). Three days after Voldemort was reborn in the Little Hangleton graveyard, Yaxley was dispatched to find Horace… Read More
• Character Crabbe Sr. is a Death Eater and the father of Vincent Crabbe. Like his son, Mr. Crabbe is a large fellow — one of the two largest Death Eaters to attend Voldemort’s ‘rebirthing party’ — and a bit dim (GF33, OP26). Read More
• Character The Crabbe family is a most likely a pure-blood wizarding family, owing to their close ties to Lord Voldemort. Like many who supported the Dark Lord, they had prejudices against Muggles, Muggle-borns, and sympathizers. Notable members include Vincent Crabbe and Crabbe Sr. who was a Death Eater. Read More
• Character Bartemius Crouch Jr., known as Barty, was one of Voldemort’s most faithful Death Eaters. Barty Crouch Jr. was the only child of Ministry official Barty Crouch, Sr., who personally sent his son to Azkanban. Read More
• Character The Crouch family is a Pure-Blood Wizarding family, one of the so-called “Sacred Twenty-Eight.” Notable members include Bartemius Sr., prominent Ministry official during the second rise of Voldemort, and Bartemius Jr., his son and a Death Eater close to the Dark Lord himself. Read More
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Posted by in Harry Potter Lexicon Minute
In this minute about Chapter 18 of Chamber of Secrets, entitled Dobby’s Reward, I’d like to discuss Lucius Malfoy. In a previous minute, about Chamber of Secrets chapter 2, which was entitled “Dobby’s Warning,” I talked about why Lucius Malfoy may have chosen Harry’s second year at Hogwarts to… Read More
• Magical artifacts A very dangerous grandfather clock in Grimmauld Place” developed the unpleasant habit of shooting heavy bolts at passers-by.” Molly Weasley and the kids encountered the cursed clock while cleaning up the house. Remus Lupin helped to fix it (OP6). Hermione later wondered if Regulus Black… Read More