• Creature Fairies are tiny creatures that look like perfectly formed humans with insect wings.  … Read More
• Magical discipline Fairies have their own weak form of magic, which they use primarily to avoid being eaten by predators. According to Scamander, fairies are held to have very limited intelligence, and they do not use any form of language that humans understand (but see languages) (FB).  … 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
• Books and Literature Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander was a standard reference work devoted to the amazing variety of magical creatures of the world. The book was originally commissioned in 1918 and published in 1927 by Obscurus Books, and has been updated constantly ever since. Read More
• Source A Muggle version of the venerable guide to magical creatures which is known all through the Wizarding world. Fantastic Beasts is used as a textbook at Hogwarts, and this edition has marks and scribbles throughout purportedly from Harry and his friends. Published: March 12, 2001 Published by… Read More
• Character Fawkes was the pet phoenix of Albus Dumbledore, who used what appears to be one of Fawkes’ scarlet body-feathers as a quill (OP38). The wands of  Harry and Voldemort each contain a feather from Fawkes’ tail (GF36). When Fawkes is asked to keep watch and give warning, or… Read More
• Source The series of five films, beginning with “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” tells the story of Newt Scamander’s adventures around the globe and the rise to power and eventual defeat of Gellert Grindelwald between 1926 and 1945 (JKR:Tw). The screenplays are by J.K. Rowling. The titles of each… 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. Read More
• Character Fenrir Greyback was a werewolf, low-level Death Eater, and friend of the Malfoy family. He killed for fun and especially enjoyed infecting children. Greyback was a follower of Voldemort since at least 1970s, though he was in it for the access to victims, not for ideological reasons. Read More
• Character Arabella Doreen Figg is a Squib, living in a house on Wisteria Walk in Little Whinging, Surrey. Mrs. Figg is an original member of The Order of the Phoenix and for fifteen years was assigned the task of watching over Harry Potter, who was growing up two streets… 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
• Creature The Fire Crab (or fire-crab)is a magical creature which looks like a tortoise with a jeweled shell. The Fire Crab can shoot fire out of its rear end. It is constantly in danger of being killed for its shell, which unscrupulous wizards will use as cauldrons.  The fire crab is native to Fiji,… Read More
• Character Firenze is a centaur with white-blond hair, palomino body, and blue eyes (PS15). He trusts humans more than the rest of the centaurs; he let Harry ride on his back in order to bring him to a safe place and helped him understand that Voldemort was lurking in the Forbidden Forest and planning to get the Philosopher’s… Read More
• Event Harry and Draco are on detention in the Forbidden Forest along with Fang when they view a monstrous hooded creature beside a dead unicorn drinking the animal’s silvery blood. As the creature turns to stare and then crawls on the ground towards them, Draco screams and runs away with Fang,… Read More
• Creature The fire slug is a magical creature that lives in the Brazilian rainforests. Newt Scamander is currently studying them (fw73). 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). Read More
• Character Basil Flack was the sixth Minister for Magic only two months in 1752, when he resigned (from fear?) due to a sudden Goblin-Werewolf alliance (Pm). Read More
• Character Ortiz O’Flaherty was an American and the author of Bigfoot’s Last Stand, a book about the Great Sasquatch Rebellion of 1892 (Pm). 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 Laurentia Fletwock was a breeder (and racer) of winged horses. She also campaigned to restrict travel by brooms (JKR, WoM). Read More
• Creature The flobberworm is a ten-inch, toothless brown worm which eats vegetation, preferring lettuce. The mucus exuded by a flobberworm is sometimes used to thicken potions (FB). Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds Also known as the Forbidden Corridor, this is where Fluffy guarded the trapdoor to the hiding place of the Philosopher’s Stone. Students are advised to avoid it if they do not wish to die a painful death, as per Albus Dumbledore’s welcome speech at the beginning of Harry Potter’s first year. Read More
• Forests The Forbidden Forest, located to the east of Hogwarts castle, is a large, dark forest. This forest is strictly off limits to Hogwarts students, except in the course of occasional Care of Magical Creatures lessons (OP21) or detentions (PS15, DH15). Fred and George Weasley have spent quite… Read More
• Ministry of Magic A large fountain located in the Atrium of the Ministry of Magic. Standing in the midst of of the fountain’s pool are a group of larger-than-life-sized golden statues depicting a wizard and witch surrounded by a centaur, a goblin, and a house-elf. The witch and wizard are standing heroically while the… Read More
• Character Frank was a giant Thunderbird rescued from captivity in Egypt by Newt Scamander in the 1920s and smuggled into New York inside his suitcase. In Egypt, Frank had been kept cruelly chained by his leg, but inside Newt’s case he lived in a replica of the Arizona desert, his native… Read More
• Potion ingredients Ordinary frogs have several magical uses, but none of them end well for the frogs. Read More
• Character Dymphna Furmage was a witch who was terrified of pixies after being abducted by some while on holiday in Cornwall (FW43). Read More
• Creature Magical African bird with brightly-colored feathers. Read More