• Event While shopping in Diagon Alley for Harry’s school things, Hagrid purchases a snowy owl at Eeylops and presents her to Harry as his birthday gift (PS5). Harry later names her Hedwig, a name he finds in A History of Magic (PS6). Podcast:… Read More
• Character Hagrid’s father was a human who had a child, Rubeus Hagrid, with a giantess named Fridwulfa. After Fridwulfa abandoned her family when Rubeus was very young, Mr. Hagrid raised his half-giant son as a single father. He died while Rubeus was a second-year at Hogwarts (GF23). Podcast:… Read More
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Since the original essay ‘Harry’s Dreams’ was written by Steve VanderArk in 2006, there have been quite a few new pieces of canon writing from J K Rowling. Two of these in particular contain further dreams of Harry Potter’s to examine.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows… Read More
• Event The first kiss between Harry and Ginny happened spontaneously in front of the members of Gryffindor House after they won the Quidditch Cup (HBP24). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration:… Read More
• Event Harry Potter visits his son Albus in his room inside the Slytherin dormitory at Hogwarts. They talk to each other about what has happened. Albus tries to explain why he wanted to save Cedric Diggory. Harry listens and apologises for suspecting Scorpius Malfoy of being… Read More
• Event After emerging from the pensieve and realizing that he is a Horcrux and must be killed (DH33), Harry starts walking towards the forest. He is at once terrified and numb. He reflects on how precious life is. He has his Invisibility Cloak on as he passes by the Great… Read More
• Quote “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:18 — 5.8MB)… Read More
• Character Hedwig is Harry Potter’s snowy owl, his companion and post owl. Hagrid bought Hedwig as an eleventh birthday present on Harry’s first visit to Diagon Alley (PS5). After returning to the Dursley’s, Harry found the name “Hedwig” in the book A History of Magic and borrowed it for his owl (… Read More
• Quote There was a clatter as the basilisk fangs cascaded out of Hermione’s arms.  Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth.  Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her… Read More
• Character Honoria was the aunt of Albus Dumbledore.  He referred to her as his “maiden aunt.”  She was engaged to a wizard once, but broke the engagement because “he had a hairy heart,” according to her.  However, rumors said she had found her fiance fondling Horklumps, and was deeply shocked by… Read More
• Character A wizard who worked in the Improper Use of Magic Office who was once engaged to Albus Dumbledore’s aunt Honoria.  Honoria called off the engagement because she claimed the wizard “had a hairy heart,” though rumor had it the engagement was broken when the wizard was discovered fondling Horklumps.  Albus… Read More
• Quote “…The trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.” Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:18 — 5.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More