• 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
• 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
• Potions Amortentia is the most powerful love potion in the world. It is recognizable by its distinctive mother-of-pearl sheen and by the fact that its steam rises in characteristic spirals. The potion smells differently to different people according to what attracts them (HBP9). Read More
• Event As Voldemort is becoming more powerful and life becomes more uncertain in the Wizarding World, many young couples, facing the uncertainty, get married quickly. Arthur and Molly, who had been sweethearts at Hogwarts, were one of these couples. When talking about it many years later, Molly noted that theirs was not… Read More
• Creature The Ashwinder is a thin grey serpent with glowing red eyes which comes out of untended magical fires and lives long enough to lay fiery hot eggs in some dark and secluded spot. These eggs, while valued as potion ingredients, are very dangerous. If they are not found and frozen… Read More
• Atlas of the Wizarding World • Houses and addresses Ottery St. Catchpole and The Burrow Ottery St. Catchpole is located in Devon, along the Otter River. Other towns along this river include Ottery St. Mary and Otterton. The town is relatively small. The Burrow is located near the village to the south [1] but is hidden by hills and… Read More
• Event May 1-2, 1998 The climactic final showdown between the side of good and the side of evil. Hogwarts castle was damaged in this battle and fifty people died defending it, including Fred Weasley, Tonks, Lupin, and Colin Creevey. The Death Eaters enlisted giants, Dementors, and Acromantulas to fight for… Read More
• Timelines and calendars January 9 = Severus Snape January 26 = Gilderoy Lockhart (Pm) January 30 = Lily Potter (DH) February 6 = Arthur Weasley February 13 = Luna Lovegood (JKR/Tw) March 1 = Ron Weasley March 9 = Sybill Trelawney (Pm) March 10 = Remus Lupin April… Read More
• Character Cecily was an American witch who apparently had some sort of romantic history with MACUSA employee Sam, an Obliviator, who handed over Jacob Kowalski to Queenie Goldstein because she threatened to tell Cecily that he was now seeing Ruby, a fellow employee standing nearby (WFT). Read More
• Public places • Railway places The subway station outside City Hall in 1926 New York was decorated in an ornate Art Deco style and functioned as a base for Obscurial Credence Barebone, who lurked there before attacking the No-Maj Senator Shaw. It was also the location of the epic final battle against Barebone (WFT). Read More
• Spells A corporeal Patronus is a fully-shaped spirit animal conjured with the Patronus Charm (OP8, OP16). The Patronus Charm is extremely difficult for most witches and wizards, so a corporeal Patronus that takes the form of a living animal is rare and shows great magical ability (Pm). An “incorporeal patronus”… Read More
• Event After being killed by Bellatrix Lestrange’s knife (DH23), Dobby is put to rest near Shell Cottage. Harry digs the grave by hand. As he does this, he is aware of the anger Voldemort is feeling, but Harry’s own grief is much stronger. The frustration and loss help Harry to… 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
• Event Elphias Doge, who first met Albus Dumbledore sat Hogwarts when they were eleven years old, composed a sympathetic and loving obituary for the Daily Prophet. Harry reads the “Albus Dumbledore Remembered” in his room just before the Dursley family departs for their own safety on the morning of the Battle… Read More
• Character Elphinstone Urquart was Minerva McGonagall’s boss at the Ministry of Magic where she worked for a time after leaving Hogwarts. Later, he proposed to her and — after first refusing him — eventually she accepted and they married. Ephinstone and Minerva lived for three years in Hogsmeade until his accidental… Read More
• Source Rowling spoke about the creation of the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in a promotional feature. Read More
• Character Fif LaFolle was the author of the Enchanted Encounters romance series (WoM). Read More
• Character Frank was a giant Thunderbird rescued from captivity in Egypt by Newt Scamander in the 1920s and smuggled into New York inside his suitcase. In Egypt, Frank had been kept cruelly chained by his leg, but inside Newt’s case he lived in a replica of the Arizona desert, his native… Read More
• Character Fridwulfa was a giantess. She was the mother of Hagrid, but abandoned her human family around 1931. She had another child, a son named Grawp, by another giant (OP20). Read More
• Character Gellert Grindelwald was a brilliant, ambitious, and ultimately dangerous wizard who tried to take over the wizarding world, starting in the early 1920s and ending with his defeat by Albus Dumbledore in a famous duel in 1945. Two years younger than Dumbledore (DH18), as a teenager Gellert was blond, wore… Read More
• Houses and addresses A small apartment in New York City is shared by Tina and Queenie Goldstein. Their apartment is at least one floor up from the entrance to the brownstone building. The liveliness of magic-infused housework makes up for an absence of luxury. The Goldstein sisters’ landlady, Mrs. Esposito, does not allow them… Read More
• Glossary To “play gooseberry” is a British idiom meaning to be an unwanted third person when two other people, particularly two who are having a romantic relationship, wish to be alone together (Oxford English Dictionary). Read More
• Character Gregory the Smarmy is a medieval wizarding inventor who created Gregory’s Unctuous Unction, a potion which induces the drinker to believe that the one who gave them the potion is their best friend (FW). A statue of Gregory stands in a corridor on the fifth floor of Hogwarts (PS9,… Read More