• Games, toys, and jokes One of the range of sweets found in a Skiving Snackbox, this causes the eater to faint. During the twins’ beta tests on the volunteer Gryffindor first years, the eater remained unconscious until fed the antidote by someone else. Hermione found these testing methods alarming (OP13). Read More
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While discussing the fate of the Sorcerer’s Stone with Harry in the Hospital Wing, Dumbledore encourages Harry to use Voldemort’s name: “Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.”  Harry has not encountered that opinion prior to this moment, but he accepts the advice readily. When Hagrid… Read More
• Potions Felix Felicis is a potion sometimes called “Liquid Luck.” Until the effects wear off, all the drinker’s endeavours will tend to succeed (HBP9). Once consumed, the potion gives the drinker an exhilarating sense of confidence and a tremendous sense of opportunity (HBP22). However, if taken in excess the… Read More
• Food and drinks • Games, toys, and jokes One selection in the Weasley Twins’ Skiving Snackboxes (OP6). Read More
• Character Presumably the inventor of Filibuster’s Fabulous No-Heat, Wet-Start Fireworks (CS4,GF11). Read More
• Character Seamus Finnigan is an Irish boy with sandy hair, who is in the same Gryffindor dormitory as Harry. He is a half-blood: his father is a Muggle, and his mother didn’t tell his dad that she was a witch until after they were married, which was a “bit… Read More
• Magical effects References: “bluebell flames” candle magic Fiendfyre Fire-Making Spell “fire whip” Flagrate Flagrante Curse Wand Sparks Anti-fire magic: Water-Making Spell extinguishing spells Flame-Freezing Charm Other Magic: Floo Powder Fire Talking Wand Effects… Read More
• Spells The Fire-Making Spell is a very useful spell, commonly used around the Wizarding house for such things as lighting the fire in the fireplace. The spell is cast using the incantation Incendio. While learning this spell, the Book of Spells recommends wearing dragon-hide gloves (BoS). Read More
• Incantations Creates a burning, fiery line in the air which can be “drawn” with the wand into specific shapes. The shape lingers for some time. Read More
• Character Flamel is a celebrated alchemist (DH2) who is famous for creating the only known Philosopher’s Stone in existence. As a result, Flamel and his wife Perenelle (b. circa 1333) lived for over 600 years (PS17, JKR). Dumbledore did some alchemical work with him in… Read More
• Character Perenelle Flamel was Nicolas Flamel’s wife (PS17). She and her future husband met while attending Beauxbatons Academy (Pm). Read More
• Magical effects A flesh memory is a memory retained by a Golden Snitch of the Seeker who caught it. Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds The fifth floor corridor of the east wing at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is mentioned in the book as the location where Fred and George Weasley create a Portable Swamp as a means of annoying Dolores Umbridge and Argus Filch. Read More
• Event When Ron is seven years old, he is given an acid pop by Fred. The sweet burns a hole through Ron’s tongue. Molly punishes Fred by hitting him with her broomstick, according to Ron’s recollection (PA10). Read More
• Magical effects The unnamed fur spell causes a person to grow fur. The effect is innocuous and temporary and can be cast as a practical joke or diversion (CS11). Read More