• Source Lupin tells the story of his becoming a werewolf and of his school days with James Potter, Sirius Black, and Severus Snape, the last of whom now appears. Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Source Snape threatens Lupin and Black with the Dementors, HRH disarm Snape with a spell, Lupin and Black tell the truth about Harry’s parents’ deaths, Scabbers reverts back to Peter Pettigrew, the truth comes out about all the players in the drama, revealing that Pettigrew was responsible for the Potters’ deaths,… Read More
• Source Harry awakens in hospital, desperately tries to tell Black’s side of the story but is not believed until Dumbledore arrives, who tells Hermione to use her Time-Turner (which she had been using to increase the amount of classes she could attend) to go back and change events to save Buckbeak… Read More
• Source Students begin the new year of classes, Hermione is taking a very full course load and in Divination, Professor Trelawney predicts Harry’s death. Hagrid introduces Hippogriffs at his first class, Buckbeak is insulted, Malfoy is injured, and HRH go to console Hagrid. Podcast:… Read More
• Source Malfoy takes advantage of his injury in Potions, Snape orders Ron and Harry to do his work, Black has been sighted near the school, Lupin conducts his first DADA class on confronting Boggarts.   Podcast: Play in new… Read More
• Character Paracelsus was a “secretive wizard” about whom little is known (FW). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:08 — 3.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Plants • Potion ingredients A plant sometimes added to potions or sweets. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:08 — 3.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Potions Cures the common cold. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:08 — 3.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Creature The Phoenix is a swan-sized bird with red and gold plumage, golden beak, and golden talons. The XXXX rating given to this gentle creature does not indicate ferocity, but rather the rarity of successful attempts to domesticate it.  The phoenix lives to an immense age, as it regenerates from… Read More
• Diseases and healing The tears of the phoenix have healing powers, and are the only known antidote for Basilisk venom (DH6). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:08 — 3.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Potion ingredients The juice may be used in Strengthening Solution at some stage and is definitely a potions ingredient. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:08 — 3.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character The Hogwarts school matron (U.S.: “nurse”), who is very adept with curing spells, potions, herbs, and other remedies. Harry thinks of her as “a nice woman, but very strict” (PS17). Among other things we’ve seen her regrow bones (CS10), cure a poisonous dragon bite (PS14), fix Eloise… Read More
• Character Porteus Knatchbull was the ninth Minister for Magic, in office from 1781 to 1789 (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:08 — 3.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Potions Potion for Dreamless Sleep is a purple potion that puts the drinker into a deep sleep without dreams (GF36). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:08 — 3.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics Someone who makes potions, either as a profession or as an advanced student. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:08 — 3.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Potions The potion for hags was developed by Professor Regulus Moonshine in the mid-1990s to reduce that creature’s craving for human flesh. Moonshine told a press conference that the potion seemed to be working since, as he put it, “[m]ost of my hag volunteers have refrained from taking a bite out… Read More
• Areas of knowledge • Hogwarts academics Potions are magical liquids created by mixing various ingredients in a cauldron according to very specific rules. These mixtures must usually be drunk to give their magical effect. The ingredients in potions range from the mundane to the bizarre and fantastic, and the procedures for creating some potions can be… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements The Problem Page is a feature appearing in the Daily Prophet (DP3). Originally published on pages 12 & 13, the letters to the Problem Page are answered by experts brought in by the Daily Prophet (DP3). Letters answered in this issue HOW MUCH REVENGE IS SAFE? MAKING IT… Read More
• Character Helbert Spleen was a Healer at St. Mungo’s Hospital of Magical Maladies. He also wrote for the Daily Prophet (DP3) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:08 — 3.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Source Gryffindor and Slytherin have flying lessons together, Neville injures himself on his broom, and Harry and Draco fight it out on brooms over Neville’s Remembrall, resulting in Harry being made Seeker of the Gryffindor Quidditch team. Later, Draco challenges Harry to a wizard’s duel, but instead of dueling he tells… Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes • Sweets One of the range of sweets found in a Skiving Snackbox. Each end of the sweet is colour-coded, so that one end causes the eater to vomit and the other cancels the effect. Fred and George had trouble with the prototype until they got the effect balanced so that the… 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