• Buildings • Public places This town hall was the site of a concert which included the final performance of the unfinished Wizarding Suite, composed by Musidora Barkwith. The exploding tuba featured in this concert blew the roof off the Ackerly Town Hall in 1902, and the piece has been banned from performance ever since… Read More
• Islands • Mythological and legendary places Aeaea was a legendary island during ancient Greek times. It was the home of the famous sorceress Circe (FW). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:07 — 2.5MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Alberic Grunnion was the inventor of the Dungbomb (FW). His Chocolate Frog card was one of the ones Harry received on his first journey to Hogwarts (PS6). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Character Famous wizarding duellist. Toothill won the All-England competition in 1430 with a Blasting Curse. She defeated Samson Wiblin, who was the favorite to win. Toothill now appears on a Famous Wizard card (and Wiblin doesn’t!) (FW) Podcast: Play… 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
• 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
• Character Alguff the Awful was afoul-smelling goblin nuisance. Well known throughout the goblin world for trying to sell vials of his sweat to a Dungbomb manufacturer (FW). Podcast: Play in new window | Download… Read More
• Character Almerick Sawbridge was a wizard famous for conquering the river troll that was terrorizing crossers of the Wye River (fw41). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:07 — 2.5MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Event Sawbridge became famous for conquering the River Troll of the Wye River. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:07 — 2.5MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Amarillo Lestoat was a flamboyant american vampire. Author of A Vampire’s Monologue – intended to bore the reader into a stupor making him/her easier prey for vampires. Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Event Amarillo Lestoat, American vampire and author of the incredibly boring novel A Vampire’s Monologue, died in 1977 (FW). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:07 — 2.5MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Andros the Invincible was an ancient Greek wizard, alleged to have been the only known wizard to produce a Patronus the size of a giant (FW). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Character Archibald Alderton was famous for blowing up the hamlet of Little Dropping in Hampshire while attempting to magically mix a birthday cake (FW). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:07 —… Read More
• Event He later becomes famous for blowing up the hamlet of Little Dropping while trying to mix a birthday cake (FW). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:07 — 2.5MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Magical identities Someone who practices Arithmancy, the magical study of numbers, is called an Arithmancer. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:07 — 2.5MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Armando Dippet is a former headmaster of Hogwarts (c. 1942 through mid-1960s), Dumbledore’s predecessor, who was totally taken in by Tom Riddle. Dippet’s portrait hangs in Dumbledore’s office (OP37). In life, he was nearly bald and somewhat feeble (CS13). Tom Riddle, when he had finished school, asked Dippet… Read More
• Character Artemisia Lufkin was the first witch to become Minister of Magic, serving from 1798 to 1811 (JKR). Lufkin established the Department of International Magical Cooperation and lobbied hard and successfully to have a Quidditch World Cup tournament held in Britain during her term in office (Pm). Podcast:… Read More
• Event Romance author Fifi LaFolle is born (WoM). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:07 — 2.5MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Event Romance author Fifi LaFolle passes away (WoM). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:07 — 2.5MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Occupations The wizarding world is full of books. Witches and wizards share their ideas, research and stories by writing them down. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:07 — 2.5MB)Subscribe:… Read More