• Creature Caiporas are furry, mischievous spirits from the Amazonian rain forest which guard the students and grounds of Castelobruxo, the Brazilian school of magic. Castelobruxo Headmistress Benedita Dourado once heard Hogwarts Headmaster Armando Dippet complaining about Peeves the school poltergeist, and she offered to send him… Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories Caithness is a county in the Scottish Highlands facing the North Sea. https://media.blubrry.com/hplex/media.hp-lexicon.org/podcasts/archive/hplm-201909-platform-nine-and-three-quarters.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16 — 4.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Organizations Pressure group whose spokeswitch was interviewed in the Daily Prophet about Hallowe’en (DP4) https://media.blubrry.com/hplex/media.hp-lexicon.org/podcasts/archive/hplm-201909-platform-nine-and-three-quarters.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16 — 4.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Muggle places • Quidditch places The campground set up for the Quidditch World Cup final in 1994 is located next to a wood and a twenty minute walk away from a “nice deserted moor” and the Quidditch World Cup Stadium. This campground was where the Weasley family stayed the day before and the… Read More
• Spells The Undetectable Extension Charm extends the internal dimensions of the target object without affecting the external dimensions. https://media.blubrry.com/hplex/media.hp-lexicon.org/podcasts/archive/hplm-201909-platform-nine-and-three-quarters.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16 — 4.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Magical effects Wizard Space is a magical effect. It causes objects to hold more than their outer dimensions would seem to allow. Wizard Space is created by the Undetectable Extension Charm incantation “Capacious Extremis,”  and is highly regulated by the Ministry (Pm).   https://media.blubrry.com/hplex/media.hp-lexicon.org/podcasts/archive/hplm-201909-platform-nine-and-three-quarters.mp3Podcast:… Read More
• Character One of the founders of Borgin and Burkes, a shop in Knockturn Alley. The man behind the counter when Lucius Malfoy came in (CS4), however, was Mr. Borgin. https://media.blubrry.com/hplex/media.hp-lexicon.org/podcasts/archive/hplm-201909-platform-nine-and-three-quarters.mp3Podcast: Play in… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops A Wizarding shopping area near Diagon Alley in London. https://media.blubrry.com/hplex/media.hp-lexicon.org/podcasts/archive/hplm-201909-platform-nine-and-three-quarters.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16 — 4.8MB)Subscribe: Google… Read More
• Caves and vaults Located just outside Hogsmeade, this cave was the place Dumbledore recommended Sirius Black hide so that he could keep an eye on Harry during the Triwizard Tournament. https://media.blubrry.com/hplex/media.hp-lexicon.org/podcasts/archive/hplm-201909-platform-nine-and-three-quarters.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Incantations Cave Inimicum is the incantation for a defensive spell which keeps enemies away. https://media.blubrry.com/hplex/media.hp-lexicon.org/podcasts/archive/hplm-201909-platform-nine-and-three-quarters.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16 — 4.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Event Growing friction between Godric Gryffindor and Salazar Slytherin erupts into violence, with the result that Slytherin leaves Hogwarts after creating the Chamber of Secrets. He places a basilisk within the Chamber, someday to be released to finish his “noble work” of ridding the castle of those he considered to be… Read More
• Clothing Chameleon cloaks are magical cloaks which conceal the wearer, apparently by changing colour or pattern. When Puddlemere United was considering new uniform robes their manager, Philbert Deverill, specifically denied the rumour that they were looking into using chameleon cloaks (DP1). https://media.blubrry.com/hplex/media.hp-lexicon.org/podcasts/archive/hplm-201909-platform-nine-and-three-quarters.mp3Podcast:… Read More
• Event Sometime after the end of the Quidditch World Cup final, the carousing in the campground turns malicious. A crowd of Death Eaters magically hoists the Muggle Roberts family high into the air and tosses them about. Other witches and wizards, perhaps drunk or merely overcome by a mob mentality, happily… Read More
• Spells A charm used to hide an object. https://media.blubrry.com/hplex/media.hp-lexicon.org/podcasts/archive/hplm-201909-platform-nine-and-three-quarters.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16 — 4.8MB)Subscribe: Google… Read More
• Spells Attempted by caretaker Rancorous Carpe in 1876 to keep Peeves the poltergeist inside a “vast enchanted bell jar,” but the plan failed when Peeves broke the glass and escaped armed with weaponry (Pm). If only he had used an Unbreakable Charm, too. https://media.blubrry.com/hplex/media.hp-lexicon.org/podcasts/archive/hplm-201909-platform-nine-and-three-quarters.mp3Podcast:… Read More
• Character An 18th-century descendant of Salazar Slytherin who made sure the hidden entrance to the Chamber of Secrets was well-protected when “new-fangled plumbing” was built around it, which later became Moaning Myrtle’s bathroom (Pm:Chamber of Secrets). Obviously Corvinus was a Parselmouth, like many in the Slytherin family line, including Tom Riddle. Read More
• Potions Medical magic: unknown, but presumably treats a cough. https://media.blubrry.com/hplex/media.hp-lexicon.org/podcasts/archive/hplm-201909-platform-nine-and-three-quarters.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16 — 4.8MB)Subscribe: Google Podcasts… Read More
• Historical events When the Magical Congress of the United States (MACUSA) moved to Washington in 1777, the Great Meeting Chamber there was enlarged for a gathering of thousands of North American witches and wizards to debate whether they owed allegiance to their countries alone, or the international community at large. Since the… Read More
• Character Credence Barebone appears to be the adopted son of Mary Lou Barebone, a fanatical leader of the anti-magic Second Salem Philanthropic Society in 1920s New York. Along with his two adopted sisters, he would often help his mother and the Second Salemers by hanging up posters, finding places to… Read More
• Character https://media.blubrry.com/hplex/media.hp-lexicon.org/podcasts/archive/hplm-201909-platform-nine-and-three-quarters.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16 — 4.8MB)Subscribe: Google Podcasts |… Read More
• Creature Crumple-Horned Snorkacks are elusive, non-flying, and probably imaginary creatures which live in Sweden. Snorkacks are very popular amongst readers of The Quibbler. https://media.blubrry.com/hplex/media.hp-lexicon.org/podcasts/archive/hplm-201909-platform-nine-and-three-quarters.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16 —… Read More
• Source The entire Weasley family and Harry cram into the Ford Anglia and drive to King’s Cross Station. Harry and Ron cannot get through to the train and decide to fly the car to Hogwarts. The trip is uneventful until the end, when they lose… Read More
• Source Harry, Ron and Hermione are questioned about the Petrified cat, Hermione asks Professor Binns about the Chamber of Secrets, Harry, Ron and Hermione return to the scene of the crime, consult Moaning Myrtle, and speculate about the mystery. https://media.blubrry.com/hplex/media.hp-lexicon.org/podcasts/archive/hplm-201909-platform-nine-and-three-quarters.mp3Podcast:… Read More
• Source Mzimba, Lizo, moderator. Chamber of Secrets DVD interview with Steve Kloves and J.K. Rowling, February 2003. https://media.blubrry.com/hplex/media.hp-lexicon.org/podcasts/archive/hplm-201909-platform-nine-and-three-quarters.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16 — 4.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Occupations A team of adventurous bankers from Gringotts who go out into the world breaking the protective Charms and Curses on old forgotten Wizarding treasure troves. Sometimes referred to as Curse-Breakers (PA1, OP29). https://media.blubrry.com/hplex/media.hp-lexicon.org/podcasts/archive/hplm-201909-platform-nine-and-three-quarters.mp3Podcast: Play in… Read More
• Magical effects Closing curtains with a wave of a wand. https://media.blubrry.com/hplex/media.hp-lexicon.org/podcasts/archive/hplm-201909-platform-nine-and-three-quarters.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16 — 4.8MB)Subscribe: Google Podcasts… Read More