• Creature A creature of the shore and coastline, resembling a lobster. The malaclaw’s bite gives the victim bad luck for up to a week. It has light gray shell with green spots and is around twelve inches long. While it looks edible the Mackled Malaclaw should never be eaten. Eating it… Read More
• Page Magic is what sets folks in the wizarding world apart from their Muggle neighbors. Magic is the heart and soul of the wizarding culture in the same way that science and technology are the heart and soul of Muggle culture. Where a Muggle would pound a stake into the ground… Read More
• Potions Cleaning and polishing is usually accomplished with magical means, including various potions. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Books and Literature Textbook for potions at Hogwarts. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Sports teams The Mahoutokoro School Teams are comprised of students from the Mahoutokoro Wizarding School in Japan (Pm, BoP). Quidditch The Mahoutokoro School’s Quidditch teams undergo such rigorous training procedures and conditions for playing that all the members of the Japan National Team (who came third after the… Read More
• Plants • Potion ingredients The Mandrake is a magical plant with powerful restorative properties. The root system takes the form of a small baby which matures into the form of small humanoid adult. The screams of the roots are dangerous; those of a full-grown adult mandrake can kill. Podcast:… Read More
• Potions This powerful antidote will revive people who have been Petrified. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts… Read More
• Character A “thin and nervous-looking” boy, in Ravenclaw and a year ahead of Harry. A candidate for the Slug Club because his Uncle Damocles invented Wolfsbane potion (HBP7), but not a favored member because he does not see much of his Uncle Damocles. Podcast:… Read More
• Character Quintia McQuoid was a potioneer who died 1407 from consuming an improperly brewed Cure for Ague Potion. The Wizarding Schools Potions Championship is held in her honor (BoP). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Character Melinda Bobbin was a Hogwarts student, who in 1996 was chosen as a member of the Slug Club because her family owned a large chain of apothecaries (HBP7). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Potions Effect unknown, but given the characteristics of the Jobberknoll, presumably enhances the drinker’s memory. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… 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
• Event c. December 1925 –  Merope Gaunt, besotted as she is with the handsome Muggle who rides his horse near her miserable hovel, somehow hoodwinks him into marrying her. Most likely, she does so by giving him a love potion. Podcast:… Read More
• Communication Stuck in the past with Scorpius Malfoy when the Experimental Time Turner is destroyed, Albus Potter remembers that his father Harry has always spent time holding the blanket his mother covered him with on the anniversary of his parent’s murder by Lord Voldemort (CC1.7). Albus… Read More
• Plants • Potion ingredients Mistletoe is a plant, commonly used as a Christmas decoration, whose berries can be used as potion ingredients. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Witch whose letter was published on the Problem Page of the Daily Prophet (DP3) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Plants • Potion ingredients Monkshood is another name for the plant called aconite or wolfsbane (PS8). Monkshood is extremely poisonous and must be handled with care to avoid poisoning. Podcast: Play in new window | Download… Read More
• Magical objects Mad-Eye Moody was well-known to drink only from a hip flask he always carried because he feared being poisoned by Dark Wizards even while among friends (GF12). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Event After Harry and Cedric were abducted and returned from Voldemort and the graveyard after the Third Task of the Triwizard Tournament, an apparently sympathetic Mad-Eye Moody pulled Harry away from the dead Cedric and took him back to the castle. As they talked, Harry realized that Moody was asking many… Read More
• Plants • Potion ingredients Moondew is a flower used as a potion ingredient; its magical properties were discovered by medieval Irish druidess Cliodna (FW). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)… Read More
• Character Professor Moonshine is a researcher whose specialty is potions that affect hags (DP4) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Potion ingredients Powdered moonstone was used in the Draught of Peace. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Books and Literature Moste Potente Potions is an illustrated guide to dangerous, high-level potions. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts… Read More
• Potions A solution of strained and pickled Murtlap tentacles, yellow in color. Soothes and heals cuts and other wounds. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More