• Magical artifacts Hagrid carries a pink umbrella which conceals his broken wand. which was snapped in half when he was expelled from Hogwarts in june, 1943. The wand/umbrella seems to work just fine. He used it to start a fire, put a pig-tail jinx on Dudley (with a “flash of violet light”… Read More
• Wizarding culture Falling on the 31st October every year, this holiday is celebrated by both the Muggle and wizarding world. Read More
• Furniture and household items As a going-away present at the end of Harry’s first year, Hagrid put together a leather-bound photo album filled with magical moving photographs of Harry’s parents, James and Lily Potter, “smiling and waving” (PS17). Read More
• Diseases and healing Harry Potter had several scars caused by various dangerous situations. Read More
• Source Hagrid writes to inform the trio that Aragog has died. Ron and Hermione have their apparition test, and Harry makes a Euphoria potion in a class with just Slughorn, Ernie and Draco, after which he tries to corner Slughorn, but fails. Hermione passes her test and convinces Harry to take… Read More
• Source We learn of several disappearances including Florean Fortescue and Mr. Ollivander. Harry, Hermione, and the Weasleys go shopping at Diagon Alley, escorted by Hagrid.  There they discover a much-changed atmosphere and an empty Leaky Cauldron. They have a run-in with Draco and Narcissa Malfoy in Madam Malkin’s and then tour Weasleys’ Wizard… Read More
• Character Nearly Headless Nick is the nickname of the ghost of Sir Nicholas de Mimsy Porpington, a wizard who died in a botched execution on October 31, 1492. He was hit forty-five times in the neck with a blunt axe, but a half-inch of skin and sinew remained connecting his head… Read More
• Hogwarts Four giant hourglasses – one for each house – stand in niches in a corner opposite the main doors in Hogwarts’ Entrance Hall; they automatically track house points (PS15). Read More
• Occupations At Hogwarts, a staff of about fourteen teachers apparently handles classes for hundreds of students. Any way you look at it, that’s a lot of classes for a few staff members. Read More
• Hogwarts • Hogwarts academics Points are given or taken away to reward or punish the behavior of students. Points are accumulated over the course of the school year, at the end of which a House Cup is awarded to the house with the most. Giant hourglasses set in niches along one wall in a… Read More