• 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… 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. Read More
• Character Credence Barebone appears to be the adopted son of Mary Lou Barebone, a fanatical leader of the anti-magic Second Salem Philanthropic Society in 1920s New York. Along with his two adopted sisters, he would often help his mother and the Second Salemers by hanging up posters, finding places to… Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes One of the range of fireworks products offered by Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes (OP28). Read More
• Magical objects Fangs and venom from the dreaded giant serpent that once lived in the Chamber of Secrets have magical properties. 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).  … Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes Belch Powder is a substance which presumably causes the target creature to belch. Read More
• Character Hogwarts student, 1970s James Potter and Sirius Black once received detention for hexing Aubrey and causing his head to grow twice its normal size (HBP24). Harry learned about it when Snape gave him a detention and made him copy-over Mr. Filch’s filing cabinet cards. Read More
• City places A neighborhood on London’s East End, historically known as a poor area. Bethnal Green was also where Willy Widdershins pranked Muggles with exploding toilets, which Mr. Weasley had to investigate (OP9). Location: Map of Wizarding London… Read More
• Spells The Boggart Banishing Spell requires the caster to visualize his or her worst fear in an amusing form while reciting the incantation “Riddikulus!” When performed correctly, this forces the boggart to take on an appearance which will inspire the laughter that overwhelms and banishes the creature. Read More
• Character The Old Boggle of Canterbury was a tiny Boggart who lived in a cave near the town of Canterbury. The Boggart tricked the Muggles of the area into believing he was a mad, cannibalistic hermit by using echos (Pm:Boggart). Read More
• Incantations Bombarda is the incantation for a rather loud spell for destruction. Read More
• Magical effects The Bond of Blood is an extremely powerful ancient magic which is formed when a person sacrifices himself or herself for a family member, out of love. The sacrifice creates a lingering protection in the blood of the person who was saved. It is not activated, however, until the charm… Read More
• Incantations Brachiabindo is the incantation for a binding spell used to restrain someone with ropes. Read More
• Ministry of Magic A room located in the Department of Mysteries on Level Nine of the Ministry of Magic (OP34)… Read More
• Magical effects The Bubbles spell pours non-bursting golden bubbles out of the wand. Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes Bulbadox Powder is a substance which causes the skin of a person who touches it to break out in boils. Read More
• Character One of the founders of Borgin and Burkes, a shop in Knockturn Alley. The man behind the counter when Lucius Malfoy came in (CS4), however, was Mr. Borgin. Read More
• Magizoology Burning Day is the day on which a phoenix bursts into flames and is reborn from the ashes (CS12). Read More