• Timelines and calendars Life at Hogwarts revolves around classes, naturally. However, as the castle is also the students’ home for most of the year, daily life consists of far more than just academics. The students arrive at Hogwarts on September 1 by Hogwarts Express. For the next nine or ten months they eat, sleep,… Read More
• Plants • Potion ingredients The daisy is a mundane flowering plant used in potions. Read More
• Character Derwent Shimpling was a comedian known for his boldness; he once ate an entire Venomous Tentacula as a bet. Though he lived, he’s still purple. Wizards and witches everywhere love his silly sense of humor and his boldness. (FW). Read More
• Plants Devil’s Snare is composed of a mass of soft, springy tendrils and vines that possess some sense of touch. Devil’s Snare uses its creepers and tendrils to ensnare anyone who touches it, binding their arms and legs and eventually choking them. Read More
• Plants • Potion ingredients Dittany is a healing and restorative herb, one of the plants found in One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi (PS14, Pm:SB). It may be eaten raw or applied as a tincture to cure wounds, provided they are not too deep (Pm:SB). A mixture of powdered silver and dittany, when applied… Read More
• Event Barty Crouch Jr. (while disguised as Moody) summons Dobby to the staffroom on the pretense of collecting dirty laundry and then makes sure the elfs hears him having a very loud discussion with McGonagall about the second task and the possibility of Harry using gillyweed to complete it (GF26,… Read More
• Event Dobby wakes Harry up ten minutes before the second task, tells him that he will have to rescue Ron, and gives him Gillyweed (GF26). Harry had fallen asleep in the library, where he was doing research trying to solve the egg’s riddle. Luckily, the Invisibility Cloak slipped off his… Read More
• Trivia It was Dobby who gave Harry the Gillyweed, after he heard a staged conversation between the fake ‘Mad-eye’ and Professor McGonagall. Read More
• Trivia The Gryffindors in Harry’s year never have a doubles class with the Ravenclaws. They have Potions and Care of Magical Creatures with the Slytherins, and Herbology with the Hufflepuffs. Read More
• Thing Dragon dung is a useful material taken from a dragon. Dragon dung is sold by the barrel in Knockturn Alley (CS4). This may be related to its use as compost in Herbology. Great for sending to Percy Weasley at the Ministry of Magic as, uh, an example of fertilizer. Yeah,… Read More
• Thing Dragon dung is a useful material taken from a dragon. Dragon dung is sold by the barrel in Knockturn Alley (CS4). This may be related to its use as compost in Herbology. Great for sending to Percy Weasley at the Ministry of Magic as, uh, an example of fertilizer. Yeah,… Read More
• Clothing The protective gloves may be worn as ordinary clothing on particularly cold days, but are used mainly for their protective purpose (e.g. in Care of Magical Creatures or Herbology when working with particularly dangerous animals or plants)… Read More