The release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has brought the conversation about quantum mechanics in the Wizarding World back into the limelight. In this essay, I will attempt to make sense of the way Time Travel in Harry’s world actually works, and give a bit of explanation to the… Read MoreAlbus Potter starts his first year at Hogwarts and is sorted into Slytherin• Event
Albus Potter, the second son of Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley, boards the Hogwarts Express on Platform Nine and Three-quarters at King’s Cross to start his first year at Hogwarts and, to everyone’s surprise, he is sorted into Slytherin House (CC1.2, CC1.3, CC1.4). Read MoreAmos Diggory• 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 MoreAstoria Greengrass• Character
Astoria is the younger sister of Daphne Greengrass. She entered Hogwarts two years after her sister and eventually married Draco Malfoy. Their only child was named Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy. Lucius and Narcissa objected to Draco’s choice of a wife, but he defied them. Astoria once told her son that this… Read MoreAstoria Greengrass Malfoy dies of a blood malediction• Event
Her illness is caused by an ancient family curse which manifested itself generations later. She leaves behind her husband Draco and son Scorpius (CC2.15). Read MoreAugurey• Creature
The Augurey is a thin and mournful-looking bird somewhat resembling a vulture, greenish-black in color, native to Britain and Ireland. Normally remaining hidden in its nest in brambles and thorns, flying only in heavy rain, the feathers of the Augurey repel ink. Its distinctive cry was once thought to be a… Read MoreAugurey Flags
Viewed hanging on the walls in the Office of Magical Law Enforcement in an alternate timeline in which Draco Malfoy is an Auror, Harry died, and Voldemort survived to rule the Wizarding World (CC3.3). Read MoreAviemore Train Station
Muggle places • Railway places
Aviemore Train Station is a muggle location in Scottish Highlands, about 45 miles from Hogwarts, where Scorpius and Albus get sent back to in 1981 by Delphi. Read MoreBlood Ball
The Blood Ball, in the alternate timeline where Lord Voldemort killed Harry Potter (due to the use of an Experimental Time Turner), is a formal dance held at Hogwarts School, much like the Yule Ball. From its name, however, the implication is that only pure-blood students are allowed to… Read More Blood Malediction
A Blood Malediction is a Curse carried in the blood through generations of a family, causing disease and even death (CC4.3). Read More"Bombarda"
Bombarda is the incantation for a rather loud spell for destruction. Read More"Brachiabindo"
Brachiabindo is the incantation for a binding spell used to restrain someone with ropes. Read MoreBread Head
Titles, nicknames, and honorifics
Bread Head is what Rose Granger-Weasley calls Scorpius Malfoy in their Potions Class (CC3.14). She is referring back to an earlier time, when he had said that she smelled like bread (CC1.10). Then she had thought he was making fun of her, although he was actually trying to say something… Read MoreCC• Source
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a play created from a story by J.K. Rowling (July 2016). In the play, Harry and Ginny’s son Albus goes to Hogwarts and befriends Scorpius Malfoy, Draco’s son. Albus and Scorpius steal a Time-Turner and alter time. They are encouraged in this by a… Read MoreCC1• Source
The first act of the play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” Harry and Ginny bring their children to Platform Nine and Three-Quarters to board the train to Hogwarts. Aboard the train, Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy become friends. Albus and Harry’s relationship becomes difficult over the next three years. Read MoreCC2• Source
The second act of the play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” Synopsis. Scene One – Harry’s Dream – Cupboard under the Stairs, Privet Drive, changes to Albus in Durmstrang robes Scene Two – Harry and Ginny Potter’s House Harry wakes up from his dream, discusses it with Ginny, and guesses where… Read MoreCC3• Source
The Cursed Child, Act Three. Read MoreCC4• Source
The Cursed Child, Act Four. Read MoreCedric Diggory• Character
Cedric Diggory was an extremely handsome boy with gray eyes. In 1993, when he was a Fifth Year, he took over as Captain and Seeker of the Hufflepuff House Quidditch team. He was a very good student and a Prefect. Read More
The Confundus Charm is a spell which causes confusion. A person who is affected by this Charm is said to be Confunded. Read MoreCraig Bowker Jr.• Character
Craig Bowker Jr. was a Slytherin Hogwarts student. Read MoreDelphi• Character
Delphi is a very unusual and mysterious young woman. She claims to be the niece and caretaker of Amos Diggory, now a lonely widower in St. Oswald’s, and calls herself Delphi (short for Delphini) Diggory. She lives at St. Oswald’s Home for Old Witches and Wizards, in a room near… Read MoreDH/e• Source
Harry and Ginny bring their three children to Platform 9 3/4 and the Hogwarts Express. They meet up with Ron and Hermione and their two children. Harry and Ginny’s second son, Albus Severus Potter, along with Hermione and Ron’s oldest child, Rose Weasley, and Draco’s son Scorpius Malfoy all are… Read MoreDiggory family• Character
The main Diggory family consisted of Cedric (son), Amos (father), and Mrs. (no name given, mother) Diggory. Read More
Causes opponent’s weapon to fly out of his or her hand. The opponent is then said to have been Disarmed. Read MoreDraco Malfoy• Character
Draco Malfoy is the son and only child of Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy and was a student at Hogwarts in the same year as Harry Potter. He is a rival of Harry, actively trying to undermine him in any way he can. Draco has white-blond hair and a pale, pointed face. Read More"Emancipare"
Counter-spell of Brachiabindo, a binding spell. Unbinds the victim. Read MoreEpisode 20: Is Cursed Child Good?• Podcast Episode
Steve and Nick finally got a chance to sit down and talk about Cursed Child, some good, some not so good, and found it is very hard to steer away from the Time Travel rabbit hole. So much stuff to talk about and we debate a few big issues on the story.
SPOILER WARNING: Don't listen to this episode if you haven't read Cursed Child yet because we are not holding back on this episode. Read More