• Magical artifacts Artificial eyes in the wizarding world seem to have unusual powers, as a rule. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Magical objects Maps that possess magical qualities, such as the Marauder’s Map. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics Nickname Scorpius Malfoy gives himself after viewing the alternate universe in which Voldemort and The Augurey ruled the Wizarding World (CC3.14). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)… Read More
• Magical objects • Security The metallic Map of Magical Activity used a light display to help Aurors in the MACUSA Major Investigation Department to view magic occurring around New York City (WFT). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Atlas of the Wizarding World • Businesses, merchants, and shops • Wizarding places While there is no official map of Diagon Alley, the books describe some of the shops in a general relationship to each other. Using this information, I created the following map in 2001 (before OP). The most important shop not included is Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes which didn’t appear until book… Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics The self-titled Marauders were a group of Gryffindor students who attended Hogwarts between 1971 and 1978. The ringleaders were James Potter and Sirius Black. Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew rounded out the group. The Marauders were well-known as troublemakers and pranksters, particular Potter and Black who earned themselves an entire… Read More
• Character Merope Gaunt was the daughter of Marvolo Gaunt and mother of Tom Riddle. Eighteen-year-old Merope’s hair is lank and dull and she has a “plain, pale, rather heavy face.” Her eyes also gaze in opposite directions. Merope’s father is extremely abusive to her and derisively calls her a “Squib” (and other… Read More
• Magical objects A time-traveling device the use of which was strictly regulated by the Ministry (PA21). Inside the hourglass-shaped device there is a single One-Hour Reversal Charm (Pm). All of them were thought to be destroyed during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries (OP35, HBP11, BP), but in… Read More
• Magical artifacts The Mirror of Erised is a magnificent mirror, as high as a classroom ceiling, with an ornate gold frame, standing on two clawed feet. The inscription carved around the top read “Erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi,” which is “I show not your face but your heart’s… Read More
• Incantations Mischief Managed is the incantation which closes or “wipes” clean the Marauders Map (PA10). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Ministry of Magic A division of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement in the Ministry of Magic Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes Harry and the other Triwizard champions drew small model dragons out of a silk bag. The type of model indicated which dragon thay had to face. Harry drew the Hungarian Horntail. (GF20). Each tiny model moved its wings and snarled; Harry’s even curled up and went to sleep the… Read More
• Magical objects A small, slightly furry pouch worn round the neck for holding possessions, made from the skin of the moke.  Items stored in a mokeskin pouch can only be retrieved by the owner. Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Character Montague was a Hogwarts student in Slytherin House c. 1989-1996. He played on the Slytherin Quidditch Team as a Chaser (PA15) and later became their team’s Captain (OP19). He was also appointed by Professor Dolores Umbridge to be a member of her Inquisitorial Squad (… Read More
• Character Morfin Gaunt was the son of Marvolo Gaunt. He is first seen dressed in rags, his thick hair so matted with dirt the color was indistinguishable. He was missing several teeth, and his eyes, like those of his father and sister, looked in opposite directions. Morfin is a Parselmouth and… Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics Nickname given to the dead Voldemort by Scorpius Malfoy (CC3.14). Scorpius and Albus Potter traveled back in time using an Experimental Time-Turner and ended up in a timeline where Voldemort and The Augurey ruled the Wizarding World because Harry Potter had died (CC3.4). After viewing… Read More
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Charms magic can be used to move objects in various ways. Locomotion Magic The basic spell for moving an object is Locomotor, which comes from two Latin words meaning roughly “move from its place.” First years learn to move objects by magic; the practical part of Flitwick’s exam for the first years… Read More
• Magical artifacts Muggle objects which are specifically not allowed to have magical spells applied to them. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:14 — 3.9MB)Subscribe: Apple… Read More
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Wizards don’t use electricity for a very good reason—they don’t need it, in fact they don’t need our technology at all (except maybe for sherbet lemons). Modern Muggle technology, according to wizards, is a poor substitute for magic. And modern Muggle technology is largely based on the availability of cheap,… Read More