• Businesses, merchants, and shops Location of Obscurus Books, publisher of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander (FB). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:14:59 — 68.7MB)… Read More
• Creature The Abominable Snowman is another name for the Yeti (FB). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:14:59 — 68.7MB)… Read More
• Creature An acromantula is a gigantic black spider (legspan may reach up to 15 feet) with a poisonous bite, the Acromantula is an anomaly in the beast / being classification system. While capable of human speech, the Acromantula is classified as a beast rather than a being due to its violent… Read More
• Creature A breed of winged horse, chestnut in color. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:14:59 — 68.7MB)… Read More
• Creature The albino bloodhound is a breed of dog with an exceptional sense of smell and tracking ability that is also suffering from albinism, resulting in pure white fur, pale skin and pink eyes. Podcast: Play in new window… 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: 1:14:59 — 68.7MB)… Read More
• Islands Another name for the south Pacific region that includes Australia and New Zealand. It is presumably the home of the Antipodean Opaleye dragon (FB). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:14:59… Read More
• Creature Newt Scamander hoped to purchase a fuzzy creature known as an Appaloosa Puffskein in New York City as a birthday present for someone, but the breeder had been shut down by MACUSA a year earlier. Porpentina Goldstein explained to him that breeding magical creatures is forbidden in New York (WFT). Read More
• Character Aragog was a male Acromantula, acquired as an egg c. 1942 by Hagrid from a traveller. Hagrid hid Aragog in a cupboard in the castle and reared him on table scraps until Aragog’s existence was exposed by Tom Riddle. At that point Hagrid was expelled, but he managed to release… Read More
• Creatures' homes, lairs, and territories Hagrid takes his Acromantula Aragog to live in a hollow in the Forbidden Forest after being accused of opening the Chamber of Secrets. Aragog lives in “the middle of the misty domed web” with his wife Mosag and hundreds of their descendants (CS15). The hollow is located deep inside the forest; Harry and Ron… Read More
• Creature The Ashwinder is a thin grey serpent with glowing red eyes which comes out of untended magical fires and lives long enough to lay fiery hot eggs in some dark and secluded spot. These eggs, while valued as potion ingredients, are very dangerous. If they are not found and frozen… Read More
• Oceans and seas Just as with Muggles in aeroplanes, the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by broomstick was an important milestone for wizards, as the distance is too great for safely Apparating. Jocunda Sykes first accomplished this feat in 1935, riding an Oakshaft 79 (QA9). Isolt Sayre crossed the Atlantic in… Read More
• Creature The Augurey is a thin and mournful-looking bird somewhat resembling a vulture, greenish-black in color, native to Britain and Ireland. Normally remaining hidden in its nest in brambles and thorns, flying only in heavy rain, the feathers of the Augurey repel ink. Its distinctive cry was once thought to be a… Read More
• Symbols Viewed hanging on the walls in the Office of Magical Law Enforcement in an alternate timeline in which Draco Malfoy is an Auror, Harry died, and Voldemort survived to rule the Wizarding World (CC3.3). Podcast: Play in new… Read More
• Symbols The symbol of Voldemort’s daughter Delphi, known to her followers as The Augurey (CC3.16). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:14:59 — 68.7MB)… Read More
• Character Editor at Obscurus Books who, in 1918, commissioned an authoritative compendium of magical creatures by a lowly Ministry employee by the name of Newt Scamander (FB). Podcast: Play in new window | Download… Read More
• Countries Australia is both the smallest continent and its own country, located on a large island entirely in the southern hemisphere. Hermione sent her parents to Australia during the height of the war against Voldemort, to protect them from Death Eaters. She also modified their memories so they did… Read More
• Communication In the basement of MACUSA headquarters in New York, there at least one hundred automatic typewriters on the unmanned desks. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:14:59 — 68.7MB)… 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
• Wandmaking The core of Salazar Slytherin’s wand (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:14:59 — 68.7MB)… Read More
• Magical objects Fangs and venom from the dreaded giant serpent that once lived in the Chamber of Secrets have magical properties. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:14:59 — 68.7MB)… Read More
• Ministry of Magic A division of the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures, with responsibility for creatures defined as “beasts” Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:14:59 — 68.7MB)… Read More
• Ministry of Magic A division of the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures with responsibility for the higher-order creatures defined as “beings” Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:14:59 — 68.7MB)… Read More
• Creature Bigfoot is another name for the Yeti; this variety lives in the Pacific Northwest of the United States (FB). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:14:59 — 68.7MB)… Read More
• Creature A magical insect, native to Australia about a half-inch long and vivid blue in color, with a large stinger that causes levitation and laughter in victims (FB).   Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Potion ingredients Dried stings from a Billywig (FB) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:14:59 — 68.7MB)… Read More
• Oceans and seas The Black Sea, sandwiched between Ukraine and Turkey in eastern Europe, was the site of a near-tragic accident in 1799 when a Ukrainian Ironbelly Dragon carried off a sailing ship. Thankfully, the ship was empty at the time (FB). Podcast:… Read More
• Books and Literature The definitive study of the subtle art of potion-making by Zygmunt Budge. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:14:59 — 68.7MB)… Read More
• Countries An island near the Phillipines and the South China Sea, Borneo was once covered in rainforests, though many have been destroyed through logging and farming. Acromantulas are native to Borneo (FB). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Creature A small (maximum height 8 inches) insect-eating tree-dweller with long sharp fingers (two on each hand), brown eyes, and a general appearance of a flat-faced little stickman made of bark and twigs, which serves well as camouflage in its native habitat. Found in western England, southern Germany, and Scandinavia, a… Read More