• Source Harry spends the weekend in hospital, Lupin returns to class and tells Harry about dementors, and Fred and George give Harry the Marauder’s Map. Harry uses a secret passage to join Ron and Hermione in Hogsmeade, they overhear a teachers’ conversation, and learn that Black is believed to have betrayed… Read More
• Source Harry and Hermione safely return to the hospital wing, where Snape arrives to blame them for Black’s escape but cannot prove it. Lupin resigns, returning the invisibility cloak and Marauder’s Map to Harry. Term ends, HRH return home on the Hogwarts Express, Harry gets owl post from Black, and Ron gets… Read More
• Source The students are gathered in the Great Hall for the night, Quidditch practice continues, DADA is taken over by Snape when Lupin falls ill, Peeves wakes Harry, Quidditch match between Gryffindor and Hufflepuff in a thunderstorm, Harry sees the Grim and Dementors on the pitch and passes out to awaken… Read More
• Food and drinks A special dessert made by Harry’s Aunt Petunia Dursley, described as “a masterpiece of a pudding, the mountain of cream and sugared violets” (CS2).  … Read More
• Character The platform guard at King’s Cross station was a Muggle who was unaware of Hogwarts and unable to give Harry any useful information when he tried to find out how to get to the Hogwarts Express. After the Dursleys leave Harry near the clearly marked Platforms 9 and 10, he… Read More
• Railway places • Wizarding places In northwestern London lies Kings Cross Station, a Muggle railway station that is one of the busiest in the city. It’s a perfectly ordinary station, with big plastic numbers over each track and guards who have never heard of Hogwarts School (PS6). However, every September 1,… Read More
• Transportation A Portkey is an enchanted object which will transport a person to a pre-specified location. The object is usually a supposedly worthless piece of junk so as not to attract Muggle attention (GF6). There are two types of Portkey: the first is activated when touched, and the second only… Read More
• Ministry of Magic A division of the Department of Magical Transportation with responsibility for Portkey registration and use… Read More
• Sentient objects The portrait of Ariana Dumbledore resides over the small fireplace in Aberforth Dumbledore’s sitting room above Hog’s Head. It is a large oil painting of the young blonde girl. Ariana is described as gazing out of the portrait with “a kind of vacant sweetness.” The mirror that once belonged to Sirius sits beneath the portrait… Read More
• Spells The Cushioning Charm creates an invisible “pillow” on the handle of a broom to make flying more comfortable (QA9). This spell can be used for a soft landing during an escape. Hermione cast a Cushioning Charm for protection when she, Bogrod, Harry, Ron, and Griphook were thrown from a Gringotts cart and fell a great distance (DH26). Albus Potter and… Read More
• Source In the spring of 2008, Rowling wrote an 800-word short short story to be auctioned off for charity. The story has come to be known as the Harry Potter Prequel, since the story tells of an adventure shared by James and Sirius as they tangle with three… Read More