• Character Radolphus Lestrange was Minister for Magic from 1835-1841. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:38 — 27.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Place The British railway system plays a large role in Harry’s world. Stations mentioned specifically include: Hogsmeade Station, in Hogsmeade Kings Cross Station, in London Paddington Station, in London In addition to these, Harry has used underground stations in London several times as well. Podcast:… Read More
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• Rules and laws Rappaport’s Law was instituted by Emily Rappaport, the 15th President of MACUSA, in 1790. The law completely segregated the No-Maj and magical communities in the United States following one of the most serious breaches of the International Statute of Secrecy of all time (Pm). Podcast:… Read More
• Event Put in place in 1790 by MACUSA President Emily Rappaport in order to completely sever ties between the Wizarding and No-Maj communities in America. Thus, the American magical community became completely segregated, unlike the European Wizarding World where inter-Muggle marriage and government cooperation were allowed (Pm). Podcast:… Read More
• Event Repealed in 1965 by MACUSA. Before that, Wizards could not mingle with No-Maj, whether as friends or married couples. Magical children could not have a wand before attending Ilvermorny School, and they were not allowed to take their wands home during breaks (Pm). Podcast:… Read More
• Character Employee of the Magical Maintenance Department for the Ministry of Magic and known as “Reg.” Married to Mary Cattermole and father to three children: Alfred, Ellie, and Maisie (DH13). Accosted by who he thought was Mafalda Hopkirk with a Puking Pastille. Believed to have gone into hiding with his… Read More
• Sentient objects A glass ball the size of a large marble. In its default state (when nobody is touching it), a Remembrall is full of white smoke. When picked up and held in a person’s hand, a Remembrall will glow scarlet if there’s something the person has forgotten to do. Read More
• Creatures' homes, lairs, and territories Though it’s implied that there are a number of magical reservations worldwide, we only know of five specifically: A fire-crab reservation in Fiji The Modesty Rabnott Golden Snidget Reservation, in England A Romanian Longhorn Dragon Reservation in Romania, where Charlie Weasley works A Swedish Short-Snout Dragon Reservation in Sweden, through… Read More
• Place Though wizards do have restaurants, we never really see wizards going out to eat the way Muggles do, though there’s plenty of going out for drinks. There is only one occasion in which we do specifically see wizards eating away from home – Harry’s weeks spent in Diagon Alley in… Read More
• Event Harry and Ron each earned seven O.W.L.s. Hermione earned eleven – ten Outstandings and one Exceeds Expectations (HBP5). The only grades below “Exceeds Expectations” that Harry got were in History of Magic (he passed out during the exam), Astronomy (the exam during which Hagrid was arrested in full view… Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes Magical toy for playing Hangman; one of Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes (HBP6) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:38 — 27.7MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Creature The River Troll has hairy purple skin and short horns. It is often found lurking under bridges (FB). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:38 — 27.7MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Rivers and streams A troll terrorized those hoping to cross this river, until it was killed by Almerick Sawbridge in the 1600s (FW). The Wye River is in western England, and in fact forms part of the border between England and Wales. The river may also be the lair of the infamous Wyvern… Read More
• Countries A former communist country and current member of the European Union, Romania is a rapidly growing country. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:38 — 27.7MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Creature A Louisiana swamp-monster with the head of a dog (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:38 — 27.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts… Read More
• Wizarding culture The Rumor of Voldemort’s Heir suggests that Voldemort fathered a child before he died. There have been numerous versions of this narrative (CC1.4, CC1.12), but one common version concerned the Malfoy family. The rumor was that Draco and Astoria Malfoy were unable to have children to carry on the Malfoy bloodline… Read More
• Creature The Runespoor is a magical three-headed snake commonly reaching a length of 6 – 7 feet and colored livid orange with black banding. It is native to Burkina Faso, where several forests are designated as preserves for its sole use. The runespoor is unique among known magical beasts for producing… Read More
• Character A Healer and spokeswizard for St Mungo’s. In 2010, Poke stated that the Wizarding public needed to stop trying to create imitation Floo Powder and blowing themselves “out of the chimney.” Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More