• Character Lady Carmilla Sanguina was a vampire who used her victims’ blood for bathing, in the hopes that it would help her stay young and beautiful (FW). Read More
• Character In 1973, proprietor of the Green Dragon, who shacked up with a certain Janus Thickey after the latter faked his own death via Lethifold (FB). Read More
• Quote Harry had to put up with the frequent presence of Lavender Brown, who seemed to regard any moment that she was not kissing Ron as a moment wasted. Read More
• Character Laverne de Montmorency was famous for creating love potions (FW). She attended Hogwarts as a Ravenclaw from around 1834 until 1841 (Pm). Read More
• Character Nobby Leach was Minister for Magic from 1962 to 1968. Leach was the first Muggle-born Minister for Magic, whose appointment caused a number of traditionalists to resign their government posts in protest (JKR, Pm). Read More
• Event Harry Potter’s mother Lily Evans was born to Muggle parents in the town of Cokeworth (PS1, DH33, Pm). Read More
• Event Harry James Potter was born to James Potter and Lily Evans Potter. His birth appeared to fulfill a prophecy given months before by Sybill Trelawney. This prophecy would be the impetus for many events, including the death of James and Lily 18 months later. Sadly, James’ parents, Fleamont and Euphemia Potter,… Read More
• Character Lily Potter is the mother of Harry Potter, who shared with Harry the most striking aspect of her appearance, her brilliant green, almond-shaped eyes (OP28). Lily was born to a Muggle family and grew up with her sister, Petunia, not far from Spinner’s End in the town of Cokeworth… Read More
• Character Twelfth-century ancestor and progenitor of the Potter family (Pm). Inventor of Skele-gro and PepperUp Potion (although this is also credited to Grover Hipworth (FW) in the 18th century). Read More
• Character Lisette de Lapin, a French sorceress, is possibly the inspiration for Babbity Rabbity in Tales of Beedle the Bard. In 1422, she was convicted of witchcraft in Paris. (TBB)… Read More
• Character Sue Li was one of the original forty students at Hogwarts that J.K. Rowling created. She never appeared in canon, but did appear in the BBC interview with J.K. Rowling in 2001, Harry Potter and Me. Her name also appears in a new writing from J.K. Rowling on Pottermore,… Read More
• Character Dai Llewellyn was the Caerphilly Catapults’ most famous Quidditch player, known for his reckless and foolhardy style of play (QA7). His biography, He Flew Like a Madman, was written by Kennilworthy Whisp (QA). Tragically, he was eaten by a Chimaera while on holiday in Mykonos,… Read More
• Place Perhaps the most famous loch in Scotland, we know that Loch Lomond is home to merpeople because Mirabella Plunkett fell in love with a merman from Loch Lomond (fw65). 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
• Character Neville Longbottom is the son of Frank and Alice Longbottom, famous and well-liked Aurors who were tortured into madness by the Death Eater Bellatrix Lestrange. The Longbottoms are one of the few pureblood families in the wizarding world. Neville is a staunch friend of… Read More
• Character Lorcan d’Eath is a very popular part-vampire singer whose song “Necks to You” spent nineteen weeks in the Number 1 slot (JKR, WoM). Read More
• Character Lorcan McLaird was an eccentric Minister for Magic who was in office for just two years (1923-1925). McLaird’s eccentricities included speaking only in monosyllables and blowing puffs of smoke from his wand. His antics irritated constituents until they forced him from office (MoM)… Read More
• Character Lord Voldemort, born Tom Marvolo Riddle, was the son of Merope Gaunt (a descendent of Salazar Slytherin) and Tom Riddle, a handsome, wealthy Muggle from Little Hangleton whom Merope ensnared with a love potion. When her husband found out she was a witch, he abandoned her while she was pregnant… Read More
• Character A small, eccentric wizarding family residing near Ottery St. Catchpole. Notable members of this family include: Xenophilius Lovegood Pandora Lovegood Luna Lovegood… Read More
• Character Luna Lovegood is a witch in Ginny Weasley’s year, a brave member of Dumbledore’s Army and a Ravenclaw, who is considered a bit weird by her classmates. She comes by this reputation honestly: Luna simply isn’t like the other kids at all. She dresses unusually, she proclaims… Read More
• Character Loxias, a dreadful fellow, once owned the Elder Wand after killing Barnabas Deverill. He was defeated by one of two wizards, Arcus or Livius, and the bloody history of the wand stops there (DH21). He gave the wand the name ‘the Deathstick’, and used it to slaughter anyone who stood… Read More
• Character Lucius Malfoy (I) was a wizard who associated with Muggle aristocracy and royalty. Evidence suggests that he was a suitor to Queen Elizabeth I and that, unsuccessful in winning her hand, he jinxed her so she would never marry another (Pm). Read More
• Character Lucius Malfoy is the patriarch of the prestigious pure-blood Malfoy family, father of Draco Malfoy and one of Voldemort’s top Death Eaters. Lucius was a Death Eater during Voldemort’s first “reign of terror.” However after the Dark Lord disappeared, Malfoy “came back saying he’d never meant any of it” (… Read More
• Character Ludovic “Ludo” Bagman was a celebrated Beater for the Wimbourne Wasps c. 1980. When his Quidditch days were over, he joined the Department of Magical Games and Sports and eventually (c. 1993) became its head. He served in that capacity until his somewhat informal departure from… Read More
• Character Artemisia Lufkin was the first witch to become Minister of Magic, serving from 1798 to 1811 (JKR). Lufkin established the Department of International Magical Cooperation and lobbied hard and successfully to have a Quidditch World Cup tournament held in Britain during her term in office (Pm). Read More
• Character Remus Lupin was a contemporary of James Potter, Sirius Black and Peter Pettigrew (together they were known as “The Marauders“) (PA18, WW) and he was appointed as a prefect from his fifth year at Hogwarts School (OP9). He became a professor… Read More
• Character Father of Remus Lupin, expert on Non-Human Spiritous Apparitions such as poltergeists and boggarts, later employed by the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures in the 1960s (Pm). Born in the 1920s, he met his beautiful Muggle wife in the late 1950s. Hope Howell lived in Cardiff,… Read More