• Creature The young of the Hippocampus is called a Tadfoal. Read More
• Event The third task is a maze of 20 foot high hedges on the quidditch pitch, with the Triwizard cup placed in the center. The first to reach it will be the winner of the Triwizard tournament. Hagrid and Professors McGonagall, Moody and Flitwick are dispatched as patrollers around the edge… Read More
• Creature The Tebo is a gray warthog-like creature native to central Africa, capable of becoming invisible at will. Read More
• Magizoology Tebo hide is a valuable commodity because is can be used effectively for protective shielding (FB). Read More
• Creature Thestrals are huge winged horses that are only visible to people who have witnessed death. Read More
• Character Thornton Harkaway was President of the Magical Congress of the United States (MACUSA) when it was located in Williamsburg, Virginia (Pm:MACUSA). Read More
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“One day,” said Hermione, sounding thoroughly exasperated, “you’ll read Hogwarts, A History, and perhaps that will remind you that you can’t Apparate or Disapparate inside Hogwarts.” (OP23) “Well, he [Dumbledore] can’t have Disapparated!” cried Umbridge. “You can’t inside this school—” (OP27) Quietly, tentatively, Harry spoke into the darkness. “Kreacher?” There was a very… Read More
• Creature Magical North American bird related to the Phoenix which creates storms with thunder and lightning as it flies (Pm).  The large albatross-like wings shimmer with a “cloud and sun-like pattern” that turns black and gold when it senses danger (WFT). Read More
• Character Mr. Tibbles or Tibbles is one of Arabella Figg’s cross-bred Kneazles/cats. He works as a look-out for Mrs. Figg and he watches Harry Potter. He rushes to inform her when Mundungus Fletcher leaves his guard-duty post. Tibbles, like Mrs. Figg’s other Kneazles, can understand human speech (OP2). Read More
• Character Recipient of the Order of Merlin First Class as a result of the Ilfracombe dragon attack of 1932. An errant Welsh Green dragon attacked a beach full of sunbathers. Tilly and her family, who were on holiday there, were credited with saving many Muggle lives as well as wiping their… Read More
• Event Young Tom Marvolo Riddle receives a wand made of yew wood with a phoenix feather core at Ollivander’s before he starts at Hogwarts (PS5). Harry Potter’s holly wand also had a phoenix core, making them “brother wands,” and leading to the Priori Incantatem effect years later in the Little… Read More
• Character J.K. Rowling had notes about a possible vampire teacher at Hogwarts named “Trocar” but the character was discarded fairly early in the writing process. He did not evolve into Snape, in spite of popular fan theories about the Potions Master’s “bat-like” appearance and “unhealthy pallor” (Pm). Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Troll Rights Movement Out of Control is an article on the front page of the Daily Prophet reporting the disruption of a meeting of campaigners for the suppression of trolls (DP2). Spokeswitch for the Troll Rights Movement, Miss Heliotrope Willis, accompanied by troll bodyguards, invaded a anti-troll meeting being… Read More
• Creature Trolls are large, ponderous, human-like magical creatures who exist on the fringes of wizarding society. There are three types of trolls: mountain, forest, and river (FB).    … Read More
• Character Tufty was a Kneazle-cat cross owned by Arabella Figg. Tufty was intelligent and could understand human language. Read More
• Potion ingredients The “Twelve Uses of Dragon’s Blood” is one of the most important discoveries made by Albus Dumbledore during his lifetime. It was mentioned on his chocolate frog card (PS6) and in an article memorializing him after his death (DH2). One of the uses is oven cleaner (SFC). Another… Read More