• Books and Literature A Study into the Possibility of Reversing the Actual and Metaphysical Effects of Natural Death, with Particular Regard to the Reintegration of Essence and Matter is an acclaimed book on the possibility of reversing death, written by the renowned wizarding philosopher Bertrand de Pensées-Profondes (TBB). His conclusion – after copious research… Read More
• Plants • Potion ingredients Aconite, also known as monkshood or wolfsbane, is a mundane plant with magical uses (PS8). Read More
• Character Alice Longbottom, along with her husband Frank, were Aurors, popular in the Wizarding World, who fought valiantly against Voldemort and his supporters during the 1970s. Frank and Alice were captured by Death Eaters shortly after the fall of Voldemort (late 1981). They were subjected to the Cruciatus Curse in an attempt… Read More
• Plants Alihotsy is a type of shrub with leaves that induce hysteria if eaten. Read More
• Potions The Elixer to Induce Euphoria is a potion which induces intense excitement and happiness in the drinker, with occasional side effects of excessive singing and nose-tweaking (the addition of peppermint would tend to counterbalance that effect, according to notations by the Half-Blood Prince in Harry’s potions textbook) (HBP22). Read More
• Incantations “Anapneo” is the incantation for a spell that clears the target’s breathing airway if blocked. Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops The Apothecary is a shop selling potion ingredients in Diagon Alley. It is a fascinating place crammed with all sorts of interesting things. There are barrels of slimy stuff lined up on the floor and jars of all sorts of powders, herbs, and the like along the walls. Bundles of… Read More
• Mountains, hills, and landforms A long mountain range in eastern North America running from northern Canada down to mid-Alabama in the southern United States. Read More
• Character Astoria is the younger sister of Daphne Greengrass. She entered Hogwarts two years after her sister and eventually married Draco Malfoy. Their only child was named Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy. Lucius and Narcissa objected to Draco’s choice of a wife, but he defied them. Astoria once told her son that this… Read More
• Character Trainee Healer on the Dai Llewellyn Ward of St. Mungo’s who tried to heal Arthur Weasley’s snakebite in December 1995. He was very interested in “complementary medicine” (using Muggle techniques along with the magical approaches). He and Arthur decided to give stitches a try, but something in the wound kept dissolving them,… Read More
• Potion ingredients A shriveled, kidneylike “stone”that comes from the stomach of a goat, protects from most poisons Professor Snape quizzed Harry on the bezoar during the very first Potions Class. In his fourth year, while distracted by thoughts of Cho Chang and the Yule Ball, Harry forgot to add a bezoar during… Read More
• Event During the Battle of the Tower in June of 1997, Bill Weasley is attacked by the werewolf Fenrir Greyback. It is not the full moon, so the wounds do not lead to full-blown lycanthropy, but Bill’s face is terribly scarred and he develops a yen for raw meat (HBP29)… Read More
• Source Bloomsbury Live Chat nine days after the release of Deathly Hallows. Read More
• Books and Literature The definitive study of the subtle art of potion-making by Zygmunt Budge. Read More
• Character Broderick Bode was a sallow-skinned wizard with a mournful face who worked for the Department of Mysteries (GF7, OP8). He was injured late in 1995 when Lucius Malfoy Imperiused Bode into removing the Prophecy from the Department of Mysteries (OP26). Bode lost the power of speech and… Read More
• Potion ingredients The stinky pus of a magical bubotuber plant, used diluted as a cure for acne. Undiluted it can burn the skin, and smells strongly of petrol (GF13). Read More
• Magizoology Burning Day is the day on which a phoenix bursts into flames and is reborn from the ashes (CS12). Read More
• Character A wizarding family. Notable members of the Calderon-Boot family include Chadwick Boot, one of the founders of Ilvermorny Wizarding School and author of Chadwick’s Charms Vols. I-VII. He married Josefina Calderon, a healer from Mexico. Their descendants in the Calderon-Boot family are among the most prominent in North America today. Read More
• Hogwarts academics Hogwarts students receive career advice from their Heads of House in their OWL year, some weeks prior to the examinations, to help establish what subjects the students need to concentrate on to achieve the required OWL and NEWT scores for their chosen occupations. Read More
• Character According to his Famous Wizard card, Oldridge was the first known victim of Dragon Pox (FW). Read More