• Character Edmund Gaddlegate was a Muggle boy who lived in the village of Poppleton, England in the late 15th century. (BoS) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:00 — 2.7MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Place Gaddley doesn’t seem to be a real place in the United Kingdom, but it was here that a Muggle family of five was found dead in 1998, killed by Death Eaters for reasons unknown, if there was any reason for it at all. Harry, Ron, and Hermione learn about this… Read More
• Character The Gamp family is an illustrious Wizarding family. Members of this family include a famous political figure and a magical theoretician. While not appearing as one of the “Sacred Twenty-Eight,” the family evidently is primarily Pureblood, since one of their number married into the Black family. Notable Members of the… 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
• Source We learn of the mysterious murders in the Riddle House fifty years ago, how Frank Bryce was accused but released for lack of evidence, and how the Riddle House fell into disrepair. In the present, Frank interrupts a sinister meeting and is killed when he overhears Voldemort’s plans. Podcast:… Read More
• Source Mad-Eye Moody jinxes dustbins, Mr. Weasley hustles off to sort out the mess, Mrs. Weasley takes the children to King’s Cross station via Muggle taxis, and HRH meet old friends and enemies on the train.   Podcast: Play… Read More
• Source Dudley and the rest of the Dursleys are on a diet, and the Dursleys receive a letter from Mrs. Weasley inviting Harry to stay with her family and attend the Quidditch World Cup final. Podcast:… Read More
• Source Harry awaits the arrival of the Weasleys, who arrive by Floo powder and must blast their way out of the blocked-off fireplace. The twins drop some toffees, then Floo back to the Burrow with Harry’s trunk. Just as Harry is about to leave, Dudley eats one of the toffees and… Read More
• Source Apparition is discussed, Fred and George are caught with toffees, and everyone sets off via Portkey for the World Cup site. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:00 — 2.7MB)… 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.   Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Source Harry dreams about Quidditch, some wizards run amok, Ministry wizards attempt to stop them, and HRH hide in the forest, encountering Draco Malfoy along the way. Harry discovers that he has lost his wand. HRH meet Bagman, hear noises in the forest, and see the Dark Mark. Ministry wizards arrive… Read More
• Ministry of Magic The Ghoul Task Force in the Beast Division of the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures removes ghouls from Muggle homes (FB). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration:… Read More
• Creature Either of two species – the black wildebeest and the blue wildebeest – of large antelopes, each of which has long shaggy heads, hooked horns, and long tails (NSOED). Podcast: Play in new window |… 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 objects The Potter Family Memorial Statue was disguised to Muggles as a War Memorial obelisk in Godric’s Hollow (DH16, DH17). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:00 — 2.7MB)… Read More
• Sports and competitions A Muggle game described by Cormack McLoed, manager of the Magpies, as “hitting non-flying balls into holes in the ground.” Alasdair Maddock’s interest in playing golf resulted in his being sacked from the Magpies (DP3). All wizards aren’t as unfamilar with golf as McLoed was, however. When Oliver Wood was… Read More
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• Character Hermione Granger’s father, a Muggle dentist (PS12, GF3). He and Hermione’s mother bring their daughter to Diagon Alley before the start of term in August, even going into Gringotts with her (CS4) and pick her up from King’s Cross each June (OP38). They have taken Hermione skiing… Read More
• Character Hermione Granger’s mother, a Muggle dentist. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:00 — 2.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Character Resourceful, principled and brilliant, Hermione Jean Granger is easily the brightest witch of her generation. She, along with Ron Weasley, is one of Harry Potter’s closest friends. She is also Muggle-born (her parents were dentists – PS12), and so is a living, breathing example of the fallacy of pureblood… Read More
• Place The house that Hermione grew up in was apparently still owned by her parents even after they moved to Australia, for it was one of the places Hermione considered going for refuge when on the run from Death Eaters in Tottenham Court Road (DH9). Aside from this brief mention,… 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
• Businesses, merchants, and shops Located “in town” from Privet Drive (perhaps in Little Whinging?) in a building that has at least nine floors, Grunnings is the place where Vernon Dursley works with his desk facing away from the window. The town can’t be too large, though, because despite the height of the building and… Read More