• Character Rancorous Carpe was a Hogwarts caretaker (circa 1876) who made a spectacularly unsuccessful attempt to trap Peeves and rid the castle of him. He put out various weapons to lure the Poltergeist, and hoped to drop a “vast enchanted bell jar” on top of him and keep him there with… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors The entrance is a door at the top of a tightly winding spiral staircase that leads up from the fifth floor. The old, wooden door has neither handle nor keyhole, but a talking bronze knocker in the shape of an eagle. Rather than asking for a conventional password, the knocker… Read More
• Hogwarts The Ravenclaw Common Room door knocker is in the form of a bronze eagle. It guards the Ravenclaw Common Room by asking visitors a question, which they must answer correctly in order to gain entry. It has a soft, musical voice and a beak that opens when it speaks. The… 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
• Sports teams The Ravenclaw Quidditch Team of Hogwarts is drawn from the students of Ravenclaw House. The team wear robes of blue and bronze. Their Quidditch team during the 1993-1994 school year was really good. They managed to lighten Harry’s mood when they “flattened Hufflepuff in their Quidditch match at the end of… 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). Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds This tower is located on the west side of the castle (OP18) and is the location of the Ravenclaw common room and dormitories (DH29). Read More
• Hogwarts academics Snape gave Harry lessons in Occlumency, or closing his mind to invasion by the Dark Lord, under the guise of giving him Remedial Potions lessons so that Umbridge and her Inquisitorial Squad would not be suspicious (OP24). The story was believable to Draco Malfoy and others because Harry’s worst… Read More
• Magical effects A deep sense of guilt, sorrow and regret over an act that causes harm to another person. Read More
• Character Harry, Hermione and Ron saw Professor Remus J. Lupin for the first time on the Hogwarts Express, wearing extremely shabby wizard’s robes. Lupin has light brown hair flecked with gray, though he is quite young. He looked ill and exhausted; Ron observed, “He looks like one good hex would finish… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Wizarding places The Restricted Section of the Hogwarts library is at the back, set off with a rope. A signed note from a teacher is required to peruse that section of the library; it contains books of Dark Magic only used by older students studying advanced Defence Against the Dark Arts. One… Read More
• Event Harry and Ron each earned seven O.W.L.s. Hermione earned eleven – ten Outstandings and one Exceeds Expectations (HBP5). The only grades below “Exceeds Expectations” that Harry got were in History of Magic (he passed out during the exam), Astronomy (the exam during which Hagrid was arrested in full view… Read More
• Character Ritchie Coote was a student at Hogwarts in Gryffindor House. He was a Beater on the Gryffindor Quidditch team for the 1996-1997 school year (HBP11). Read More
• Character Roger Davies was a popular, athletic Ravenclaw student a year or two older than Harry Potter.  He was a Chaser on the Ravenclaw Quidditch Team, and Captain of the Team from 1993 to 1996 (at least). Roger went with Fleur Delacour to the Yule Ball; he appeared to be so… Read More
• Character Roger was passionately snogging his unnamed girlfriend over the sugar bowl on Valentine’s Day at Madam Puddifoot’s while Harry and Cho Chang tried to have tea (OP25). Read More
• Event Harry takes Ron to the unused classroom where he visited the Mirror of Erised on Christmas night. Once again, Harry views his happy parents surrounded by loads of relatives, but Ron cannot see them. Instead, Ron excitedly views himself as Head Boy and Quidditch Captain, holding up both the Quidditch… Read More
• Event Harry, Ron, and Hermione mount broomsticks and search through a swarm of flying keys for the one which will unlock the heavy wooden door on the other side of the chamber. They spot it — a silver one with bright blue wings — and corral it with the three of them. Read More
• Hogwarts The Room of Requirement is a magical room which can only be discovered by someone who is in need. It is called the Come and Go Room by the house-elves of Hogwarts. Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors • Wizarding places The Room of Requirement is a magical room which can only be discovered by someone who is in need. It is called the Come and Go Room by the house-elves of Hogwarts. The Room is located on the seventh floor, opposite a tapestry showing Barnabas the Barmy trying to teach… Read More
• Event Rose Granger-Weasley boards the Hogwarts Express on Platform Nine and Three-quarters at King’s Cross and starts her fourth year at Hogwarts. She tells Albus Potter about the Ministry raid that found an illegal Time-Turner before they board the train (CC1.10). Read More
• Event Rose Granger-Weasley boards the Hogwarts Express on Platform Nine and Three-quarters at King’s Cross and starts her second year at Hogwarts. She and Albus Potter wave good-bye to their parents, keeping up the pretence that they are still “friends” (CC1.4). Read More
• Character Rubeus Hagrid is a half-giant with shaggy hair and a “wild, tangled beard” (PS1) who serves as the Keeper of Keys and Grounds, Gamekeeper, and Care of Magical Creatures professor at Hogwarts (PS4, PA6). He is excessively fond of “interesting creatures” — that anyone else would call… Read More
• Event Hagrid is expelled after being accused of opening the Chamber of Secrets and releasing a monster who killed Myrtle Warren. He was framed for this by Tom Riddle, who saw Hagrid as an easy target for persecution, being oversized and clumsy and unusually fond of dangerous creatures. Tom confronted Hagrid,… Read More
• Hogwarts The Gryffindor hourglass in the Hogwarts Entrance Hall for recording House Points is filled with red rubies (Pm, OP38). Read More
• Character This last name appears in the draft of the classlist of Harry’s year that J.K. Rowling displayed during the “Harry Potter and Me” TV interview (HPM). However this student cannot be firmly considered canon since Runcorn was not included on the “Original Forty” list posted on Pottermore (Pm). Interestingly, in… Read More