• Character Paracelsus was a “secretive wizard” about whom little is known (FW). Read More
• Insults, Curses, and Interjections Exclamation by Newt Scamander when he realized that Frank the Thunderbird had not escaped from his suitcase (WFT). Paracelus was a famous wizard and alchemist (FW). Peeves the Poltergeist once tried to drop an ugly bust of Paracelsus on unwary students at Hogwarts (OP14). Read More
• Character Perpetua Fancourt was the inventor of the lunascope (FW). Fancourt attended Hogwarts, where she was in Ravenclaw House. She must have been rather young when she invented the lunascope, since she was born in 1900 (FW) and lunascopes were around by 1926 (WFT). Read More
• Character Carlotta Pinkstone was an activist famous for campaigning to lift the Statute of Secrecy, revealing the wizarding world to Muggles. She has been imprisoned multiple times for defying the Statute. JKR’s Wizard of the Month for November 2005. Read More
• Character Mirabella Plunkett was a witch famous for falling in love with a merman in Loch Lomond while on holiday there. When her family forbade her to marry him, she transfigured herself into a haddock and was never seen again (FW). Read More
• Character Gulliver Pokeby was a wizard who studied magical birds. He wrote about his discovery that the cry of an augurey foretells rain, not death, in his book Why I Didn’t Die When the Augurey Cried (FB, Pm). Read More
• Character A Chinese dragonologist, Quong Po studied Liondragons (Chinese Fireballs) and discovered the uses of their powdered eggs (FW). Read More
• Ministry of Magic A “small, dirty oil painting” of the first Minister for Magic, Ulick Gamp, with his frog-like face and silver wig (HBP1). The portrait hangs in the office of the Muggle Prime Minister at number 10 Downing Street in London, and serves as a liason between the two worlds during… 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
• Character Quirinus Quirrel was a young wizard with a “brilliant mind,” was a professor of Muggle Studies, and later of Defence Against the Dark Arts, at Hogwarts (PS5, BLC). In between holding these two posts he took a year off to gain experience dealing with Dark Arts… Read More
• Source Harry learns that Snape will referee the next Quidditch match, Flamel is found, Gryffindor wins over Hufflepuff when Harry grabs the snitch after only five minutes. Harry follows Snape into the Forbidden Forest where he meets Quirrell and they speak of the Philosopher’s Stone. Read More
• Source Uncle Vernon takes Harry to King’s Cross station and leaves him there. Harry meets the Weasleys who help him get to Platform Nine and Three Quarters and settled on the train. Here he gets to know Ron and meets Hermione as the train rumbles to Hogwarts. Upon reaching the school they are met by… Read More
• Character Claudius Ptolemy was a Greco-Roman Egyptian geographer and astronomer. On their first train-ride to Hogwarts, Ron was hoping to get a Ptolemy Chocolate Frog Card (PS6).    … Read More