• Character Sacharissa Tugwood was an inventor of Beautifying Potions and the discoverer of the pimple-curing properties of bubotuber pus (FW). Read More
• Character Wizard of the 16th century who had been persecuted by a village, so for revenge he poured Shrinking Solution down their well and spent the day chasing tiny villagers while wearing hobnail boots (BoP)… Read More
• Plants • Potion ingredients A potion ingredient used to make Confusing and Befuddlement Draughts. The plant is supposed to inflame the brain, and therefore useful to producing hot-headedness and recklessness (OP18). Read More
• Caves and vaults Inaccessible except by magic, this cave complex on the coast was visited by young Tom Riddle while he was on an outing to the coast with children from the orphanage (circa 1930). While there he terrorized two of his classmates, Amy Benson and Dennis Bishop (HBP13). Many years later,… Read More
• Potions Effect: Makes things shrink in size, apparently reversing the aging process as well.  Harry had to write a particularly nasty essay on Shrinking Potions as one of his holiday assignments for Potions the summer before his third year (PA1). Administered to Trevor in Potions, the toad didn’t just become… Read More
• Potions Medical magic: Potion which regrows bones. The effect takes about eight hours and can be quite painful. Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes A range of sweets to make the eater ill; each different category looks like a different type of sweet and causes a different kind of illness. Each sweet is colour-coded so that one end causes the illness and the other makes the effect lift (OP6). Read More
• Wizarding culture Sleekeazy’s Hair Potion is a concoction which helps manage and style hair (GF24). The motto is “two drops tames even the most bothersome barnet.” Sleakeazy’s was invented by Fleamont Potter in the mid-1900s and the company he built to manufacture and market the potion was very successful (Pm). Read More
• Businesses The Sleekeazy’s Hair Potion Company was founded by Fleamont Potter, grandfather of Harry Potter and the inventor of Sleekeazy’s Hair Potion, which “quadrupled the family gold.” When he retired he sold the company for a “vast profit” which added to the family fortune in the family vault at Gringotts (Pm:… Read More
• Character Horace Slughorn is a teacher at Hogwarts. He served as Potions Master until 1981, then again from 1996. He was also Head of Slytherin house for the school year 1997-1998. At the beginning of Harry’s 6th year at Hogwarts, Dumbledore and Harry convince a genial wizard named Horace Slughorn to come… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors Horace Slughorn takes up the Potions job in Harry’s sixth year. His office is located below the hospital wing (HBP18). It is described as being a very nice office, much larger than the usual teacher’s study (HBP15). Read More
• Event After an encounter with Harry during which Snape admits he was the Half-Blood Prince and shouts that Harry should not call him a coward, Buckbeak the hippogriff attacks Snape and chases him back towards the Hogwarts gates. Snape, along with several other Death Eaters including the Carrows, Thorfinn Rowle and… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors If one follows the narrow stone staircase leading from the Entrance Hall to the dungeons, the entrance to Snape’s office is halfway down the cold passageway leading from the foot of that staircase (CS5). Snape’s office is adjacent to the Potions classroom, or at least close enough that Hermione… Read More
• Character Severus Snape was Potions Master, Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, and Head of Slytherin at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry; he succeeded Dumbledore as Headmaster. He was personally killed by Lord Voldemort and his snake, Nagini. Snape was a conundrum to all who know him: sarcastic and hard… Read More
• Plants • Potion ingredients An ingredient in Confusing and Befuddlement Draughts (which see)… Read More
• Potions The following potions are known as solutions. Scintillation Solution Shrinking Solution Strengthening Solution Swelling Solution… Read More
• Character Leticia Somnolens was a Hag who used the Draught of Living Death to put a princess to sleep (FW). Read More
• Quote “Well, none of us really fancy it, Harry,” said Fred earnestly.  “Imagine if something went wrong and we were stuck as specky, scrawny gits forever.”… Read More
• Plants • Potion ingredients Squill is a mundane flower whose a bulb is used as a potion ingredient. Read More
• Character Erica Stainwright was a popular witch who sold fake cleaning potions to unsuspecting householders in the 1950s (JKR, WoM). Read More
• Towns A small village in Gloucestershire, England. The Potter family originated here. Read More