• Character Walter Parkin is the father of the seven siblings who founded the Wigtown Wanderers Quidditch team in 1422. He comes from Wigtown in Scotland. He would stand on the sidelines of the Quidditch pitch with a wand on one hand and a meat cleaver in the… Read More
• Magical discipline Wandless magic is the phrase used to describe the phenomenon of magic being performed without a wand. Read More
• Spells Emits an animated ribbon from the tip of the wand that spells words or forms numbers… Read More
• Character Celestina Warbeck, known as the “Singing Sorceress” (CS3), is, along with the Weird Sisters, one of the two most well-known recording artists in the wizarding world (FW). Read More
• Communication A Horned Serpent in the creek near Ilvermorny School gave Isolt Sayre the same warning over and over: “Until I am part of your family, your family is doomed” (Pm). Read More
• Character Warrington was a Hogwarts student in Slytherin House from 1989-1996. He was a Quidditch team Chaser and member of the Inquisitorial Squad put into place in the school by Professor Dolores Umbridge. Warrington is two years older than Harry Potter. He was described by… Read More
• Character Arthur Weasley is an easy-going, middle-aged wizard with a passion for Muggles, and whose dearest ambition is to learn how airplanes fly. Arthur fought, along with the rest of his family, in the Battle of Hogwarts in May, 1998. He and Molly have at least twelve grandchildren, and it… Read More
• Character Charlie Weasley is Ron’s second oldest brother who works with dragons in Romania. Charlie is an “outdoor type” who has spent his whole adult life working with dragons in Romania (CS4, CS14). The second-oldest son of Arthur andMolly Weasley, Charlie is stocky and very freckly (GF4), and he… Read More
• Character The Weasleys are considered one of the prominent wizarding families, although their lack of money and their sympathy for non-pure-blood wizards and even Muggles makes people like the Malfoys look down on them. They live in The Burrow, a ramshackle house of four or five stories “a little way… Read More
• Character Fred Weasley is one of the seven children of Arthur and Molly Weasley and twin brother to George Weasley. The twins are co-owners of Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, a highly successful joke shop in Diagon Alley. Sadly, Fred was a casualty of the Battle of Hogwarts. The Weasley twins are the… 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 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
• Character Molly Weasley is a middle-aged witch, wife of Arthur Weasley and mother of seven, who puts her family first in everything she does. Molly is a very capable witch in her own right. She is one of the “old crowd,” a group of witches and wizards who are faithful and… Read More
• Character Percy Weasley, an ambitious and rather pompous young man, is unquestionably the black sheep of the Weasley family. Read More
• Character Ron Weasley is Harry Potter’s best friend and the youngest son of Molly and Arthur Weasley. The story of Ron’s life is one of being overshadowed by his family and friends, yet it is Ron’s heart and humor that have solidified his friendships and given those around him the support they needed… Read More
• Character William Arthur Weasley (Bill) is the oldest child of the Weasley family and is an adventurous person who works for Gringotts. Bill is married to Fleur Delacour. The oldest son of Arthur and Molly Weasley, Bill is a caring, noble wizard who can’t resist a bit of “adventure and glamour” (… Read More
• Character Webster Boot was the younger son of Mr. and Mrs. Boot who was taken care of by Isolt Sayre after his parents were attacked by a Hidebehind in Massachusetts. Webster and his brother Chadwick were taught by Isolt Sayre, and eventually adopted by her and… Read More
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Oh, of course there are a million things that I wish had been included in the films. But there are a few really weird things that I really would have loved to have seen included. Here are my top three Weird Canon Moments: Read More
• Art and Culture The Weird Sisters is a very popular all-male rock band in the wizarding world. This musical group is very popular on the WWN (GF22). The band’s instruments consist of a set of drums, several guitars, a lute, a cello, a bass guitar, and some bagpipes. They were “all… Read More
• Character Bridget Wenlock was a famous arithmancer, noted for her groundbreaking theories on the magical properties of the number seven (FW). Wenlock was very protective of her work and used a variety of methods to prevent anyone from seeing her writing, including invisible ink. Unfortunately, Wenlock was also… Read More
• Ministry of Magic A part of the Beast Division of the Department for the Care and Regulation of Magical Creatures (FB)… Read More
• Source Rowling revealed this hand-drawn family tree on her website on December 9, 2007, the last time the Secret Door opened on the site. The family tree reveals marriages and names of children: The names of Bill and Fleur’s children: Victoire, Dominique, and Louis. The fact that Charlie Weasley never married… Read More
• Source “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart” is a wizarding world fairy tale, part of the collection The Tales of Beedle the Bard. This dark, “gothic” tale tells of a young warlock who removes his own heart by terrible Dark Arts to protect himself from the foolishness of love. When he meets… Read More
• Buildings A basement in a London building where Albus Potter, Scorpius Malfoy, and Delphi transformed themselves with Polyjuice Potion before stealing the Experimental Time-Turner from Hermione Granger’s office at the Ministry of Magic (CC1.16). Read More
• Character Devlin Whitehorn founded the Nimbus Racing Broom Company in 1967, revolutionising Quidditch with the speed and precision of his racing brooms (FW, QA9). Read More
• Character Minister for Magic 1948-1959.  A “cheery” witch, whose tenure as Minister saw peace and prosperity.  She died in office from an allergic reaction to Alihotsy-flavoured fudge. (Pm)… Read More
• Character Charity Wilkinson was one of MACUSA’s original twelve aurors, and its third president (Pm). Read More
• Character William Sayre was a Pure-blood Irish wizard directly descended from the famous Animagus Morrigan. He and his wife were murdered by his sister-in-law, Gormlaith Gaunt. William Sayre’s wife, Rionach, was also Pure-blood, but the couple wass friendly and helpful to their Muggle neighbors. They lived in a cottage called Ilvermorny… Read More
• Mountains, hills, and landforms Where Severus Snape met with Dumbledore to warn him that Voldemort was going to attack the Potter family because of the partial prophecy he overheard at the Hogshead (DH33). Read More
• Art and Culture A popular show on the Wizard’s Wireless hosted by Glenda Chittock (FW). Read More
• Ministry of Magic The Wizengamot is the high court of wizarding law in Britain. The head of the Wizengamot is called the Chief Warlock, an old-fashioned title that denotes “particular skill or achievements” similar to a Muggle knighthood (TBB-WHT). Read More
• Source Wizard of the Month feature on Rowling’s original website (JKR). It started in May 2004 and featured repeats of characters who had appeared on the Famous Wizard cards. In October 2005 the first new character appeared, “Fifi LaFolle (1888 – 1971) Author of the ‘Enchanted Encounters’ series.” Over the following… Read More
• Character Oliver Wood is a Gryffindor (1987-1994) and Quidditch team Captain and Keeper 1990-1994 (and possibly earlier). Oliver Wood was the “burly” Captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team when Harry arrived at Hogwarts, and possibly the most passionate Quidditch fanatic in the school (PS7), Oliver… Read More
• Character Wormtail was the servant of Voldemort who found him in Albania and helped bring about the Dark Lord’s rebirth and return to power. While at Hogwarts, Peter Pettigrew first used the nickname “Wormtail” when, with the help of Sirius Black and James Potter, he learned to become an Animagus (a rat)… Read More
• Character Eldred Worple was the author of Blood Brothers: My Life Amongst the Vampires and a guest at Slughorn’s Christmas party with his friend Sanguini. (HBP15)… Read More