• Spells The Babbling Curse causes the victim to babble nonsense. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:00 — 6.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Event On the evening of June 20, 1996, a running battle is fought between members of the D.A. led by Harry Potter, a group of Death Eaters led by Lucius Malfoy, and members of the Order of the Phoenix. Sirius Black is killed and many others are wounded (OP35). When… Read More
• Event The Battle of the Seven Potters is an aerial battle over southern England fought on the evening of 27 July 1997 between members of the Order of the Phoenix led by Mad-Eye Moody and a group of Death Eaters led by Lord Voldemort. The Order of the Phoenix strives to… Read More
• Timelines and calendars During the Second War, battles were fought between Death Eaters and allies of the Ministry, including Aurors and members of the Order of the Phoenix. Some of these battles were single combats, but others were pitched battles between small groups of combatants. In the end, the final defeat of Voldemort… Read More
• Event While Dumbledore is away, a gang of Death Eaters, led by Draco Malfoy, sneaks into Hogwarts through the vanishing cabinet in the Room of Requirement. They battle the Order of the Phoenix, and when Dumbledore and Harry return, Dumbledore freezes Harry as Draco arrives to Disarm Dumbledore (HBP27). After a… Read More
• Character Katie Bell is a Gryffindor girl a year older than Harry, one of the three Chasers on the Gryffindor Quidditch team during most of Harry’s years at Hogwarts. Oliver Wood considered her to be a superb Chaser (PA8), along with Angelina Johnson and Alicia Spinnet,… Read More
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Harry’s Unanswered Question “Professor, what happened to your—?” “I have no time to explain now,” said Dumbledore. “It is a thrilling tale, I wish to do it justice.” (HBP4) At least four times in Half-Blood Prince, Harry asks Dumbledore to explain what happened to his right hand. Each time, Dumbledore smiles and implies that… Read More
• Glossary British slang for idiot Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:00 — 6.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Character Bertha Jorkins was a Ministry of Magic witch murdered by Voldemort. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:00 — 6.4MB)Subscribe: Apple… Read More
• Character A boy from Castelobruxo, a wizarding school in Brazil, who was penfriends with Bill Weasley (GF7). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:00 — 6.4MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Dennis Bishop was a child from the Tom Riddle’s orphanage whom Tom Riddle once terrorized in a seaside cave (HBP13). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:00 — 6.4MB)… Read More
• Character Bellatrix Lestrange was one of Voldemort’s most devoted Death Eaters, a cruel and vicious woman who was guilty of torturing and murdering wizards and Muggles alike. Bella, as she was sometimes called, was the oldest daughter of Druella Rosier and Cygnus Black of the “Noble and Most Ancient House of Black.”… Read More
• Source Bloomsbury Live Chat (Bloomsbury.com, 30 July 2007, 2.00-3.00pm BST) with J K Rowling nine days after the release of Deathly Hallows. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:00 — 6.4MB)… Read More
• Character Timothy Blenkinsop is a supporter of the Puddlemere United Quidditch team in the 1990s (DP4). Interviewed by the Daily Prophet, Blenkinsop was 23 at the time of Puddlemere’s 30 September match against the Holyhead Harpies. He was caught in the ensuing riot and still had a tail resulting from… Read More
• Magical effects A Blood Malediction is a Curse carried in the blood through generations of a family, causing disease and even death (CC4.3). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:00 — 6.4MB)… Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics A title claimed in handwriting in the margins by the mysterious owner of the book Advanced Potion Making some 20 years in the past. Since there is no royalty in the Wizarding world, this presumptive title was a bit of a mystery. Podcast:… Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics When Harry Potter’s parents were attacked and killed by Voldemort on Halloween night in 1981, he not only survived but miraculously vanquished the Dark Lord. Within 24 hours, he had been nicknamed “The Boy Who Lived” (PS1). Podcast:… Read More
• Sports teams The Brazilian National Teams are from the South American country of Brazil. Quidditch The national team won the Quidditch World Cup five times prior to the 1990s (Pm), reaching the quarter-final stages of the tournament during the last century (QA8). The team were runners-up in… Read More
• Character Buckley Cooper was a wizard who wrote a letter to the Daily Prophet asking for legal advice on the running feud he’d been having with his brother (DP3) Podcast: Play in new window |… 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. Podcast: Play in new… Read More