• Character Hannah Abbott is a Hufflepuff student in Harry’s year at Hogwarts. A pink-faced blonde girl who wears her hair in pigtails (PS7), Hannah is a close friend of Ernie Macmillan (CS11, CS15), who shares her hobby of collecting chocolate frog cards (GF19). Both Hannah and… Read More
• Event After the last DA lesson before Christmas, Cho Chang remains behind in the Room of Requirement with Harry. They talk about the DA and about Cedric’s death, she starts to cry, then they kiss. Later, in the common room, Harry describes the experience as “wet.” Podcast:… Read More
• Character Harry Potter is the Boy Who Lived, the Chosen One, the hero of the Wizarding world. He grew up with Muggles, and then came to Hogwarts where he faced dangers and terrors beyond his years. He, along with his friends Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley and Neville Longbottom, destroyed Voldemort’s Horcruxes. Read More
• Creature Heliopaths are spirits of fire — huge flaming creatures that gallop across the ground burning everything in their path. They may be purely creatures of legend or folklore, but Luna believed during Harry’s fifth year that then-Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge had an army of Heliopaths at his command (OP17). Podcast:… Read More
• Character Resourceful, principled and brilliant, Hermione Jean Granger is easily the brightest witch of her generation. She, along with Ron Weasley, is one of Harry Potter’s closest friends. She is also Muggle-born (her parents were dentists – PS12), and so is a living, breathing example of the fallacy of pureblood… Read More
• Pubs and inns The Hog’s Head Inn is a slightly dodgy pub and tavern, located one or two streets off of the High Street. The pub has been a fixture of Hogsmeade for hundreds of years. A worn-out wooden sign hangs over the door, advertising with a “wild boar’s severed head leaking… Read More
• Wizarding villages Hogsmeade is the only entirely wizarding village in Britain (PA5). According to tradition it was founded over a thousand years ago, around the same time as Hogwarts, by Hengist of Woodcroft as he was fleeing persecution by Muggles (FW, Pm). It’s a picturesque little village of thatched cottages and… Read More
• Event Hermione invites interested students to the Hog’s Head, and twenty-eight people show up. In the dirty, seedy Hog’s Head pub, where many of the more typical patrons keep their faces covered, students gather who are interested in going around Umbridge and learning more than just theory of Defense Against… Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics Dolores Umbridge was made the first Hogwarts High Inquisitor in history when the Ministry passed Educational Decree Number Twenty-three (OP15). She was given the authority to inspect her fellow teachers and, should they prove lacking, have them sacked. She took the job with relish and clearly enjoyed bullying others. Read More
• Hogwarts Four giant hourglasses – one for each house – stand in niches in a corner opposite the main doors in Hogwarts’ Entrance Hall; they automatically track house points (PS15). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Schools Hogwarts is one of the world’s finest wizarding schools, located in a massive castle in Scotland. Hogwarts takes students from all over Great Britain, starting at the age of 11. The students leave school after their seventh year. The students at Hogwarts are sorted at the beginning of their first… Read More