• 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 Davey Gudgeon was a Hogwarts student in the 1970s who almost lost an eye playing a game in which people tried to get close enough to the Whomping Willow to touch its trunk (PA10). Read More
• Character Name(required) Email(required) Website Message Submit Dean Thomas was a “half-blood” Gryffindor boy from London in Harry’s year at Hogwarts. History He was a classmate of Harry’s and best friends with Seamus Finnigan (GF7). He was a black Londoner who grew up as a Muggle,… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors Nearly Headless Nick’s deathday party takes place in a roomy dungeon at Hogwarts during Harry Potter’s second year (CS8). Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors Harry and the other Gryffindors have a new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher every year, but the location of the classroom remains the same. The room has windows looking out onto the grounds (out of which the pixies threw Lockhart’s wand). An iron chandelier hangs from the ceiling (… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors The office of the Defence against the Darks Arts teacher is located on the second floor of Hogwarts castle. Moaning Myrtle’s bathroom is nearby. The windows of the office face south toward the lake (GF, Moody looked out and saw Durmstrang ship) and also west toward… Read More
• Character Fleur Isabelle Delacour is a talented part-Veela witch who was the Beauxbatons champion for the 1994-1995 Triwizard Tournament (GF16). She married Bill Weasley in August, 1997. Read More
• Character Nearly Headless Nick is the nickname of the ghost of Sir Nicholas de Mimsy Porpington, a wizard who died in a botched execution on October 31, 1492. He was hit forty-five times in the neck with a blunt axe, but a half-inch of skin and sinew remained connecting his head… 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
• Event He falls out of the boats which the First Years take across the Lake on their first journey to Hogwarts. He was lifted out of the water by something or someone (probably the giant squid, according to his brother, Colin) and entered the Great Hall wearing Hagrid’s moleskin overcoat. The Muggle-born… Read More
• Character Derek was a Hogwarts student who stayed at school over the Christmas holidays in 1993. 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
• Hogwarts Detention is a form of punishment at Hogwarts in which the student has to carry out an unpleasant task after school hours. Punishments vary according to the nature of the crime. Some infractions result in points being deducted from the offender’s House. For other more serious offenses, detentions are handed out, or… Read More
• Character Dexter Fortescue was a red-nosed, corpulent wizard who was at one time a Headmaster of Hogwarts. His portrait hangs in the Headmaster’s office (OP27). Read More
• Source Harry and Ginny bring their three children to Platform 9 3/4 and the Hogwarts Express. They meet up with Ron and Hermione and their two children. Harry and Ginny’s second son, Albus Severus Potter, along with Hermione and Ron’s oldest child, Rose Weasley, and Draco’s son Scorpius Malfoy all are… Read More
• Source HRH spend weeks moving from place to place. They fail to either to destroy the locket Horcrux or think of a lead to find the others. They squabble with one another in frustration, aggravated by the Horcrux’s poisonous influence. Eventually they stumble across other fugitives – a party of Muggle-born wizards and… 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 is preparing to leave Privet Drive, emptying his school trunk and packing a rucksack with the items most important to him. In the process, he also sorts through the newspapers of the past few weeks to re-read and save Dumbledore’s obituary. At the end of his packing, he notices… 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 Percy and Harry carry Fred’s body to safety, then Percy rushes off to avenge his brother’s murder. Harry looks into Voldemort’s mind, so he can find out his location. Instead of fighting, Voldemort remains with Nagini in the Shrieking Shack, awaiting Harry and brooding on the Elder Wand. He reaches a… 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
• Source Having learned that he must die, Harry heads towards in the Forbidden Forest to meet Voldemort. Along the way, he makes sure that Neville knows that Nagini has to be killed, in case Hermione and Ron are unable to kill her. When he reaches the Forest, Harry retrieves the Resurrection Stone from the Snitch and he… Read More
• Source Harry awakens in what seems to him to be King’s Cross station. Harry encounters what remains of the fragment of Voldemort’s soul (now powerless) that was attached to Harry. Albus Dumbledore appears, celebrating Harry’s bravery. Dumbledore tells Harry that he doesn’t believe that Harry is truly dead; He explains that, by taking Harry’s… Read More
• Source Both Harry and Voldemort regain consciousness in the Forest.  Harry pretends to be dead. Narcissa Malfoy is ordered to check on Harry. She sees that he is alive, but quietly asks him if Draco is alive. Harry tells her that her son is indeed alive and she tells Voldemort that Harry is dead. Hagrid is… 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 Mrs. Diggory was Cedric Diggory’s mother and Amos Diggory’s wife. She was not as emotional as her husband. When Cedric died, she was at Hogwarts and met with Professor Sprout, the head of Hufflepuff House, Dumbledore, and then Harry (GF36, GF37). Read More
• Character The main Diggory family consisted of Cedric (son), Amos (father), and Mrs. (no name given, mother) Diggory. Read More
• Character Harold Dingle was a student at Hogwarts in the 1990s. He tried to sell what he claimed was powdered dragon claw to other students as a study aid; Hermione confiscated and destroyed them because they were really dried Doxy droppings (OP31). He also offered to sell Firewhiskey to Seamus… Read More
• Character Dirk Cresswell was a gifted Muggle-born student who went on to become the Head of the Goblin Liaison Office (HBP4). He attended Hogwarts from 1972 to 1979, a year below Lily and the Marauders, and was one of Slughorn’s favourite students (and so probably a member of the Slug… Read More
• Incantations Incantation – Opens the secret door in the statue of the hump-backed witch which led to a secret passage out of Hogwarts. Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors This disused classroom is located in the Charms Corridor on the third floor. It is next to the statue of the humpbacked, one-eyed witch which covers the hidden passageway to Honeydukes in Hogsmeade. It is in this classroom that Fred and George give Harry the Marauder’s… Read More
• Character Emma Dobbs was a Hogwarts student who began her first year in 1994 (GF12). Read More
• Character Dobby was a house-elf, for years indentured to the Malfoy family, until his admiration for Harry Potter goaded him into trying to warn Harry against coming to school in his second year because he knew what Lucius was planning with the diary. Dobby interfered with Harry’s life a number of… Read More
• Event Dobby wakes Harry up ten minutes before the second task, tells him that he will have to rescue Ron, and gives him Gillyweed (GF26). Harry had fallen asleep in the library, where he was doing research trying to solve the egg’s riddle. Luckily, the Invisibility Cloak slipped off his… Read More
• Event Harry wakes up on Christas morning to find Dobby staring at him, eager to give Harry his present. Harry’s startled response wakes up the other boys, and they start opening presents. Pretending he had thought to get Dobby a gift, Harry opens his trunk and gives the elf an ugly… Read More
• Event Late at night in the Hospital Wing, Harry awakes to find that his brow is being sponged by Dobby. An emotional Dobby laments that Harry has returned to Hogwarts and accidentally reveals that he was responsible for both the closed gateway at King’s Cross and the rogue bludger. Dobby also… Read More
• Event Professor Dumbledore agrees to let the dismissed house-elves Dobby and Winky work at Hogwarts, and even agrees to pay Dobby. Dobby is thrilled with his new situation, but Winky is deeply ashamed of being a free house-elf (GF21). Dumbledore originally offered Dobby ten Galleons a week plus time off,… Read More
• Character Elphias Doge was an old wizard the same age as Dumbledore, with a wheezy voice and silver hair (DH8). Doge was part of the original Order of the Phoenix and at the time wore a “stupid” hat. Part of the Advance Guard that helped Harry in his escape from… Read More
• Character Dolores Umbridge was Senior Undersecretary to the Minister (OP8) and later highly unpopular teacher of Defence Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts (OP11). She forced Dumbledore out and replaced him as Headmaster (OP28). In the Death Eater controlled Ministry of Pius Thicknesse, Umbridge… Read More
• Source The following is a transcription of “Page of doodlings (page 2) “, one of the Potterania extras stored in your Scrapbook. Certificate reads: “This is a page of doodlings from which the Sorting Hat emerged. In the top part of the page are all the possible ways of ‘sorting’ people… Read More
• Furniture and household items • Security Sometimes semi-sentient, doors in the Wizarding World may be more protective of that which lies on the other side than those found in the Muggle world. Read More
• Hogwarts Hogwarts dormitories, where students sleep and keep their things, are assigned by house and accessed by way of a house common room. Read More
• Character J. Dorny was a Hogwarts student who once borrowed Quidditch Through the Ages from the Hogwarts library (QA). Read More
• Organizations Dumbledore allowed Lockhart to start a Duelling Club at Hogwarts during the 1992-1993 school year.  … Read More
• Event Harry unwittingly uses Parseltongue to talk to a snake in front of the whole school; the Hufflepuffs in particular are now entirely convinced he’s the heir of Salazar Slytherin. There is a huge turnout for the first and only meeting of Lockhart’s duelling club. Snape is also there to help… Read More
• Event Draco challenges Harry to a duel the evening of their first flying lesson. Draco suggests midnight in the Trophy Room. In reality, Draco is setting Harry up to be caught out of bed after hours and has no intention of dueling anyone. Harry, with Ron in tow as his second,… 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
• Organizations The D.A., or Dumbledore’s Army, was a group of students who were trained by Harry Potter in magical combat during the 1995-1996 school year at Hogwarts. The D.A. fought in several battles against the Death Eaters and suffered casualties. The group loosely reformed during the 1997-1998 school year, led by… Read More
• Event Classes and exams were put off for the funeral, but some parents took their children home soon after learning of Dumbledore’s death. Many witches and wizards come to bid farewell to the “greatest headmaster Hogwarts ever had.” A chorus of merpeople sing a tribute from below the lake’s surface. Dumbledore’s… Read More
• Event Lured to the Astronomy Tower by the Dark Mark above it upon his and Harry’s return from the sea cave, Dumbledore encounters Draco Malfoy. Dumbledore immobilizes Harry, who is hidden under his invisibility cloak. Draco says he will kills Dumbledore, but keeps stalling. Draco and Dumbledore discuss Draco’s efforts to… Read More
• Event Harry finally wakes up in the Hospital Wing days after his faceoff with Quirrell. Dumbledore fills in some of the ambiguities that still remained for Harry and his friends after all they discovered. Following his talk with Professor Dumbledore, Harry is released from the Hospital Wing and allowed to attend… Read More
• Hogwarts grounds The final resting place of Albus Dumbledore (HBP30) and the Elder Wand (DH36). Located near the Lake on the Hogwarts grounds, it is a tomb of white marble that magically encapsulated Dumbledore’s corpse at his funeral (HBP30). Read More
• Character B. Dunstan was a Hogwarts student who checked Quidditch Through The Ages out of the Hogwarts library (QA). Read More
• Creature Dwarfs are stocky, humanoid magical creatures, about knee-high. Read More