• Spells Broom charm, presumably to overcome difficulties with backing up. This spell appears on page twelve of the Handbook of Do-It-Yourself Broom Care, which Hermione mail-ordered for Harry’s 13th birthday (PA2). Read More
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The way that witches and wizards think about everything, including spells, is completely different from the way we Muggles think about it. When we consider the mechanics of, say, aiming a spell at something, we ask “Muggle” questions like “Do you have to have line of sight?” that they would… Read More
• Trivia Ron tells us that “… when I was three, Fred turned my teddy bear into a great big filthy spider because I broke his toy broomstick …” That means that Fred Weasley at age five was able to transfigure a teddy bear into a live spider (CS9). Clever boy! At age… Read More
• Magical effects A thin golden line drawn on a floor which affects anyone who crosses it if they are too young. Read More
• Event Angry that his brother is neglecting their fragile sister for his new friend, Aberforth confronts Albus and Grindelwald about their plans to leave Godric’s Hollow and make their mark on the world. Grindelwald tells Aberforth he just doesn’t understand, and then uses the Cruciatus Curse on the younger boy. Then a… Read More
• Magical discipline The old magic, also referred to as ancient magic, is magic which is not cast by wizards with wands. It is part of the “magical-ness” of the universe. Read More
• Character Angus McMangus was a Hogwarts classmate of Miranda Goshawk, author of the Book of Spells. Read More
• Magical effects Charm which creates an innocent-looking golden mist which hovers above the ground. A person stepping into this mist immediately finds that up and down have reversed and they are hanging from the ground over the endless sky. Read More
• Spells The antler jinx, as the name suggests, causes the victim to sprout antlers. Pansy Parkinson, a member of the hated Inquisitorial Squad, was the victim of this jinx as Hogwarts students rebelled against their new Headmistress, Dolores Umbridge: Filch prowled the corridors with a horsewhip ready in his hands, desperate… Read More
• Source AOL.com, 19 October 2000: AOL Live presented an exclusive live chat with “Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling. Read More
• Magical discipline Advanced spell used by fully trained witches and wizards to disappear from one place and appear almost instantly somewhere else. A person who uses this spell is referred to as an Apparator. Apparition is typically cast non-verbally. Read More
• Event Ariana Dumbledore, sister of Albus and Aberforth, met her accidental death during a three-way duel between the brothers and Gellert Grindelwald (DH35). According to an interview given to Rita Skeeter by Bathilda Bagshot, the brothers had a “dreadful coffin-side brawl” during the funeral in which Aberforth bloodied Albus’s nose,… Read More
• Character Described as “ugly” and “old” by Gilderoy Lockhart, this warlock was the one who faced the Wagga Wagga Werewolf – only to have his memory wiped by Lockhart, who took credit for the warlock’s heroism by writing about it in Wandering with Werewolves (CS16). Read More