• Character Modesty Rabnott was a thirteenth century Witch living in Kent. She tried to stop Barberus Bragge from his barbaric treatment of a Golden Snidget during a Cuaditch match, only to be fined 10 Galleons for her trouble (a huge amount of money in those days). According to the… Read More
• Character Ragnuk the First was a goblin king and one of the goblins who made the Sword of Gryffindor (DH25). After delivering the sword to Gryffindor, Ragnuk conspired to steal it back. Ragnuk spread the lie that Gryffindor had stolen the sword and sent goblins to steal it back. However, Gryffindor… Read More
• Character Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:37 — 4.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android |… Read More
• Rules and laws Rappaport’s Law was instituted by Emily Rappaport, the 15th President of MACUSA, in 1790. The law completely segregated the No-Maj and magical communities in the United States following one of the most serious breaches of the International Statute of Secrecy of all time (Pm). Podcast:… Read More
• Event Put in place in 1790 by MACUSA President Emily Rappaport in order to completely sever ties between the Wizarding and No-Maj communities in America. Thus, the American magical community became completely segregated, unlike the European Wizarding World where inter-Muggle marriage and government cooperation were allowed (Pm). Podcast:… Read More
• Event Repealed in 1965 by MACUSA. Before that, Wizards could not mingle with No-Maj, whether as friends or married couples. Magical children could not have a wand before attending Ilvermorny School, and they were not allowed to take their wands home during breaks (Pm). Podcast:… Read More
• Character More commonly known as “The Grey Lady,” the Ravenclaw ghost. Harry and Ron first encounter this tall ghost as she glided past in the corridor while out looking for the Mirror of Erised (PS12). Harry eventually discovers that The Grey Lady is Helena, the daughter of Hogwarts founder Rowena… Read More
• Hogwarts Ravenclaw House is one of the four houses at Hogwart into which the students are Sorted when they start their first year. Ravenclaw is the Hogwarts house of founder Rowena Ravenclaw. The House places high value on intelligence, wit, and learning. During Harry’s time at Hogwarts, the head of Ravenclaw… Read More
• Character Rowena Ravenclaw was the founder of Ravenclaw 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
• Magical effects A deep sense of guilt, sorrow and regret over an act that causes harm to another person. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:37 — 4.2MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Spells Spell that keeps something away from the caster or from a target object that the spell is cast upon. The basic spell for repelling something starts with “Repello” followed by the correct Latinate word for the target to be repelled. Podcast:… Read More
• Historical events Fought between the original thirteen American colonies and the British government from 1775-1883. Also known as the War for American Independence. American witches and wizards were torn about what their role should be in the Revolution, discussing the matter during the “Country or Kind Debate” of 1777. A message was… Read More
• Character Grandparents of Tom Riddle Jr. (Voldemort) and parents of Tom Riddle Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Riddle were wealthy landowners whose mansion overlooked the small village of Little Hangleton. They, along with their son Tom Riddle Sr., were found murdered in their house in the summer of 1943. Podcast:… 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
• Character Tom Marvolo Riddle was a gifted young wizard born of a witch mother (Merope Gaunt) and a Muggle father (Tom Riddle, Sr.) on December 31, 1926. His mother had fallen in love with his father, who was a Muggle, and tricked him into marrying her with a… Read More
• Character Rionach Sayre was the mother of Ilvermorny founder Isolt Sayre. She was a Pure-blood Irish witch descended from Salazar Slytherin through the line of Gaunt. Her husband William Sayre was also a Pure-blood descended from the famous witch Morrigan, but the couple was friendly with Muggles and raised their daughter… 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
• Character Berthilde Roche 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 One of the twin founders of Rome, along with his brother Remus. According to legend, they were raised by wolves. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:37 — 4.2MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Ron Weasley is Harry Potter’s best friend and the youngest son of Molly and Arthur Weasley. The story of Ron’s life is one of being overshadowed by his family and friends, yet it is Ron’s heart and humor that have solidified his friendships and given those around him the support they needed… 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
• Hogwarts The Gryffindor hourglass in the Hogwarts Entrance Hall for recording House Points is filled with red rubies (Pm, OP38). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:37 — 4.2MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Clothing • Glossary A disc-like, starched frilly collar, popular in the 16th century (such as worn by Elizabeth I and Shakespeare in typical portraits). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:37 — 4.2MB)… Read More
• Thing Runes are a form of writing used by witches and wizards hundreds and even thousands of years ago. Some important magical documents are written in runes, and some magical items have runes inscribed on them. Ancient runes are studied at Hogwarts by those wishing to be able to decipher and… Read More