• Common items • Hogwarts academics Students typically carry bags filled with books, parchment, quills, homework,  wands, potions ingredients and ink. Read More
• Incantations Serpensortia is the incantation for a spell which causes a large serpent to burst from the end of the caster’s wand. Read More
• Magical artifacts In Dumbledore’s day (although not in Armando Dippet’s), the office contained a number of spindly-legged tables supporting various frail “curious silver instruments” (CS12), the function of which Harry did not know. They usually whirred and emitted little puffs of smoke. Read More
• Magical effects Puts the target person into a deep sleep; subject is in a state almost like suspended animation and does not breathe for the duration of the spell. Fleur tried to put her dragon into some sort of enchanted sleep during the first task (GF20). Dumbledore placed Cho, Ron, Hermione,… Read More
• Character A duelling competition held on Dartmoor in 1379 was won by the English witch Elizabeth Smudgling, who cleverly used a simple Disarming Charm against her wizard opponent in the final. For this achievement, she became the “Supreme Dueller”. (BoS)… 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
• Diseases and healing More dangerous and permanent than a normal injury, spell damage is the worst type of wound a witch or wizard can receive. This damage often leave permanent scars or effects. The Janus Thickey Ward at St. Mungo’s is devoted to the care of those most seriously injured by spell damange. Lockhart… Read More
• Spells The spells on this page may or may not be considered canon. Some of them, such as those from the video games, were apparently created or at least approved by Rowling. Those from the films, however, were probably created by the scriptwriter, Steve Kloves. Many of them don’t really fit… Read More
• Books and Literature The Standard Book of Spells is a multi-volume reference work used as a textbook at Hogwarts. The series is divided into “Grades,” with each successive grade containing more difficult and complex spells. The series was written by Miranda Goshawk in the 1900s, probably based on the seminal work The Book… Read More
• Spells The Stinging Jinx causes severe pain and swelling to the victim. The effects is a burst of white light (DH23). Read More
• Spells A commonly-used spell which hurls a bolt of red light, rendering the target of the spell unconscious. Alternate names “Stunner” “Stunning Spell” “Stupefying Charm” The reverse of this spell is “Rennervate”  … Read More
• Character Square-jawed wizard with thick straw-colored hair. Member of the Order of the Phoenix and part of the Advance Guard that helped Harry escape from number four Privet Drive (OP3). Podmore was on guard duty at entrance of the Department of Mysteries on August 31, 1995 when he was apprehended… Read More
• Spells The Summoning Charm causes an object to fly to the caster, even over quite some distance; the target object is said to have been Summoned. It would seem that the caster must know at least the general location of the object Summoned. Read More
• Spells Surgito is the incantation of a spell that can be used to remove an enchantment. In 1927, Newton Scamander used Surgito to lift an enchantment that was placed on Jacob Kowalski by Queenie Goldstein.  The spell caused Jacob to be happy with whatever Queenie wanted but had side… Read More