• Areas of knowledge • Hogwarts academics Ancient runes are a form of writing which witches and wizards used hundreds of years ago. It is also a subject at Hogwarts. Classwork and homework involves plenty of practice translating runes, and the O.W.L. involves translating something written in runes into English . Hermione used Spellman’s Syllabary to translate her… Read More
• Magical objects On Harry’s seventeenth birthday, Minister for Magic Rufus Scrimgeour showed up at the Burrow with Dumbledore’s last will and testament in which he bequeathed items to Harry, Ron and Hermione (DH7). Read More
• Creature Magical African bird with brightly-colored feathers. Read More
• Source Harry and Hermione unsuccessfully try to find a spell to use against dragons. Harry warns Diggory about the dragons, the fake Moody gives Harry a hint, and Hermione helps Harry learn to cast a Summoning Charm. The first task is to get past a dragon and collect a golden egg;… Read More
• Place A small town in Lithuania, northeast of Poland, Gorodok is home to the Gorodok Gargoyles (QA8). Read More
• Creature A large, grayish-purple humpbacked creature which lives in the mountains of Europe. Graphorns have two extremely sharp gold horns. They are extremely dangerous animals.  Graphorn hide is even tougher than dragons’ and also repels spells (FB). It walks on large four-thumbed feet.  … Read More
• Schools Hogwarts is one of the world’s finest wizarding schools, located in a massive castle in Scotland. Hogwarts take students from all over Great Britain, starting at the age of 11. The students leave school after their seventh year. The students at Hogwarts are sorted at the beginning of their first… Read More
• Occupations At Hogwarts, a staff of about fourteen teachers apparently handles classes for hundreds of students. Any way you look at it, that’s a lot of classes for a few staff members. Read More
• Hogwarts academics At the end of seventh year, each student sits a Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test (N.E.W.T.) for each of the classes he or she takes. These are standardized tests administered by the Wizarding Examinations Authority, given at the same time and apparently in the same way that O.W.L.s are given to… Read More
• Hogwarts academics At the end of fifth year, each student sits an Ordinary Wizarding Level (O.W.L.) for each of the classes he or she takes. These are standardized tests administered by the Wizarding Examinations Authority; the teachers may proctor exams outside their own subjects but do not attend the Ordinary Wizarding Level… Read More
• Magical artifacts A Pensieve is a shallow stone basin with ancient Saxon runes and symbols carved around the edge used to collect and view memories (GF30, Pm). When in use, a silvery light shines from its contents, which are bright, whitish silver, and cloud-like, moving ceaselessly. Harry thought the stuff in the… Read More
• Event Harry and the others in his year sit their Ordinary Wizarding Level (O.W.L.) examinations. O.W.L.s occurs over the span of two weeks. First week of O.W.L.s: Monday – Charms (written exam in the morning and practical in the afternoon); Tuesday – Transfiguration (written exam in the morning and practical in… Read More
• Source The Tales of Beedle the Bard ‘Translated from the original runes by J. K. Rowling’ Hand-written and illustrated by Rowling and sold at auction 13 December 2007 Rowling created seven copies of this book. Six copies were given to people who had been especially close to the Harry Potter series… Read More