• Creature Rats are medium-sized, long-tailed rodents, sometimes kept as pets, but often regarded as vermin or pests.   Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Potion ingredients Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android |… Read More
• Character Professor Moonshine is a researcher whose specialty is potions that affect hags (DP4) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Potions Plant rejuvenating potions invented by Tilden Toots, celebrity host of “Toots, Shoots and Roots” on the Wizarding Wireless (JKR). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Hogwarts academics Snape gave Harry lessons in Occlumency, or closing his mind to invasion by the Dark Lord, under the guise of giving him Remedial Potions lessons so that Umbridge and her Inquisitorial Squad would not be suspicious (OP24). The story was believable to Draco Malfoy and others because Harry’s worst… Read More
• Character Harry, Hermione and Ron saw Professor Remus J. Lupin for the first time on the Hogwarts Express, wearing extremely shabby wizard’s robes. Lupin has light brown hair flecked with gray, though he is quite young. He looked ill and exhausted; Ron observed, “He looks like one good hex would finish… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Wizarding places The Restricted Section of the Hogwarts library is at the back, set off with a rope. A signed note from a teacher is required to peruse that section of the library; it contains books of Dark Magic only used by older students studying advanced Defence Against the Dark Arts. One… Read More
• Potions This unnamed reviving potion was used by mediwizards at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup to revive a victim of the Wronski Feint (GF8). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration:… Read More
• Essay The Riddle of the Potions seldom gets the respect it merits. It is the last challenge faced by Harry and Hermione before entering the chamber where the Philosopher’s Stone is kept safely hidden in the Mirror of Erised. Usually when reading the book, we speed past the riddle, admire Hermione for solving… Read More
• Character Romilda Vane was a Gryffindor, two years behind Harry Potter at Hogwarts, who went to great lengths to try to win his heart. She had dark eyes and long, dark hair. Romilda made it very obvious in her fourth year that she was pursuing Harry Potter (HBP7). Among other… Read More
• Event Ron wakes up to an impressive haul of presents, including a wristwatch from his parents.  He accidentally eats Chocolate Cauldrons that Romilda Vane spiked with love potion, and falls madly in love with Romilda Vane.  Harry takes him to Slughorn, who whips up an antidote.  To celebrate Ron’s birthday, Slughorn… 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
• Potion ingredients The eggs of the runespoor used for making potions. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More