• Magical discipline The Dark Arts differ from other forms of magic in the intent of the wizard using it. Most magic is relatively neutral–it can be used for bad or good. Some magic, however, is evil in its intention through and through. Spells of this kind are often called curses. Curses are… Read More
• Thing Dark Detectors are items used for sensing Dark Wizards and their activities. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android |… Read More
• Dark magic items Dark Magic items are magical artifacts that contain sinister, dangerous magical powers. Some, like the Hand of Glory, simply give light, but are obviously created using evil magic; a Hand of Glory actually uses a real human hand, for example. Other Dark Magic items are cursed, like the opal necklace in Borgin and Burkes. Horcruxes are… Read More
• Character Caradoc Dearborn was a member of the Order of the Phoenix during the first war against Voldemort. He went missing and was presumed dead (OP9). Harry saw him among the members of the original Order in Mad-Eye Moody’s photograph at Grimmauld Place. Podcast:… Read More
• Quote “After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Magical artifacts Three items–the Elder Wand, Cloak of Invisibility, and Resurrection Stone–reputed to make the owner of all three the Master of Death. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)… Read More
• Magical artifacts The Deluminator is suggested to be the invention of Albus Dumbledore, which is a device that is used to put out lights and restore them.  It is also, less commonly, used as a guide. Podcast: Play in new window… Read More
• Magical objects A small magical object that looks like a cigarette lighter. When clicked, the Put-outer (or the Deluminator) sucks all light from a place. When reversed with another click, balls of light fly back out of the Deluminator and restores the light or lights that were extinguished. It also has other… Read More
• Hogwarts Hogwarts is a place of many surprises. Not only are the doors and staircases unusual, but also the paintings on the walls and the suits of armor in the corridors act in ways a visitor might not expect. Everything seems to be alive in some fashion. The armor creaks and… Read More
• Ministry of Magic The Department of Magical Equipment Control is a department or office in the Ministry of Magic which concerns itself with the many types of magical items and devices which exist in the wizarding world. This section regulates problems with equipment such as faulty wands and loose-bottomed cauldrons (DP1). Podcast:… Read More
• Source Harry and Ginny bring their three children to Platform 9 3/4 and the Hogwarts Express. They meet up with Ron and Hermione and their two children. Harry and Ginny’s second son, Albus Severus Potter, along with Hermione and Ron’s oldest child, Rose Weasley, and Draco’s son Scorpius Malfoy all are… Read More
• Source Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and last book in the series. The book was published in the US and the UK on 21 July 2007. Resources: Day by day calendar of events in the book Differences between the British and American versions Changes in the… Read More
• Source Harry explores more of Grimmauld Place, finding a letter from his mother in Sirius’ room, then discovering that Sirius’ brother Regulus was the mysterious R.A.B. Hermione remembers seeing the locket two summers before. Harry calls Kreacher, and Kreacher reveals that while he took the locket, it was then taken from… Read More
• Source Lupin seeks out HRH at Grimmauld Place and offers to accompany them on their quest, but Harry refuses, recognizing that Lupin is seeking escape from complications in his personal life. Kreacher returns with Mundungus, who reveals that Umbridge took the locket from him; it was a bribe so she would not turn… Read More
• Source After weeks of planning, HRH ambush three Ministry workers, assume their identities, and sneak into Ministry headquarters. To their horror, they learn that Ron has taken the identity of a man whose wife is about to be interrogated about her blood status, and who faces a sentence in Azkaban for… Read More
• Source Hermione accompanies Umbridge to court while Harry breaks into Umbridge’s office, to find Mad-Eye’s eye mounted on her door. While inside, Harry sees she has a file on Arthur Weasley and a copy of Rita Skeeter’s book. Harry retrieves the eye and heads back downstairs to the courtroom, where he and… Read More
• Source HRH apparated to the old Quidditch World Cup campgrounds, Ron having been splinched in the process. Hermione treats Ron’s injuries and they set up camp, whereupon Harry has a vision of Voldemort interrogating Gregorovitch. He realizes that Voldemort is searching for something Gregorovitch once had, but which was stolen by… Read More
• Source HRH spend weeks moving from place to place. They fail to either to destroy the locket Horcrux or think of a lead to find the others. They squabble with one another in frustration, aggravated by the Horcrux’s poisonous influence. Eventually they stumble across other fugitives – a party of Muggle-born wizards and… Read More
• Source Weeks pass while Harry and Hermione, the heart gone out of them, concentrate on finding a lead to the sword’s location. At Christmastime, Harry asks to go to Godric’s Hollow for personal reasons and Hermione agrees for quest-related reasons. After planning carefully, they Apparate into Godric’s Hollow in disguise and… Read More
• Source Leaving the cemetery, Harry and Hermione see the Potters’ old house, then encounter someone who appears to be Bathilda Bagshot, but she does not speak until she gets Harry alone. Too late, Harry discovers that they’ve been led into a trap, and that Bathilda’s corpse is being used as a… Read More
• Source Hermione gives Harry a copy of The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore that she picked up in the Bagshot house. They learn that the young man in the picture was Gellert Grindelwald, who according to Rita Skeeter was very close to Albus Dumbledore for a brief period when they… Read More
• Source Hermione Apparates with Harry to the Forest of Dean, where Harry, keeping watch late at night, sees and follows a Patronus in the form of a silver doe to a frozen pool in which the sword of Gryffindor lies. He is nearly strangled by the locket Horcrux’s chain when he… Read More
• Source Harry and Ron bring each other up to date on their adventures, Hermione finds the triangular mark in a photograph of Dumbledore’s letters, and the trio seek out Xenophilius Lovegood at his home for further information about the mark. Podcast:… Read More
• Source Xenophilius Lovegood explains that the mark is the symbol of the Deathly Hallows. The origin of the story is “The Tale of the Three Brothers”, which Hermione then reads aloud. Xenophilius then explains the symbolism of the mark and discusses the Hallows. Harry, wandering around the house, notices that there is no… Read More
• Source Harry becomes obsessed with the Hallows, particularly the Stone (which he realizes is hidden inside the Snitch that Dumbledore left him). Ron takes over the hunt for Horcruxes. Then Ron finally manages to pick up a Potterwatch broadcast, from which HRH learn that Voldemort is out of the country –… Read More
• Source Hermione disguises Harry’s appearance with a stinging jinx just before the Snatchers kidnap all three of them. The Snatchers recognize Hermione and find the sword of Gryffindor, so they are taken to Malfoy Manor instead of the Ministry. After arriving, they are questioned and Hermione is tortured by Bellatrix, who wants… Read More
• Source Harry buries Dobby and regains perspective, putting the Horcrux hunt above the Hallows quest. He realizes where the Elder Wand is and that Voldemort is about to obtain it. He also believes there is probably a Horcrux hidden in the Lestranges’ Gringotts vault. He first asks for Griphook’s help in breaking into… Read More
• Source Griphook agrees to help break into Gringotts in exchange for the sword of Gryffindor, which he considers to be rightfully goblin property. Harry and Ron agree in bad faith, planning to retain it until the Horcrux hunt is over. Lupin arrives to announce the birth of his son Teddy and to… Read More
• Source Plans and preparations being complete, Griphook accompanies HRH to Gringotts, hiding with Harry under the Cloak while Hermione poses as Bellatrix and Ron assumes a false identity. By using the Imperius Curse to control the Gringotts staff members, they manage to reach the level of the Lestranges’ vault before various defences are set… Read More
• Source HRH spend most of the day riding the dragon, only to get away from it near sunset. Harry has a vision of the theft being reported to Voldemort, and realizes that they are running out of time – Voldemort now knows that they are after Horcruxes, and that the last… Read More
• Source HRH return to Hogsmeade, are pursued by Death Eaters, but are rescued by Aberforth Dumbledore. Harry discovers that Aberforth has Sirius’s other mirror and it was he who sent Dobby to them at Malfoy Manor. Aberforth advises HRH to give up their quest. He explains why he doesn’t blindly trust his late… Read More
• Source Neville escorts HRH through the passageway from the Hog’s Head to the Room of Requirement, where Dumbledore’s Army recaps the situation in Hogwarts and the Ravenclaws tell Harry about Ravenclaw’s diadem. Luna escorts Harry to the Ravenclaw Tower to look at its representation on Ravenclaw’s statue, and Alecto Carrow ambushes… Read More
• Source Alecto Carrow summons Voldemort before she is stunned by Harry. McGonagall and Amycus Carrow enter the Ravenclaw Common Room. When Amycus insults McGonagall and spits in her face, Harry attacks him. He tells McGonagall that Voldemort is on his way and Harry is working on Dumbledore’s orders to find something in… Read More
• Source McGonagall orders the evacuation of those underage or who do not wish to fight. Voldemort delivers an ultimatum. Harry is told how Voldemort acquired the diadem by the Grey Lady, Ravenclaw’s ghost. She reveals that she is Helena Ravenclaw, Rowena’s daughter, and that Helena stole the diadem from her mother. After hiding the… Read More
• Source Percy and Harry carry Fred’s body to safety, then Percy rushes off to avenge his brother’s murder. Harry looks into Voldemort’s mind, so he can find out his location. Instead of fighting, Voldemort remains with Nagini in the Shrieking Shack, awaiting Harry and brooding on the Elder Wand. He reaches a… Read More
• Source Having learned that he must die, Harry heads towards in the Forbidden Forest to meet Voldemort. Along the way, he makes sure that Neville knows that Nagini has to be killed, in case Hermione and Ron are unable to kill her. When he reaches the Forest, Harry retrieves the Resurrection Stone from the Snitch and he… Read More
• Source Harry awakens in what seems to him to be King’s Cross station. Harry encounters what remains of the fragment of Voldemort’s soul (now powerless) that was attached to Harry. Albus Dumbledore appears, celebrating Harry’s bravery. Dumbledore tells Harry that he doesn’t believe that Harry is truly dead; He explains that, by taking Harry’s… Read More
• Source Both Harry and Voldemort regain consciousness in the Forest.  Harry pretends to be dead. Narcissa Malfoy is ordered to check on Harry. She sees that he is alive, but quietly asks him if Draco is alive. Harry tells her that her son is indeed alive and she tells Voldemort that Harry is dead. Hagrid is… Read More
• Source Molly Weasley loads H.R.H. up with wedding-preparation chores in an attempt to stop them from making plans to leave. Ron and Hermione prove to Harry that they understand what’s involved in accompanying him and have taken steps to protect their families from retaliation. Hermione reveals that she has researched the… Read More
• Source Harry, disguised by Polyjuice Potion, attends Bill’s and Fleur‘s wedding, where he meets Xenophilius Lovegood and Ron’s Great Aunt Muriel and reencounters Viktor Krum and Elphias Doge. Thanks to Krum, Harry remembers who Gregorovitch is and learns that Xenophilius is wearing a symbol associated with Grindelwald. Thanks to Muriel’s gossip,… Read More
• Dark magic items The Diadem of Ravenclaw (also called a tiara) bestows wisdom on the wearer. It is etched with the words, “Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure” (DH29, DH31). The diadem was stolen by Helena Ravenclaw in an effort to surpass her mother Rowena Ravenclaw. Helena Ravenclaw then fled to… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops • Streets, alleys, and lanes • Wizarding places Diagon Alley is a magically-hidden, wizarding shopping street located behind the Leaky Cauldron in central London, just off Charing Cross Road. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)… Read More
• Dark magic items Tom Riddle preserved his memory and a bit of his soul in his diary, which became his first horcrux. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Amos Diggory was a Ministry of Magic official who worked for the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. Amos is a ruddy-faced wizard with a scrubby brown beard. He takes a great deal of pride in his son, Cedric, even to the point of being somewhat rude… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors This disused classroom is located in the Charms Corridor on the third floor. It is next to the statue of the humpbacked, one-eyed witch which covers the hidden passageway to Honeydukes in Hogsmeade. It is in this classroom that Fred and George give Harry the Marauder’s… Read More
• Wandmaking A wand wood (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Spells When touched, the target object will multiply, but the copies are worthless and will tarnish or break down over time.  The spell needs to be stopped by the original caster, or the objects will continue to multiply for hours or days. Also known as the “Gemino Curse” (BoS).  … Read More
• Magical objects Dumbledore’s will contained three surprising legacies. On Harry’s seventeenth birthday, Minister for Magic Rufus Scrimgeour unexpectedly showed up at the Burrow with Albus Dumbledore’s last will and testament in which Dumbledore had bequeathed items to Harry, Ron and Hermione (DH7). Most of Dumbledore’s possessions, including his… Read More