• Source Harry spends the weekend in hospital, Lupin returns to class and tells Harry about dementors, and Fred and George give Harry the Marauder’s Map. Harry uses a secret passage to join Ron and Hermione in Hogsmeade, they overhear a teachers’ conversation, and learn that Black is believed to have betrayed… Read More
• Source Harry tries to decide what to do, the Knight Bus arrives, and he asks to be taken to London. En route Harry learns about Sirius Black. He is met by Cornelius Fudge at Diagon Alley and installed in a room at the Leaky Cauldron.  … Read More
• Source The students leave the Leaky Cauldron for Hogwarts, board the train, discuss Hogsmeade and a sleeping Professor Remus Lupin prevents a fight with Malfoy. The train is boarded by Dementors, Harry passes out, McGonagall wants a word with Harry and Hermione and Hagrid is the new Care of Magical Creatures… Read More
• Source Students begin the new year of classes, Hermione is taking a very full course load and in Divination, Professor Trelawney predicts Harry’s death. Hagrid introduces Hippogriffs at his first class, Buckbeak is insulted, Malfoy is injured, and HRH go to console Hagrid. Read More
• Source Defence Against the Dark Arts remains a favorite, Quidditch practice begins, Crookshanks goes after Scabbers, tension builds between Ron and Hermione, Harry is denied permission to visit Hogsmeade, Lupin talks to him about fear, Snape brews a potion for Lupin, Hallowe’en feast, and Black slashes the Fat Lady’s portrait. Read More
• Languages Parseltongue is the language of snakes; to a human who cannot speak it, it sounds like hissing without taking a breath (GF1). A speaker of Parseltongue is referred to as a Parselmouth (CS11). The ability to speak Parseltongue is extremely rare, and is something for which Salazar… Read More
• Cities Home to the Patonga Proudsticks, a Quidditch team on the rise in world competition (QA8), Patonga (or Patongo) is a small town in Uganda.  … Read More
• Battles • Magical objects Appearing to be small and shabby on the outside, Perkins’ old tent was a roomy “old-fashioned three-room flat” on the inside, complete with bunk beds, a kitchen, and a bathroom (GF7). Read More
• Character Antioch Peverell was the oldest of the three brothers in The Tale of the Three Brothers, and owner of the Elder Wand. Read More
• Character Pierre Bonaccord was the first Supreme Mugwump of the International Confederation of Wizards, a position later held by none other than Albus Dumbledore. Bonaccord wanted to ban troll-hunting and grant trolls rights, possibly full “being” status, but since a tribe of Mountain Trolls had been causing a lot of trouble… Read More
• Railway places • Wizarding places In northwestern London lies Kings Cross Station, a Muggle railway station that is one of the busiest in the city. It’s a perfectly ordinary station, with big plastic numbers over each track and guards who have never heard of Hogwarts School (PS6). However, every September 1,… Read More
• Source Pottermore is a website by J. K. Rowling intended to become the permanent online home for Harry Potter. The site opened for a limited beta release in September of 2011 and for the general public in April of 2012. The website as originally conceived was to be… Read More
• Source Essay: Wizard Clothing Rowling writes about standard Wizarding clothing, which she notes harkens back to another era, and about the laws and other factors which affect how well witches and wizards manage to fit in with Muggle clothing. Read More
• Clothing A wizarding pocket watch may have an unusual number of hands, or have symbols other than numbers along the edge of the face, or both. Read More
• Glossary “Poisonous toadstools don’t change their spots” is a wizarding phrase meaning “people can’t change who they really are inside.” Ron quotes this sage advice when Hermione says she thought that maybe Snape would be less mean to Harry in their fifth year since the Potions Master was in the Order… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Poor Memory? is an advertisement for the Mnemosyne Clinic for Memory Modification appearing in the Daily Prophet (DP4). “Poor memory? Forget where you left your wand? Wish you could remember spells without referring to cumbersome books?” The memory clinic says it will help – as long as you remembered… Read More
• Ministry of Magic A division of the Department of Magical Transportation with responsibility for Portkey registration and use… Read More
• Place We have run into a number of post offices, both wizarding and Muggle: A Muggle post office on the town square in Godric’s Hollow, that is darkened when Harry and Hermione walk by on Christmas Eve, 1997 (DH16) The only wizarding post office we ever hear of is in Hogsmeade where… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements New Potion Gives Hope for Hags is an article on the front page of the Daily Prophet announcing research developments for the control of hag appetites for human flesh (DP4). Coverage of Professor Regulus Moonshine’s press conference about his potion raised some scepticism about his results… Read More
• Source Other books by J.K. Rowling about the wizarding world: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Quidditch Through the Ages The Tales of Beedle the Bard The Cursed Child (script) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (screenplay)… Read More
• Houses and addresses Found in Godric’s Hollow and once home to James, Lily, and Harry Potter, this cottage was destroyed in 1981 when Voldemort, after killing James and Lily, attempted to kill Harry as well and his Killing Curse rebounded, destroying his body and blasting off the corner of the building. Today the… Read More
• Character Harry Potter is the Boy Who Lived, the Chosen One, the hero of the Wizarding world. He grew up with Muggles, and then came to Hogwarts where he faced dangers and terrors beyond his years. He, along with his friends Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley and Neville Longbottom, destroyed Voldemort’s Horcruxes. Read More
• Event J K Rowling’s new website for Harry Potter fans (http://www.pottermore.com) was originally launched in July 2011, with limited access to a group of beta testers. It was opened to all fans in April of 2012. Read More
• Publications One of the scholarly journals of the wizarding world; Albus Dumbledore had at least one paper published in it when he was still quite young (DH2). Read More
• Place We know of at least two wizarding prisons: Azkaban, where the Ministry of Magic keeps its outlaws, and Nurmengard, which was built by Gellert Grindelwald to hold his enemies during his rise to power. Read More
• Headlines and advertisements The Problem Page is a feature appearing in the Daily Prophet (DP3). Originally published on pages 12 & 13, the letters to the Problem Page are answered by experts brought in by the Daily Prophet (DP3). Letters answered in this issue HOW MUCH REVENGE IS SAFE? MAKING IT… Read More
• Character A wizarding family. Likely to be the same people, the storyline of D.J. Prod & Mrs Prod (CS8) is followed by that of Demetrius J. Prod & Elsie Prod (DP2)… Read More
• Publications The Evening Prophet is a special edition of the Daily Prophet, the newspaper of the wizarding world. Read More
• Publications The Sunday Prophet is a weekend edition of the Daily Prophet, the newspaper of the wizarding world. Read More
• Source Harry, Ron and Hermione start searching the library for facts on Flamel, the school empties for Christmas, Ron teaches Harry wizard chess, Harry gets his father’s invisibility cloak for Christmas, tries it out at night and finds the Mirror of Erised, sees his family and is cautioned by Dumbledore. Read More
• Source Hermione starts revising, the teachers pile on extra homework, HRH visit Hagrid, discover he has a dragon’s egg, and later watch it hatch. As the dragon grows, it becomes harder to hide the illegal pet, until Charlie Weasley agrees to have it sent to him in Romania. Norbert is shipped… Read More
• Source Harry discovers that it is Quirrell who is after the Stone and serving Voldemort, not Snape. Quirrell tries to use the Mirror of Erised to find the Stone but the Mirror gives it Harry. Voldemort realizes this and as part of Quirrell orders the professor to kill Harry, who blacks… Read More
• Source Hagrid takes Harry to Diagon Alley in London to retrieve his inheritance and buy his school supplies including a wand. Hagrid gives Harry a snowy owl as a birthday present. At the same time Hagrid gets a secret package from Gringotts vault, Harry meets Draco Malfoy, and Hagrid gives Harry his tickets for… Read More
• Source Uncle Vernon takes Harry to King’s Cross station and leaves him there. Harry meets the Weasleys who help him get to Platform Nine and Three Quarters and settled on the train. Here he gets to know Ron and meets Hermione as the train rumbles to Hogwarts. Upon reaching the school they are met by… Read More
• Place We know of a number of pubs in the wizarding world: The Green Dragon The Hanged Man, a Muggle pub in Little Hangleton The Hog’s Head, in Hogsmeade The Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley The Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade A Muggle pub near the visitors’ entrance to the Ministry of Magic… Read More
• Place The Puddlemere United, Dumbledore’s favorite Quidditch team, calls this town home (QA7). Curiously, there is no town named Puddlemere in Muggle Britain, although there is Puddletown… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Puddlemere Chaser vanishes amid chaos at Holyhead match is an article in the Sports section of the Daily Prophet reporting the events of the Puddlemere United v Holyhead Harpies grudge match (DP4). Ministry fears of violence at the match between traditional rivals Holyhead Harpies and Puddlemere United were… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Puddlemere United is a small feature article appearing on the Sports page of the Daily Prophet (DP1). Team manager Philbert Deverill told the Prophet that the Puddlemere United team will be making a change away from their current mud-brown coloured robes to blue ones, as the team needs “a change… Read More
• Food and drinks Pumpkin juice, which is usually served iced, available on the Hogwarts Express and at Hogwarts (GF12, GF31). Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops Pumpkins R Us is a specialty pumpkin-growing business, run by Dagbert Pips (DP4)… Read More
• Magical identities A witch or wizard who supposedly has magical blood on both sides of the family going back generations. Read More
• Place An old abandoned department store in Muggle London, Purge and Dowse Ltd. is actually a false front that prevents Muggles from seeing St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries (OP22). This department store must have sat abandoned for years, with people disappearing into it all the time. St. Read More
• Monuments The famous pyramids in Egypt were protected largely by spells cast by ancient wizards – the Weasley family toured some of them when they visited the country in the summer of 1994, where they saw, among other things, mutant skeletons of Muggles who had broken in and “grown extra heads… Read More