• Character Babayaga was a Russian hag who dwelt in a hut that stood on giant chicken legs. According to the legends about her, she ate children for breakfast – and presumably for lunch and tea (FW). Read More
• Creature A wizard-bred Dark creature of enormous power, this extremely poisonous giant serpent (up to 50 feet in length) is brilliant green in color with long thin saber-like fangs and bulbous yellow eyes. The first basilisk was created by Herpo the Foul thousands of years ago (FW). A basilisk… Read More
• Character Beatrix Bloxam was the author of The Toadstool Tales series of children’s books. These books have been banned because they cause nausea and vomiting. Bloxam appears on a Famous Wizard card (FW) and is mentioned several times in Tales of Beedle the Bard (TBB). Bloxam’s stated ideas for children’s stories… Read More
• Character Beaumont Marjoribanks was a pioneer in the field of Herbology. He collected and classified many rare and magical plants. Marjoribanks is credited with discovering Gillyweed, although Elladora Ketteridge had discovered it about a century earlier (FW). Read More
• Character Bertie Bott is a wizard inventor who created the popular candy Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans. While experimenting with ways to create tasty candies from food, Bott accidentally included a pair of dirty socks in one of his trials, and created the first of the many surprises found in Bertie… Read More
• Character Balfour Blane was a wizard who established the Committee on Experimental Charms. He appears on a Famous Wizards card (FW). Read More
• Character Blodwyn Bludd was a famous Vampire known as the “Vampire from the Valleys.” Famous for singing to his victims in a sonorous bass baritone, before biting their necks (FW). Read More
• Character Bowman Wright was a Metal Charmer and was born in Godric’s Hollow in 1492*. His father was a Muggle and mother a Witch (FW, WoM, DH16). Combining his love of science and sport, Wright invented the Golden Snitch, which immediately replaced the endangered … Read More
• Event The Famous Wizard card for Bowman Wright lists his birth year as 1492. This is clearly an error, as he is said to have invented the Golden Snitch in the 1300s (three hundred years after Quidditch was invented in the 1000s) (QA4). Read More
• Character Barberus Bragge was Chief of the Wizards’ Council in 1269. Bragge attended a Quidditch match in 1269 and offered 150 Galleons to whomever caught the tiny Golden Snidget bird which he released onto the pitch. At that time, 150 Galleons was the equivalent of over a million… Read More
• Character Bran the Bloodthirsty was a giant who was fond of eating bread made with ground bones and washed down with the blood of an Englishman. Was slain by a boy named Jack. Read More
• Character Bridget Wenlock was a famous arithmancer, noted for her ground-breaking theories on the magical properties of the number seven. Wenlock was very protective of her work and used a variety of methods to prevent anyone from seeing her writing. Unfortunately, Wenlock was also very forgetful and often her methods prevented… Read More
• Character Burdock Muldoon was Chief of Wizards’ Council in the mid-14th century. Muldoon tried to define the difference between a “being” and a “beast.” He decreed that any creature that had two legs was a “being,” and therefore deserving of better representation and treatment. When he called a summit meeting to discuss… Read More
• Hogwarts Peeves the poltergeist was lurking in a hallway hoping to drop a bust of Paracelsus on someone’s head, according to Nearly Headless Nick who warned Harry about it (OP14). Read More