• Character Ottaline Gambol was Minister for Magic from 1827 to 1835. She was more appreciative of Muggles and their technology than many wizards of the time, and thus introduced the Hogwarts Express as the method of transport to Hogwarts (Pm). Read More
• Character The Gamp family is an illustrious Wizarding family. Members of this family include a famous political figure and a magical theoretician. While not appearing as one of the “Sacred Twenty-Eight,” the family evidently is primarily Pureblood, since one of their number married into the Black family. Notable Members of the… Read More
• Food and drinks A type of beer sold at the Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley, said to have a horrible taste (Pm). Named for Minister of Magic Ulick Gamp, who allowed the famous wizarding tavern to stay open in London after the Statute of Secrecy, and permit the owner to control access to… Read More
• Character Ulick Gamp was the head of the Wizengamot before he became the first Minister for Magic, in office from 1701 to 1718. He founded the Department of Magical Law Enforcement (Pm). Read More
• Character Garrick Ollivander is an old wandmaker – “the best” according to British witches and wizards – who runs Ollivander’s on Diagon Alley (HBP6). He has eerie, moon-like eyes and makes Harry a bit uncomfortable, as he seems just as fascinated by the power of wands used for evil as… Read More
• Character An 18th-century descendant of Salazar Slytherin who made sure the hidden entrance to the Chamber of Secrets was well-protected when “new-fangled plumbing” was built around it, which later became Moaning Myrtle’s bathroom (Pm:Chamber of Secrets). Obviously Corvinus was a Parselmouth, like many in the Slytherin family line, including Tom Riddle. Read More
• Character Merope Gaunt was the daughter of Marvolo Gaunt and mother of Tom Riddle. Eighteen-year-old Merope’s hair is lank and dull and she has a “plain, pale, rather heavy face.” Her eyes also gaze in opposite directions. Merope’s father is extremely abusive to her and derisively calls her a “Squib” (and other… Read More
• Character Morfin Gaunt was the son of Marvolo Gaunt. He is first seen dressed in rags, his thick hair so matted with dirt the color was indistinguishable. He was missing several teeth, and his eyes, like those of his father and sister, looked in opposite directions. Morfin is a Parselmouth and… Read More
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Recently I read the book 13th Gen which got me thinking across generational lines. One of my mother’s favorite sayings is “times change, people don’t.” As true as that may be, I do think that one’s place in time affects them in some way. The book outlined the six generations of Americans… Read More
• Character George Weasley is one of the seven children of Arthur and Molly Weasley and twin brother to Fred Weasley. The twins are co-owners of Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, a highly successful joke shop in Diagon Alley. About the Weasley Twins: Mischief managed! The Weasley twins are the staunch enemies of pretension, authority, and… Read More
• Character Geraint Ollivander was a great medieval wandmaker (Pm). According to his descendent Garrick Ollivander, he wrote that if someone was chosen by a cypress wand, he knew they would die a heroic death (Pm). Read More
• Character A nosy witch living on the edge of Queerditch Marsh. She kept a diary that is now kept in the Museum of Quidditch in London. Translated from Saxon, the diary has the first recorded mention of an early version of Quidditch (QA). She provides glimpses of precursors of the Quaffle,… Read More
• Character Gervaise Ollivander was a wandmaker and the father of Garrick Ollivander (Pm). According to his son, “You will never fool the cedar carrier” was a phrase he often used to describe owners of cedar wands (Pm). Read More
• Source They travel via Portkey back to the Burrow, Harry tells Ron and Hermione about his dream, Mr. Weasley returns home from the Ministry to report problems with Rita Skeeter’s articles in The Daily Prophet, and Fred, George, Harry, Ron, Hermione… Read More
• Source Mad-Eye Moody jinxes dustbins and Mr. Weasley hustles off to sort out the mess. Mrs. Weasley takes the children to King’s Cross Station via Muggle taxis, and the trio meets old friends and enemies on the train.  … Read More
• Source The students arrive at Hogwarts in a gale and are soaked by Peeves‘ water balloons. The First Years are sorted, Hermione discovers that there are house elves at Hogwarts, and Moody is the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. Dumbledore announces the… Read More
• Source Harry sends an owl to Sirius Black telling him everything is fine. In Defence Against the Dark Arts class, Professor Moody puts the Imperius Curse on everyone and only Harry can resist it, school work piles up, Hogwarts spruces up for the visitors,… Read More
• Source The students learn about the Triwizard Tournament after dinner in the Great Hall. Next morning Fred and George fail to fool the Goblet of Fire. Harry, Ron and Hermione visit Hagrid, discovering that he fancies Madame Maxime of Beauxbatons. Read More
• Source The Triwizard Tournament judges try to decide how Harry was selected, argue and finally accept the fact. Few believe that Harry did not enter his own name; Ron is not one of the few. Read More
• Source The Yule Ball is announced, and Harry learns that he is expected to have a dance partner. Harry tries to get up the nerve to ask Cho Chang to the dance, but when he finally does finds that she already has a date with Cedric Diggory,… Read More
• Source An owl arrives from Sirius Black, Dobby startles Harry on Christmas morning, presents are opened, the boys have a snowball fight, and all prepare for the Yule Ball. At the ball, emotions run high as Ron is angry with Hermione for consorting with… Read More
• Source Past arguments are forgotten, and Hagrid is replaced as Care of Magical Creatures teacher when Rita Skeeter writes a defamatory article about him in the Daily Prophet. Harry, Ron and Hermione try but fail to visit him. They encounter Ludo Bagman in… Read More
• Source Ron becomes a celebrity after the second task, Rita Skeeter writes an article about Hermione, Professor Snape reads it in class, Harry overhears Snape and Igor Karkaroff, and he, Ron and Hermione meet Sirius Black outside Hogsmeade, learning about Barty Crouch’s… Read More
• Source Harry, Ron and Hermione visit the kitchens again, Hermione upsets Winky, and Harry sends owls with food to Sirius Black, Hermione gets threatening letters by owl, Hagrid has Nifflers for Care of Magical Creatures class, more hate mail arrives, Harry learns… Read More
• Source Harry, Ron and Hermione discuss Crouch, Fred and George discuss blackmail, and Moody discusses Crouch. Harry prepares for the Third Task, dreams of Voldemort in Divination, and reports to Dumbledore. Read More
• Source Harry, left alone in Dumbledore’s office, sees some glimpses of the past in Dumbledore’s Pensieve; Karkaroff giving evidence before a court of wizards, Crouch’s son being sentenced to Azkaban. Harry tells Dumbledore about his dream, and the headmaster speculates on its meaning. Read More
• Source Harry tells Ron and Hermione about the visit to Dumbledore’s office, Harry practices for the Third Task, Skeeter writes another article about Harry, and Hermione finally figures out how Rita gets her information. Mrs. Weasley and Bill arrive to watch Harry in the Tournament, the four champions enter… Read More
• Source Voldemort summons the Death Eaters, chastises them, and reveals his plans, explaining how he came back to life. Read More
• Source Voldemort again attempts to kill Harry but their spells clash, shades of Voldemort’s victims emerge from his wand, and Harry escapes through the Portkey. Read More
• Source Harry returns to the Hogwarts maze with Cedric’s body, telling Mad-Eye Moody what happened while returning to the castle. Moody reveals that it was he who put Harry’s name in the Goblet of Fire, and that he stage-managed Harry’s performance in all three Triwizard… Read More
• Source Harry tells his story to Albus Dumbledore and Sirius Black, then is turned over to Madam Pomfrey. Meanwhile, Cornelius Fudge allows a Dementor to administer the Kiss to Barty Crouch Jr. Fudge argues with Dumbledore about what has happened, refusing to believe… Read More
• Source They arrive at the campsite, erect their tents, tour the camp, meet Ludo Bagman (with whom Fred and George Weasley bet on the upcoming match), and excitement rises as game time draws near.  … Read More
• Source The spectators take their seats, Harry meets Winky (house elf for Barty Crouch), the Malfoys, and Mr. Oblansk (the Bulgarian Minister for Magic). The pre-game show features the Bulgarian and Irish team mascots, followed by the introductions of the team members, and the… Read More
• Source Harry dreams about Quidditch, some wizards run amok, Ministry wizards attempt to stop them, and Harry, Ron and Hermione hide in the forest, encountering Draco Malfoy along the way. Harry discovers that he has lost his wand. they meet Ludo Bagman, hear noises in… Read More
• Creature Ghosts are an unusual type of magical creature. In some ways, they’re not creatures at all, but rather characters just like Harry, Ron, Dumbledore, and all the other living people. But they aren’t quite the same, of course; they are semi-transparent, non-corporeal beings. Only wizards can become ghosts, and then… Read More
• Character Gilderoy Lockhart is a celebrity wizard and author, on staff for the 1992-1993 school year at Hogwarts as Professor of Defense Against the Dark Arts. Read More
• Event Harry, Hermione, and the Weasleys visit Flourish and Blotts to buy school books. There they discover that Gilderoy Lockhart is signing his new book, Magical Me. When Lockhart spots Harry, he drags the boy up in front of the camera with him and announces the crowd that he will be… Read More
• Character Ginevra Molly Weasley (Ginny) is the youngest child of the Weasley family and the only daughter. Ginny is the youngest child and only daughter of Arthur and Molly Weasley (CS3), and the first girl born to the family in several generations (JKR). Though consistently underestimated by… Read More
• Place According to the Sorting Hat’s song, ‘glen’ is where Rowena Ravenclaw hails from. “Glen” is a Scottish term for “valley”, so she is most likely from Scotland – and thus perhaps the one of the four founders who lived closest to Hogwarts’ present location. Read More
• Character Godelot was an early medieval Dark wizard, who was an owner of the Elder Wand and the author of Magick Moste Evile (TTB, DH21). Godelot lived in the middle of the first millennium, before the founding of Hogwarts and a century after the previous appearance of the wand… Read More
• Wizarding villages Though a Muggle village, Godric’s Hollow has a storied wizarding history. For over a thousand years it has been home to notable wizards and witches, and has been most famous as the birthplace of Hogwarts founder Godric Gryffindor. However, it has become renowned instead as the site of Voldemort’s… Read More
• Churches and graveyards The graveyard in Godric’s Hollow with a kissing gate at the front, is the final resting place of Ignotus Peverell, Kendra and Ariana Dumbledore, and James and Lily Potter, among others (DH16).  … Read More
• Symbols A piece of gold jewelry that once belonged to Isolt Sayre’s mother, sister of Gormlaith Gaunt (Pm). Isolt took the brooch with her when she fled to North America, along with her aunt’s wand that once belonged to Salazar Slytherin (Pm). Read More
• Character Gormlaith Gaunt is Isolt Sayre’s aunt and kidnapper, who is killed in her attack on Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Gormlaith Gaunt was a fanatic about blood purity, and she disapproved of her niece being raised to have an open and positive attitude toward Muggles. Determined to to prevent… Read More
• Place In 1556, Gorsemoor was the birthplace of Gunhilda of Gorsemoor, who went on to become a beloved Healer and develop the cure for Dragon Pox (FW). Read More
• Character Famous author of the Standard Book of Spells series of books (Standard Book of Spells Grade One through [known] Grade Six) which are required textbooks for students at Hogwarts (PS5, PA4, GF10, OP9, HBP9). Read More
• Character Resourceful, principled and brilliant, Hermione Jean Granger is easily the brightest witch of her generation. She, along with Ron Weasley, is one of Harry Potter’s closest friends. She is also Muggle-born (her parents were dentists – PS12), and so is a living, breathing example of the fallacy of pureblood… Read More
• Character Percival Graves was an exceptionally skilled wizard and an auror who worked for MACUSA. In the 1920s, Graves was tasked with tracking down whatever creature was terrorizing New York City. For some time, the suspicion fell on Newt Scamander and his escaped fantastic beasts (WFT). Percival Graves was a descendant of… Read More
• Buildings • Businesses, merchants, and shops • Pubs and inns The Green Dragon is an inn located five miles from the home of Janus Thickey, a wizard who pretended he had been killed by a lethifold but was later found to be living with the landlady of the Green Dragon (FB). Read More
• Houses and addresses Located on a street where the houses have high, timbered gables and look “like gingerbread houses,” this was the house where the wand-maker Gregorovitch once lived. Voldemort comes to this house searching for information about the Elder Wand to find Gregorovitch gone; the woman who answers the door instead claims… Read More
• Character Robert Grimsditch was one of the original twelve American wizards and witches to volunteer to serves as aurors for the newly-created MACUSA (Pm). Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Where Is Grindelwald? is a headline from a magical newspaper in 1926 referring to Aurors searching for the criminal Gellert Grindelwald. Unknown to MACUSA, Grindelwald was hiding out – disguised and working for them in New York City (WFT). Read More
• Character Gellert Grindelwald was a brilliant, ambitious, and ultimately dangerous wizard who tried to take over the wizarding world, starting in the early 1920s and ending with his defeat by Albus Dumbledore in a famous duel in 1945. Two years younger than Dumbledore (DH18), as a teenager Gellert was blond, wore… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Grindelwald Strikes Again in Europe is a headline from a magical newspaper in 1926. It refers to Gellert Grindelwald’s attacks on both Wizards and Muggles in Europe at that time (WFT).  … Read More
• Thing Hanging on the wall of the speakeasy The Blind Pig in 1926 New York City with the caption “GELLERT GRINDELWALD: WANTED FOR NO-MAJ SLAYINGS IN EUROPE” (WFT). Read More
• Character Grizel Hurtz is the “Agony Aunt” of the Daily Prophet and one of the experts featured on the Problem Page (DP3). Ms Hurtz advised lovelorn witch Lilith Molesby about the drawbacks of using a Love Potion to force a wizard to be in love with her. She recommended a course… Read More
• Character Grogan Stump was a popular Minister for Magic who served from 1811 to 1819 (Pm). Read More
• Character Alberic Grunnion was the inventor of the Dungbomb (FW). His Chocolate Frog card was one of the ones Harry received on his first journey to Hogwarts (PS6). Read More
• Character Godric Gryffindor was the founder of Gryffindor House and one of the co-founders of Hogwarts, described as one of “the four greatest witches and wizards of the age” (along with the other three founders) (CS9). Read More
• Character Gunhilda was a one-eyed, hump-backed witch who was a beloved healer in the 16th Century. Gunhilda is known for developing a cure for Dragon Pox (FW). A statue of Gunhilda stands in the corridors of Hogwarts; a secret passageway leading to Honeydukes’ in Hogsmeade opens with a door in her hump… Read More
• Character Guthrie Lochrin was a Scottish wizard who, in 1107, talked about suffering “splinter-filled buttocks and bulging piles” as a result of riding a broomstick (QA1). Read More
• Character Gwenog Jones is the retired Captain and Beater of the only all-female professional Quidditch team, the Holyhead Harpies, and manager of the Welsh National Team in 2014. After a game she enjoys relaxing with friends, drinking butterbeer, and listening to The Weird Sisters (FW). Read More