• Glossary • Security Abstinence was the post-Christmas holidays password, after the Fat Lady and her friend Violet drank all the wine in a picture of a group of drunk monks in the Charms corridor (HBP17)… Read More
• Sweets Acid Pops are a sweet sold at Honeydukes in Hogsmeade (PA10). Read More
• Hogwarts • Titles, nicknames, and honorifics Acting Head is someone who temporarily assumes the role of Headmaster or Headmistress in the absence of the actual Head. 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
• Headlines and advertisements • Historical events Albus Dumbledore Remembered is an obituary written by a life-long friend of Dumbledore, Elphias Doge, who attended Hogwarts with him as a child (DH2, DH8). Read More
• Event Albus Potter boards the Hogwarts Express on Platform Nine and Three-quarters at King’s Cross and starts his second year at Hogwarts. He tries to keep a distance from his father Harry – and he and Rose Granger-Weasley stand together and pretend to be “friends” while their parents are… Read More
• Event Following another argument with his father Harry, Albus Potter boards the Hogwarts Express on Platform Nine and Three-quarters at King’s Cross and starts his third year at Hogwarts. He finds out that the mother of his friend Scorpius Malfoy has recently died and he doesn’t know what to… Read More
• Character Alecto and Amycus Carrow (JKR) were Death Eaters, a brother and sister, part of the group of Death Eaters that invaded Hogwarts in June of 1997 (HBP27); Snape implies that they were never sent to Azkaban (HBP2). When Voldemort took over Hogwarts, Alecto Carrow became the Muggle Studies teacher… Read More
• Character Amycus Carrow was a squat, “lumpy” looking wizard with a lopsided leer and a wheezy giggle. Part of the group of Death Eaters who participated in the Battle of the Tower, where Amycus egged on Draco to kill Dumbledore, and had fun trying to curse Ginny Weasley (HBP27). Snape… Read More
• Areas of knowledge • Hogwarts academics Ancient runes are a form of writing which witches and wizards used hundreds of years ago. It is also a subject at Hogwarts. Classwork and homework involves plenty of practice translating runes, and the O.W.L. involves translating something written in runes into English . Hermione used Spellman’s Syllabary to translate her… Read More
• Character Andrew Kirke was a Gryffindor in the mid 1990s and Gryffindor’s Quidditch Team Beater from 1995-6. Read More
• Character Angelina Johnson, described as a tall black girl (GF16), is a Gryffindor (1989-1996). She is an excellent Quidditch player (a Chaser) (PS11) and was captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch Team (1995-1996)(OP12). She put her name in for the Triwizard Tournament but wasn’t chosen (GF16), and went… Read More
• Character Angus McMangus was a Hogwarts classmate of Miranda Goshawk, author of the Book of Spells. Read More
• Architecture • Hogwarts According to the Oxford Dictionary, it means “a small room, leading to a main one”. Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors The antechamber is a small room connected to the Great Hall, door behind the teachers’ table, with a fireplace and many portraits, including that of the Fat Lady’s friend Violet (GF17). Read More
• Magical objects Students at Hogwarts are given quills charmed with Anti-Cheating spells for doing written exams. (PS16)… Read More
• Magical effects Anti-Gravity Mist is a Charm which creates an innocent-looking golden mist that hovers above the ground. A person stepping into this mist immediately finds that up and down have reversed and they are hanging from the ground over the endless sky. Read More
• Source AOL.com, 19 October 2000: AOL Live presented an exclusive live chat with “Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling. Read More
• Character Apollyon Pringle was the caretaker at Hogwarts when Arthur and Molly Weasley attended (1960s), preceding Argus Filch. He punished Arthur (for being caught out at night with Molly) in a way that left permanent scars (GF31). Read More
• Creatures' homes, lairs, and territories Hagrid takes his Acromantula Aragog to live in a hollow in the Forbidden Forest after being accused of opening the Chamber of Secrets. Aragog lives in “the middle of the misty domed web” with his wife Mosag and hundreds of their descendants (CS15). The hollow is located deep inside the forest; Harry and Ron… Read More
• Character Argus Filch was the notoriously cranky caretaker of Hogwarts, famous for his bad temper. Filch was the Hogwarts caretaker. He was a cantankerous, nasty man who detests the students. Filch had a “scrawny, dust-colored” pet cat called Mrs. Norris with whom he had an almost psychic connection. She wandered the… Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories A map of Argyllshire, a county in western Scotland, hangs on the second floor of Hogwarts. This map is where the Fat Lady hid after Sirius Black attacked her (PA9). Read More
• Character Armando Dippet is a former headmaster of Hogwarts (c. 1942 through mid-1960s), Dumbledore’s predecessor, who was totally taken in by Tom Riddle. Dippet’s portrait hangs in Dumbledore’s office (OP37). In life, he was nearly bald and somewhat feeble (CS13). Tom Riddle, when he had finished school, asked Dippet… Read More
• Hogwarts • Security Hogwarts contains many enchanted suits of armour, some of which stand on plinths around the castle (PA12), while others are in an armour gallery. They move on their own (GF15). Read More
• Art and Culture Various types of artwork are displayed in the halls of Hogwarts, including paintings and sculptures. Many if not all of these are magical and are animated in some way. Apparently there are no art classes at Hogwarts, although Dean Thomas is known for being a good artist.  … Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics While we do not know if this is typical of Heads of the school, we do know that Dumbledore appointed an Assistant Headmistress to help him manage Hogwarts and to take charge when he was away. McGonagall filled that role and took over when Dumbledore was replaced during the 1992-1993… Read More
• Hogwarts academics Astronomy is a compulsory subject for the first five years at Hogwarts. The Astonomy professor is Aurora Sinistra. The class meets at midnight at the top of the Astronomy Tower. Essays for the theory portion involve learning a lot of facts — Ron and Harry’s fifth year essay on Jupiter’s moons, for example… Read More
• Atlas of the Wizarding World • Wizarding villages Map by Shaun Hately, from a sketch by Steve Vander Ark … Read More
• Atlas of the Wizarding World Here in the Atlas of Hogwarts we’ve collected a variety of maps and other artwork which depicts the castle and the area around it. With the exception of Rowling’s own map, none of these maps can be considered canon. Some of them predate the revelation of Rowling’s own sketch map… Read More
• Hogwarts • Timelines and calendars August is the one month where students are not present at Hogwarts. The Hogwarts staff typically leaves the castle for the month, although some do remain for all or part of the time. Filch, presumably, uses the time to catch up on cleaning. McGonagall has no other home than Hogwarts… Read More
• Occupations The Aurors are an elite group of witches and wizards who battle the Dark Arts. They operate in some ways as soldiers but more often as intelligence agents, seeking out Dark wizards and defeating them, often in fierce wizard duels. Alastor Moody and Frank and Alice Longbottom were famous Aurors,… Read More
• Magical objects An Auto-Answer Quill presumably automatically answers a question asked in its presence. They are banned from the examination hall during tests at Hogwarts (OP31). Read More
• Awards • Sports and competitions Angus Buchanan Cup for Outstanding Effort Awarded yearly at Hogwarts (Pm). Barnabus Finkley Prize for Exceptional Spell-Casting Albus Dumbledore won this before his eighteenth birthday (DH18). “Dangerous” Dai Commemorative Medal Given each year to the Quidditch player who has been the most reckless, in… Read More