• Historical places A historical name for Ethiopia, and presumably the home of the Abyssinian Shrivelfig. Also home to the Gimbi Giant-Slayers who won the All-Africa Cup twice (QA8). Read More
• Plants • Wandmaking Acacia is a type of wand wood known for creating “tricky wands,” described by Ollivander in his essays on wandlore (Pm). Read More
• Plants • Potion ingredients Aconite, also known as monkshood or wolfsbane,┬áis a mundane plant with magical uses (PS8). Read More
• Plants Agapanthus is a mundane plant in the lily family used for decorative plantings. Read More
• Plants • Wandmaking Alder is a type of wand wood (Pm). Read More
• Plants Alihotsy is a type of shrub with leaves that induce hysteria if eaten. Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops The Apothecary is a shop selling potion ingredients in Diagon Alley. It is a fascinating place crammed with all sorts of interesting things. There are barrels of slimy stuff lined up on the floor and jars of all sorts of powders, herbs, and the like along the walls. Bundles of… Read More
• Wandmaking Applewood can be used to create wands, although such wands are rare. The wood does not mix well with Dark magic and favors those with strong ideals. Owners of applewood wands are considered to live long lives and are often known for being able to converse with other magical beings… Read More
• Wandmaking A wand wood also used to make other magical objects. Read More
• Historical places Assyria is a region in the Middle East mainly including modern-day Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon – though the Assyrian empire once stretched well into Iran, Turkey, Israel, and Egypt as well. Whether Neville uses the term to describe the region or whether wizarding governments recognize different borders and country names… Read More