• Plants • Potion ingredients The Abyssinian shrivelfig is a magical plant used in potions. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:10:02 — 48.1MB)… Read More
• Quote “I keep only a small stock for those witches or wizards of sufficient subtlety, for acacia is not suited to what is commonly known as ‘bangs-and-smells’ magic.” Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Ministry of Magic The Accidental Magic Reversal Squad is a division of the Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes at the Ministry of Magic. This team is the first on the scene when a magical accident or catastrophe occurs. Podcast:… Read More
• Sweets Acid Pops are a sweet sold at Honeydukes in Hogsmeade (PA10). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:10:02 — 48.1MB)… Read More
• Magical effects An Age Line is a thin golden line drawn on a floor which affects anyone too young to cross it. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:10:02 — 48.1MB)… Read More
• Potions Ageing Potion causes the person drinking it to grow older. The more one drinks, the more one ages. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:10:02 — 48.1MB)… Read More
• Character Alberic Grunnion was the inventor of the Dungbomb (FW). His Chocolate Frog card was one of the ones Harry received on his first journey to Hogwarts (PS6). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Character Albert Runcorn was a tall, bearded wizard who works for the Ministry of Magic. He unwittingly played a part in Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s infiltration of the Ministry when Hermione gave him a Nosebleed Nougat, convinced him to go home, and took some of his hairs to add to… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements • Historical events Albus Dumbledore Remembered is an obituary written by a life-long friend of Dumbledore, Elphias Doge, who attended Hogwarts with him as a child (DH2, DH8). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Potions The Elixer to Induce Euphoria is a potion which induces intense excitement and happiness in the drinker, with occasional side effects of excessive singing and nose-tweaking (the addition of peppermint would tend to counterbalance that effect, according to notations by the Half-Blood Prince in Harry’s potions textbook) (HBP22). Read More
• Magical effects Animagus Transfiguration is the magical process of taking on the form of an animal, or afterward, reverting back again to human form. The animal form is sometimes referred to as the witch or wizard’s Animagus form. See the Animagi entry for further details about wizarding folk who can perform this… Read More
• Magical objects Students at Hogwarts are given quills charmed with Anti-Cheating spells for doing written exams. (PS16) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:10:02 — 48.1MB)… Read More
• Magical effects Anti-Gravity Mist is a Charm which creates an innocent-looking golden mist that hovers above the ground. A person stepping into this mist immediately finds that up and down have reversed and they are hanging from the ground over the endless sky. Podcast:… Read More
• Magical discipline Apparition is an advanced spell used by fully trained witches and wizards to disappear from one place and appear almost instantly somewhere else. A person who uses this spell is referred to as an Apparator. Apparition is typically cast non-verbally. Podcast:… Read More
• Incantations Arresto Momentum is an incantation that slows the speed or stops a falling object or person to keep them from harm. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:10:02 — 48.1MB)… Read More
• Art and Culture Various types of artwork are displayed in the halls of Hogwarts, including paintings and sculptures. Many if not all of these are magical and are animated in some way. Apparently there are no art classes at Hogwarts, although Dean Thomas is known for being a good artist.  … Read More
• Spells Atmospheric Charms affected the weather inside Ministry of Magic headquarters in London. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:10:02 — 48.1MB)… Read More
• Communication In the basement of MACUSA headquarters in New York, there at least one hundred automatic typewriters on the unmanned desks. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:10:02 — 48.1MB)… Read More
• Spells The Backfiring Jinx has unknown effects, but can certainly be nasty. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:10:02 — 48.1MB)… Read More
• Magical effects Bangs-and-Smells Magic is a general term for the kind of overt, showy magic which may be considered by some to lack subtlety. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:10:02 — 48.1MB)… Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes One of the range of fireworks products offered by Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes (OP28). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:10:02 — 48.1MB)… Read More
• Magical objects Fangs and venom from the dreaded giant serpent that once lived in the Chamber of Secrets have magical properties. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:10:02 — 48.1MB)… Read More
• Character Bathilda Bagshot was a famous magical historian and author of one of Hogwarts’ standard textbooks, A History of Magic. Her book is one of the books Hermione chose to store in her small pouch with the magically enlarged interior, in case it might prove useful during the quest to find… Read More
• Timelines and calendars During the Second War, battles were fought between Death Eaters and allies of the Ministry, including Aurors and members of the Order of the Phoenix. Some of these battles were single combats, but others were pitched battles between small groups of combatants. In the end, the final defeat of Voldemort… Read More
• Spells The Bedazzling Hex is a spell which causes the target object to temporarily blind any observer. The spell can be used to create invisibility cloaks (DH21).   Podcast: Play in new window | Download… Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes This substance presumably causes the target creature to belch. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:10:02 — 48.1MB)… Read More
• Character Bertha Jorkins was a Ministry of Magic witch murdered by Voldemort. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:10:02 — 48.1MB)… Read More