Earl of Paunchley• Character
The Earl of Paunchley was a 15th Century Muggle nobleman from Poppleton, England, who made the lives of those around him miserable with his demands (BoS). Podcast: Play in new window | Download… Read MoreMarietta Edgecombe• Character
Marietta Edgecombe was a friend of Cho Chang’s with curly, reddish-blonde hair. Marietta was dragged to D.A. meetings by Cho and signed her name to the parchment that listed members of the group (OP16). However, when she later betrayed the group to Umbridge in order to protect her mother’s… Read MoreEdmund Gaddlegate• Character
Edmund Gaddlegate was a Muggle boy who lived in the village of Poppleton, England in the late 15th century. (BoS) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:06 — 11.1MB)Subscribe:… Read MoreEducational Decree Number Twenty-four
Rules and laws
In Harry’s fifth year, Dolores Umbridge became High Inquisitor of Hogwarts, and the Ministry decreed: “No student organisations, societies, teams, groups and clubs may exist without the knowledge and approval of the high Inquisitor” (OP17). Headmaster Snape reinstated it in 1997 to stop Dumbledore’s Army from reforming, although Neville… Read MoreEducational Decree Number Twenty-two
Rules and laws
States that should the Headmaster of Hogwarts be unable to fill a position, the Ministry will find an “appropriate” candidate. (OP15) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:06 — 11.1MB)… Read MoreEducational Decree Number Twenty-eight
Rules and laws
This decree allowed Dolores Umbridge to replace Albus Dumbledore as Headmaster of Hogwarts (OP28). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:06 — 11.1MB)Subscribe:… Read MoreElder Wand
The Elder Wand, originally owned by Antioch Peverell, is one of the three Deathly Hallows created by Death himself, according to “The Tale of the Three Brothers”. Dumbledore has a different thought about the creation of these objects. “Whether they met Death on a lonely road…I think it more likely that… Read MoreElizabeth Smudgling• Character
A duelling competition held on Dartmoor in 1379 was won by the English witch Elizabeth Smudgling, who cleverly used a simple Disarming Charm against her wizard opponent in the final. For this achievement, she became the “Supreme Dueller”. (BoS) Podcast: Play in… Read MoreRe'em• Creature
The Re’em is an extremely rare golden-furred giant ox. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:06 — 11.1MB)Subscribe:… Read More"Emancipare"
Counter-spell of Brachiabindo, a binding spell. Unbinds the victim. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:06 — 11.1MB)Subscribe: Google Podcasts… Read MoreEmmeline Vance• Character
Emmeline Vance was a member of the Order of the Phoenix, both in the 1970s and in the 1990s. She was part of the Advance Guard that escorted Harry from number four, Privet Drive to number twelve, Grimmauld Place (OP3, OP9). She is described as a stately-looking witch… Read MoreEmotional Range of a Teaspoon• Quote
“Just because you’ve got the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have,” said Hermione nastily, picking up her quill again. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:06 —… Read MoreErnie Macmillan• Character
Ernie Macmillan is a Hufflepuff student in Harry‘s year. Though sort of a pompous fellow, Ernie’s heart and loyalties are in the right place. Harry first met him in his second year, when Ernie took the lead among the Hufflepuffs in attempting to protect Muggle-born Justin Finch-Fletchley. Read MoreSix errors in the Harry Potter films that confuse fans• Podcast Episode
I love the Harry Potter films. I have dear friends who worked on them. I was on the set during the filming of Order of the Phoenix. David Heyman even told me that they used the Lexicon "every day" while they created the films. So don't mistake what I'm about to say for anything but loving criticism.
The films are nothing more than very expensive fan fiction. They're made-up stories closely based on the Harry Potter books, created by people who are massive Harry Potter fans and who care very deeply about "getting it right," but who, for one reason or another, changed a lot of things. Sometimes they changed things for very good reasons. Sometimes, though, they seem to have changed things for no particular reason at all. I can't explain it, but there you go.
However, for a lot of people, the films are Harry Potter. They've never read the books, or barely read them anyway. As far as they're concerned, Dementors attacked Harry and Dudley in an underpass below a highway. Snape died in a boathouse. And Harry fought Voldemort in an extended, violent duel at the end of the Battle of Hogwarts, punctuated by clever bon mots and death-defying falls from high places.
But oh well. I really don't care. At least they're Potter fans! The more the merrier! Just do me a favor ... don't send me any more emails telling me that I screwed up on the Lexicon when I write that: Read MoreEvan Rosier• Character
Evan Rosier was a Death Eater during the first war with Voldemort. He chose to go down fighting against the Aurors, taking with him a chunk of Mad-Eye Moody‘s nose when he died (GF30). During the trial of Igor Karkaroff at the Ministry, he… Read MoreEvil-Looking Masks
Dark magic items
Hanging on the wall of Borgin and Burkes shop in Knockturn Alley (PA4) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:06 — 11.1MB)Subscribe:… Read More
— "Expecto Patronum"
A corporeal Patronus is a fully-shaped spirit animal conjured with the Patronus Charm (OP8, OP16). The Patronus Charm is extremely difficult for most witches and wizards, so a corporeal Patronus that takes the form of a living animal is rare and shows great magical ability (Pm). An “incorporeal patronus”… Read More
— "Expecto Patronum"
A Patronus is a silvery-white image of a creature created by using the Patronus Charm. Lupin describes a Patronus as “a kind of positive force, a projection of the very things that the dementor feeds upon — hope, happiness, the desire to survive — but it cannot feel… Read More
— "Expecto Patronum"
The Patronus Charm, expecto patronum, conjures a silvery phantom shape, usually that of an animal, which is the embodiment of the positive thoughts of the caster. A Patronus will drive away Dementors. A fully-shaped spirit animal is called a “Corporeal Patronus.” (OP8, OP16) Podcast:… Read More
The Disarming Charm causes opponent’s weapon to fly out of his or her hand. The opponent is then said to have been Disarmed. The Disarming Charm is a basic defensive spell, taught at the Duelling Club by Snape (CS10). Although it is a basic spell, it is rather difficult,… Read MoreExtraordinary General Meeting
Ministry of Magic
Two Extraordinary General Meetings were held by Minister for Magic Hermione Granger in 2017 when dealing with threats caused by Delphi, the child of Lord Voldemort (CC1.12, CC4.1). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More