• 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
• Character Daisy Pennifold came up with the idea of bewitching a Quaffle to fall slowly through the air to allow Chasers to keep it in play more easily. This redesigned Quaffle is known as the Pennifold Quaffle (QA6). Pennifold came up with her Quaffle ideas in… Read More
• Character Damocles Rowle was the second Minister for Magic, in office 1718 – 1726. He was a sadistic and cruel man. He first established Azkaban as a prison, despite the horrible effect it had on those incarcerated there. He was eventually viewed as being too “tough on Muggles” and was asked to step down… Read More
• Event Rowle, the second Minister for Magic, ignores the warnings of experts about the terrible effects of Dementors and of the evil permeating the fortress. He begins bringing prisoners to Azkaban and allows the Dementors to torment them (Pm). Read More
• Event Godelot studies Dark Magic and writes a book of dangerous spells called Magick Moste Evile. He possesses the Elder Wand, which he credits as helping him write his masterwork. Godelot dies when his son Hereward locks him in the cellar to languish and steals the Elder Wand. Read More
• Event Godelot owned the Elder Wand, which he spoke of almost as a friend or mentor in the Dark Arts. His son, Hereward, coveted the wand and that jealousy eventually led him madness. He stole the wand and locked his father in the cellar, where Godelot died. Read More
• Character Death personified, wearing a black hood. In the “Tale of the Three Brothers,” he was angry that the three Peverells had cheated him by building a bridge over a raging river. But Death was cunning and patient, so he flattered them and offered gifts that would eventually lead them back… Read More
• Symbols An artistic portrayal of the three Deathly Hallows: a line symbolizing the Elder Wand inside a triangle representing the Cloak of Invisibility, both inside a circle that stands for the Resurrection Stone. Read More
• Magical artifacts When attempting to destroy Voldemort’s Horcrux made from Salazar Slytherin’s locket, Regulus Black (R.A.B.) left behind a fake one in the sea cave (HBP26). Read More
• Event Voldemort attempts to kill Harry Potter after murdering his parents, but the spell rebounds onto Voldemort. Harry is left alive with a scar on his forehead that hides an accidental Horcrux made of Voldemort’s shattered soul. Voldemort, nearly dead and without physical form, retreats into the forests of Albania where… Read More
• Character Delfina Crimp was a wizarding seamstress in the fifteenth century, famous for inventing the Severing Charm. She was one of the most fashionable dressmaker in London at the time, and pretended to be a muggle.  She was found out by a rival tailor, Snickerton, who spied on her and saw… Read More
• Glossary A reference by American witch Tina Goldstein in 1926 invoking the name of a woman accused of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials in 1693 (WFT). Tina wondered “Why in the name of Deliverance Dane?” Newt Scamancer would allow his pet Niffler to roam free and pillage a bank vault… Read More
• Character Delphi is a very unusual and mysterious young woman. She claims to be the niece and caretaker of Amos Diggory, now a lonely widower at the St. Oswald’s Home for Old Witches and Wizards in Upper Flagley, and calls herself Delphi (short for Delphini Diggory). She lives at… Read More
• Hogwarts Hogwarts is a place of many surprises. Not only are the doors and staircases unusual, but also the paintings on the walls and the suits of armor in the corridors act in ways a visitor might not expect. Everything seems to be alive in some fashion. The armor creaks and… Read More
• Organizations Set up soon after the Salem Witch Trials (1693) by Josiah Jackson, the first President of the Magical Congress of the United States (MACUSA). The first priority was to hire Aurors who could hunt down the Scourers, evil wizards who had turned against their own kind and sold them out… Read More
• Character Dilys Derwent was a celebrated Headmistress of Hogwarts and a famous Healer. She worked at St Mungo’s Hospital from 1722 until becoming Headmistress of Hogwarts in 1741. She remained Head of the school until 1768 (OP22). Copies of Derwent’s portrait hang not only in Dumbledore’s office but in the main… Read More
• Source Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and last book in the series. The book was published in the US and the UK on 21 July 2007. Resources: Day by day calendar of events in the book Differences between the British and American versions Changes in the… Read More
• Source Leaving the cemetery, Harry and Hermione see the Potters’ old house, then encounter someone who appears to be Bathilda Bagshot, but she does not speak until she gets Harry alone. Too late, Harry discovers that they’ve been led into a trap, and that Bathilda’s corpse is being used as a… Read More
• Source Hermione gives Harry a copy of The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore that she picked up in the Bagshot house. They learn that the young man in the picture was Gellert Grindelwald, who according to Rita Skeeter was very close to Albus Dumbledore for a brief period when they… Read More
• Source Harry and Ron bring each other up to date on their adventures, Hermione finds the triangular mark in a photograph of Dumbledore’s letters, and the trio seek out Xenophilius Lovegood at his home for further information about the mark. Read More
• Source Xenophilius Lovegood explains that the mark is the symbol of the Deathly Hallows. The origin of the story is “The Tale of the Three Brothers”, which Hermione then reads aloud. Xenophilius then explains the symbolism of the mark and discusses the Hallows. Harry, wandering around the house, notices that there is no… Read More
• Source Harry becomes obsessed with the Hallows, particularly the Stone (which he realizes is hidden inside the Snitch that Dumbledore left him). Ron takes over the hunt for Horcruxes. Then Ron finally manages to pick up a Potterwatch broadcast, from which HRH learn that Voldemort is out of the country –… Read More
• Source McGonagall orders the evacuation of those underage or who do not wish to fight. Voldemort delivers an ultimatum. Harry is told how Voldemort acquired the diadem by the Grey Lady, Ravenclaw’s ghost. She reveals that she is Helena Ravenclaw, Rowena’s daughter, and that Helena stole the diadem from her mother. After hiding the… Read More
• Source Voldemort tells his fighters to return to him. Voldemort asks Harry to meet him in the Forbidden Forest within the next hour or he will join the battle and kill everyone who tries to conceal Harry. While everyone goes to the Great Hall, to mourn the dead and treat the wounded, Harry heads towards Dumbledore’s… Read More
• Hogwarts The Hufflepuff hourglass in the Hogwarts Entrance Hall for recording House Points is filled with yellow diamonds (JKR:Tw, Pm). Read More
• Character Eldritch Diggory was the fourth Minister for Magic, in office 1733 – 1747. He was popular, and considered one of the Ministry’s “most accomplished Ministers for Magic,” by Garrick Ollivander (Pm). Read More
• Hogwarts academics Divination is magic which attempts to foresee future events. Many in the wizarding world consider this branch of magic to be imprecise at best. There are several types of Divination. The most imprecise is what is commonly known as “fortunetelling,” and this is what Trelawney teaches at Hogwarts. The second kind… Read More
• Character Vain, self-centered air-headed witch who fell in love with No-Maj and Scourer descendant, Bartholomew Barebone, ultimately causing one of the worst breaches of the International Statute of Secrecy of all time, which led to the instatement of Rappaport’s Law in the United States. She was imprisoned for a year, after… Read More
• Event After putting the entire magical community in danger by spilling its secrets to a descendent of scourers, the daughter of Aristotle Twelvetrees is imprisoned for one year. Many in the magical community wish to see Dorcus killed or locked away for the rest of her life for her foolishness. Wizarding… Read More
• Wizarding culture Duelling exists as a sport in the same way that fencing is a sport in the Muggle world. While it is a friendly sporting competition, it is essentially a form of combat. Wizard duelling has rules and competitions, but in a battle, the same skills come into play in life… Read More
• Insults, Curses, and Interjections Exclamation of praise, relief, or happiness in the name of the late Albus Dumbledore (CC1.4). Read More
• Character Albus Dumbledore was the Headmaster of Hogwarts for close to forty years, a time period that encompassed both of Voldemort’s attempts to take over the Wizarding world. Considered to be the most powerful wizard of his time, Dumbledore was awarded the Order of Merlin, First Class, and was the Supreme… Read More
• Books and Literature Dumbledore’s Army: The Dark Side of the Demob is a tell-all book by Rita Skeeter about Dumbledore’s Army. In this book, published on July 31st 2014, Rita described the imperfections of the Dumbledore’s Army members. She promoted it during the 2014 Quidditch World Cup in her article “Dumbledore’s Army… Read More
• Event The war is intensifying: “These accidents aren’t accidents—the crashes and explosions and derailments and whatever else has happened since we last watched the news. People are disappearing and dying and he’s behind it—Voldemort. I’ve told you this over and over again, he kills Muggles for fun. Even the fogs—they’re caused… Read More