• Character Ottaline Gambol was Minister for Magic from 1827 to 1835. She was more appreciative of Muggles and their technology than many wizards of the time, and thus introduced the Hogwarts Express as the method of transport to Hogwarts (Pm). Read More
• Character Garrick Ollivander is an old wandmaker – “the best” according to British witches and wizards – who who runs Ollivander’s on Diagon Alley (HBP6). He has eerie, moon-like eyes and makes Harry a bit uncomfortable, as he seems just as fascinated by the power of wands used for evil… Read More
• Character Merope Gaunt was the daughter of Marvolo Gaunt and mother of Tom Riddle. Eighteen-year-old Merope’s hair is lank and dull and she has a “plain, pale, rather heavy face.” Her eyes also gaze in opposite directions. Merope’s father is extremely abusive to her and derisively calls her a “Squib” (and other… Read More
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“Want a hand?” With these words, the character of George Weasley enters the readers’ lives and hearts. This is also Harry Potter’s first impression of George when they meet on the train. Harry Potter, a boy who can’t remember the last time anyone showed him kindness, George Weasley for the first time and is helped out by the young… Read More
• Character Geraint Ollivander was a great medieval wandmaker (Pm). According to his descendent Garrick Ollivander, he wrote that if someone was chosen by a cypress wand, he knew they would die a heroic death (Pm). Read More
• Character Gervaise Ollivander was a wandmaker and the father of Garrick Ollivander (Pm). According to his son, “You will never fool the cedar carrier” was a phrase he often used to describe owners of cedar wands (Pm). Read More
• Source Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth book in the series, was published in 2000. For the first time, bookstores held midnight release parties. The Harry Potter phenomenon was in full swing. Unfortunately, the scene in the graveyard provoked a strong anti-Potter response from some conservative Christian groups who… Read More
• Source All learn about the Triwizard Tournament after dinner in the Great Hall. Next morning Fred and George fail to fool the Goblet of Fire. HRH visit Hagrid, discovering that he fancies Madame Maxime of Beauxbatons. After the Hallowe’en feast, the Goblet chooses the champions – Viktor Krum for Durmstrang; Fleur… Read More
• Source The Triwizard judges try to decide how Harry was selected, argue and finally accept the fact. Few believe that Harry did not enter his own name; Ron is not one of the few.  … Read More
• Source Harry works on solving the secret of the egg in the Prefects’ bathroom, is helped by Moaning Myrtle, sees Crouch on the Marauder’s Map, gets stuck in the stairs, barely escapes being caught by Snape, and the fake Moody borrows Harry’s map. Read More
• Source Harry and Cedric are transported to a graveyard, encountering Voldemort. Cedric is killed, Harry is tied to Riddle’s tombstone, and Wormtail resurrects Voldemort. Read More
• Source Harry returns to Hogwarts, telling Moody what happened while returning to the castle. Moody reveals that it was he who put Harry’s name in the Goblet, and that he stage-managed Harry’s performance in all three Tasks. Dumbledore, McGonagall, and Snape arrive in time to prevent Moody from killing Harry. Dumbledore… Read More
• Source The Weasleys return home, Fred and George are reprimanded by Mr. and Mrs. Weasley for giving Dudley the toffee, we learn more about the Weasley clan, and they have dinner in the garden.  … Read More
• Source Apparition is discussed, Fred and George are caught with toffees, and everyone sets off via Portkey for the World Cup site. Read More
• Source They arrive at the campsite, erect their tent, tour the camp, meet Ludo Bagman (with whom Fred and George bet on the match), and excitement rises as game time draws near.  … Read More
• Source The spectators take their seats, Harry meets Winky (house elf for Barty Crouch), the Malfoys, and Mr. Oblansk (the Bulgarian Minister for Magic). The pre-game show features the Bulgarian and Irish team mascots, followed by the introductions of the teams, and the game begins. Ireland takes an early lead and… Read More
• Communication Ghosts can communicate with each other by ghostly letters. Nearly Headless Nick received one from Sir Patrick Delaney-Podmore of the Headless Hunt. Nick also must have used something of that sort to invite people to his Deathday party, too (CS8). The letters are transparent. Read More
• Character Popular presenter of the W.W.N. (Wizarding Wireless Network) program Witching Hour (FW).  … Read More
• Magical artifacts The Goblet of Fire is a magical artifact in the shape of a rough wooden goblet which fills with blue flames when it is time for it to choose champions of the Triwizard Tournament. In order to make the selection of champions completely fair, the decision is left up… Read More
• Magical artifacts At least some armour in the wizarding world is made by goblins, and can be quite valuable. Read More
• Sports and competitions Gobstones are playing pieces for the game of the same name – spit a disgusting fluid at players when they lose. According to Pottermore:  “Players start the game with fifteen small, round Gobstones each (Gobstones are sold in sets of thirty) and the winner must capture all of his opponent’s stones. Read More
• Wizarding villages Though a Muggle village, Godric’s Hollow has a storied wizarding history. For over a thousand years it has been home to notable wizards and witches, and has been most famous as the birthplace of Hogwarts founder Godric Gryffindor. However, it has become renowned instead as the site of Voldemort’s… Read More
• Magical effects Golden fire is the description of an unnamed, mysterious, and extremely powerful jet of golden fire between two wands. The effect occurred in the midst of the Battle of the Seven Potters when Harry’s wand, on its own volition, turned in his hand and attacked Voldemort with a powerful blast… Read More
• Quidditch The Golden Snitch, commonly referred to as a Snitch, is the smallest and fastest ball in the game of Quidditch. Read More
• Magical objects A device created for Lucius Malfoy in order to travel back in time longer than two hours, which was the limit for Ministry Time-Turners (CC4.4). Read More
• Houses and addresses Located on a street where the houses have high, timbered gables and look “like gingerbread houses,” this was the house where the wand-maker Gregorovitch once lived. Voldemort comes to this house searching for information about the Elder Wand to find Gregorovitch gone; the woman who answers the door instead claims… Read More
• Character Griphook was a Goblin who operated the underground tram which takes wizards to their Gringotts vaults (PS5). Griphook assisted in the break in at Gringotts to steal the Hufflepuff cup Horcrux from the Lestrange vault (DH26). Harry promised to give him the Sword of Gryffindor in exchange for… Read More