• Hogwarts In order to alert the members of Dumbledore’s Army to an upcoming meeting, each person was given a fake Galleon (OP19). The serial numbers of the fake Galleon would change to show the date and time of the upcoming session and the Galleon would become warm. Podcast:… Read More
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Introduction In the book, these cards are collected and traded by students and referred to as Chocolate Frog Cards. However, “real” versions of these cards exist, created by Rowling herself, providing a fascinating look into the vast scope of Wizarding history. After the release of the fourth book, the world… Read More
• Creature A gift for Lily Potter from her uncle prior to the start of the Hogwarts school year, this was one of three gifts given by Ron Weasley to the Potter children. James got a comb that turned his hair pink and Albus received a love potion (CC1.7). Read More
• Source A short video of Rowling discussing the main character of her film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, interspersed with clips from the film. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:33 —… Read More
• Character Felix Summerbee was the inventor of Cheering Charms (FW). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:33 — 4.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts… Read More
• Spells The Fidelius Charm is a very powerful spell used to hide things or places, or to conceal secrets. The spell is described as “(a)n immensely complex spell involving the magical concealment of a secret inside a single, living soul. The information is hidden inside the chosen person, or Secret-Keeper, and… Read More
• Incantations Finestra is the incantation of a spell used by Newt Scamander to shatter the window of a jewelry shop while trying to catch his runaway Niffler in New York City (WFT). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Broomsticks The Firebolt, released in the summer of 1993, is the fastest racing broom in the world at that time. Developed by Randolph Spudmore, it is ground-breaking in that it has goblin-made ironwork parts – although working with goblins leads to frequent strikes, making this quite a rare broom. Features:… Read More
• Magical effects References: “bluebell flames” candle magic Fiendfyre Fire-Making Spell “fire whip” Flagrate Flagrante Curse Wand Sparks Anti-fire magic: Water-Making Spell extinguishing spells Flame-Freezing Charm Other Magic: Floo Powder Fire Talking Wand Effects Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Spells The Fixing Charm is a spell that magically fastens one thing to another. This spell may be temporary, unlike the Permanent Fixing Charm. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:33… Read More
• Food and drinks A sweet available in Honeydukes. Ron describes them as “massive sherbet balls that make you levitate a few inches off the ground…” (PA5). They are rumored to be made with dried Billywig stings (FB, BN). Podcast: Play in… Read More
• Spells The Flame-Freezing Charm is a spell which changes the properties of fire so that its heat feels like a warm breeze. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:33 — 4.2MB)… Read More
• Spells This “tricky little charm” makes the paint on a banner flash different colors. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:33 — 4.2MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Flavius Belby survived a Lethifold attack while in Papua New Guinea in 1782. He wrote about the experience, revealing for the first time the existence of this terrible creature and also the fact that a Patronus Charm will drive a Lethifold away. Belby had at… Read More
• Event The attack comes while he is while holidaying in Papua New Guinea. Belby wards off the creature by conjuring a patronus (FB). While Belby is considered the only wizard to survive a lethifold attack (FW, FB), Celestina Warbeck’s mother, a Muggle woman, is another survivor of a lethifold attack (Pm). Read More
• Character Hedley Fleetwood was a wizard whose Patronus took the form of a wooly mammoth. This was notable to Miranda Goshawk, who references him in the Book of Spells, because extinct Patronuses are exceptionally rare. (BoS) Podcast: Play in… Read More
• Character Fleur Isabelle Delacour is a talented part-Veela witch who was the Beauxbatons champion for the 1994-1995 Triwizard Tournament (GF16). She married Bill Weasley in August, 1997. Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Character Marcus Flint was a Slytherin, Chaser and captain of the Slytherin Quidditch team for Harry’s first three years at Hogwarts. Harry thought he looked like he had troll blood. He wasn’t beyond a bit of cheating to win a match (PS11, CS7, CS10,… Read More
• Character Filius Flitwick is the Charms professor at Hogwarts and the Head of Ravenclaw House. He is very small in stature (he needs to stand on a pile of books to see over his desk), but not small in magical ability. He was an accomplished wizard and, according to rumor, was… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors The office is located on the seventh-floor of Hogwarts. From the exterior, its window is the thirteenth from the right of the West Tower (PA21). Sirius Black was locked into Flitwick’s office, while Minister of Magic, Cornelius Fudge awaited the Dementors in PA. Podcast:… Read More
• Thing An accessory that mimics real fairy wing movement for the wearer. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:33 — 4.2MB)Subscribe: Apple… Read More
• Broomsticks Flyte and Barker are the manufacturers of the Twigger 90 broomstick, which was developed in 1990 to rival brooms from the Nimbus Racing Broom Company. Although expensive and with extra features, it had an unfortunate tendency to warp (QA9). Podcast:… Read More
• Spells The Freezing Charm is a spell which immobilizes objects or creatures.   Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:33 — 4.2MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Fulbert the Fearful was a wizard who was famous for being so cowardly he never ventured out of his house. He died when a Defensive Charm backfired and the roof fell in (FW). Podcast: Play in new window… Read More
• Spells Apparently creates a defensive smokescreen while dueling. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:33 — 4.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More