• Food and drinks Sickening sweets based on the tattoos of Voldemort’s followers (HBP6) Sold by Weasleys Wizard Wheezes in Diagon Alley. 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
• Potions The Elixir of Life is an alchemical substance which extends life, created using the Philosopher’s Stone. The elixir must be consumed regularly for all eternity if the drinker is to maintain his or her immortality (HBP23). Read More
• Potion ingredients The blood of the Re’em, when drunk, gives the drinker immense strength (FB). Read More
• Ministry of Magic Decorative “windows” at the Ministry of Magic’s underground headquarters. They display whatever weather Magical Maintenance chooses for a given day (OP7). Read More
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I love the Harry Potter films. I have dear friends who worked on them. I was on the set during the filming of Order of the Phoenix. David Heyman even told me that they used the Lexicon "every day" while they created the films. So don't mistake what I'm about to say for anything but loving criticism. The films are nothing more than very expensive fan fiction. They're made-up stories closely based on the Harry Potter books, created by people who are massive Harry Potter fans and who care very deeply about "getting it right," but who, for one reason or another, changed a lot of things. Sometimes they changed things for very good reasons. Sometimes, though, they seem to have changed things for no particular reason at all. I can't explain it, but there you go. However, for a lot of people, the films are Harry Potter. They've never read the books, or barely read them anyway. As far as they're concerned, Dementors attacked Harry and Dudley in an underpass below a highway. Snape died in a boathouse. And Harry fought Voldemort in an extended, violent duel at the end of the Battle of Hogwarts, punctuated by clever bon mots and death-defying falls from high places. But oh well. I really don't care. At least they're Potter fans! The more the merrier! Just do me a favor ... don't send me any more emails telling me that I screwed up on the Lexicon when I write that: Read More
• Magical objects Ink that lasts forever or never fades away. There were messages written in Everlasting Ink on the memorial sign at the cottage where the Potters died in Godric’s Hollow (DH17). Read More
• Potions A glowing fluid from the horn of an Erumpent. An Erumpent can fill something with this fluid by piercing it with its horn. Soon after that, the item will explode (WFT). Read More