• Games, toys, and jokes One of the range of fireworks products offered by Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes (OP28). Read More
• Magical objects Fangs and venom from the dreaded giant serpent that once lived in the Chamber of Secrets have magical properties. Read More
• Event On the evening of June 18, 1996, a running battle is fought between members of the D.A. led by Harry Potter, a group of Death Eaters led by Lucius Malfoy, and members of the Order of the Phoenix. Sirius Black is killed and many others are wounded (OP35). When Voldemort… Read More
• Event The Battle of the Seven Potters is an aerial battle over southern England fought on the evening of 27 July 1997 between members of the Order of the Phoenix led by Mad-Eye Moody and a group of Death Eaters led by Lord Voldemort. The Order of the Phoenix strives to… Read More
• Glossary A shiny ball hung on a Christmas tree as decoration. Read More
• Magical objects Hermione had a small, magical, purple beaded bag prepared for the Horcrux hunt that carried everything she thought they would need, from books and clothes to a tent and even the portrait of Phineas Nigellus which had hung in number 12, Grimmauld Place. Read More
• Quidditch Beaters’ bats, which are also called “clubs”, are enchanted wooden bats used in the game of Quidditch by Beaters. Beaters hit the Bludgers with the bats in an effort to affect their flight (away from fellow team members and/or toward opposing team members). The enchantments are necessary because of… Read More
• Spells The Bedazzling Hex is a spell which causes the target object to temporarily blind any observer. The spell can be used to create invisibility cloaks (DH21).  … Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes Belch Powder is a substance which presumably causes the target creature to belch. Read More
• City places A neighborhood on London’s East End, historically known as a poor area. Bethnal Green was also where Willy Widdershins pranked Muggles with exploding toilets, which Mr. Weasley had to investigate (OP9). Location: Map of Wizarding London… Read More
• Cities Birmingham is located in west-central England and, after London, is the country’s second most populated city. The second time Harry rode the Knight Bus, the bus jumped from Grimmauld Place to “just outside Birmingham,” according to Stan Shunpike (OP24). Location: Map of Wizarding Britain… Read More
• Magical objects Enchanted object which looks like an ordinary teakettle until an unwary person attempts to use it, in which case it bites the user. Read More
• Character Bellatrix Lestrange was one of Voldemort’s most devoted Death Eaters, a cruel and vicious woman who was guilty of torturing and murdering wizards and Muggles alike. Bella, as she was sometimes called, was the oldest daughter of Druella Rosier and Cygnus Black of the “Noble and Most Ancient House of Black.”… Read More
• Character Sirius Black was James Potter’s closest friend, Harry Potter’s godfather, and an Animagus, who was falsely accused of betrayal and murder and imprisoned in Azkaban. Sirius Black was the elder of two boys born to an aristocratic family that was fiercely proud of its pureblood status and vehemently anti-Muggle. Unlike his younger brother Regulus and… Read More
• Wandmaking A wand wood, known for its dark bark, large sharp thorns, and dense, stiff, spiny branches (Pm). Read More
• Source Bloomsbury Live Chat nine days after the release of Deathly Hallows. Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes A small purple sweet, invented by Fred and George. Half of it causes a nosebleed. The other half of the sweet stops the bleeding. Read More
• Quidditch Blooder is an early Quidditch term for the “ball” that evolved into the modern Bludger. They were likely to have been flying rocks (QA3, QA6). The term was first used in Goodwin Kneen‘s twelfth century letter to his cousin Olaf in Norway to describe the… Read More
• Quidditch A Bludger is a round jet-black iron ball, 10 inches in diameter – that is, slightly smaller than a Quaffle – one of the four balls used in playing the game of Quidditch (in which two Bludgers are used at any one time). A Bludger always attacks and attempts… Read More
• Magical effects Bluebell Flames are created by an unknown incantation. The flames can be directed to a specific place or carried in a jar. Read More
• Incantations Bombarda is the incantation for a rather loud spell for destruction. Read More
• Character Proprietor of Borgin and Burkes of Knockturn Alley; an oily, smooth-talking fellow who fawned on Lucius Malfoy during the summer of 1992 but was less than impressed after his customers’ departure (CS4). Draco visited his shop again in late July 1996 to force the shopkeeper to help him repair… Read More
• Character Proprietor of Borgin and Burkes of Knockturn Alley; an oily, smooth-talking fellow who fawned on Lucius Malfoy during the summer of 1992 but was less than impressed after his customers’ departure (CS4). Draco visited his shop again in late July 1996 to force the shopkeeper to help him repair a… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops Borgin and Burkes, the most notorious of the Knockturn Alley’s Dark Magic shops, lies some way down the Alley at number 13B (JKR). Borgin and Burkes specializes in the buying and selling of “objects with unusual and powerful properties” (HBP20), and particularly items that are both “unusual and ancient” (JKR). Read More
• Character Bowman Wright was a Metal Charmer and was born in Godric’s Hollow in 1492*. His father was a Muggle and mother a Witch (FW, WoM, DH16). Combining his love of science and sport, Wright invented the Golden Snitch, which immediately replaced the endangered … Read More
• Character Bozo was a paunchy man who worked as a photographer for the Daily Prophet. Read More
• Broomsticks Broom Racing against another witch or wizard on broomsticks has probably existed as long as they have had brooms to ride on (QA2). Read More
• Magical effects Broomstick Magic comprises the various magical spells cast on brooms to help with riding and flying. Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes Bulbadox Powder is a substance which causes the skin of a person who touches it to break out in boils. Read More
• Character One of the founders of Borgin and Burkes, a shop in Knockturn Alley. The man behind the counter when Lucius Malfoy came in (CS4), however, was Mr. Borgin. Read More
• Character A Wizarding Pure-blood family, listed in the ‘Pure-Blood Directory’ (c. 1930) as one of the ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight’ families (Pm:Pure-Blood). Notable family members include: Caractacus Burke Herbert Burke… Read More