Rowling gave this interview for the Edinburgh International Film Festival on August 15, 2004, then posted it on her website. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:01 — 4.6MB)Subscribe:… Read MoreEgypt
Egypt, in northeastern Africa, is a country steeped in magical history. When Ron travels there with his family, he relays stories of unbelievable curses the old Egyptian wizards put on tombs, and Hermione calls the ancient wizards “fascinating” (PA1). Even in more recent times,… Read More Elixir of Life
The Elixir of Life is an alchemical substance which extends life, created using the Philosopher’s Stone. The elixir must be consumed regularly for all eternity if the drinker is to maintain his or her immortality (HBP23). Podcast:… Read MoreRe'em• Creature
The Re’em is an extremely rare golden-furred giant ox. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:01 — 4.6MB)Subscribe: Apple… Read MoreEnchanted Ceiling
Architecture • Art and Culture
Some wizarding institutions have enchanted ceilings in their largest and most important rooms. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:01 — 4.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
— "Expecto Patronum"
The Patronus Charm, expecto patronum, conjures a silvery phantom shape, usually that of an animal, which is the embodiment of the positive thoughts of the caster. A Patronus will drive away Dementors. A fully-shaped spirit animal is called a “Corporeal Patronus.” (OP8, OP16) Podcast:… Read More