• Podcast Episode
Posted by and in Essays / What's New
As part of our quest for the possible meanings of ‘hallows,’ Lexicon friend Bandersnatch kindly agreed to assemble some information for us. The result is an excellent essay which gives us some context for the new book’s title. Enjoy: The Grail Hallows and Harry Potter https://media.blubrry.com/hplex/media.hp-lexicon.org/podcasts/archive/hplm-201909-coincidence.mp3… Read More
• Event After Voldemort struck him down with the Killing Curse in the Forbidden Forest (DH33), Harry finds himself lying naked and without his glasses on a sort of floor surrounded by a bright white mist. Slowly his surroundings take on the shape of King’s Cross Station in London, and when… Read More
• Event Harry, Ron, and Professor Lockhart open the entrance to the underground Chamber. Along the way, Lockhart uses Ron’s broken wand and blasts himself with permanent Memory Spell damage and bringing down a section of the ceiling. Harry, cut off from the others, proceeds to the Chamber on his own where… Read More
• Source After arriving back at Hogwarts, Harry chats with Hermione about Ron and Draco Malfoy. He learns that apparition lessons are coming, and finds that both Ron and Ginny Weasley seem disenchanted with their relationships. He then has a lesson with Albus Dumbledore, where… Read More
• Source Harry learns that Professor Dumbledore has returned, races off to his office. Together they watch Horace Slughorn’s memory, where Tom Riddle learns what Horcruxes are and contemplates making more than one. Dumbledore explains his suspicions that Riddle made six, including the now-destroyed ring… Read More
• Source Hermione finds out about Eileen Prince through research in the library and she thinks Eileen may be connected to the Half-Blood Prince. Professor Dumbledore asks Harry to come to his office immediately. On the way there, Harry runs into Professor Trelawney, learning… Read More
• Source Narcissa calls on Snape in secret against Voldemort‘s orders. Bellatrix tries to stop her but joins her at Snape’s house anyway. Snape prevents Wormtail‘s eavesdropping and tells Bellatrix his story, though she still refuses to trust him. Narcissa then reveals that Voldemort has ordered… Read More
• Source The wizarding public’s perception of Harry and the steps the Ministry of Magic has taken to provide safety in the war has been written up in the Daily Prophet. Albus Dumbledore returns to Privet Drive to collect Harry. Before leaving, Dumbledore sits with Harry and… Read More
• Character The Grey Lady is the Ravenclaw House ghost; in life, she was Helena Ravenclaw, the daughter of Hogwarts founder Rowena Ravenclaw. Helena stole her mother’s diadem to make herself cleverer and fled to Albania. Her mother became deathly ill soon after and sent Helena’s long-time admirer to find her and bring her back. When… Read More
• Event Herpo the Foul, who is perhaps the original evil wizard in history, is the first to create a Horcrux successfully. He created only one horcrux; Voldemort was the first to split his soul multiple times. https://media.blubrry.com/hplex/media.hp-lexicon.org/podcasts/archive/hplm-201909-coincidence.mp3Podcast:… Read More
• Magical identities There are at least twenty ghosts that reside at Hogwarts (PS7). Each of the four houses has their own house ghost; Nearly-Headless Nick is Gryffindor’s ghost, the Bloody Baron is Slytherin’s, the Fat Friar is Hufflepuff’s and the Grey Lady is Ravenclaw’s. When ghost-related decisions must be made, they… Read More
• Books and Literature Hogwarts: A History is a one-thousand-page book about the thousand-year history of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The book describes such things as the enchanted ceiling of the Great Hall (PS7), the fact that the Founders thought boys were less trustworthy than girls (OP17), and other facts. One… Read More
• Creature Hummingbirds are very small birds native to the Americas. They can hover in mid-air and fly in acrobatic ways which most other bird cannot. https://media.blubrry.com/hplex/media.hp-lexicon.org/podcasts/archive/hplm-201909-coincidence.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More