— "Specialis Revelio"
Used to identify the ingredients of the target potion or the enchantments on a target object. May also be used to untransfigure those who seek to hide their true identities. … Read MoreScorpius Malfoy solves the final riddle and he, Albus and Delphi take the Experimental Time-Turner• Event
With only Scorpius Malfoy left outside the Weaponised Library, he works under pressure to solve the third and final riddle. This releases Delphi and Albus Potter from inside the bookshelves and reveals the Experimental Time-Turner hidden inside a book (CC1.19). Read MoreSeekers jinxed as Pride of Portree fall to the Arrows
Headlines and advertisements
Seekers jinxed as Pride of Portree fall to the Arrows is a Sports headline in the Daily Prophet, following a controversial Quidditch match (DP3). A collision occurred during the race for the Snitch, between Dougal McBride (Pride of Portree) and Gregory Cotton (Appleby Arrows). This led to illegal… Read More"Serpensortia"
Serpensortia is the incantation for a spell which causes a large serpent to burst from the end of the caster’s wand. Read More
The Shrinking Charm is a spell that causes an Engorged object to return to its normal size. Read More
Shrinking Solution / Shrinking Potion
Effect: Makes things shrink in size, apparently reversing the aging process as well. Harry had to write a particularly nasty essay on Shrinking Potions as one of his holiday assignments for Potions the summer before his third year (PA1). Administered to Trevor in Potions, the toad didn’t just become… Read MoreSilvio Astolfi• Character
Silvio Astolfi was a wizard who participated in a broom race that resulted in the destruction of the Colosseum in Rome. Astolfi flew an incredibly close race from Aberdeen to Rome with his bitter rival, Scottish wizard Torquil McTavish. Astolfi was transfigured into a chicken in the confusion and explosion… Read MoreSirius Black breaks into Hogwarts and slashes the Fat Lady in an attempt to find Pettigrew• Event
Everyone thinks Sirius Black wants to kill Harry. Dumbledore sends all of the students to sleep in the Great Hall overnight so that the teachers and staff can search the school. Snape thinks Lupin is helping Sirius sneak into the castle. Read MoreRita Skeeter• Character
Rita Skeeter is a reporter for the Daily Prophet who is known for her rubbishy exposés of well-known wizards. She uses a Quick-Quotes Quill to write in flowery prose filled with innuendos and veiled accusations (GF18). Rita was a reporter at the Death Eater trials after the… Read MoreSnake Parts
Potion ingredients Spells & Charms: The Nature of Magic• Article
Note: This piece is not about the class Charms, and I’ve left aside the vexing question of the difference between Charms and Transfiguration (e.g., why are winged keys a Charm and giant moving chess pieces are a Transfiguration?). Rather, I’m looking at Charms in the general sense, as a synonym for spells, that is,… Read MoreStaff room wardrobe
Furniture and household items
The staff room wardrobe is a large, ugly piece of furniture found in the teachers’ staff room on the ground floor. The teachers keep their robes in that wardrobe. Harry and Ron hid in the wardrobe when they had figured out where the entrance to the Chamber of Secrets was… Read MoreThe Standard Book of Spells
Books and Literature
The Standard Book of Spells is a multi-volume reference work used as a textbook at Hogwarts. The series is divided into “Grades,” with each successive grade containing more difficult and complex spells. The series was written by Miranda Goshawk in the 1900s, probably based on the seminal work… Read MoreStudents in Harry's year start their O.W.L.s• Event
Harry and the others in his Year sit their Ordinary Wizarding Level (O.W.L.) examinations. The first day is Charms, with a written exam in the morning and a practical exam in the afternoon. O.W.L.s occurs over the span of two weeks. Here’s the full schedule. First week of O.W.L.s: Monday… Read MoreEmeric Switch• Character
Emeric Switch was the author of A Beginner’s Guide to Transfiguration (PS5). Read More
— "none given"
various, depending on the Transfiguration intended A category of Transfiguration spells that swap one thing for another. Read More