• Character Ignotus Peverell, the youngest and also the wisest of the three Peverell brothers, asked Death for a Cloak of Invisibility, which enabled him to escape Death until he reached old age, at which point he passed the cloak on to his son (TBB/TTB). Ignotus is buried in the Godric’s Hollow graveyard. Read More
• Character Igor Karkaroff was Headmaster of Durmstrang Institute and a former Death Eater. Karkaroff turned in other Death Eaters to the Wizengamot in order to save himself from Azkaban. He ran for his life in June 1995 when the Dark Mark burned into his arm showed that… Read More
• Event A rogue Welsh Green dragon descends on a beach full of Muggle holidaymakers (FB). Tilly Toke and her family happen to be there (FW), and her family casts the largest Mass Memory Charm of this century on all the Muggles of Ilfracombe. She is later awarded the Order of Merlin… Read More
• Spells Creates a magical barrier on a target object, such as a door, to prevent eavesdropping. The target object is said to have been Imperturbed. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16… Read More
• Ministry of Magic The Improper Use of Magic Office is a division of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement in the Ministry of Magic. The office deals with incidents of magic being used inappropriately, particularly in cases where Muggles are involved. The offices are located on Level Two of Ministry headquarters (OP7). Read More
• Organizations The International Confederation of Wizards (ICW) is a wizarding intergovernmental organisation, equivalent to the Muggle United Nations (JKR:Tw). Organisation The leader of the International Confederation of Wizards is called the Supreme Mugwump. The first Supreme Mugwump was Pierre Bonaccord (OP31). Other holders of the office were Albus… Read More
• Rules and laws The International Statute of Secrecy is a wizarding law which was instituted in 1689 (TBB/WHP) and put fully into effect in 1692 (JKR/W3) in order to hide the existence of witches and wizards from the Muggles who persecuted them. This law was at least in part a direct outcome of the… Read More
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(Just for fun, here’s one fan’s concept of what a Wizarding Muggle Studies textbook might be like…) Travel and space Understanding Muggles perceptions of how the world connects up is a big problem for wizarding people. We have to let go of a lot of our assumptions to grasp how… Read More
• Spells Warns a wizard of intruders in the home. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16 — 4.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Organizations A branch of the Auror service inside MACUSA Department of Magical Law Enforcement. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16 — 4.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Spells Spell to make a person or thing invisible.     Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16 — 4.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts… Read More
• Magical artifacts The Invisibility Cloak is a specific magical cloak belonging to Harry Potter which provides him or the wearer (or wearers) with complete invisibility. Ownership Originally owned by Ignotus Peverell, the Invisibility Cloak has been passed down through the generations ending up with the Potter family (Essays). For… Read More
• Event After Christmas dinner, Ron immediately falls asleep and Harry decides to use his father’s Invisibility Cloak to explore the castle. Under the cloak, he sneaks past the Fat Lady and then decides to go research Nicolas Flamel in the library’s Restricted Section. The library is very dark and the Restricted… Read More
• Clothing Invisibility Cloaks are magical cloaks of silvery grey material that, when worn, makes the covered parts of the wearer invisible. Invisibility Cloaks are rare and valuable. Properties Invisibility Cloaks can be created in at least three different ways. Some are imbued with a Disillusionment Charm, some carry a… Read More
• Ministry of Magic A group or division in the Ministry of Magic (DP1) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16 — 4.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Books and Literature Literally invisible, this book is essentially impractical. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16 — 4.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Character The eldest granddaughter of Ignotus Peverell, Iolanthe was from Godric’s Hollow. As the eldest in an all-female generation, she inherited the Cloak of Invisibility (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration:… Read More
• Islands • Wizarding places The tiny island of Drear is located off the northernmost point of Scotland. Its sole inhabitants are the fierce Quintapeds (FB). The map, of course, shows only the approximate location of Drear, since it is Unplottable. Podcast: Play… Read More