• Source The fourth-year students gather bubotuber pus in Herbology, study Blast-Ended Skrewts with Hagrid in Care of Magical Creatures class, study Astrology in Divination, and Draco Malfoy delights in pointing out that Mr. Weasley is in the paper again. In the argument… Read More
• Source The fourth-year students learn about the Unforgivable Curses in their first Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson with Professor Moody, Moody takes Neville Longbottom to his office, Harry and Ron fake their Divination homework, Hermione starts S.P.E.W., and Harry receives a… Read More
• Source Hermione tries to help Harry, persuading him to write to Sirius Black. The other Houses (Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw) are no longer friendly to Harry, but he finds an ally in Hagrid. As the situation in the school grows worse, Draco Malfoy taunts Harry… Read More
• Source Harry and Hermione unsuccessfully try to find a spell to use against dragons. Harry warns Cedric Diggory about the dragons, the (fake) Professor Moody gives Harry a hint, and Hermione helps Harry learn to cast a Summoning Charm. The first task is to get… Read More
• Source Harry, Ron and Hermione discuss the situation in Charms class, they search for spells to help with the second task, and Hagrid returns to Care of Magical Creatures. Harry continues his studying all through the night before the second task, to be awakened by… Read More
• Plants Gillyweed is a water plant native to the Mediterranean which looks like a bundle of slimy, greyish-green rat tails, and has magical properties that allow its consumer to breathe underwater. Read More
• Clothing Gloves are a covering for the hand worn for protection against cold or dirt and typically having separate parts for each finger and the thumb. First-year students are required to buy a pair of thick protective gloves (dragon hide or similar) (PS5). The gloves have a protective function, for example when dealing… Read More
• Hogwarts academics The grading scale for Hogwarts classes, Ordinary Wizarding Level (O.W.L.) exams, Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test Level (N.E.W.T.) exams, and the Wizards’ Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test (W.O.M.B.A.T.) are as follows (HBP5): Pass Grades: Outstanding (O) Exceeds Expectations (E) Acceptable (A) Fail Grades: Poor (P)… Read More
• Character Algie tried to trick Neville into showing some magical ability as a child. Pushed him off the end of Blackpool Pier once and nearly drowned him. Algie held Neville out of an upstairs window when he was eight and accidentally dropped him, only to see the boy bounce all the… Read More
• Place First-year Herbology classes at Hogwarts take place in Greenhouse One (CS6). It houses “strange plants and fungi” (PS8), though the plants in this Greenhouse are not dangerous (CS6). Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds The Greenhouses are where the Herbology classes are held. There are at least three and they are located on the grounds of Hogwarts. They are numbered based on the plants’ level of danger that are grown within them (i.e. Greenhouse One has the least dangerous plants and Greenhouse Three has the most dangerous). Read More