• Character Joscelind Wadcock was a Chaser for the Puddlemere United Quidditch team (FW). Born in 1911, and appearing on a Famous Wizard card, she has retired from playing professional Quidditch (FW). Read More
• Character Myron Wagtail was the lead singer of the wizarding band The Weird Sisters (FW). Read More
• Character Celestina Warbeck, known as the “Singing Sorceress” (CS3), is, along with the Weird Sisters, one of the two most well-known recording artists in the wizarding world (FW). Read More
• Character Fabius Watkins is a Quidditch player. He was a Chaser for the Montrose Magpies and also their Team Captain (c. 1960s-1970s). He was killed in a collision with a helicopter (WoM). Read More
• Character Ron Weasley is Harry Potter’s best friend and the youngest son of Molly and Arthur Weasley. The story of Ron’s life is one of being overshadowed by his family and friends, yet it is Ron’s heart and humor that have solidified his friendships and given those around him the support they needed… Read More
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Have you ever wondered why an all-wizard rock band would call itself The Weird Sisters? Shakespeare fans may recognize the term “weird sisters” as a name applied to the witches in Macbeth. You might know that all roles in Shakespeare’s plays were played by male… Read More
• Character Witch in Middle Ages who enjoyed being burned at the stake, allowing herself to be captured by witch-hunting Muggles many times. She used a Flame Freezing Charm to protect herself from the flames (PA1, FW). 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
• Potions The Wiggenweld Potion is a potion that revives people from the Draught of Living Death. A young wizard Prince smeared this potion on his lips and kissed a princess under the Draught’s effects. She had pricked her finger on a spindle coated with the Draught (FW). Read More
• Event As the magical world separates itself more and more from Muggle society, Muggles are particularly afraid of magic but not very good at recognizing it, leading to persecution of suspected witches. Wendelin the Weird is burned at the stake 47 times in various disguises (using a Flame-Freezing Charm to protect… Read More
• Art and Culture A popular show on the Wizard’s Wireless hosted by Glenda Chittock (FW). Read More
• Art and Culture The Wizarding Suite is a musical composition written in the 1500s by Musidora Barkwith which featured an exploding instrument, possibly a “serpent.” The Suite was performed only once, in 1902, when the exploding instrument used was a tuba. The explosion blew up the Ackerly Town Hall (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