• Source A Muggle version of the venerable guide to magical creatures which is known all through the Wizarding world. Fantastic Beasts is used as a textbook at Hogwarts, and this edition has marks and scribbles throughout purportedly from Harry and his friends. Published: March 12, 2001 Published by Obscurus… Read More
• Source Rowling spoke about the creation of the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in a promotional feature. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:37 — 4.2MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Books and Literature Fifteenth Century Fiends is a Dark Magic book (CC1.19). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:37 — 4.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
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“Fifty years ago, at daybreak, on a fine summer’s morning … “ That’s from chapter one of Goblet of Fire, as you probably already knew. That’s when Tom Riddle Senior and his parents were mysteriously killed in their mansion near Little Hangleton. Frank Bryce, the caretaker,… Read More
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What happened fifty years ago? When the tombstone photo from Goblet of Fire appeared a few weeks ago with glaring canon errors, I started to wonder how sure we could be of the dates of events that happened, according to the books, “fifty years ago.” New information was included in Half-Blood… Read More
• Character Wilhelm Fischer was one of the twelve original Aurors recruited by MACUSA to hunt down Scourers. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:37 — 4.2MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Ortiz O’Flaherty was an American and the author of Bigfoot’s Last Stand, a book about the Great Sasquatch Rebellion of 1892 (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:37 — 4.2MB)… Read More
• Character Flamel is a celebrated alchemist (DH2) who is famous for creating the only known Philosopher’s Stone in existence. As a result, Flamel and his wife Perenelle (b. circa 1333) lived for over 600 years (PS17, JKR). Dumbledore did some alchemical work with him in… Read More
• Character Perenelle Flamel was Nicolas Flamel’s wife (PS17). She and her future husband met while attending Beauxbatons Academy (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:37 — 4.2MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Flavius Belby survived a Lethifold attack while in Papua New Guinea in 1782. He wrote about the experience, revealing for the first time the existence of this terrible creature and also the fact that a Patronus Charm will drive a Lethifold away. Belby had at… Read More
• Character Able Fleming was president of the Magical Congress of the United States when it was based in Baltimore, Maryland, during the 1770s (Pm:MACUSA). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:37… Read More
• Character Josephina Flint was an anti-Muggle Minister for Magic who held office from 1819 to 1827. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:37 — 4.2MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Theodard Fontaine was one of MACUSA’s original twelve aurors (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:37 — 4.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts… Read More
• Hogwarts Over a thousand years ago, the four greatest witches and wizards of the age shared a dream, to create a school where young people of the wizarding world could study and be trained in the magical arts they needed to become skilled, fully-trained wizards. These four great witches and… Read More
• Event The period from 1789 – 1799 in France as their society beginning with the overthrow of the monarchy and the later dictatorship of Napoleon. The “Reign of Terror” refers to the popular use of the guillotine to chop off the heads of the wealthy or anyone under suspicion. (Wikipedia)… Read More
• Source Famous Wizard Cards are (in the books) collected and traded by students and referred to as Chocolate Frog Cards. However, “real” versions of these cards exist, created by Rowling herself, providing a fascinating look into the vast scope of Wizarding history. After the release of the … Read More