• Timelines and calendars Life at Hogwarts revolves around classes, naturally. However, as the castle is also the students’ home for most of the year, daily life consists of far more than just academics. The students arrive at Hogwarts on September 1 by Hogwarts Express. For the next nine or ten months they eat, sleep,… Read More
• Character Daisy Pennifold came up with the idea of bewitching a Quaffle to fall slowly through the air to allow Chasers to keep it in play more easily. This redesigned Quaffle is known as the Pennifold Quaffle (QA6). Read More
• Magical discipline Typical Dark Magic spells are called curses. There are offensive spells that shoot out of a wand like a gun; curse energy causes physical damage to things it hits besides the magical effect. Hexes and jinxes are lesser spells that adversely affect the target. These spells are not necessarily Dark… Read More
• Dark magic items Dark Magic items are magical artifacts that contain sinister, dangerous magical powers. Some, like the Hand of Glory, simply give light, but are obviously created using evil magic; a Hand of Glory actually uses a real human hand, for example. Other Dark Magic items are cursed, like the opal necklace in Borgin and Burkes. Horcruxes are… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors • Wizarding places A “pure white” room in MACUSA Headquarters that contains a pool of deadly potion with a chair hovering above it. Prisoners are led in shackles to the chamber by Executioners who extract happy memories from the accused with their wands and drop them into the pool. The mesmerized victims are… Read More
• Magical artifacts Three items–the Elder Wand, Cloak of Invisibility, and Resurrection Stone–reputed to make the owner of all three the Master of Death. Read More
• Symbols An artistic portrayal of the three Deathly Hallows: a line symbolizing the Elder Wand inside a triangle representing the Cloak of Invisibility, both inside a circle that stands for the Resurrection Stone. Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes • Magical objects • Security A Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes product used for creating diversions. Read More
• Magical artifacts When attempting to destroy Voldemort’s Horcrux made from Salazar Slytherin’s locket, Regulus Black (R.A.B.) left behind a fake one in the sea cave (HBP26). Read More
• Rules and laws The Decree for Justifiable Confiscation gives the Ministry the power to confiscate the contents of a will to stop wizards passing on Dark artifacts. The Ministry is required to have evidence that the deceased’s possessions are illegal before seizing them. They can only hold the items for 31 days. The Ministry used this… Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes A deluxe set of fireworks containing Weasley’s Wildfire Whizbangs. Cost is twenty Galleons (OP28). The Twins used their entire supply to disrupt class on the first day that Umbridge was Headmistress. Read More
• Magical artifacts The Deluminator is suggested to be the invention of Albus Dumbledore, which is a device that is used to put out lights and restore them.  It is also, less commonly, used as a guide. Read More
• Magical objects A small magical object that looks like a cigarette lighter. When clicked, the Put-outer (or the Deluminator) sucks all light from a place. When reversed with another click, balls of light fly back out of the Deluminator and restores the light or lights that were extinguished. It also has other… Read More
• Creature The Demiguise is a peaceful, herbivorous creature that can make itself invisible. It resembles an orangutan with large, black eyes and long, silky hair which can be woven into Invisibility Cloaks. The Demiguise is native to the Far East (FB). They have the ability to foresee the immediate future, using… Read More
• Clothing The “long, fine, silky and silvery” pelt of a Demiguise is valuable for making invisibility cloaks (FB). Read More
• Hogwarts Hogwarts is a place of many surprises. Not only are the doors and staircases unusual, but also the paintings on the walls and the suits of armor in the corridors act in ways a visitor might not expect. Everything seems to be alive in some fashion. The armor creaks and… Read More
• Ministry of Magic The Department of Magical Equipment Control is a department or office in the Ministry of Magic which concerns itself with the many types of magical items and devices which exist in the wizarding world. This section regulates problems with equipment such as faulty wands and loose-bottomed cauldrons (DP1). Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops Hogsmeade wizarding equiment shop that sells and repairs “magical instruments and stuff,” according to Ron, including Sneakoscopes (PA5). It is located near the end of High Street (GF27). Read More
• Source Harry explores more of Grimmauld Place, finding a letter from his mother in Sirius’ room, then discovering that Sirius’ brother Regulus was the mysterious R.A.B. Hermione remembers seeing the locket two summers before. Harry calls Kreacher, and Kreacher reveals that while he took the locket, it was then taken from… Read More
• Source After weeks of planning, HRH ambush three Ministry workers, assume their identities, and sneak into Ministry headquarters. To their horror, they learn that Ron has taken the identity of a man whose wife is about to be interrogated about her blood status, and who faces a sentence in Azkaban for… Read More
• Source Hermione accompanies Umbridge to court while Harry breaks into Umbridge’s office, to find Mad-Eye’s eye mounted on her door. While inside, Harry sees she has a file on Arthur Weasley and a copy of Rita Skeeter’s book. Harry retrieves the eye and heads back downstairs to the courtroom, where he and… Read More
• Source Leaving the cemetery, Harry and Hermione see the Potters’ old house, then encounter someone who appears to be Bathilda Bagshot, but she does not speak until she gets Harry alone. Too late, Harry discovers that they’ve been led into a trap, and that Bathilda’s corpse is being used as a… Read More
• Source Hermione gives Harry a copy of The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore that she picked up in the Bagshot house. They learn that the young man in the picture was Gellert Grindelwald, who according to Rita Skeeter was very close to Albus Dumbledore for a brief period when they… Read More
• Source Hermione Apparates with Harry to the Forest of Dean, where Harry, keeping watch late at night, sees and follows a Patronus in the form of a silver doe to a frozen pool in which the sword of Gryffindor lies. He is nearly strangled by the locket Horcrux’s chain when he… Read More
• Source Harry and Ron bring each other up to date on their adventures, Hermione finds the triangular mark in a photograph of Dumbledore’s letters, and the trio seek out Xenophilius Lovegood at his home for further information about the mark. Read More
• Source Xenophilius Lovegood explains that the mark is the symbol of the Deathly Hallows. The origin of the story is “The Tale of the Three Brothers”, which Hermione then reads aloud. Xenophilius then explains the symbolism of the mark and discusses the Hallows. Harry, wandering around the house, notices that there is no… Read More
• Source Harry becomes obsessed with the Hallows, particularly the Stone (which he realizes is hidden inside the Snitch that Dumbledore left him). Ron takes over the hunt for Horcruxes. Then Ron finally manages to pick up a Potterwatch broadcast, from which HRH learn that Voldemort is out of the country –… Read More
• Source Hermione disguises Harry’s appearance with a stinging jinx just before the Snatchers kidnap all three of them. The Snatchers recognize Hermione and find the sword of Gryffindor, so they are taken to Malfoy Manor instead of the Ministry. After arriving, they are questioned and Hermione is tortured by Bellatrix, who wants… Read More
• Source Harry buries Dobby and regains perspective, putting the Horcrux hunt above the Hallows quest. He realizes where the Elder Wand is and that Voldemort is about to obtain it. He also believes there is probably a Horcrux hidden in the Lestranges’ Gringotts vault. He first asks for Griphook’s help in breaking into… Read More
• Source Griphook agrees to help break into Gringotts in exchange for the sword of Gryffindor, which he considers to be rightfully goblin property. Harry and Ron agree in bad faith, planning to retain it until the Horcrux hunt is over. Lupin arrives to announce the birth of his son Teddy and to… Read More
• Source Plans and preparations being complete, Griphook accompanies HRH to Gringotts, hiding with Harry under the Cloak while Hermione poses as Bellatrix and Ron assumes a false identity. By using the Imperius Curse to control the Gringotts staff members, they manage to reach the level of the Lestranges’ vault before various defences are set… Read More
• Source HRH spend most of the day riding the dragon, only to get away from it near sunset. Harry has a vision of the theft being reported to Voldemort, and realizes that they are running out of time – Voldemort now knows that they are after Horcruxes, and that the last… Read More
• Source HRH return to Hogsmeade, are pursued by Death Eaters, but are rescued by Aberforth Dumbledore. Harry discovers that Aberforth has Sirius’s other mirror and it was he who sent Dobby to them at Malfoy Manor. Aberforth advises HRH to give up their quest. He explains why he doesn’t blindly trust his late… Read More
• Source Neville escorts HRH through the passageway from the Hog’s Head to the Room of Requirement, where Dumbledore’s Army recaps the situation in Hogwarts and the Ravenclaws tell Harry about Ravenclaw’s diadem. Luna escorts Harry to the Ravenclaw Tower to look at its representation on Ravenclaw’s statue, and Alecto Carrow ambushes… Read More
• Source McGonagall orders the evacuation of those underage or who do not wish to fight. Voldemort delivers an ultimatum. Harry is told how Voldemort acquired the diadem by the Grey Lady, Ravenclaw’s ghost. She reveals that she is Helena Ravenclaw, Rowena’s daughter, and that Helena stole the diadem from her mother. After hiding the… Read More
• Source Percy and Harry carry Fred’s body to safety, then Percy rushes off to avenge his brother’s murder. Harry looks into Voldemort’s mind, so he can find out his location. Instead of fighting, Voldemort remains with Nagini in the Shrieking Shack, awaiting Harry and brooding on the Elder Wand. He reaches a… Read More
• Source Having learned that he must die, Harry heads towards in the Forbidden Forest to meet Voldemort. Along the way, he makes sure that Neville knows that Nagini has to be killed, in case Hermione and Ron are unable to kill her. When he reaches the Forest, Harry retrieves the Resurrection Stone from the Snitch and he… Read More
• Source Harry awakens in what seems to him to be King’s Cross station. Harry encounters what remains of the fragment of Voldemort’s soul (now powerless) that was attached to Harry. Albus Dumbledore appears, celebrating Harry’s bravery. Dumbledore tells Harry that he doesn’t believe that Harry is truly dead; He explains that, by taking Harry’s… Read More
• Source Both Harry and Voldemort regain consciousness in the Forest.  Harry pretends to be dead. Narcissa Malfoy is ordered to check on Harry. She sees that he is alive, but quietly asks him if Draco is alive. Harry tells her that her son is indeed alive and she tells Voldemort that Harry is dead. Hagrid is… Read More
• Event When the Room of Requirement is destroyed by the Fiendfyre spell cast by Crabbe, the Diadem of Ravenclaw is caught up in the inferno. Harry sees it tossed into the air as he speeds toward the door to escape and catches it. When he is outside of the room and… Read More
• Dark magic items The Diadem of Ravenclaw (also called a tiara) bestows wisdom on the wearer. It is etched with the words, “Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure” (DH29, DH31). The diadem was stolen by Helena Ravenclaw in an effort to surpass her mother Rowena Ravenclaw. Helena Ravenclaw then fled to… Read More
• Place A number of shops and peddlers in Knockturn Alley deal in items of dubious origin, including fingernails, poisonous candles. and giant black spiders (CS4). In 1998, with Voldemort fully in charge of the Ministry of Magic, a number of Diagon Alley shops closed and were replaced by nondescript shops… Read More
• Dark magic items Tom Riddle preserved his memory and a bit of his soul in his diary, which became his first horcrux. Read More
• Character Amos Diggory was a Ministry of Magic official who worked for the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. Amos is a ruddy-faced wizard with a scrubby brown beard. He takes a great deal of pride in his son, Cedric, even to the point of being somewhat rude… Read More
• Character The main Diggory family consisted of Cedric (son), Amos (father), and Mrs. (no name given, mother) Diggory. Read More
• Furniture and household items In the Wizarding World, dishes, cups, and plates have the potential to serve as more than simple dinnerware, though it is certainly also used as such. Read More
• Quidditch Noisy, multicoloured, tube-shaped instruments which make loud shouts of support and give off smoke in national colours (Pm). Read More
• Magical discipline Divination is magic which attempts to foresee future events. Many in the wizarding world consider this branch of magic to be imprecise at best. There are several types of Divination. The most imprecise is what is commonly known as “fortunetelling,” and this is what Trelawney teaches at Hogwarts. This involves… Read More
• Furniture and household items • Security Sometimes semi-sentient, doors in the Wizarding World may be more protective of that which lies on the other side than those found in the Muggle world. Read More
• Source July 31, 1998 The Daily Prophet Price: 7 Knuts Page 1 – Headlines: MUGGLES NOT AS STUPID AS WE THINK, SAYS MINISTRY REPORT Report tells that Muggles notice things like “crop circles,” which are really entries in the Annual International Wizard Gardening Competition‘s… Read More
• Event He has spent most of the school year trying to repair the cabinet in the Room of Requirement, a cabinet which had trapped Montague for several weeks during the 1992-1993 school year. The companion cabinet was located in Borgin and Burkes, and it was through there that the Death Eaters traveled… Read More
• Thing Dragon dung is a useful material taken from a dragon. Dragon dung is sold by the barrel in Knockturn Alley (CS4). This may be related to its use as compost in Herbology. Great for sending to Percy Weasley at the Ministry of Magic as, uh, an example of fertilizer. Yeah,… Read More
• Thing Dragon dung is a useful material taken from a dragon. Dragon dung is sold by the barrel in Knockturn Alley (CS4). This may be related to its use as compost in Herbology. Great for sending to Percy Weasley at the Ministry of Magic as, uh, an example of fertilizer. Yeah,… Read More
• Magical effects Dragonfire is a blue-white gout of flame which is emitted with a characteristic roar from exhaust of the flying motorbike when the purple button next to the speedometer. The dragonfire device was installed by Arthur Weasley prior to Hagrid using the bike to rescue Harry from Privet Drive (DH4). Read More
• Schools Sent by the Head of the magical African school Uagadou to children who have been accepted as pupils (Pm). Read More
• Magical objects On Harry’s seventeenth birthday, Minister for Magic Rufus Scrimgeour showed up at the Burrow with Dumbledore’s last will and testament in which he bequeathed items to Harry, Ron and Hermione (DH7). Read More
• Magical artifacts Dumbledore carries a most unusual pocket watch. It has a dozen hands and also shows planets moving around the outside edge. Dumbledore takes this watch out of his pocket and looks at it while waiting in Privet Drive on November 1, 1991: “Dumbledore gave a great sniff as he took a golden… Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes Dungbombs were magical stinkbombs that aided the mischievous in creating odorous diversions. Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Why Dustbins Weren’t Meant to Kick is an article appearing in the Daily Prophet (DP1). Published in the Prophet on 28 June, Ethelbald Mordaunt refers to this article in his “Star Letter” of 31 July. He commended the paper for pointing out the unpleasant consequences of those types of… Read More