• Character Walden Macnair was a Death Eater and Ministry of Magic employee who sported a black moustache. In the years between the first and second wars against Voldemort, Macnair worked as an executioner of dangerous creatures for the Ministry of Magic (PA16, PA21, GF33). MacNair was… Read More
• Character Librarian at Hogwarts who looks like an underfed vulture (CS10) with a shriveled face, and who spends more time policing the library than helping with research (OP29). Pince is highly suspicious of the students and places nasty spells on books to make sure they’re returned on time:… Read More
• Character Madam Rosmerta is the proprietor of the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade. She is at least in her 30s and likely a bit older, since she was running the Three Broomsticks already back in the 1970s. She is well known by witches and wizards from all over, including the teachers from… Read More
• Event Moody is attacked by Voldemort in the skies over Surrey during the Battle of the Seven Potters. Mundungus Fletcher, who is riding with Moody, panics and Disapparates, leaving Mad-Eye vulnerable. Voldemort’s Killing Curse hits Moody and his body falls from his broom. Later that night, when the battle is over, members… Read More
• Character A maid at the Riddle House was the first person to find the dead bodies of Tom Riddle, Sr., and his parents. After coming across the corpses in the drawing room in the early morning, the maid ran into Little Hangleton, screaming and waking whomever she could (GF1). Read More
• Diseases and healing A Maledictus is a witch or wizard who suffers from a blood curse. One form of this affliction, referred to as a “malediction,” had been inherited by Draco Malfoy’s wife Astoria Greengrass. Astoria died from the blood curse in August of 2019 (CC). Another form causes its victim to slowly… Read More
• Character Lucius Malfoy is the patriarch of the prestigious pure-blood Malfoy family, father of Draco Malfoy and one of Voldemort’s top Death Eaters. Lucius was a Death Eater during Voldemort’s first “reign of terror.” However after the Dark Lord disappeared, Malfoy “came back saying he’d never meant any of it” (… Read More
• Atlas of the Wizarding World • Government places • Mysterious places • Rooms, chambers, and floors It’s likely impossible to map the Department of Mysteries; after all, the revolving walls sure make it seem like the rooms move around a lot. But once inside, even though there are a heck of a lot of doors, space still seems pretty linear. Also, we’re missing at least… Read More
• Dark magic items Marvolo Gaunt’s ring is a large finger ring, clumsily made out of what appeared to be gold, set with a black stone engraved with the symbol for the Deathly Hallows, which Gaunt took to be the Peverell coat of arms. According to Marvolo Gaunt, the ring had been in the… Read More
• Character Dougal McBride played Seeker for the Pride of Portree Quidditch team in the 1990s (DP3). After a scuffle in the air, he lost the Snitch – and therefore the match – when (according to McBride) Appleby Arrows’ Seeker Gregory Cotton cursed him. McBride then turned Cotton’s… Read More
• Character Eloise Midgen (or Midgeon) was a Hogwarts student in the early 1990s. Eloise tried to curse off her acne and had to have her nose re-attached by Madam Pomfrey (GF13), but it ended up off centre (GF22). Ron irritated Hermione by saying he wouldn’t want… Read More
• Source MNA refers to a series of essays written by Rowling originally for Pottermore detailing the history of magic on the North American continent as well as the background of the Magical Congress of the United States and of Ilvermorny, the North American school of magic. The Magical Congress of… Read More
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Charms magic can be used to move objects in various ways. Locomotion Magic The basic spell for moving an object is Locomotor, which comes from two Latin words meaning roughly “move from its place.” First years learn to move objects by magic; the practical part of Flitwick’s exam for the first years… Read More
• Source 17 October 2007 ‘Harry Potter Author J.K. Rowling Opens Up About Books’ Christian Imagery’ MTV.com… Read More
• Character After stealing Salazar Slytherin’s locket from Hepzibah Smith, Tom Riddle used the murder of a Muggle tramp to turn the locket into a Horcrux with part of his soul inside (BLC). Read More
• Character Mulciber was a student at Hogawrts at the same time as Snape, Lily Potter, and the Marauders. He was a supporter of Voldemort and became a Death Eater. There are two Death Eaters named Mulciber. The first went to school with Voldemort and escorted him to Hogsmeade the night he… Read More
• Creature The preserved remains of a body, human or animal, from which fluids have been removed. Read More
• Character Harfang Munter was the second Head of the Durmstrang Institute, succeeding founder Nerida Vulchanova. Munter established the school’s tradition of teaching combat and martial magic – and it’s reputation for the Dark Arts (Pm). Read More