• Magical discipline Fairies have their own weak form of magic, which they use primarily to avoid being eaten by predators. According to Scamander, fairies are held to have very limited intelligence, and they do not use any form of language that humans understand (but see languages) (FB).  … Read More
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Introduction In the book, these cards are collected and traded by students and referred to as Chocolate Frog Cards. However, “real” versions of these cards exist, created by Rowling herself, providing a fascinating look into the vast scope of Wizarding history. After the release of the fourth book, the world… Read More
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Fawkes, Professor Dumbledore’s phoenix, has played a prominent role in the first four Harry Potter books. With the fifth book reportedly titled Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, it is worthwhile to speculate about Fawkes’ past. There is strong support in J. K. Rowling’s canon for the theory that… Read More
• Creature The Fire Crab (or fire-crab)is a magical creature which looks like a tortoise with a jeweled shell. The Fire Crab can shoot fire out of its rear end. It is constantly in danger of being killed for its shell, which unscrupulous wizards will use as cauldrons.  The fire crab is native to Fiji,… Read More
• Creature The fire slug is a magical creature that lives in the Brazilian rainforests. Newt Scamander is currently studying them (fw73). Read More
• Character Flavius Belby survived a Lethifold attack while in Papua New Guinea in 1782. He wrote about the experience, revealing for the first time the existence of this terrible creature and also the fact that a Patronus Charm will drive a Lethifold away. Belby had at… Read More
• Event The attack comes while he is while holidaying in Papua New Guinea. Belby wards off the creature by conjuring a patronus (FB). While Belby is considered the only wizard to survive a lethifold attack (FW, FB), Celestina Warbeck’s mother, a Muggle woman, is another survivor of a lethifold attack (Pm). Read More
• Potion ingredients The mucus exuded by a flobberworm is sometimes used to thicken potions (FB). One of Harry’s detentions with Professor Snape entailed sorting out flobberworms for use in Potions class (HBP11)… Read More
• Creature The flobberworm is a ten-inch, toothless brown worm which eats vegetation, preferring lettuce. The mucus exuded by a flobberworm is sometimes used to thicken potions (FB). Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds Also known as the Forbidden Corridor, this is where Fluffy guarded the trapdoor to the hiding place of the Philosopher’s Stone. Students are advised to avoid it if they do not wish to die a painful death, as per Albus Dumbledore’s welcome speech at the beginning of Harry Potter’s first year. Read More
• Character Frank was a giant Thunderbird rescued from captivity in Egypt by Newt Scamander in the 1920s and smuggled into New York inside his suitcase. In Egypt, Frank had been kept cruelly chained by his leg, but inside Newt’s case he lived in a replica of the Arizona desert, his native… Read More
• Potion ingredients Ordinary frogs have several magical uses, but none of them end well for the frogs. Read More
• Potion ingredients Quite valuable, as they can serve as ingredients in love potions or may be eaten whole as a cure for ague. These uses are quite appropriate as Ashwinder eggs are so flammable that they will ignite a dwelling within minutes if they are not frozen as soon as possible . Read More
• Character Dymphna Furmage was a witch who was terrified of pixies after being abducted by some while on holiday in Cornwall (FW43). Read More
• Creature The Fwooper is a magical African bird with brightly-colored feathers. The song of the Fwooper will drive the listener insane, so the birds are sold with a Silencing Charm on them (FB). In the book Ancient Runes Made Easy, the Fwooper symbol symbolises the number 4… Read More