• Character Severus Snape’s mother, a witch who appeared to be unhappily married to a Muggle (HBP13). A picture of Eileen as a fifteen-year old is described as skinny and “simultaneously cross and sullen, with heavy brows and a long, pallid face” (HBP25). Captain of the Hogwarts Gobstones Team (… Read More
• Food and drinks A “blood-red” wine made by house-elves served by Severus Snape at Spinner’s End to Narcissa Malfoy and Bellatrix Lestrange (HBP2). The bottle was old and dusty, of unknown origin, though possibly made by house-elves at Hogwarts. After the burial of Aragog the acromantula, Slughorn and Hagrid drank several bottles… 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). Podcast:… Read More
• Creature The Re’em is an extremely rare golden-furred giant ox.   Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple… Read More
• Potion ingredients The blood of the Re’em, when drunk, gives the drinker immense strength (FB). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Gardens and farms • Mysterious places The Enchanted Garden is the location of the¬†Wizarding Schools Potions Championship where students compete to win a gold cauldron. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Erica Stainwright was a popular witch who sold fake cleaning potions to unsuspecting householders in the 1950s (JKR, WoM). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)… Read More
• Potion ingredients Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android |… Read More
• Potion ingredients When Harry took a dose of Felix Felicis and announced he was going to Aragog’s funeral because that would help him get Slughorn’s tampered memory for Dumbledore, Ron joked that he must have taken Essence of Insanity instead (HBP22). To Ron and Hermione, Harry sounded rather crazy at that… Read More
• Diseases and healing An herbal remedy for poisoning, and an ingredient in the potion Felix Felicis. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Potions Everlasting Elixirs are a type of potion studied during the 6th-year at Hogwarts. Students research information on the topic in the book¬†Advanced Potion-Making (HBP15). Podcast: Play in new window | Download… 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). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Organizations The Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers was founded by Hector Dagworth-Granger. Slughorn asked Hermione if perhaps she was related to him (HBP9). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 —… Read More