• Trivia Ron tells us that “… when I was three, Fred turned my teddy bear into a great big filthy spider because I broke his toy broomstick …” That means that Fred Weasley at age five was able to transfigure a teddy bear into a live spider (CS9). Clever boy! At age… Read More
• Character Teddy Lupin is the son of Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks. He is a Metamorphmagus like his mother (DH25, BLC). He was named for his grandfather Ted Tonks, and is the godson of Harry Potter (DH25). Orphaned in the Battle of Hogwarts (DH33) and… Read More
• Character Thaddeus Thurkell was the wizard father of seven squib sons, whom he transfigured into hedgehogs out of disgust (FW). Read More
• Character Timothy Blenkinsop is a supporter of the Puddlemere United Quidditch team in the 1990s (DP4). Interviewed by the Daily Prophet, Blenkinsop was 23 at the time of Puddlemere’s 30 September match against the Holyhead Harpies. He was caught in the ensuing riot and still had a tail resulting from… Read More
• Hogwarts academics Transfiguration is magic which changes one object into another. It is possible to change inanimate objects into animate ones and vice versa. Some Transfiguration spells alter a part of something, such as changing a person’s ears from normal into rabbit ears. At Hogwarts, Transfiguration is taught by Professor McGonagall. Fifty… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds This classroom, where McGonagall teaches Transfiguration, was filled with separate desks for each student (CS16). It also had a teacher’s desk (PS8). Its location is unknown, although it is located “miles away” from the third-floor Defence Against the Dark Arts office (OP32). Harry, with Ron and Hermione’s… Read More
• Publications “Transfiguration Today” is one of several ‘trade’ magazines in the wizarding world. This magazine has international readership, and it has been around for decades. Tina and Queenie Goldstein had this magazine, along with The Witch’s Friend and Witch Chat, in their apartment (WFT). “The Magazine that Changes Lives”, according to their advertisement in the… Read More
• Sports and competitions The Triwizard Tournament is a famous contest between three schools: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Durmstrang Institute, and Beauxbatons Academy of Magic. History It originated some 700 years ago as a friendly competition between the three schools. Each school took turns hosting the Tournament, which took… Read More
• Character J.K. Rowling had notes about a possible vampire teacher at Hogwarts named “Trocar” but the character was discarded fairly early in the writing process. He did not evolve into Snape, in spite of popular fan theories about the Potions Master’s “bat-like” appearance and “unhealthy pallor” (Pm). Read More
• Character Adrian Tutley was a wizard who lodged a complaint with the International Confederation of Wizards about the Uagadou School Animagi Team. Their performance of “synchronized transforming” astounded the crowd attending an International Symposium of Animagi (Pm: Uagadou). Many older wizards, including Mr. Tutley, “felt threatened by fourteen-year-olds who could turn at… Read More
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When classes start in Harry’s fifth year, O.W.L.s are all anyone wants to talk about. At lunch on the first day, the Weasley twins offer some sage advice about how “it’s a nightmare of a year, the fifth, if you care about exam results, anyway.” Ron then comments, “Yeah…… Read More