• Wizarding culture Falling on the 31st October every year, this holiday is celebrated by both the Muggle and wizarding world. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:26 — 4.1MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Source Harry and Ron discuss Malfoy and Snape. Harry tells Mr. Weasley his suspicions and hears about the Ministry’s losing battle against Death Eaters. Lupin talks about Snape and Greyback, and Harry discovers that the Half-Blood Prince’s book was fifty years old.  Percy shows up on Christmas with Scrimgeour, who then… Read More
• Source Harry speaks with Mrs. Weasley (and later Mr. Weasley) about the Ministry. We see Fleur, who was nicknamed Phlegm by Ginny, and learn that she and Bill are engaged, to his family’s dismay. Harry tells Ron and Hermione about Slughorn, his private lessons with Dumbledore and the prophecy, while they tell him… Read More
• Event Hermione is outraged by the treatment of house-elves in the Wizarding World, so she starts an organization called the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare or S.P.E.W. It doesn’t exactly catch on with her classmates. Podcast: Play in… Read More
• Spells The hot air charm is an unnamed spell which fires off a jet of hot air from the end of the caster’s wand. Casting the spell involves a complicated wand motion (OP21). “She pulled out her wand and gave it a complicated little wave so that hot air streamed out… Read More
• Magical effects House-elves have a very powerful magic all their own, magic which requires none of the types of focusing tools (wands or words) that Wizard magic requires. Dobby used his magic to enchant a Bludger, to close the magic portal that leads to platform nine-and-three-quarters, to interfere with Owl Post and… Read More