• Character Honest Willy Wagstaff was a street peddler who was accused by the Ministry of selling defective goods in Diagon Alley (DP1). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Wandmaking A wand wood (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Magical objects Another name for the Elder Wand, one of the Deathly Hallows (DH21, DH24, TBB/TTB). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Areas of knowledge Wandlore is a mysterious and ancient branch of magic that involves the study of wand ownership and wand power. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Magical objects A complicated device made with feathers used by the Wand-shine Elf to polish wands in the MACUSA Lobby in 1926 (WFT). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)… Read More
• Magical objects Most human magic is done using a wand. The wand serves as a tool to focus and control the magical energy of the spell. It is possible to cast spells without using a wand, but for most wizards results are unfocused (CR). House-elves and goblins are not permitted to carry wands,… Read More
• Character In the MACUSA Lobby in 1926, a house-elf was shining wands using a feathery contraption (WFT). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Wandmaking A “single sibilant word” in the snake-language Parseltongue that when uttered made the wand of Salazar Slytherin go to sleep and become unusable (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14… Read More
• Magical artifacts Wartcap Powder is a substance which causes the skin of a person who touches it to form a thick hard crust (OP6).   Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14… Read More
• Common items A wastepaper basket is a container in which to collect trash. Most rooms at Hogwarts have at least one wastepaper basket. Peeves like throwing them at people’s heads (PS8). In Number Twelve Grimmauld Place, an enchanted wastepaper basket in the room used by Harry and Ron swallowed paper thrown… Read More
• Magical objects The magic bookcase inside Minister for Magic Hermione Granger’s office. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Event Harry, Ron, and Fang are about to be attacked and eaten by Aragog’s many offspring when the Ford Anglia, which had gone wild in the Forbidden Forest since escaping there the previous September, crashes into the clearing and rescues them. Podcast:… Read More
• Furniture and household items Grandfather clock with nine golden hands. Located in the Weasley living room, this fine clock is completely useless if you need to know the time. Each hand is engraved with the name of a member of the Weasley family . These hands point to inscriptions around the face which… Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes Fred and George Weasley used their whole stock of their inventive fireworks to disrupt the school on Umbridge’s first day as Headmistress (OP28). Trying to make them vanish only multiplied them by ten each time. Cost was five Galleons for a Basic Blaze Box, and 20 for “Deflagration Deluxe.”… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops Fred and George Weasley worked for several years to develop a line of comic magic items which they hoped to sell through their company, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes. They were putting together order forms during the summer of 1994 with the hope of selling the items at school, but their mother… Read More
• Character Ignatia Wildsmith was the inventor of Floo Powder (FW, Pm, WoM). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Magical objects A flock of winged keys were one of the protections for the Philosopher’s Stone, put in place by Filius Flitwick. The swarm of winged keys filled a well-lit chamber blocking the way to the hiding place of the Mirror of Erised and the Philosopher’s Stone within. The keys had shiny, brightly colored… Read More
• Art and Culture A popular show on the Wizard’s Wireless hosted by Glenda Chittock (FW). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Communication The equivalent of a Muggle radio; the Weasleys have one of these in their kitchen. The WWN (Wizarding Wireless Network) is listened to by many in the wizarding world. Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Character Shikoba Wolfe was one of the four great wandmakers in United States in the 1920s. Wolfe was famous for her intricately carved wands with the core of a Thunderbird tailfeather. Her heritage was Choctaw (Pm). Podcast: Play in… Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes WonderWitch Products are a line of beauty potions and other tricks that are aimed at the women in the wizarding world. These were invented by the Weasley twins for their joke shop, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes. They include Love potions and Guaranteed Ten-Second Pimple Vanisher. Podcast:… Read More
• Magical objects Hagrid gave Harry a carved wooden flute for Christmas his first year at Hogwarts (PS12). It made a sound like an owl hooting. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14… Read More
• Event In the cellar of Malfoy Manor, Wormtail attacked Harry Potter, who exclaimed “You’re going to kill me? You owe me!” Wormtail hesitated at this, and the magical silver hand, sensing the weakness, turned on Wormtail and strangled him: His own silver fingers were moving inexorably toward his own throat. The… Read More
• Magical objects Given as a replacement after Wormtail sacrificed his right hand so the Dark Lord could be reborn in the graveyard (GF33). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)… 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
• Source The Wizarding World of Harry Potter consists of two theme parks connected by a replica of the Hogwarts Express. Although the parks in general are recreations of the film sets and therefore not canon, Rowling herself contributed many details beyond what was already provided in the novels. Therefore some aspects… Read More