• 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 Poltergeist, so she offered to send him several… 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).  … Read More
• Character The O.W.L. Care of Magical Creatures examiner who examines Harry is a “plump little witch”, and seems to be less stern than some of the others as she smiles at Harry when the exam is over (OP31). The students are tested on Knarls, Fire Crabs,… Read More
• Magical discipline Firenze the Centaur explained the kind of Divination his race practices as follows: “I know that you have learned the names of the planets and their moons in Astronomy, and that you have mapped the stars’ progress through the heavens. Centaurs have unravelled the mysteries of these movements over centuries. Read More
• Creature Centaurs are intelligent creatures with the head and torso of a human joined to the body of a horse. They have a rich history and are known for being skilled in healing, divination and astronomy. 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
• 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
• Creature Chimaeras are vicious, bloodthirsty creatures with a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a dragon’s tail native Greece. Chimaera eggs are classified as Class A Non-Tradable Goods (FB). Read More
• Countries China is the most populated country in the world, with over one billion people. It is home to several species of magical creatures, including the phoenix and the Chinese Fireball dragon (FB). Tibet is also located in China. Two wizards of note were Chinese: magical creatures specialist Quong Po and… Read More
• Creature Species of dragon native to China. habitat: mountains (?) appearance: scarlet with a fringe of golden spikes around its face eyes: protruding flame: mushroom-shaped, which gives the dragon its name food: pigs, humans eggs: vivid crimson speckled with gold… Read More
• Creature The Chinese Fireball dragon is sometimes known by this name (FB). Read More
• Towns This town was the location of a late-night meeting between Ministry representatives and the Brotherhood of Goblins intended to discuss the creation of a Goblin Bill of Rights (DP3)  … Read More
• Event The riot broke out in Chipping Clodbury, where talks regarding the Goblin Bill of Rights were occurring between the Brotherhood of Goblins and the British Ministry of Magic, when Goblins who had acquired wands started using them to wreak havoc. The rioting Goblins caused some items in the… Read More
• Creature Chizpurfles are magical parasites that live in the fur or feathers of some magical creatures, and can also infest magical items. Chizpurfles are 1/20″ long and are crab-like in appearance (FB). Read More
• Magical effects Choranaptyxic refers to the ability of a magical creature to change size to fit the available space, in particular the snake-like bird known as the Occamy (WFT). Read More
• Thing Fred and George used a live garden gnome as the Christmas angel on top of the Weasley Christmas tree at the Burrow (HBP16). Read More
• Hogwarts Several kinds of living creatures are used as Christmas ornaments as well as many inanimate objects, including: Bubbles, everlasting candles, everlasting icicles, and enchanted snow. Read More
• Hogwarts Each year the teachers at Hogwarts decorate twelve Christmas trees for the Great Hall. Read More
• Creature A blood-sucking creature with both humanoid and reptilian qualities, found in North and South America. A baby chupacabra named Antonio helped Gellert Grindelwald to escape from Ministry Aurors who had come to fetch him where he was being held prisoner by MACUSA authorities.  Antonio bit the finger of an Auror… Read More
• Character Circe was an ancient Greek sorceress who lived on an island called Aeaea, near Italy; she was partial to transfiguring sailors into pigs (FW). Harry collected her Chocolate Frog Card during his first trip on the Hogwarts Express (PS6). Read More
• Creature A Clabbert is an arboreal creature resembling a cross between a monkey and a frog (FB). Read More
• Character Elfrida Clagg was the Chieftainess of Warlock’s Council (JKR). * The dates given on Clagg’s Chocolate Frog card (1612-1687) conflict with information from QA4 which says she was the “Chief of the Wizard’s Council” in the mid-1300s. The portrait of the similarly named Elfrida Cragg in the Ministry… Read More
• Character Penelope Clearwater was the girlfriend of Percy Weasley while at Hogwarts, though their relationship was kept a secret for quite some time. They began dating in their fifth year. She has long curly hair (CS12). Penelope was Sorted into Ravenclaw and attended Hogwarts from1987 – 1994. She is a prefect from 1992 to 1994. Read More
• Creature A Cockatrice is a combination of a rooster and a dragon or snake.   … Read More
• Event Harry is in the Hospital Wing regrowing all the bones in his arm and hears them bring in Colin in the middle of the night. The next morning, Ron and Hermione start working on brewing Polyjuice Potion (CS10). Read More
• Hogwarts Filch has a drawer in his filing cabinet marked this. Naturally, the Weasley twins dove right in and discovered the Marauder’s Map (PA10). Remus Lupin told Harry he also found a Boggart for Patronus practice lurking in the filing cabinet (PA12). It’s possible he was looking for the Map… Read More
• Books and Literature Confronting the Faceless was the N.E.W.T.-level textbook for Defence Against the Dark Arts during Harry’s sixth year (HBP9). Read More
• Magical effects There are laws of magic governing what you can conjure and what you can’t, such as Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration, to which food is one of the five exceptions (you can’t create food out of nothing) (DH29). However, food can be increased or transported from one place to… Read More
• Creature Native to Cornwall, these mischievous creatures are a bright electric blue in colour. Read More
• Event In their first Defense Against the Dark Arts class as second years, Harry and his classmates are tested on minutiae about their new professor. Many students do poorly on this quiz focused on details from Lockhart’s books, but Hermione answers every question correctly. Many students are not taking Lockhart seriously… 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
• Towns Cromer is a small, seaside town on the east coast of England – almost straight east of London, in Norfolk. In the early eighteenth century, this was presumably the home of the feared Sea Serpent of Cromer, which was killed by Glanmore Peakes (FW). Read More
• Character Crookshanks is a most fascinating creature. He appears to be a large ginger cat with a squashed flat face and bottle-brush tail. He belongs to Hermione, who purchased him at the Magical Menagerie in Diagon Alley (August 1993), where he’d been for quite a long time as… 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. Read More
• Diseases and healing A crup bite causes the victim to bark like a dog for 48 hours (Pm:MACUSA). Read More
• Source The students learn that exams will be held as usual, Ginny acts strangely, Harry and Ron visit Hermione in hospital, find she has the answer to the Chamber’s secret (a basilisk), eavesdrop on the teachers, and learn Ginny has been taken by the monster. Lockhart attempts to flee, but Harry… Read More
• Source Harry finds an unconscious Ginny, meets Tom Riddle (who has had Ginny in his power through the diary), and hears his story. Fawkes the phoenix arrives with the Sorting Hat. Riddle (Voldemort) calls the basilisk to kill Harry, but Fawkes intervenes and together they kill the basilisk, and by driving a… Read More
• Source Ron receives a Howler, they learn about mandrakes in Herbology, Colin Creevey asks for an autographed photo, Lockhart is the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, and they learn about Cornish pixies. Read More
• Source Mzimba, Lizo, moderator. Chamber of Secrets DVD interview with Steve Kloves and J.K. Rowling, February 2003. Read More
• Creature Native to Brazil, these creatures are red-haired dwarves who live in the forests. Their feet point backwards. They are known to protect other forest creatures when they are threatened by humans. Read More