• Source The students arrive at Hogwarts in a gale, are soaked by Peeves’ water balloons, the First Years are sorted, and Hermione discovers that there are house elves at Hogwarts. Moody is the new DADA teacher, Dumbledore announces the Triwizard Tournament, and Fred and George decide to enter despite being underage. Read More
• Art and Culture The ghost orchestra of 30 musical saws played on a black-draped platform at Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington’s 500th Deathday Party on Oct. 31, 1992. It sounded like a thousand fingernails on a blackboard (CS8). The ghosts guests at the party waltzed to the quavering music. Read More
• Character The ghost of a ragged man wearing chains attended the Deathday party of Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington on Oct. 31, 1992 (CS8) This ragged man is — or rather was — a wizard (OP38). Read More
• Creature Ghosts are an unusual type of magical creature. In some ways, they’re not creatures at all, but rather characters just like Harry, Ron, Dumbledore, and all the other living people. But they aren’t quite the same, of course; they are semi-transparent, non-corporeal beings. Only wizards can become ghosts, and then… Read More
• Organizations The ghosts’ council at Hogwarts is a group of ghosts including the House ghosts. They vote on matters that concern them. Read More
• Character A group of ghosts of gloomy nuns attended Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington’s 500th Deathday Party on October 31, 1992 (CS8). Read More
• Source The reference “Ghsts” refers to a series of essays written by Rowling about ghosts. The essays originally appeared on Pottermore. The following essays are part of this collection: Ghosts Hogwarts Ghosts Peeves… Read More
• Character The Grey Lady is the Ravenclaw House ghost; in life, she was Helena Ravenclaw, the daughter of Hogwarts founder Rowena Ravenclaw. Helena stole her mother’s diadem to make herself cleverer and fled to Albania. Her mother became deathly ill soon after and sent Helena’s long-time admirer to find her and bring her back. When… Read More
• Event He soon comes up with several important improvements to the governance of the Wizarding World, including a workable definition of “Beast” and “Being” and and creating separate divisions for them in the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures (FB). Read More