• Thing The title given to the group of people who died during the Battle of Hogwarts. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:58 — 5.5MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Fang was Hagrid’s pet and companion, an enormous black boarhound (PS8, GF13) with a booming bark (CS15). The boarhound is another name for the Great Dane. Boarhounds have a reputation for being gentle, even with small children, even though they earned their name… Read More
• Character Gemma Farley was a Slytherin prefect (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:58 — 5.5MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Character The Fat Friar is the house ghost of Hufflepuff.  He is a jolly, friendly ghost who cheerfully wishes the first years good day and hopes they’ll be in Hufflepuff (PS7). He was executed after senior churchmen found it suspicious that he could cure the pox by pointing a stick at… Read More
• Character The Fat Lady is a painting of a large woman in a pink silk dress which hangs over the round doorway into the Gryffindor Common Room. To gain admittance to through the portrait hole, a person must give the correct password to the Fat Lady, in which case she swings… Read More
• Character Miss S. Fawcett was Ravenclaw student at Hogwarts from 1991 to 1998 (CS11, GF16, GF23) Possibly part of the Fawcett family of Ottery St. Catchpole. Attended the Duelling Club in 1992 (CS11) and the Yule Ball in 1994 (… Read More
• 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
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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
• Event The hostility towards Harry since he became the second Hogwarts champion – and Harry’s own frustration in response – comes to a head when Harry and Malfoy have a confrontation before Potions class (GF18). Harry and Hermione head to Double Potions after lunch and find the Slytherins waiting outside… 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
• Rooms, chambers, and floors Filch’s office is “a place most students avoid” (CS8). It is a small, dingy, windowless room with a single oil lamp hanging from the ceiling. It smells of fried fish, and contains a desk and a “moth-eaten chair.” The office houses wooden filing cabinets containing details of the misdeeds of students. Fred and… Read More
• Hogwarts In wooden filing cabinets in his office, Filch keeps detailed files on the activities of wrongdoers in the castle. Fred and George Weasley had an entire file drawer of their own (CS8). Some older records are stored in boxes. Boxes 1012 to 1056 contain the records of the deeds… Read More
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Where did the name Hogwarts come from? Rowling answered that question in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald: A friend from London recently asked me if I remembered when we first saw Hogwarts. I had no idea what she was talking about until she recalled the day we went… Read More
• Character Mrs. Finnigan was a witch and the mother of Seamus Finnigan (PS7). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:58 — 5.5MB)Subscribe:… 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. Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Character Filius Flitwick is the Charms professor at Hogwarts and the Head of Ravenclaw House. He is very small in stature (he needs to stand on a pile of books to see over his desk), but not small in magical ability. He was an accomplished wizard and, according to rumor, was… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds Also known as the Forbidden Corridor, this is where Fluffy guarded the trapdoor to the hiding place of the Philosopher’s Stone. Students are advised to avoid it if they do not wish to die a painful death, as per Albus Dumbledore’s welcome speech at the beginning of Harry Potter’s first year. Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds The fifth floor corridor of the east wing at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is mentioned in the book as the location where Fred and George Weasley create a Portable Swamp as a means of annoying Dolores Umbridge and Argus Filch. Podcast:… Read More
• Character Fluffy was very dangerous, very large three-headed dog owned for a short time by Rubeus Hagrid. About a year before Harry’s first year at Hogwarts, Hagrid purchased Fluffy from a Greek man in one of the local pubs (probably the Hog’s Head). (PS11) Fluffy’s weakness was music,… Read More
• Food and drinks People seem to eat well in the wizarding world. At the Burrow, Molly Weasley serves delicious meals using a mixture of magic and cooking skill. The house-elves at Hogwarts cook a wide variety of dishes and bake delicious cakes, pies, and eclairs. There is some magic involved, certainly, but the… Read More
• Character The food trolley lady aboard the Hogwarts Express is a witch who worked on the train, selling treats to passengers and making sure no one escapes. She usually spends the train journeys calmly, going compartment-to-compartment selling sweets, but she can become angry and wield weapons when she has to stop… Read More
• Forests The Forbidden Forest, located to the east of Hogwarts castle, is a large, dark forest. This forest is strictly off limits to Hogwarts students, except in the course of occasional Care of Magical Creatures lessons (OP21) or detentions (PS15, DH15). Fred and George Weasley have spent quite… 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). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration:… 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
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics Someone in his or her fourth year of school. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:58 — 5.5MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Event The twins are caught by Filch turning a Hogwarts corridor into a swamp. Umbridge tells them that they’re going to find out what happens to wrongdoers at Hogwarts, to which they reply “No, I don’t think we will.” They Accio their brooms from her office and fly off into the… Read More
• Event Fred and George know that Harry desperately wants to go to Hogsmeade but he is not allowed because escaped convict Sirius Black is on the loose and the castle is surrounded by Dementors. So they decide to give him the Marauder’s Map, which they discovered in Filch’s filing cabinet under… Read More
• Event The students in general act up in rebellion when Umbridge replaces Dumbledore as the school’s head, but Fred and George’s act of protest – wreaking havoc by setting off a whole crate of their Wildfire Whiz-Bangs fireworks inside the castle – takes the cake. Similarly displeased with Umbridge, the teachers… Read More
• Event During the Battle of Hogwarts, an explosion blasts a hole in the side of Hogwarts and kills Fred, who had just been reconnecting with Percy as they fought Death Eaters side-by-side. Fred had been surprised and delighted to hear Percy make a joke. Percy takes Fred’s death extremely hard, clinging… Read More