• Character Wizard believed to be involved in a plot which led to the first Muggle-born Minister for Magic, Nobby Leach, leaving office owing to a mysterious illness (Pm). Abraxas died of Dragon Pox (HBP9). Read More
• Character Adrian Pucey is a Slytherin Chaser who participated in some of the hardest-fought matches of Harry’s Quidditch career at Hogwarts, including the match where Harry’s arm was shattered by a rogue Bludger (CS10) and the infamous match which ended with Harry, Fred, and George being banned from playing Quidditch for… Read More
• Character The middle child and second son of Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley Potter, Albus is named after two headteachers of Hogwarts: Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape. Read More
• Character Uncle to Sirius and Regulus. Alphard was their mother’s brother; however he has been removed from the tapestry because he ‘gave gold to his runaway nephew,’ represented by a burn hole in the Black Family Tree (BFT).Thanks to his inheritance from Alphard, Sirius was able to move out of Grimmauld… Read More
• Character Mother of Nymphadora, disowned by the Black family for marrying Ted Tonks, a Muggle-born wizard. Read More
• Character (b. late 1950s or early 1960s) Slytherin (GF27). Attended Hogwarts with Severus Snape (GF27). A Death Eater who “wormed his way out of trouble by saying he acted under the Imperius Curse” (GF27); he was punished by Voldemort with the Cruciatus Curse once Voldemort regained a… Read More
• Creature A wizard-bred Dark creature of enormous power, this extremely poisonous giant serpent (up to 50 feet in length) is brilliant green in color with long thin saber-like fangs and bulbous yellow eyes. The first basilisk was created by Herpo the Foul thousands of years ago (FW). A basilisk… Read More
• Magical objects Fangs and venom from the dreaded giant serpent that once lived in the Chamber of Secrets have magical properties. Read More
• Character “Bella” was the oldest daughter of Druella Rosier and Cygnus Black of the “Noble and Most Ancient House of Black.” Her sisters are Narcissa (Black) Malfoy and Andromeda (Black) Tonks. A particularly enthusiastic member of Voldemort’s inner circle of Death Eaters, Bella relishes causing pain, especially… Read More
• Character An ancient elitist, pure-blood Wizarding family, the line of which extends back at least seven centuries (OP6). The line died out with the death of Sirius Black in 1996 (OP37). Ancestry: mostly pure-blood; descendants of mixed blood are not recognized by the family. Family in general: “The… Read More
• Character A Slytherin in Harry’s year (1991-1998) (PS7). Blaise shares Draco’s prejudice against Muggle-born witches and wizards; he has a contemptuous and arrogant manner. Ginny considers Blaise a “poser.” (HBP7). He is a member of the Slug Club due to his famous mother, who has had seven husbands. After the… Read More
• Source Bloomsbury Live Chat nine days after the release of Deathly Hallows. Read More
• Wizarding culture One of the underlying problems in the wizarding world is intolerance and prejudice based on the “purity” of a person’s wizarding blood. Wizards distinguish between purebloods (no Muggle ancestry), half-blood (at least one wizarding parent but at least one Muggle parent or grandparent) and Muggle-borns (both parents were Muggles). Read More
• Character Slytherin, 1989 – 1995, Quidditch Beater (PA15, OP19) Wizard who deliberately fouled Alicia Spinnet in the 1993-94 Gryffindor-Slytherin Quidditch final, hitting her with a club, then claiming he’d thought she was a Bludger (PA15). Then again, given the usual standard of Slytherin Beater brainpower, maybe it… Read More
• Character A Wizarding Pure-blood family, listed in the ‘Pure-Blood Directory’ (c. 1930) as one of the ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight’ families (Pm:Pure-Blood). Notable family members include: Caractacus Burke Herbert Burke… Read More
• Character Daughter of Arcturus and Lysandra Black. Two siblings: sister Charis and Cedrella (BFT). Married to Harfang Longbottom (BFT). Children: One son and one daughter (BFT). Read More
• Character Member of the pure-blood Nott family, and widely believed to be the author of the infamous ‘Pure-Blood Directory’ in the 1930s. Read More
• Character (1915-1992) Daughter of Cygnus and Violetta (Bulstrode) Black. 3 siblings: 2 older brothers Pollux (1912-1990) and Marius (disowned, dates unknown),  younger sister Dorea(1920-1977). She never married nor had children. Read More
• 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 More
• Creatures' homes, lairs, and territories • Mysterious places The Chamber of Secrets is a legendary secret room constructed by Salazar Slytherin to house a monster which would finish his “noble work.” This noble work would be accomplished when his true heir would open the Chamber and release the monster which lived within to rid the school of non-pureblood… Read More
• Character An 18th-century descendant of Salazar Slytherin who made sure the hidden entrance to the Chamber of Secrets was well-protected when “new-fangled plumbing” was built around it, which later became Moaning Myrtle’s bathroom (Pm:Chamber of Secrets). Obviously Corvinus was a Parselmouth, like many in the Slytherin family line, including Tom Riddle. Read More
• Character The Crabbe family is a most likely a pure-blood wizarding family, owing to their close ties to Lord Voldemort. Like many who supported the Dark Lord, they had prejudices against Muggles, Muggle-borns, and sympathizers. Notable members include Vincent Crabbe and Crabbe Sr. who was a Death Eater. Read More
• Character Craig Bowker Jr. is a Slytherin student present at the sorting of Albus Potter, Scorpius Malfoy, and Rose Granger-Weasley (CC1.4). Read More
• Food and drinks Horace Slughorn’s favorite sugary treat sometimes received as a gift from his collection of “favorite” people (HBP4). Read More
• Source A note from Lockhart gets HRH into the Restricted Section of the library and a book on making Polyjuice Potion. At the Quidditch match a rogue Bludger chases Harry, breaking his arm but not stopping him from getting the Snitch. Lockhart’s attempt to heal Harry removes the bones from his arm. Madam… Read More
• Source Harry, cured, goes looking for Ron and Hermione in the girls’ toilet where they are brewing the Polyjuice Potion. Hermione steals boomslang skin from Snape’s office while Harry creates a diversion in class. A duelling club is formed by Lockhart and Snape, and during the first meeting Harry learns that… Read More
• Source Harry is hauled before Dumbledore, witnesses the phoenix burning, and learns Dumbledore does not suspect him of wrongdoing. Christmas Day, presents are opened, the Polyjuice Potion is ready, Crabbe and Goyle are drugged and hair stolen and the potion drunk by HRH. Disguised as Crabbe and Goyle, Ron and Harry… Read More
• Source Myrtle’s toilet floods, Harry finds Tom Riddle’s diary which he shows to a now fur-free Hermione, and they begin a search to discover who the owner was. Lockhart stages a Valentine’s party complete with dwarfs as cupids. That night Harry learns the secret of the diary, goes back in time,… Read More
• Source The students learn that exams will be held as usual, Ginny acts strangely, Harry and Ron visit Hermione in hospital, find she has the answer to the Chamber’s secret (a basilisk), eavesdrop on the teachers, and learn Ginny has been taken by the monster. Lockhart attempts to flee, but Harry… Read More