• Magical effects When put on a word, anyone who then says that word becomes trackable by the caster; saying the word breaks protective enchantments and causes some kind of magical disturbance. Read More
• Character Tangwystl is mentioned as a sister to the famous Miranda Goshawk, who used the Bat-Bogey Hex on Tangwystl when she wanted to quiet her so she could do her homework. (BoS)… Read More
• Event The third task is a maze of 20 foot high hedges on the quidditch pitch, with the Triwizard cup placed in the center. The first to reach it will be the winner of the Triwizard tournament. Hagrid and Professors McGonagall, Moody and Flitwick are dispatched as patrollers around the edge… Read More
• Source A foolish king decided to claim all magic for himself. He banished all true witches and wizards and hired a charlatan to teach him magic. The charlatan collected pay for teaching nonsense to the kind, until the monarch decided to demonstrate his new skills to his people. The charlatan, realizing… 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 discipline Time travel is an extremely dangerous magical effect which allows a person to travel back in time. Because of the potential for catastrophe should history be altered, time travel is all but forbidden in wizarding society. Certain magical devices can be used for time travel, but access to them is… Read More
• Magical objects One of the methods that Hermione Granger used on her bookcase inside the Minister for Magic’s office to protect the hidden Experimental Time-Turner. When Scorpius Malfoy, Albus Potter and Delphi illegally enter the Ministry of Magic and sneak into Hermione’s office to find the Time-Turner, they are surprised at… Read More
• Event Tina Goldstein arrests Newt Scamander after he uses various spells in the presence of Jacob Kolwalski and fails to Obliviate him — and nearly loses a niffler in the process. No one at MACUSA will listen to her report except Percival Graves, who come down to her tiny office to… Read More
• Magical effects The Trace is the charm that detects magical ability around under-seventeens. Read More
• Magical discipline Transfiguration is magic which changes one object into another. It is possible to change inanimate objects into animate ones and vice versa. Some Transfiguration spells alter a part of something, such as changing a person’s ears from normal into rabbit ears. At Hogwarts, Transfiguration is taught by Professor McGonagall. The… Read More
• Hogwarts academics Transfiguration is magic which changes one object into another. It is possible to change inanimate objects into animate ones and vice versa. Some Transfiguration spells alter a part of something, such as changing a person’s ears from normal into rabbit ears. At Hogwarts, Transfiguration is taught by Professor McGonagall. Fifty… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds This classroom, where McGonagall teaches Transfiguration, was filled with separate desks for each student (CS16). It also had a teacher’s desk (PS8). Its location is unknown, although it is located “miles away” from the third-floor Defence Against the Dark Arts office (OP32). Harry, with Ron and Hermione’s… Read More
• Sports and competitions The Triwizard Tournament is a famous contest between the schools of Hogwarts, Durmstrang, and Beauxbatons. It originated some 700 years ago as a friendly competition between the three schools. Each school took turns hosting the Tournament, which took place every five years. The judges for the Tournament included the heads… Read More
• Wandmaking Two wands that have the same magical substance at the core are said to be twins or brother wands. Read More