• Character Mrs. Abbott was the mother of Hannah Abbott, a Hufflepuff in Harry’s year. Mrs. Abbott was found dead in the fall of 1996, having been murdered by Death Eaters (HBP11). Read More
• Character Abraxas Malfoy was a wizard who was believed to be involved in a plot which led to the first Muggle-born Minister for Magic, Nobby Leach, leaving office owing to a mysterious illness (Pm). Abraxas died of Dragon Pox (HBP9). Read More
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In various places around the Lexicon, ages are given for the main characters. Some character’s ages are fairly easy to determine. However, the ages of the Marauders and those who were at Hogwarts with them are a bit tricky to work out. Rather than explain over and over how we… Read More
• Character Albus Dumbledore was the Headmaster of Hogwarts for close to forty years, a time period that encompassed both of Voldemort’s attempts to take over the Wizarding world. Considered to be the most powerful wizard of his time, Dumbledore was awarded the Order of Merlin, First Class, and was the Supreme… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements • Historical events Albus Dumbledore Remembered is an obituary written by a life-long friend of Dumbledore, Elphias Doge, who attended Hogwarts with him as a child (DH2, DH8). Read More
• Event Following another argument with his father Harry, Albus Potter boards the Hogwarts Express on Platform Nine and Three-quarters at King’s Cross and starts his third year at Hogwarts. He finds out that the mother of his friend Scorpius Malfoy has recently died and he doesn’t know what to… Read More
• Areas of knowledge Alchemy is the ancient study of transforming base metals into gold and eventually creating a Philospher’s Stone which would give the owner eternal life. Because metals must be melted and mixed before they are transformed into gold, alchemy is a cross between Potions and Transfiguration. The most famous alchemist in… Read More
• Food and drinks Alihotsy-flavoured fudge is the candy responsible for the allergic reaction that killed Minister for Magic Wilhelmina Tuft in 1959 (Pm). Read More
• Event Amarillo Lestoat, American vampire and author of the incredibly boring novel A Vampire’s Monologue, died in 1977 (FW). Read More
• Event In 1996, the Head of Magical Law Enforcement put up a fight while being killed personally by Voldemort inside a locked room where she had been living alone (HBP1). Read More
• Architecture • Hogwarts According to the Oxford Dictionary, it means “a small room, leading to a main one”. Read More
• Character Antioch Peverell was the oldest of the three brothers in The Tale of the Three Brothers, and owner of the Elder Wand. Read More
• Event Harry (spurred by Felix Felicis) and Professor Slughorn (hoping to acquire some Acromatula venom) join Hagrid (utterly bereaved) and Fang for the Acromantula’s funeral. Professor Slughorn sneaks some of Aragog’s venom while Hagrid isn’t looking, then gives a grand eulogy that Hagrid finds very touching. After Aragog’s body… Read More
• Event He had been ill since the summer of 1996. His body is removed from the forest by Hagrid before the other Acromantula can eat it. His funeral is at dusk the next day. Read More
• Character Ariana Dumbledore was the younger sister of Albus and Aberforth – Albus’s junior by four years, Aberforth’s by one.  At six years old, she was attacked by three muggle boys and was severely traumatized by the event.  Her father, Percival, was imprisoned for seeking revenge on the boys.  As a… Read More
• Event Ariana Dumbledore’s out-of-control magic accidentally killed Kendra Dumbledore during “one of [Ariana’s] rages,” when Ariana was only fourteen. (DH28)  This happened right after Albus Dumbledore graduated from Hogwarts, and led to Albus becoming Ariana’s primary caretaker, in lieu of his plans to do a world tour with Elphias Doge. Read More
• Event Ariana Dumbledore, sister of Albus and Aberforth, met her accidental death during a three-way duel between the brothers and Gellert Grindelwald (DH35). According to an interview given to Rita Skeeter by Bathilda Bagshot, the brothers had a “dreadful coffin-side brawl” during the funeral in which Aberforth bloodied Albus’s nose,… Read More
• Character Astoria is the younger sister of Daphne Greengrass. She entered Hogwarts two years after her sister and eventually married Draco Malfoy. Their only child was named Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy. Lucius and Narcissa objected to Draco’s choice of a wife, but he defied them. Astoria once told her son that this… Read More
• Buildings The astronomy tower is the tallest tower of Hogwarts. This is where students had Astronomy class every Wednesday night at midnight during Harry’s first year The top of this tower where observation sessions are held for Astronomy is more or less directly above the front entrance of the castle; the top of… Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics Title given to Delphi, the daughter of Lord Voldemort and Bellatrix Lestrange, in an alternate-reality timeline visited by Scorpius Malfoy using a Time-Turner (CC3.3, CC3.16). Read More
• Symbols Viewed hanging on the walls in the Office of Magical Law Enforcement in an alternate timeline in which Draco Malfoy is an Auror, Harry died, and Voldemort survived to rule the Wizarding World (CC3.3). Read More