• Source Three witches and a hapless knight are on a quest to find the Fountain of Fair Fortune in its enchanted garden. Once a year, one unfortunate person is given the chance to find the Fountain and bathe in it, thereby gaining good fortune forever. The four travelers decide to help… Read More
• Source Three brothers use magic to cheat death. Death appears and offers them each one magical item. The choices of the older two brothers lead to their undoing and early deaths, while the youngest brother chooses wisely and lives to a ripe old age. Podcast:… Read More
• Magizoology Tebo hide is a valuable commodity because is can be used effectively for protective shielding (FB). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Security A waterfall that can be released over the track at Gringotts that has the effect of washing away all enchantment, all magical concealment. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 —… Read More
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What he’d like the most is a pair of warm socks, Dumbledore told Harry (PS12). Is he joking? Is this just another example of his droll wit? I think Professor Dumbledore told the truth, that Harry surprised it out of him, although it wasn’t very clear. Fans have suggested that socks represent include freedom (Dobby), love (Molly… Read More
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Witches and wizards can identify their own wands very easily, so easily that it seems to be done by a sense other than sight: Harry knew his immediately when Amos Diggory held it up in GF9. . They can also easily match up another witch/wizard and her/his wand, or at least Lupin did in the Shrieking Shack (he threw Harry, Ron, and Hermione their wands,… Read More
• Furniture and household items There are a number of different timepieces within the Harry Potter series: The Time-Turner is a small silver hourglass worn on a chain around the neck. It’s a very powerful and dangerous magical item which literally turns back time for the user, one hour per inversion of the glass. A… Read More
• Ministry of Magic A room located in the Department of Mysteries on Level Nine of the Ministry of Magic (OP34) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Magical artifacts The glass jar inside The Time Room of the Department of Mysteries, which gives off a “dancing, diamond-bright light” (OP34, OP35) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 —… Read More
• Magical discipline Time travel is an extremely dangerous magical effect which allows a person to travel back in time. Because of the potential for catastrophe should history be altered, time travel is all but forbidden in wizarding society. Certain magical devices can be used for time travel, but access to them is… Read More
• Magical artifacts The Time-Turner is a small silver hourglass worn on a chain around the neck. It is a very powerful and dangerous magical item which literally turns back time for the user, one hour per inversion of the glass, thanks to the Hour-Reversal Charm contained within it (Pm). Podcast:… Read More
• Potion ingredients Tincture of Demiguise is an invisible liquid made from Demiguise hair (CC4.5). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Source Second part of the post-DH interview on the Today Show (NBC) Source: MSNBC Interviewer: Meredith Vieira Context: This was one of the first interviews after the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, so Jo could finally answer some questions she was reluctant to… Read More
• Character Tom Marvolo Riddle was a gifted young wizard born of a witch mother (Merope Gaunt) and a Muggle father (Tom Riddle, Sr.) on December 31, 1926. His mother had fallen in love with his father, who was a Muggle, and tricked him into marrying her with a… Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes A magical joke candy. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android |… Read More
• Awards The champion of the Triwizard Tournament wins the Triwizard Cup. When the tournament was held at Hogwarts in 1994-95, the grand finale was a Maze with the Triwizard Cup placed at the center. Podcast: Play in new window… Read More
• Sports and competitions The Triwizard Tournament is a famous contest between the schools of Hogwarts, Durmstrang, and Beauxbatons. It originated some 700 years ago as a friendly competition between the three schools. Each school took turns hosting the Tournament, which took place every five years. The judges for the Tournament included the heads… Read More
• Wandmaking A rather unusual wand core, which according to legend was used in Sir Cadogan’s blackthorn wand (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Broomsticks The Twigger was developed by Flyte and Barker in 1990 as an alternative to the popular and technically advanced Nimbus series of brooms. The Twigger was an expensive and good-looking product but ultimately its defects meant that it was only bought by wizards who wanted to flash their money… Read More
• Wandmaking Two wands that have the same magical substance at the core are said to be twins or brother wands. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)Subscribe:… Read More