• Historical places A historical name for Ethiopia, and presumably the home of the Abyssinian Shrivelfig. Also home to the Gimbi Giant-Slayers who won the All-Africa Cup twice (QA8). Read More
• Plants • Potion ingredients Aconite, also known as monkshood or wolfsbane, is a mundane plant with magical uses (PS8). Read More
• Potions Ageing Potion causes the person drinking it to grow older. The more one drinks, the more one ages. Read More
• Character Albert Runcorn was a tall, bearded wizard who works for the Ministry of Magic. He unwittingly played a part in Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s infiltration of the Ministry when Hermione gave him a Nosebleed Nougat, convinced him to go home, and took some of his hairs to add to… Read More
• Character Albus Potter is the middle child and second son of Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley Potter.  He is named after two headteachers of Hogwarts: Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape. When he begins Hogwarts he is quite nervous about being sorted into Slytherin, thanks in large… Read More
• Areas of knowledge Alchemy is the ancient study of transforming base metals into gold and eventually creating a Philospher’s Stone which would give the owner eternal life. Because metals must be melted and mixed before they are transformed into gold, alchemy is a cross between Potions and Transfiguration. The most famous alchemist in… Read More
• Plants Alihotsy is a type of shrub with leaves that induce hysteria if eaten. Read More
• Potions Amortentia is the most powerful love potion in the world. It is recognizable by its distinctive mother-of-pearl sheen and by the fact that its steam rises in characteristic spirals. The potion smells differently to different people according to what attracts them (HBP9). 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
• Character Angus McMangus was a Hogwarts classmate of Miranda Goshawk, author of the Book of Spells. Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops The Apothecary is a shop selling potion ingredients in Diagon Alley. It is a fascinating place crammed with all sorts of interesting things. There are barrels of slimy stuff lined up on the floor and jars of all sorts of powders, herbs, and the like along the walls. Bundles of… Read More
• Event Harry (spurred by Felix Felicis) and Professor Slughorn (hoping to acquire some Acromatula venom) join Hagrid (utterly bereaved) and Fang for the Acromantula’s funeral. Professor Slughorn sneaks some of Aragog’s venom while Hagrid isn’t looking, then gives a grand eulogy that Hagrid finds very touching. After Aragog’s body… Read More
• Creature Armadillos are small armored mammals found throughout the Americas; the species is most diverse, however, in South America. Read More
• Occupations The Aurors are an elite group of witches and wizards who battle the Dark Arts. They operate in some ways as soldiers but more often as intelligence agents, seeking out Dark wizards and defeating them, often in fierce wizard duels. Alastor Moody and Frank and Alice Longbottom were famous Aurors,… Read More
• Character Bartemius Crouch Jr., known as Barty, was one of Voldemort’s most faithful Death Eaters. Barty Crouch Jr. was the only child of Ministry official Barty Crouch, Sr., who personally sent his son to Azkanban. Read More
• Creature Bats are nocturnal flying mammals that are found all over the world. Read More
• Plants • Potion ingredients This is a mundane plant with magical uses (DP2, JKR-W1). Read More