• Character On the evening of 30th October,¬†1492, Lady Grieve, a Lady-in-Waiting in the court of King Henry VII (Pm), encountered Sir Nicholas deMimsey Porpington while “a-strolling the park in the dusk” and asked him for help straightening her teeth (JKR). His spell went awry, and Lady Grieve found herself sprouting a… Read More
• Incantations A jinx that glues the target’s tongue to the roof of his or her mouth. Source: The Half-Blood Prince… Read More
• Spells The Leek Jinx results in leeks growing out of the target’s ears. A leek is a vegetable in the onion family. Read More
• Magical discipline Legilimency is the ability to extract emotions and memories from another person’s mind. It is a branch of magic not normally taught at Hogwarts (at least, not at Ordinary Wizarding Level). Although the word literally translates as ‘mind-reading’, this is considered a naive interpretation of the art by its practitioners. Read More
• Spells Madam Pince puts a variety of spells and curses on the books in the Hogwarts library to make sure that kids don’t damage them. (At least, not twice…) c.f. THIEF’S CURSE. Read More
• Magical effects This unnamed light spell creates a handful of shimmering light accompanied by a¬†crackling sound.  … Read More
• Spells The Wand-Lighting Charm causes a small beam of light to shine from the end of the caster’s wand. The light is a directed beam rather than a general light source. Read More
• Event Lupin, who believed that practical experiences were the best way to teach, brought his class of Third Years to the staff room where a Boggart had taken up residence in the wardrobe. The Boggart tried to scare a number of kids in the class, beginning with a very nervous Neville… Read More
• Creature A member of the big cat family, and Kingsley Shacklebolt’s Patronus messenger. Read More