• Character Edmund Gaddlegate was a Muggle boy who lived in the village of Poppleton, England in the late 15th century. (BoS) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:37 — 4.2MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Ottaline Gambol was Minister for Magic from 1827 to 1835. She was more appreciative of Muggles and their technology than many wizards of the time, and thus introduced the Hogwarts Express as the method of transport to Hogwarts (Pm). Podcast:… Read More
• Character The Gamp family is an illustrious Wizarding family. Members of this family include a famous political figure and a magical theoretician. While not appearing as one of the “Sacred Twenty-Eight,” the family evidently is primarily Pureblood, since one of their number married into the Black family. Notable Members of the… Read More
• Character The Gaunts are an ancient, in-bred, Pure-blood Wizarding family, direct descendants of Salazar Slytherin. The family is listed in the infamous Pure-Blood Directory from the 1930s as being one of the “Sacred Twenty-Eight” families which stayed true to pure-blood status. Most of the Gaunts were gifted with the ability to speak… Read More
• Character Merope Gaunt was the daughter of Marvolo Gaunt and mother of Tom Riddle. Eighteen-year-old Merope’s hair is lank and dull and she has a “plain, pale, rather heavy face.” Her eyes also gaze in opposite directions. Merope’s father is extremely abusive to her and derisively calls her a “Squib” (and other… Read More
• Character Morfin Gaunt was the son of Marvolo Gaunt. He is first seen dressed in rags, his thick hair so matted with dirt the color was indistinguishable. He was missing several teeth, and his eyes, like those of his father and sister, looked in opposite directions. Morfin is a Parselmouth and… Read More
• Event Witches and wizards were using primitive broomsticks for transportation, but these broomsticks were far from perfect; this German illuminated manuscript shows wizards dismounting early flying broomsticks in pain. Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Magical artifacts At least some armour in the wizarding world is made by goblins, and can be quite valuable. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:37 — 4.2MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Event The Goblin Rebellion of 1612 takes place at least partially in Scotland, since the inn at Hogsmeade serves as headquarters during this rebellion (PS5). The goblins object to the rules against goblin ownership of wands which are set down by the Wizarding community. Read More
• Event One of a number of Goblin rebellions throughout the history of the Wizarding community in Britain. This particular rebellion was handled poorly by two successive Ministers for Magic, Albert Boot and Basil Flack, both of whom resigned in 1752. As the tumultuous year progressed, werewolves joined the goblins in rebellion. Read More
• Historical events There were a number of bloody goblin rebellions in the 17th and 18th centuries (JKR-W3). The Rebellion which began in 1752 cost two Ministers for Magic their positions, involved werewolves, and was only suppressed when a seasoned Auror took over the Ministry. Ten years later, in 1762, famed goblin rebel leader Vargot… Read More
• Wizarding villages Though a Muggle village, Godric’s Hollow has a storied wizarding history. For over a thousand years it has been home to notable wizards and witches, and has been most famous as the birthplace of Hogwarts founder Godric Gryffindor. However, it has become renowned instead as the site of Voldemort’s… Read More
• Churches and graveyards The graveyard in Godric’s Hollow with a kissing gate at the front, is the final resting place of Ignotus Peverell, Kendra and Ariana Dumbledore, and James and Lily Potter, among others (DH16).   Podcast: Play in new… Read More
• Magical objects The Potter Family Memorial Statue was disguised to Muggles as a War Memorial obelisk in Godric’s Hollow (DH16, DH17). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:37 — 4.2MB)… Read More
• Symbols A piece of gold jewelry that once belonged to Isolt Sayre’s mother, sister of Gormlaith Gaunt (Pm). Isolt took the brooch with her when she fled to North America, along with her aunt’s wand that once belonged to Salazar Slytherin (Pm). Podcast:… Read More
• Character Goodwin Kneen was a twelfth century wizard who wrote about a Yorkshire Quidditch match to his cousin in Norway (QA3, QA7). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:37 — 4.2MB)… Read More
• Character Hesphaestus Gore was one of the earliest Aurors. He served as the seventh Minister for Magic from 1752 to 1770 and put down the bloody goblin rebellion which started in 1752. He was unsympathetic to the werewolves who had joined the goblins, a stance which many feel caused further attacks… Read More
• Character Gormlaith Gaunt is Isolt Sayre’s aunt and kidnapper, who is killed in her attack on Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Gormlaith Gaunt was a fanatic about blood purity, and she disapproved of her niece being raised to have an open and positive attitude toward Muggles. Determined to to prevent… Read More
• Character Resourceful, principled and brilliant, Hermione Jean Granger is easily the brightest witch of her generation. She, along with Ron Weasley, is one of Harry Potter’s closest friends. She is also Muggle-born (her parents were dentists – PS12), and so is a living, breathing example of the fallacy of pureblood… Read More
• Character A family which remains influential in American wizarding politics (Pm). Members include: Gondolphus Graves Percival Graves Merton Graves Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:37 — 4.2MB)… Read More
• Character Gondulphus Graves 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
• Character Percival Graves was an exceptionally skilled wizard and an auror who worked for MACUSA. In the 1920s, Graves was tasked with tracking down whatever creature was terrorizing New York City. For some time, the suspicion fell on Newt Scamander and his escaped fantastic beasts (WFT). Percival Graves was a descendant of… Read More
• Glossary “The Greater Good,” often “For the Greater Good” was an idea developed Goderic’s Hollow in the summer of 1899 by Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald which advocated wizard supremacy “for the greater good” of the world (DH18). Dumbledore and Grindelwald’s plans to achieve the Greater Good by wizarding takeover… Read More
• Historical events During the “Country or Kind” Debate of 1777, the Great Meeting Chamber in Washington was magically enlarged to house thousands of participating witches and wizards presided over by President Elizabeth McGilliguddy (Pm:MACUSA). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Event An uprising by the hairy giants of North America which caused the Magical Congress of the United States (MACUSA) to move operations from Washington to New York City (Pm). The blame for this is generally placed on Irene Kneedander, Head of the Body for Protection of Magical Species (Humanoid) at… Read More
• Houses and addresses Located on a street where the houses have high, timbered gables and look “like gingerbread houses,” this was the house where the wand-maker Gregorovitch once lived. Voldemort comes to this house searching for information about the Elder Wand to find Gregorovitch gone; the woman who answers the door instead claims… Read More
• Character Robert Grimsditch was one of the original twelve American wizards and witches to volunteer to serves as aurors for the newly-created MACUSA (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:37 —… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Where Is Grindelwald? is a headline from a magical newspaper in 1926 referring to Aurors searching for the criminal Gellert Grindelwald. Unknown to MACUSA, Grindelwald was hiding out – disguised and working for them in New York City (WFT). Podcast:… Read More
• Character Gellert Grindelwald was a brilliant, ambitious, and ultimately dangerous wizard who tried to take over the wizarding world, starting in the early 1920s and ending with his defeat by Albus Dumbledore in a famous duel in 1945. Two years younger than Dumbledore (DH18), as a teenager Gellert was blond, wore… Read More
• Character The goblin who founded of Gringotts Wizarding Bank in 1474 (FW, WWHP). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:37 — 4.2MB)Subscribe:… 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). Podcast:… Read More
• Character Godric Gryffindor was the founder of Gryffindor House and one of the co-founders of Hogwarts, described as one of “the four greatest witches and wizards of the age” (along with the other three founders) (CS9). Podcast:… Read More