• Character Griselda Marchbanks was an elderly witch who was head of the Wizarding Examinations Authority (OP31) and an elder of the Wizengamot, although (together with Tiberius Ogden) she resigned the latter office in protest at the appointment of Umbridge as ‘Hogwarts High Inquisitor’. The Daily Prophet included her in its smear… Read More
• Character Magorian acts as the leader of the Centaurs of the forest. He is not as rash as Bane, but he does not trust humans (OP30, OP33). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Plants Centaurs burn this, observing the fumes and flames to refine the results of their stargazing (OP27). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:01 — 2.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Magical objects This magical map of Hogwarts Castle shows the entire castle and grounds of Hogwarts, including seven secret passages out of Hogwarts and into Hogsmeade. However, it does not show the Room of Requirement or the Chamber of Secrets. The map also shows the location of people. It would seem that… Read More
• Quote “Mars is bright tonight.” Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:01 — 2.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Character In early drafts of the first book, Rowling included a Divination professor named Mopsus. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:01 — 2.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Mopsus was an Ancient Greek soothsayer who vanquished the seer Calchas in a contest of their powers (FW). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:01 — 2.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Event In ancient Greece, two Seers, Mopsus and Calchas, each predicted the outcome of a battle. Mopsus’ prediction turned out to be true. Calchas was so distressed at this result that legend says he died soon after. Podcast: Play… Read More